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Article: NextGen ADS-B Update 2014

I've been covering the development of ADS-B (automatic dependent surveillance–broadcast) technology for quite a while, and my advice to readers has been the same as what I was planning.

Article: Short-Field Ops

Wanna talk about short-field landings? Sure, why not?

Article: From The Editor: Lengthen The Runway

When you're a student pilot, everything in the airplane seems to happen at warp speed.

Article: How To Fly An Airplane

Rod Machado is at the leading edge of the latter group, and his instruction books on the various aspects of learning to fly are some of the most readable and entertaining you'll ever encounter.

Article: September 2014 Readback

Honda Aircraft's first production HondaJet achieved its initial flight, marking another milestone toward aircraft certification and entry into service in 2015. First Production HondaJet Makes Initial Flight

Article: Headsets Update 2014

We live in a time where there are over 30 brands of aviation headsets to choose from.

Article: 20 Things You Never Knew About Your Airplane (Or Someone Else’s)

Beech Barons have always been among the best-handling twins in the sky, but they did have a curious anomaly.

Also labeled: Aircraft, Aviation History

Article: Wake Up To Wake Hazards

The potential effects of a wake turbulence encounter are routinely covered during pilot training.

Article: Minutia

As the student settled into the back pit and started to put his headset on, I stopped him and took his baseball hat off his head.

Also labeled: Columns, Pilot Talk

Article: Looking Versus Seeing

The concept of seeing the nose and making it do what the pilot wants it to do is much more complex than it appears.

Also labeled: Flying Skills, Pilot Skills

Article: What’s The Rudder’s Real Purpose?

Here's a black-and-white statement that's more fact than opinion: The rudder is easily the least understood and most misused control in an airplane. ...

Also labeled: Flight Training, Learn To Fly

Article: August 2014 Readback

CTI Professional Flight Training selected the Diamond DA20-C1 as its primary trainer and the Austro engine-powered DA42 as its complex, multi-engine trainer. CTI Professional Selects Diamond Aircraft

Article: A Conversation With Jerry Chen

Mooneys have always had a charismatic appeal that seems to transcend their talents.

Article: 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.

Article: Around The World

Inside the fortified walls of Old Québec looms Château Frontenac, towering over narrow cobblestone streets and the immense St. Lawrence River. ...

Article: 20 Tips For The Pattern

It's a corollary to one of the most popular mantras instructors have been preaching for years: A good landing is nearly always the result of a good approach. ...

Article: Searching For Missing Aircraft

Questions heard with increasing frequency during the first weeks of fruitless searching for Malaysia Air-lines Flight MH370 concerned whether the search would eventually be abandoned, and whether it's possible that we might never know what happened to...

Article: Oh, No! Not More Changes!

I first noticed it when one of our newer controllers, whose voice I didn't recognize, told us we were cleared for takeoff on Runway Tree. Tree? Huh! ...

Also labeled: Columns, Pilot Talk

Article: Treat Vmc with Respect

The hard reality of twin-engine accidents is that the vast majority are a function of loss of control during single-engine operations. ...

Article: License Next Step: Commercial Certificate

I thought my instructor, John, was testing me to see how I'd react.

Article: July 2014 Readback

Solar Flight has been test flying the first solar-powered airplane with a passenger seat, the Sunseeker Duo. Sunseeker Duo's First Solar-Powered Flights

Article: 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.

Also labeled: Columns, People and Places

Article: Noise Fatigue

As one who has struggled across a few oceans in a variety of single- and twin-engine piston and turbine airplanes, I've been subjecting my ears to a long-term deluge of noise pollution.

Article: Ghosts In The Machine

You can feel the history in these aircraft just by walking up to them.

Article: Advanced Training

Pilots tend to be creatures of habit, often flying the same type of mission every time.

Article: More Alerts For GA Pilots

If your auto mechanic doesn't get something quite right when making a repair to your vehicle, chances are good that you'll survive.

Article: TFRs And The Little Guy

My student was from England. The first hop of the day was normal: from calling ATIS to flying the flight, nothing unusual.

Also labeled: Columns, Pilot Talk

Article: Top 20 Tips For Night Flying

Night flying isn't for everyone. Much of the joy and wonder of flying disappears when the sun goes down.

Article: Retrofit Roundup: 15 Hot Panel Upgrades

It's comical that when we look at an instrument panel today, the array of gear that would have launched waves of envy 10 years ago looks, sadly, like a thrift-store bargain.

Article: From The Editor: Dream Flight

As pilots, we all have strong opinions on the best day-to-day airplane to own.

Also labeled: Columns, People and Places