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Ray Fagen Memorial Airshow roars back to life

Let’s face it: Once you’ve seen one or two airshows, haven’t you seen them all? Well, that’s what I thought before attending the Ray Fagen Memorial Airshow at the Fagen Fighters WWII Museum. In what might be one of the country’s greatest displays of historic warbirds, airshow management, and attendee satisfaction, my airshow expectations have […]

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FAA issues notam guidance

Although the AC was issued last month, it was only publicized by the FAA recently. AC No. 150/5200-28G explains that notams are used to provide “timely information on unanticipated or temporary changes to components of, or hazards in, the National Airspace System (NAS). Component changes may pertain to infrastructure, facilities, services, procedures, or hazards in […]

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Lap around the patch in new Super Patriot

Little did I know that two months after the airplane’s debut at the Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo in Lakeland, Florida, I would have the chance to fly the Super Patriot. “Cayla, where can we meet you this weekend to have you fly the Super Patriot?” asked Don Wade of Patriot Aircraft during a phone […]

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ZeroAvia, Otto Aviation team for hydrogen-electric future

California-based green hydrogen-electric flight solutions company ZeroAvia, which recently announced a partnership with Shell, announced its newest collaboration with Otto Aviation, creator of the bullet-shaped Celera aircraft prototype. Under the agreement, the companies plan to integrate ZeroAvia’s ZA600 zero-emission engines with Otto’s Celera 500L aircraft. ZeroAvia said in a press release, “The collaboration has the […]

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ForeFlight releases Sentry Plus

Pilots familiar with ForeFlight, its flight app, and its suite of Sentry products have come to appreciate the peace of mind that flying with Sentry can bring. From ADS-B traffic advisories to Flight Information Services-Broadcast weather and carbon monoxide monitoring, Sentry continues to raise the bar with each iteration of Sentry models. ForeFlight’s newest addition […]

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Your AFTA answers

Allow us to explain the advantages June 22, 2022 By Julie Summers Walker Heading to EAA AirVenture? You’ll want to stop at the AOPA tent to check out AFTA, the latest innovation in flight training. We’ve been working on this web-based application for some time and it’s truly ready for prime time. The AOPA Flight […]

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Gyro Hero: It sure is breezy up here

If you haven’t flown in an open-cockpit aircraft it’s hard to fully convey the sensation. Depending on whether you’re flying a Waco or an ultralight, there are also large variations in the experience and the various sensations, the wind, and the noise. The Autogyro MTOSport I’ve been flying for training fits somewhere between the classic […]

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Training and Safety Tip: Altitude adjustment

When talking about altitude we primarily focus on the altimeter. Whether digital or analog, the altimeter displays a number that provides important information—our altitude above mean sea level (msl). The accuracy of the analog altimeter depends on pilots setting the correct atmospheric pressure in the Kollsman window using the small knob protruding from the instrument. […]

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As luck would have it

In solid instrument meteorological conditions (IMC), I got a red warning light and noticed the tachometer reading on the Electronics International MVP-50 was flashing at me and went from 2,550, which is a normal cruise setting, to more than 3,800 and back several times. This was clearly an indication issue as there was no change […]

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Prepare for summer adventure

June 17, 2022 What’s on your flying bucket list this summer? Hopefully, your plans include flying with friends to a local aviation event or visiting one of the many popular general aviation destinations in your area. In preparation for your summer adventures, be sure to check out the series of videos created by Garmin for […]

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