AOPA Pilot Magazine - Turbine Edition

The Turbine Pilot edition includes all of the stories in AOPA Pilot, plus a few additional articles written specifically for pilots and owners of turbine-powered aircraft. If you fly a turbine aircraft, or will transition into one in the near future, call Member Services at 800-USA-AOPA for more information.

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April 2015 Volume 58 / Number 4

Legacy 500 Liftoff

Cover Story

Mid-size meets fly by wire

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Embraer’s new Legacy

I’m in a briefing room at Embraer’s final assembly facility at Melbourne International Airport in Florida, eagerly awaiting my flight in the company’s recently certified Legacy 500—the one-time MSJ.

Mar 11, 2015

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Mentor Matters: Cold weather and misleading altimeters

Most of the time the difference between indicated and true altitude is negligible.

Mar 10, 2015

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Quick Look: Merlin III

Fairchild’s Merlin III towers over the ramp among the masses of King Airs, Cheyennes, and Conquests.

Mar 10, 2015

Featured

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Wyoming transformations

Afton, Wyoming—Before their transformations can begin, the worn, hard-flown Cessna 152s selected for the AOPA “You Can Fly” program must get to this mountain valley.

Mar 11, 2015

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Disease busters

Only the military-surplus Douglas C–47s Miller astutely acquired for the county could efficiently cover a 1,000-square-mile area with Diabrom.

Mar 10, 2015

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Ageless aviators

Even in Florida, where Ponce de Leon searched in vain for a fountain of youth, the Mavericks know there’s no such thing.

Mar 10, 2015

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Droning on

From search-and-rescue missions to crop surveying; from capturing movie action sequences to starring in them—unmanned aircraft systems have progressed from a niche hobby to a booming industry.

Mar 10, 2015

Commentary

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Fewer feathers

My hangar once housed a Bonanza A36. That was followed by a Cessna P210. Now a Cessna 150 nestles there.

Mar 09, 2015

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ATC angels

Let’s face it, pilots sometimes find themselves in real “aw, shucks” situations. Despite superior skill, judgment, ingenuity, good looks, or enthusiasm, things just aren’t working out.

Mar 09, 2015

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No place to land

‘The Twilight Zone’ was a popular television series from 1959 through 1964.

Mar 09, 2015

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Russ is my co-pilot

One might assume that two pilots onboard are better than one, but many of us have seen examples where two heads are not necessarily better than one.

Mar 09, 2015

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Automation: A Balanced Approach

Readers agreed with Editor in Chief Tom Haines, who wrote in his “Waypoints” column that while technology is exciting, hand-flying is more fun.

Mar 09, 2015

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Call me an optimist

It seems appropriate, this spring, to talk about just how optimistic I am about getting third class medical reform. And I do believe we can get this done.

Mar 09, 2015

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Try to comply

FAR 91.213 is a rule that has troubled general aviation pilots and owners for years.

Mar 09, 2015

Departments

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Pilot Briefing: Test Pilot

1. From reader John Schmidt: Who were Hoover’s Heavers?

Mar 10, 2015

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Pilots: Twice a Volunteer

A Navy pilot, Frankel first saw action in February 1945 flying a TBF/TBM Avenger over Tokyo.

Mar 10, 2015

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P&E: On Instruments

To many instrument-rated pilots, the Instrument Landing System (ILS) approach rates as the gold standard.

Mar 10, 2015

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P&E: Proficiency

Six general aviation pilots who live near sea level had strikingly different reactions to hypoxia when exposed to the rarefied air at the AirDocs high-altitude training chamber at Western Michigan University.

Mar 10, 2015

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P&E: Never Again

My most significant aviation learning started when my small airplane finally came to a stop with the right main gear and the tailwheel off the end of the Lagubang airstrip in the mountains of the southern Philippines.

Mar 10, 2015

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P&E: Ownership

For both buyers and sellers, there are things to know about hiring a broker that can make or break a deal.

Mar 10, 2015

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Pilot Briefing: Budget Buy

Funky is the best term to describe an Aeronca Champ.

Mar 10, 2015

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P&E: Frugal Flier

The adage that “A clean airplane is a safe airplane” has some truth in it.

Mar 10, 2015

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Pilot Briefing: Avionics

L-3 Aviation Products recently unveiled its Lynx Multilink Surveillance System line of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) products.

Mar 10, 2015

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Pilot Briefing: Giving Back

Operation Migration is one of the 2014 recipients of an AOPA Foundation Giving Back grant.

Mar 10, 2015

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Pilot Briefing: Saving Airports

Fort Worth Alliance Airport opened on December 14, 1989, and celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary last December.

Mar 10, 2015

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Pilot Briefing: Chart Challenge

Can you plan a short “Direct-to” flight to ROW or should you skirt around the Beak MOAs?

Mar 10, 2015

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Membership News & Notes

For the first time in years, President Barack Obama’s budget proposal does not include any new user fees for general aviation.

Mar 10, 2015

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P&E: Technique

I asked mountain flying instructors in Colorado how we can improve our mountain flying skills.

Mar 10, 2015

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Pilot Briefing: How the airplane has changed the world

A young filmmaker caught our attention in 2005 when he released his high-definition documentary.

Mar 09, 2015

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