The Trilogy ESI-1000 (the letters stand for electronic standby instrument) was recently FAA certified to replace standby gauges in a long list of aircraft, and AOPA’s 2009 Let’s Go Flying Sweepstakes SR22 became one of the first to get the upgrade. Senior Editor Dave Hirschman takes you on a flight in the Cirrus SR22 and shows off the Trilogy’s capabilities in this online video.
Editor in Chief Thomas B. Haines is the proud owner of a Beech A36 Bonanza, but every pilot needs to try out other aircraft, right? Haines first flew the Piper Meridian in August when the aircraft was outfitted with the Garmin G1000. Did he fall for the Meridian? Guess so, because he recently took loan of a Meridian and flew it on a long cross-country illustrating the turboprop’s long-range legs. Fly along with Haines as he learns the G1000 in this online video.
In September, Senior Editor Dave Hirschman flew cross-country in his RV–7 fueled by gas made from sawgrass by Swift Fuel. In this online video, Hirschman describes the science behind the fuel and introduces you to the manufacturers.
Tampa, Florida, is the destination for pilots this month as AOPA Aviation Summit invades the city. From state-of-the-art aircraft to interviews with industry leaders and from fabulous parties in exciting venues to incredible guest performers such as recording artist and pilot John Oates, Tampa truly is the place to be this November. This online video proves it!