Category Archives: GA

The Impossible Turn

Jason Schappert takes us through the impossible turn: Thanks, Jason!

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NY Times: Intimate View of America, From Above

If you’re considering getting into general aviation, this is a great read from the NY Times: “We are rolling down the runway, increasing speed. At 70 knots, my husband lifts the nose of our small plane and we are suddenly … Continue reading

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Things “Real Pilots” do

Here’s a list of things “Real Pilots” do according to John Zimmerman from Air Facts: “1. Real pilots help a fellow aviator when in need. While the extent of a pilot fellowship can be debated (we’ve done it here at … Continue reading

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AOPA Launches Program for Rusty Pilots

From AvWeb: “AOPA has launched an initiative to help pilots who have stepped away from flying return to the sky. “Get back in the left seat” is the motto of the Rusty Pilots initiative, a free nationwide program to reactivate … Continue reading

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Google Glass on the Flight Deck

Ditch the iPad, it looks like there’s a new cockpit accessory that you might not be able to go without. From FlightClub: See the whole post here.

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Craving Subway?

This is the first mention I’ve seen of a Subway at an FBO. Air Facts Journal has the story: “Why was I happy to see a report that the longtime Wichita, Kansas, FBO, Yingling, would soon have a Subway at … Continue reading

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Garmin Goes Synthetic for Tablets

From AOPA: “Garmin didn’t invent GPS-derived “synthetic vision,” but adding it to the G1000 avionics suite legitimized and popularized the technology. Similarly, Garmin wasn’t the first to offer a syn-vis on a tablet computer app, but adding it to Garmin … Continue reading

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Bendix King’s EFB App Goes West

This was to be expected with the intense competition in the market. It’s interesting that the Bendix King spokesman seems to acknowledge ForeFlight is the leader. From AVweb: “Citing a crowded aviation tablet app market, Bendix King said it will … Continue reading

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Angle of Attack Device Certification

Angle of Attack devices can significantly increase safety. From EAA News: “The FAA today released a new, less-restrictive policy for installing Angle of Attack (AoA) systems in GA aircraft. The policy allows aircraft owners to install AoA systems that are … Continue reading

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Bird Strike Caught on Video

From AVweb: “Pilot Keith Baird was flying his Cessna 210 with a new video camera on board for the first time, just after Christmas, when a Canada goose crashed through the windscreen, and he caught it on camera. Baird said … Continue reading

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