Thinking Your Way Through the Takeoff

The takeoff is the only maneuver in flying that gives a pilot unlimited time to plan.
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Waco Classic’s New-Old World Biplane

The Waco Classic YMF-5D biplane brings back the good old days without all of the hassle
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Citation X Grows Winglets

The fastest civilian airplane now climbs higher and faster with graceful new winglets.
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Pilatus PC-12: The Value of Only One Engine

Pilatus PC-12 NG does things other airplanes can't and costs less.
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Left Seat: Pilots and Controllers

… and thunderstorms and separation.
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Back to Prime Time

The Mooney 201's durable and efficient reputation still endures.
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Left Seat: The Psychology of Safety

The psychology of safety and a prop strike solution.
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The Short-Final Scud Run

How to manage the transition from instrument flying to a successful landing.
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Piper Matrix Flies with the Big Boys

Piper's unpressurized cabin-class piston single now has the cockpit of a turbine.
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Left Seat: The New Partial Panel

What to do when primary instruments fail.
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Understanding Electrical Systems

Uninterrupted electrical power is essential to safe flight in a modern airplane.
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Left Seat: When Backup Systems Lie

When backup systems lie; Aspen's success story; basics still sell; and what hurts.
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PiperSport to Grow Training

Piper goes back to its roots with this two-seater LSA.
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All Grown Up: The Cessna CJ4

New wing and engine designs, plus advanced systems and avionics, make Cessna's newest light jet its best ever.
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Left Seat: Anatomy of an Annual

What's scary about annuals; recurrent training on FlightSafety's CJ2+ simulator.
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Moving Up to a Jet

What to expect when you trade the propeller for a turbofan.
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Winter Weather’s Dirty Half-Dozen

Some of cold weather's most demanding conditions are on or near the surface, not at cruise level.
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Within Weight Limits

Embraer Lineage 1000 Does Teterboro
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Left Seat: Tough Training Rules Can Work

The FAA's tough training rules for MU-2 work; high demand for the low-profile G250; a new look at angle-of-attack systems.
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The Flying Boat is Back

Composite construction makes Dornier Seastar a practical seaplane for all sorts of missions.
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