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Tuesday, 14 October 2014 00:00

AOA Instruments Come of Age

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November 2014- A rundown of three products on the market today.
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 00:00

Coast to Coast in a Cessna 421B

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November 2014- This rock solid 40-year-old aircraft with a 2,200-pound useful load can cruise at 215 knots as high as 24,000 feet in pressurized comfort.      One of the great things about my job is I get to fly all different kinds of aircraft. A couple of years ago, my charter company was working with an air ambulance outfit to provide them service in a Cessna 421B. It was our job to locate, secure and purchase one of these models and prepare it for Part 135 air ambulance work.
Monday, 13 October 2014 00:00

Destination: Reno Air Races

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November 2014- The Reno Air Races,"The World's Fastest Motorsport,"just completed its 51st year of racing.
Monday, 13 October 2014 20:20

PMA Parts: Myths and Facts

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November 2014- Almost everything you’ve ever wanted to know about PMA parts: What they are, and what they’re not. Where they come from. And why they’re good for everyone who owns an airplane.
November 2014- Hi Steve,     I own and fly a 1960 Cessna 310D. Yeah, it's got those big wingtip (tuna) tanks that aren't nearly as streamlined and sexy-looking as the tanks on the later 310s, but it's a good airplane.
Monday, 13 October 2014 00:00

Push To Talk: Eddie's Cap

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November 2014- Eddie taught me that it doesn't take a lot to be happy, even though you land a little left of centerline.      I have a box in my garage filled with odds and ends collected over a lifetime of flying, a collection so bold as to humble any hoarder. There are yellowed handout sheets my first instructor gave me to learn the components of the traffic pattern, books that surely just missed Oprah's book club ("Best Flying Vacations in Nova Scotia"), and of course, my very first little red jug, which met an untimely death after the cockpit heater burned a hole in it and caused a nasty, nasty mess. Everything that's ever meant anything to me and aviation is mired in that messy box.
Monday, 13 October 2014 18:18

Full Circle: Big Pistons

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November 2014- Nothing else quite compares to nudging a throttlethat's connected to a big radial engine.      In reality I had far more flight time in turbine-powered aircraft over the 50-plus years of my flying career than I did with piston powerplants, but it was those days that I fiddled with old-fashioned whirling and chugging bangers that made me feel that I was a real pilot.
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October 2014- A desktop simulator may help you correct chronic problems in your flying.
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