More Pilot Talk
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Tuesday, July 7, 2015
From The Editor: Fly Smarter
We hope you're in the midst of making your summer flying dreams come true. Make the most of those extra hours of daylight!
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Avionics Academy: How Will The FAA Monitor ADS-B Compliance?
And what happens if I’m not equipped in time?
It's actually easier to answer the second part of that question than the first.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Avionics Academy: Why Panel-Mount (TSO) Avionics Cost So Much
FAA regulations make avionics safe, reliable—and expensive
The answer has a lot to do with the way the avionics industry has developed in the last century.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
From The Editor: Flying Out Of The Country
Flying to an exotic destination like the Bahamas may seem like a daunting, out-of-reach pipe dream.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Avionics Academy: Planning For Avionic Obsolescence
What can you do with your old GPS unit?
That's just one symptom of a larger problem—modern avionics simply can't be expected to last as long as old radio stacks.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
From The Editor: Sharpen Your Skills
There are many exciting ways to fine-tune your flying skills and learn new techniques while adding a new rating to your pilot certificate.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Avionics Academy: Why Not Portable ADS-B Out?
The 2020 FAA mandate stipulates that aircraft owners use a panel-mount solution
After all, there are now dozens of portable ADS-B gizmos out there, all much cheaper than panel-mount, and VFR pilots can get by with portable GPS. So, why not portable ADS-B?
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
From The Editor: It’s All In The Rudder
Are you using rudder as much as you should be?
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
From The Editor: LSA, Turbines & ADS-B
Sport aviation continues to be an exciting and innovative sector of general aviation.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
From The Editor: Desert Flying
The vast Mojave Desert has a dramatic aviation history as a test bed for experimental military and civilian aircraft.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
From The Editor: A Plane For Every Type Of Pilot
Our comprehensive 2015 Buyer's Guide features aircraft for all kinds of pilots, from light-sport planes and single pistons to turboprops and jets.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
From The Editor: Red Rock Country
Sedona, Ariz., is known for red rock formations that come alive in the low light of sunrise and sunset.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
From The Editor: Aviating, Kiwi Style
New Zealand is known for its dramatic topography—snow-capped mountains, volcanoes, fjords—and as pilots, we're fortunate to experience natural beauty from the air.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
From The Editor: Mentorship
It was one of the highlights of last year's EAA AirVenture, so I eagerly signed up again this year: an afternoon spent mentoring three young women who have an interest in aviation photography.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
From The Editor: Lengthen The Runway
When you're a student pilot, everything in the airplane seems to happen at warp speed.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
From The Editor: Five Airplanes, 35 Destinations
Circumnavigating the globe in your own airplane is the ultimate flying adventure, but such a large undertaking comes with challenges of piles of paperwork and local permissions.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
From The Editor: Flying History
Each year, the Collings Foundation flies a selection of rare warbirds around the country, stopping at more than 110 towns.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Ghosts In The Machine
The Collings Foundation brings World War II history to life
You can feel the history in these aircraft just by walking up to them.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
From The Editor: Dream Flight
As pilots, we all have strong opinions on the best day-to-day airplane to own.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
From The Editor: Going The Distance
Being prepared for a cross-country trip is important for a safer and more enjoyable flight.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Light-Sport Chronicles: The LSA Decade
An appreciation for a brave new category
Personal flight has never been quite the same since.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
From The Editor: Flying North
Some places were simply meant for pilots.