Pilot Magazine May 2012

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May 2012 Volume 55 / Number 5

Magic in the Air
Cover Story | May 2012

Epic Flight: New Zealand

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Feature

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Happy Traveler

Triumphant return to Florida

May 01, 2012

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Magic in the Air

Flying over middle earth

May 01, 2012

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Fly-Outs: French Valley Airport

French Valley is nowhere near France, but it is near Perris (pronounced "Paris"), about 20 miles north. Its namesake airport, French Valley (F70), is in the heart of Southern California, just 55 miles north of San Diego.

May 01, 2012

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'Go Fast, Slow Down'

Jets are built to go fast. This obvious fact is both what makes them so attractive to pilots, and a factor in what makes mastering jet flight a challenge.

May 01, 2012

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The Ultimate Hawker

Power, automation, and luxury top the Hawker Beechcraft line

May 01, 2012

Commentary

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License to learn

Everyone believes in a myth at one time or another. This is especially true for those convinced that the world will expire on December 21, 2012, because the Mayan calendar abruptly ends on that date.

May 01, 2012

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Letters

Congratulations to Tom Horne. As a proud 97-year-old owner of my second Ercoupe (the first one perished after a night engine failure but without personal injuries) and having been flying regularly since 1938, I thoroughly enjoyed his article (“Budget Buy: Easy Flyer,” March 2012 AOPA Pilot).

May 01, 2012

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Fly Well

One translation of the book of Daniel, 12:4 states: "Many will travel everywhere, and knowledge will grow." As pilots we certainly travel and, in aviation, as in medicine, knowledge grows. But knowledge and data are different, and separating the two is critical.

May 01, 2012

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Waypoints

With the Adam A500 twin established on final to Lakeland Linder Regional's Runway 9R, I selected gear down and surveyed the airport complex before me. Normally Runway 9R is simply Runway 9, but during the Sun 'n Fun Fly-In the parallel taxiway becomes Runway 9L.

May 01, 2012

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President's Position

It seems like just a few days ago that I joined my colleague Dave Hirschman to begin a 12-day adventure that any pilot might enjoy. Dave flew the Tougher than a Tornado AOPA Sweepstakes Husky, and I piloted my own Husky (N24HU) from our headquarters in Frederick, down the Gulf Coast of Florida to Key West, then back north to Lakeland to spend a week at Sun 'n Fun, before returning home.

May 01, 2012

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