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Clyde’s Vision

January 2014- Clyde Cessna grew up on a farm near Raymond, Kan. He was a natural tinkerer and liked to know how things worked. He showed a talent for fixing farm machinery and by... Read more

CFA learns about tires and retreads at Desser Tire & Rubber Co.

CFA learns about tires and retreads at Desser Tire & Rubber Co.

May 2014- First off, let's get one Old Aviators Tale ("OAT") out of the way right now. It's safe to install retreaded aircraft tires on retractable gear airplanes. For decades a rumor has circulated that... Read more

Not Just a Bunch of Hot Air: Exhaust system inspection tips

Not Just a Bunch of Hot Air: Exhaust system inspection tips

Three defects can show up on exhaust systems; read on to find out exactly what they are and how to find them. February 2015- Light airplane exhaust systems don't garner as much attention as a... Read more

Leading Edge: Engine Monitoring: Predicting the Future with Electronics

June 2014-       Traditionally, a pilot has had one EGT gauge and one CHT gauge that he or she would use to keep track of the performance of an engine. The aircraft's manufacturer determined... Read more

Flying, Interrupted: Modern Engine Preservation

Flying, Interrupted: Modern Engine Preservation

"Our experience has shown that in regions of high humidity, active corrosion can be found on cylinder walls of new engines inoperative for periods as brief as two days."—Lycoming Service Letter No. L180B April... Read more

Textron Aviation Introduces ProManagement for First-time Aircraft Owners

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 20, 2014 - Textron Aviation, Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Convention & Exhibition in Orlando it is expanding its industry-leading... Read more

Position Report: Helping General Aviation Take Off

June 2014- General Aviation is a homegrown American industry that is responsible for 1.2 million jobs and pumps more than $150 billion into our nation's economy. But it's also an industry that could do... Read more

From Hand Axes to Five-Axis: A Brief History of Hartzell Propeller

From Hand Axes to Five-Axis: A Brief History of Hartzell Propeller

September 2014- At the turn of the 20th century, George Hartzell and his son Robert were making rifle stocks from various hardwoods using a proprietary process they had developed that strengthened the wood... Read more

Are You Ready for 2020? Current Options for ADS-B Compliance

Are You Ready for 2020? Current Options for ADS-B Compliance

January 2015- The choices may seem bewildering (and they can be!),but at least prices seem to be settling down. In 2014, EAA AirVenture's exhibit halls were filled with ADS-B vendors who have viable products for... Read more

AirVenture Fundamentals

AirVenture Fundamentals

July 2014- This year will mark my 18th year attending the annual AirVenture fly-in in Oshkosh. It is also the 10th anniversary of the Cessna Flyer Association (to be celebrated in the August issue). The... Read more

Cessna's Cardinal: A Welcome Addition to Every Cessna Group

Cessna's Cardinal: A Welcome Addition to Every Cessna Group

February 2015- Each year aircraft owner groups gather at predetermined rendezvous points around the Midwest with their aircraft, and in formation each group descends into Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH) for EAA's AirVenture.Cessnas 2 Oshkosh... Read more

Ameritech Industries: American Propeller and Eagle Engines

Ameritech Industries: American Propeller and Eagle Engines

April 2014- Propellers take a beating. During operations that range from the instant takeoff power is cranked on to power-off stalls and descents, blades continually flex due to changes in aerodynamic loading. Props endure... Read more

Skylane Success Story

Skylane Success Story

 August 2014- Fast on the heels of the 172, Cessna released its second tricycle gear aircraft: the 182.* Based on the rugged 180, it had the fastback-style straight tail lines of that model, but... Read more

A Different Breed: Cessna’s Skymasters

A Different Breed: Cessna’s Skymasters

June 2014- When Cessna introduced its "revolutionary" tandem twin 336 Skymaster in 1963, it thought it had a real hit on its hands. After all, with centerline thrust and twin tail booms, the Skymaster... Read more

"Best of the Best" Airport Restaurants Part Two

"Best of the Best" Airport Restaurants Part Two

Start flight planning today to point your Cessna at these destinations, where an awesome meal awaits. March 2015- In part one of the "Best of the Best" Airport Restaurant series that ran last month in... Read more

Abundance at the Runway’s End

Abundance at the Runway’s End

June 2014- In our endless quest to find exciting places to point our airplanes, there are two undeniable factors that almost always dictate if any new destination is going to end up at the... Read more

Planning for the Worst, Hoping for the Best

Planning for the Worst, Hoping for the Best

September 2014- I learned to fly in 1977, receiving my private pilot certificate in South Texas at the Kleberg County Airport (KIKG). I started Nu Venture Air Services LLC in 1997, after I had... Read more

“Big Airplane” Safety: A Cessna 340/340A buyer’s guide

“Big Airplane” Safety: A Cessna 340/340A buyer’s guide

For many reasons, the Cessna 340/340A has evolved into the world's best-selling piston-powered, cabin-class pressurized twin. March 2015- The typical buyer of a Cessna 340 is moving up from a high performance single engine airplane... Read more

We’ve Been Everywhere, Man

We’ve Been Everywhere, Man

August 2014- I've been everywhere, man.I've been everywhere, man.Crossed the deserts bare, man.I've breathed the mountain air, man.Of travel I've had my share, man.I've been everywhere.—"I've Been Everywhere," adapted by Hank Snow In the 120... Read more

Cabin Combustion Heaters: Maintenance and Troubleshooting

Cabin Combustion Heaters:  Maintenance and Troubleshooting

November 2014- If you hit rain or turbulence, you can deviate; if it's hot, you can just keep climbing untilyou find cool air. But when it's cold, it's cold everywhere. Here are some simple... Read more

The Do's and Don'ts of Buying and Selling a Plane

December 2014- If there ever was an endeavor to which the phrase caveat emptor applies, it would be purchasing an aircraft. Even as a seller, you are still at great risk. We've all heard... Read more

Considerations for Alternator Upgrades: Running on Plane-Power

Considerations for Alternator Upgrades: Running on Plane-Power

June 2014-      Replacing the original equipment DOFF-type alternator with a modern, aircraft-specific Plane-Power alternator is a good move. It's a very good move if you're still depending on a generator for electrical power.I... Read more

Cessna 150 The Little Trainer that Did

May 2014- With the demise of the 140 in 1951, Cessna looked to fill the entry-level/trainer void with a more modern airframe. Following on the success of the 172, the company sought to produce... Read more

New Engine for the Cost of a Rebuild?

New Engine for the Cost of a Rebuild?

December 2014- At EAA AirVenture this year Superior Air Parts introduced its Vantage engine with STC approval for Cessna 172R and 172S models.We took some time to visit with Scott Hayes, Vice President, Sales... Read more

Handheld Peace of Mind: the DeLorme inReach

October 2014- A ferry pilot uses this global satellite communicator for practical purposes—and also for fun.   Ferrying an aircraft is one of the most taxing activities a pilot can undertake. From checking weather to... Read more

Shell Introduces its Unleaded 100 Octane Fuel

Shell Introduces its Unleaded 100 Octane Fuel

February 2014- Shell Oil issued the following press release on Dec. 1, 2013: SHELL REMOVES LEAD FROM LIGHT AIRCRAFT FUEL Shell today became the first major oil company to develop a lead-free replacement for Aviation Gasoline... Read more

The Perfect Plane: Part Two: Our 170B Project is Complete

The Perfect Plane: Part Two: Our 170B Project is Complete

After two years of additional work to get her flying again, my better-than-new 170B now has over 70 hours of flight time. April 2014- In the first half of this two-part series ("The Perfect Plane... Read more

Cessna 310 Improving a Legend

Cessna 310 Improving a Legend

September 2014- Dwane Wallace and his team created the first Cessna 310 in the mid-1950s. The airplane featured an airframe profile which was, and still is, unique. When a Cessna 310 taxis onto... Read more

Spotting Airframe Corrosion and Reducing Lead Fouling

February 2014- Q: Hi Steve, I'm considering becoming a partner in what looks like a pretty nice 1966 Cessna 182 but I'm concerned about corrosion in the airframe. I seem to remember that Cessna... Read more

“Out of the Clear Blue of the Western Sky…”: The Bamboo Bomber

“Out of the Clear Blue of the Western Sky…”: The Bamboo Bomber

March 2014- Cessna Aircraft built its earliest T-50 twins as civilian aircraft for the commercial light transport market. The airplane, which was first flown in March of 1939, was made of wood and tubular... Read more

Wings Over the Rockies: Denver’s Air and Space Museum

Wings Over the Rockies: Denver’s Air and Space Museum

January 2015- Aviation is big—really big—in Colorado, but only one destination calls itself "Colorado's official air and space museum," and has a bill passed in the state legislature to prove it. Over the Rockies Air... Read more

Noise Reduction Headsets

March 2014- Short of sitting in the front row of a Metallica concert for a few hours, there are few things that compare with the hearing damage a piston engine-powered airplane can cause. In fact... Read more

Cody, Wyo.: A still-small town in the big American West

Cody, Wyo.: A still-small town in the big American West

February 2014- Have you ever traveled through a town in a hurry and thought to yourself, I ought to come back here sometime when I can stop and smell the roses...? During my NetJets... Read more

Simulated Cockpit, Real Training

Simulated Cockpit, Real Training

July 2014- Flight simulators have been around in one form or another for the better part of aviation's history. The earliest units were typically built from plywood. They sported vacuum tubes, were mostly pneumatic... Read more

"Best of the Best" Airport Restaurants Part One

"Best of the Best" Airport Restaurants Part One

John Purner's $100 Hamburger guide and website details all of the airport restaurants you absolutely must visit. February 2015- John Purner literally wrote the book on the hundred-dollar hamburger, and his guidebook and website provide... Read more

As Big as the Sky Itself

As Big as the Sky Itself

October 2014- Ramona Cox decided years ago to set her goals high and never look back.      In a remote canyon deep in the backcountry wilderness somewhere, the distinctive sound of a TSIO-520 Continental engine... Read more

More Mods, More Modern: Even More Good Things for the 182

More Mods, More Modern: Even More Good Things for the 182

August 2014- Bill, our trusty 1966 Cessna 182, has an insatiable appetite for modifications and other enhancements. These enhancements cover the spectrum from performance mods, to instruments, to avionics.Nine years ago I wrote a... Read more

Garmin’s Passive ADS-B Solution

Garmin’s Passive ADS-B Solution

January 2014- Ever since the dawn of the Computer Age, two engineering factions have regularly engaged in trench warfare. One group believes that hardware-centric devices are inherently more stable solutions for an engineering problem... Read more

Stallion 51’s Unusual Attitude Training

Stallion 51’s Unusual Attitude Training

March 2014- When I looked up at the all-glass attitude indicator, for a moment I wasn't quite sure what I was staring at. Instead of a nice horizon line separating a blue sky... Read more

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FAA Launches New Resource For Understanding ADS-B

April 2015- Need ADS-B? Get answers..... Starting in 2020, aircraft must be equipped with ADS-B Out to fly in most controlled airspace. Will you need to equip? It depends on where you fly. · How you should you equip your aircraft? · What equipment has been FAA certified? · What are the benefits of ADS-B Out and ADS-B In? Get answers at www.faa.gov/go/equipadsb

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Be Your Own Best Flight Instructor with Sporty’s IPC and Flight Review Apps

Be Your Own Best Flight Instructor with Sporty’s IPC and Flight Review Apps

April 14th, 2015- Now available for Android With the one-two punch of Sporty's apps, you will have no worries when it comes to your next flight review. Using a visual menu system, the Instrument Proficiency Check app is divided into six subject areas and 27 individual video segments. Based on Sporty's award-winning Instrument Rating Course, the IPC app contains more than 160...

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WOAW Volunteer Pilots Fill the Skies over Albuquerque with Free “First Flights"

WOAW Volunteer Pilots Fill the Skies over Albuquerque with Free “First Flights"

April 2015- (ALBUQUERQUE, NM) The Women of Aviation Worldwide Week "Fly it Forward Challenge" event at Albuquerque, New Mexico's International Sunport (KABQ) turned out to be an astounding success, with 712 free "first flights" in private aircraft given to females during the week of March 2-8. The event was cosponsored by pilot Dianna Stanger, who flew 441 girls over four days in...

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Avidyne Announces New Products

Avidyne Announces New Products

AVIDYNE ANNOUNCES RELEASE 10.1 SOFTWARE FOR IFD540 & IFD440 FMS/GPS/NAV/COMS Release 10.1 software adds new IFD540 functionality, and will be the first software release of the new IFD440. AEA - GRAPEVINE, Texas – April 8, 2015 – Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated avionics and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, announced today that certification of their IFD440 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM and Release...

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Phillips 66 Aviation FBOs Take Home Top Four FBO Performance Rankings in AIN’s 2015 Survey

Ten Phillips 66-branded FBOs recognized as best in the country HOUSTON April 7, 2015 – Phillips 66® Aviation is pleased that ten of its FBOs were recognized in this year's Aviation International News (AIN) survey. More than 11,000 respondents completed AIN's questionnaire that ranks FBOs according to line service, passenger amenities, pilot amenities, facilities and customer service representatives. "On behalf of Phillips...

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Lycoming Engines Announces AERO Friedrichshafen 2015 Activities

Williamsport, PA – 7 April 2015 – Lycoming Engines, an operating division of Avco Corporation, announces its exhibition activities during AERO Friedrichshafen from April 15th-18th. Attendees of this global general aviation show can visit Lycoming at booth A3-115. Customer Support Lycoming team members will be on-site daily at the booth during the show to answer both sales and technical support questions for customers...

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Dierks Bentley Highlights EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Opening Day Concert on July 20

Dierks Bentley Highlights EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Opening Day Concert on July 20

Ford Motor Company presents country superstar and active pilot EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — (April 2, 2015) — Dierks Bentley, who has rocketed to the top tier of country music's hitmakers, will get EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 week off to a great start when he headlines the fly-in's popular opening night concert on Monday, July 20. The concert, presented by Ford...

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Tempest Promotes Jessica Cox for Sun-N-Fun 2015

Tempest Promotes Jessica Cox for Sun-N-Fun 2015

TEMPEST® PROMOTES JESSICA COX, MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER April 2015- GIBSONVILLE, NC - Tempest Plus Marketing Group (TPMG) is pleased to announce that it will lend its support in 2015 to Jessica Cox, motivational speaker, author, and Guinness World Record Holder as the first armless person in aviation history to earn a pilot certificate. Jessica Cox, born without arms, learned to fly in a 1946...

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2015 Seaplane Splash-In Cancelled for Safety!

Due to record rainfall over the last 6 months, SUN 'n FUN has made a decision to cancel the Seabird Splash-In that has been held annually on Lake Agnes at Fantasy of Flight during the SUN 'n FUN International Fly-In & Expo. The Lake Agnes water level is more than 2 feet above normal, which unfortunately creates numerous hazards to...

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ICYMI: Rokita Continues Fighting for General Aviation

March 2015- Washington, DC – Representative Todd Rokita, a member of the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee and the House General Aviation Caucus, introduced two bills last week to reform the Third Class Medical certificate and strengthen the rights of private pilots. "I’m very pleased to continue the effort we started last Congress to eliminate the third class medical. As a pilot, I...

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CA Proposition 65 Lawsuit Regarding Avgas Settled

Alexandria, Va., Dec. 16, 2014 – Last week, California FBOs and fuel distributors settled a 2011 lawsuit regarding the sale of leaded aviation gasoline brought by the Center for Environmental Health (CEH). CEH filed the suit under California Proposition 65, a ballot initiative passed in 1985 that requires businesses to warn individuals exposed to hazardous chemicals. The original lawsuit sought to...

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Celebrate Women of Aviation with Free “First” Flights for Females March 2 – 8, 2015 at Albuquerque International Sunport

Celebrate Women of Aviation with Free “First” Flights for Females March 2 – 8, 2015 at Albuquerque International Sunport

(ALBUQUERQUE, NM) As part of Women of Aviation Worldwide Week 2015, Del Sol Aviation, Cutter Aviation, and pilot Dianna Stanger are hosting an opportunity for girls and women of all ages to take a free ride in a private aircraft March 2-8 during the Fly It Forward Challenge at Albuquerque International Sunport. In addition to the thrill of soaring over Albuquerque...

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