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11-year-old launches business to fund Embry-Riddle dream

Article | May 13, 2015

Trevor Simoneau is a kid with a plan. The 11-year-old aspiring pilot wants to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and launched a business selling custom-printed T-shirts to pay for fuel for flight training.

Apple Watch takes flight

Article | Apr 16, 2015

The first thing aviation software developers had to figure out about the Apple Watch was just how much data to deliver.

Fly Well

Pilot Magazine | Apr 03, 2015

Aviation gives us a magic carpet to ride, but comprehending how your body is affected by flight is as important as understanding how carb icing occurs.

AOPA, Aircraft Spruce renew strategic partnership

Article | Mar 27, 2015

AOPA and premier aviation retailer Aircraft Spruce and Specialty Co., celebrating its fiftieth anniversary, have renewed their strategic partnership.

Pilot Briefing: Chart challenge

Pilot Magazine | Feb 04, 2015

Aeronautical charts include a surprising amount of topographical and airspace details.

Lightspeed adds stylish touch to annual promotion

Article | Jan 09, 2015

Lightspeed Aviation has added a new twist to its popular promotion for a $500 getaway package. In addition to gift cards for avgas, a rental car, dining, and lodging, the company will give away its Markham leather flight bag.

Lightspeed PFX gets personal

Pilot Magazine | Oct 03, 2014

With all the recent attention to in-ear and on-ear headsets, Lightspeed has fired back with a cutting edge new over-the-ear model that takes noise attenuation and audio processing to new levels.

Breitling becomes AOPA Strategic Partner

Article | Oct 02, 2014

AOPA and famed Swiss watch maker Breitling have announced a Strategic Partnership that will support programs to educate and engage the next generation of pilots across the country.

A hotspot for everywhere

Article | Aug 05, 2014

Sporty’s Pilot Shop is offering a solution for pilots who need to stay in touch everywhere: a mobile hotspot delivering voice and data via satellite.

Garmin pilotizes the VIRB camera system

Article | Apr 01, 2014

Garmin's VIRB action camera now includes a host of accessories to make it more useful in the cockpit. An audio cable captures intercom and ATC communications, and a new removable filter reduces propeller blur.

VFR cockpit app enhanced

Article | Mar 12, 2014

Interactive airspace alerts, notam organization, enhanced flight tracking, and expanded European coverage have been added with the latest release of Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck VFR.

Applications open for Lightspeed Aviation Foundation awards

Article | Jan 07, 2014

The Lightspeed Aviation Foundation is now taking applications for its Pilot's Choice Awards.

Dogfight: Flight bags

Pilot Magazine | Dec 23, 2013

Senior Editors Dave Hirschman and Ian Twombly debate the merits of a flight bag—bells, whistles, and a zipper or two.

Ownership: Winterize yourself

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2013

What to wear when Old Man Winter comes to stay.

Never Again

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2012

For months I had been planning a dive trip at Cayman Brac, one of the Cayman Islands. My nonpilot "co-pilot" Lynn and I have gone on many dive trips in my Piper PA–32-260 Cherokee Six.

Pilot Products

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2006

Lowrance AirMap 600c Lowrance Avionics has taken the form factor and price point of its budget handheld, the AirMap 500, and supercharged it with features — and a sharp color display — from its top-of-the-line 2000c. The result? The AirMap 600c.

Pilot Products

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2003

RMS Technology's Flitesoft Professional v3.35 Does more, costs less. That would be enough of a review for this latest version of Flitesoft Professional, the IFR/VFR flight-planning software for piston-engine aircraft, were it not necessary to prove such blanket statements.

Airframe and Powerplant

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2002

The first flight of a new engine Your airplane has been ground-bound for eight weeks because it's getting an engine-ectomy. Bolting a new, rebuilt, or overhauled engine onto an airplane's engine mounts is just a part of readying that "new" engine for flight.

Pilot Products

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2002

AvMap EKP-IIIc Most pilots long for a large panel-mount color moving map, but not everyone has the budget or space for one. Now there's a less expensive alternative that requires no installation and no panel space.

Turbine Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2001

More jet engine basics — fuel control units and starter generators Now that we've flowed the air through the engine and out the exhaust pipe in previous articles in this series, it's time to look at a few of the supporting systems on turbine engines. Most of these systems are found on the accessory pad of the engine and are driven by a tower shaft and gearing from the high-pressure compressor shaft.

Airframe and Powerplant

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2000

Crankcases get no respect Engine case halves are the Rodney Dangerfield of engine parts. Often hangar talk about engines concentrates on the cylinders, or top end, of the engine.

Airframe and Powerplant

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 1999

Superior Air Parts enters the engine-overhaul market with a flourish Aircraft owners facing an engine overhaul now have another option to consider, thanks to an ever-aggressive Superior Air Parts. As has been true for a long time, in addition to the field overhaul (large or small shop, take your pick), you can have original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) or factory-rebuilt engines from both Continental and Lycoming.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 1997

What do you get when you cross a pilot with an octopus? A pilot with six extra reasons to buy a big, button-festooned watch. We pilots do love our gadgets and accessories.