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Off to a Good Start

Off to a Good Start

While understanding a starter’s “duty cycle” is critical to any piston aircraft pilot, it’s twice as important when you’re cranking up a twin. Occasionally you just have one of those days: You’re late getting away from your office. Traffic is a mess. It takes forever to file your flight plan. And to top it all Read More

Making History Fly

Making History Fly

“It flew like a good B-29.” Six, simple words — representing decades of tireless work. On July 17, 2016, history was made when a fully restored B-29 named “Doc” roared back into the sky for the first time in 60 years. First Flight Everyone is in place by 8 a.m. Approximately 250 volunteers, supporters and Read More

Reining It In

Reining It In

Proper energy management and technique are keys to getting your aircraft stopped in time Bringing an aircraft safely to taxi and turnoff speed begins with proper planning. Know how much runway you need to get stopped, factoring in the weight, wind and altitude conditions, the runway surface and any obstructions in the approach path. Landing Read More

Multiple Policies = Multiple Problems?

Ensure your various policies do not overlap, or worse, conflict with each other. Do you own or operate an aircraft? Or maybe you own or lease a hangar? If you are reading this, chances are you do one or both. Additionally, you probably purchase insurance to protect against your perceived exposures. Most people think insurance Read More

Foreflight Now Has More Tools  for Jet Pilots

Foreflight Now Has More Tools for Jet Pilots

For any sophisticated flight planning tool to be truly effective and useful, it must incorporate detailed aircraft performance parameters. For jet pilots, that deep dive was missing from the highly popular ForeFlight tablet and phone app. Until now. At the NBAA BACE held in Orlando last fall, ForeFlight announced that it will be releasing an Read More