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Article: January/February 2012 Readback

Remos Aircraft CEO Theo Paeffgen has completed a series of site visits to all North American dealers Remos Focuses On U.S. ...

Article: From The Editor: Something For Everyone

"I fly for food," was Dick Rutan's good-humored and modest response when I thanked him for flying the photo flight.

Article: The Nature Of Clouds

In my part of the sky—at least, the part I watch most often—we don't see many clouds.

Article: Control Vision Anywhere Map Septa

I've been following Control Vision's Anywhere Map line of products for many years now, and the Septa addresses most of the issues with previous models. ...

Article: Coast-To-Coast

The faster I go, the harder I want to pull back on the yoke. The grey turns into blue, and all I see is sky.

Article: Piston Twins Buyer's Guide 2012

Back in the '70s and '80s, there were nearly two dozen twins on the market.

Article: Piston Singles Buyer’s Guide 2012

Despite what some folks believed was a down economy for piston aircraft, there are still nearly four dozen models on the market, and all 11 manufacturers seem to be standing strong against the recession.

Article: Bahamas 101: Recipe For Paradise

We're skimming low over the Atlantic Ocean, some 80 miles southeast of Fort Lauderdale. Below us is a giant marble—brilliant glass with swirls of every shade of blue and green you can imagine, and flattened so it stretches as far as the eye can...

Article: The Dangers Of Noise Fatigue

I was tired. No, beyond tired. I was fairly well-whipped. There are no legal limits imposed on flight hours associated with ferry flying, and stupidly. ...

Article: Instructing The Instructor

When you're a flight instructor, you're a combination shrink, drill sergeant, mother confessor and cheerleader; and, if you're a good instructor, you quickly realize that the act of instructing is teaching you more than you're teaching the student....

Also labeled: Columns, Pilot Talk

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Snowmobile Engine...NOT!

Naw, it's got a snowmobile engine, I'm not flying one of those!" Odds are, if you've hung out a bit with experienced GA pilots, especially those who have plied the skies on personal wings for a while, you've heard that about the Rotax aircraft engine....

Article: Fire In Front

According to a search of NTSB data, in 2010, there were only four general aviation fixed-wing accidents investigated that involved in-flight engine compartment fires. ...

Article: Coast-To-Coast Javelin

Pressurization is something like power windows. Once you've lived with it for a while, you wonder how you ever got along without it.

Article: December 2011 Readback

Hawker Beechcraft is incorporating new interiors in its Beechcraft Baron and Bonanza airplanes. The new interiors improve cabin comfort and functionality, and feature an automatic climate-control system and an LED external lighting package.

Article: Winter Flying Tips

Winter is as inevitable as aging, and for pilots who live in or fly to the northern latitudes, every winter will present significant challenges.

Article: From The Editor: It’s Better In The Bahamas

With 700 islands, turquoise waters, postcard-perfect beaches, and 55 general aviation airports, The Bahamas is undoubtedly a pilot's paradise. Recently, Plane & Pilot joined the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation on a flying trip to three...

Article: Flying Fifi

My most memorable flying experience was on September 20th, 2011, when I got my copilot checkout in Fifi, the only flying Boeing B-29.

Article: Fuel Imbalance

Most pilots know what it feels like when an airplane is wing heavy because there's more fuel on one side than the other.

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Where Everybody Knows Your Name, Part II

Last month, you met Chris Dillis, who took the "friendly clubhouse" atmosphere common to European VLA (very light aircraft) flying and brought it to his own LSA startup in Denver.

Also labeled: Columns, Journeys, LSAs, Pilot Talk

Article: A Personal Journey

The green fields, most looking as if you could land a 747 on them, stretched off into the distance, where they became low, gently rolling hills. ...

Also labeled: Columns, Pilot Talk

Article: Angle Of The Wing

I was introduced to an angle-of-attack indicator back in the early '80s. I was ferrying a V35B Bonanza from Atlanta, Georgia to Palo Alto, Calif., where it was to be fitted with one of Victor Aviation's balanced, blueprinted, Black Edition engines. ...

Article: Choice Aftermarket Stops for Turboprops

American Aviation Inc. American Aviation at Coeur d'Alene Airport in Idaho offers modifications for Beechcraft King Airs, Piper Cheyennes and Cessna Conquests. ...

Article: 100 Years Of Naval Aviation

He did so in a 60 hp Curtiss Model D, which was constructed from spruce, bamboo and doped linen, and had a maximum speed of 43 knots. (function(){ var flashvars = {affiliateSiteId:"85996", widgetId:"108329",...

Article: Upgrading Your Instrument Panel

The majority of airplanes in the general- aviation fleet were built before glass panels and digital displays became standard equipment.

Article: November 2011 Readback

SportairUSA, a U.S. marketer and distributor of light-sport aircraft, announced price reductions in the entire Zlin Savage line of aircraft. Savage Cub For Less

Article: From The Editor: Maverick Has the Ball

To commemorate the centennial of naval aviation, Plane & Pilot Publisher Mike McMann and I journeyed to Naval Air Station Lemoore. We spent our day with strike-fighter squadron VFA-122, at the controls of an F/A-18 simulator, on a hangar...

Article: The Thrill Of Solo

I'd like to say I remember my first solo experience as if it happened only yesterday, but in truth, yesterday was a long time ago, and the memory isn't that vivid. ...

Article: Safe Turnarounds

Over the years, I've made frequent mention of a controversial number: "safe turnaround altitude."

Article: Risk Management

Risk management is a solid concept, and an often-used term in aviation, medicine, firefighting, insurance and business.

Article: The Game Changer

In the relatively short span of aviation history, invention—usually driven by the necessity of war and/or competition—has accelerated the growth of aircraft performance at an amazing pace.