Not all glass panels are the same...and we have the video to prove it. If you’ve ever wanted to attain glass-panel super acuity here’s your chance. Take a peek at video footage from “ A New Perspective on Cirrus” (page 62) and watch the 12-inch dual displays of Garmin’s innovative Perspective panel spring into action as Editor in Chief Thomas B. Haines flies the SR22 GTS for his story. Quick, what’s an LVL? Don’t be upset if you don’t know. Watch the scene for a big blue button on the autopilot. Push that button and you’ll find yourself level no matter your attitude.
Ask Editor at Large Tom Horne. He harnessed the powerful Challenger 605 during a short flight above Windsor Locks, Connecticut. Watch Horne take notes, be briefed, and take the captain’s seat aloft. See how he did in this behind-the-scenes footage.
Overloaded? Let Vertical Power save the day. Associate Editor Steven W. Ells conducted an exclusive interview with Vertical Power’s president, Marc Ausman, to talk about the “brain” that can manage your experimental airplane’s electrical system.
Sunsets, seaplanes, Cubs, kids, and more! Favorite subjects taken by enthusiastic pilots and co-pilots. Bet you have one of your own to submit! Go ahead. Enter the contest before it closes at the end of the summer.
AOPA Pilot’s “Reporting Points” blog. If you’ve ever wanted to see our Editor in Chief upset, wait no more. We’ve got some exclusive video to share with you.
In “Think You Can Fly the Eclipse 500?” observe Tom Haines all dressed up in flight suit, helmet, and boots to boot—flying upside down, right side up, and suspended from a training device. Then jump onto the $200 hamburger wagon, learn our editors’ crosswind techniques, and share your own stories and comments.
Archie League Medal. The National Air Traffic Controllers Association annually rewards air traffic controllers who have saved pilots from pernicious peril. You can listen to recordings of these acts of valor online.
To hear and see more on how ATC can assist pilots in times of trouble, grab this tool for your flight bag.