UV damage, bird proliferation, easy warm ups, cleanliness, weatherproof loading, privacy and security—these are on the long list of reasons why you might decide to store your airplane indoors and out of the weather.
FAR/AIM 2010 by the FAA (Skyhorse Publishing, 2009, ISBN: 9781602397286). As all aviators know, the skies have no room for mistakes. In this newest edition of one of the FAA’s most important books, all regulations, procedures and illustrations are brought up to date to reflect current data. This is an indispensable resource for aviators. Boeing more »
Flying Above the Glass Ceiling by Captain Nina Anderson (Safe Goods, 2009, ISBN: 9781884820946). Of the 600,000+ U.S. pilots, only 6% are women, and only 4% of ATP-rated pilots are female. Retired pilot Nina Anderson tells her story and takes us through the accomplishments of women flyers. This inspiring, entertaining and educational read has a more »
With its touch-screen interface and loads of new features, the AV8OR Ace is a winner
We’ve reached the point in aviation GPS technology where we’re no longer comparing “bad” units to “good” ones. Instead, we examine a unit’s overall look and feel (i.e., its quirks, nuances and exclusive features) to see if it fits our specific needs—the quality of the unit is a given.
The EAA has announced that Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and First Officer Jeffrey Skiles, known for their emergency landing in the Hudson River, are the new co-chairmen of the EAA Young Eagles.
Ten years ago, I started off on my first really long cross-country trip: a two-week flying vacation from my home base in Modesto, Calif., to Parkersburg, W.V. I literally started out with a suitcase full of charts, including approach plates for the entire route.
Project Seven Alpha: American Airlines in Burma 1942 by Leland Shanle (Pen & Sword, 2009, ISBN: 9781844158263). This is the fact-based story of a small group of American Airlines pilots who volunteered to fly combat missions from a hidden base in Eastern India. Answering FDR’s call for people to take arms against Japanese forces intent more »
Like many pilots, I carry a little insurance against the possibility of an alternator failure. I have a portable GPS on my Skylane’s yoke, a handheld VHF NAV/COM in a seat-back pocket and a cell phone where I can reach it.