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Hartzell Engine Technologies - No Mistaking the Quality

Featured Articles Dale Smith

Hartzell Engine Technologies - No Mistaking the Quality

July 2015 From alternators to turbochargers, Hartzell Engine Technologies is committed to producing an array of accessories and components that provide Cessna owners with better performance, reliability and value. You might say...

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Bigger, Faster, Better: The Cessna 425 Conquest I

Featured Articles Jerry Temple

Bigger, Faster, Better: The Cessna 425 Conquest I

This entry-level turboprop was a winner in 1981, and is still one today. June 2015- When people ask me to comment about the Cessna 425 Conquest I, I get flashbacks. Having been...

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No Plans to Change: Jim Irwin’s Cessna 425

Featured Articles Heather Skumatz

The reliability and ease of operation of the PT6A engines as well as the incredible performance makes the Conquest the finest aircraft Jim Irwin, president of Aircraft Spruce & Specialty...

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It’s Spring! Do you know where your airplane is?

Featured Articles Scott Sherer

While Milwaukee-area weather personality John Malan is teasing me with weather forecasts that approximate the coming spring, I can testify that spring is truly here. So get on out there...

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Land of Big Trees and Water: Flying to the San Juan Islands

Featured Articles Steve Ells

If you like tall trees, saltwater, clean air, wildlife, hiking, biking, sailing and an easy pace of life, it's time to put "Flying into the San Juan Islands" up near...

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A Course in Decision Making: Learning to Fly Floats

Featured Articles Vern Kingsford

A Course in Decision Making: Learning to Fly Floats

Flying floats is one of the most exciting forms of flying, and it might just be the closest to barnstorming that a pilot can get in today's world. May 2015- Earning your...

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Flying, Interrupted: Modern Engine Preservation

Featured Articles Steve Ells

"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...

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

Featured Articles John Nielsen

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...

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"Best of the Best" Airport Restaurants Part Two

Featured Articles Dan Pimentel

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...

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

Featured Articles Jerry Temple

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...

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"Best of the Best" Airport Restaurants Part One

Featured Articles Dan Pimentel

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...

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

Featured Articles David Leininger

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...

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

Featured Articles Steve Ells

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...

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

Featured Articles Charles Lloyd

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...

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

Featured Articles Heather Skumatz

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...

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

Featured Articles Michael Leighton

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...

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New Engine for the Cost of a Rebuild?

Featured Articles CFA Staff

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...

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Cabin Combustion Heaters: Maintenance and Troubleshooting

Featured Articles Tim Gauntt

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...

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Handheld Peace of Mind: the DeLorme inReach

Featured Articles Abingdon Welch

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...

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As Big as the Sky Itself

Featured Articles Dan Pimentel

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...

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

Featured Articles John Loughmiller

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...

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Planning for the Worst, Hoping for the Best

Featured Articles Mike Dowd

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...

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Cessna 310 Improving a Legend

Featured Articles John Loughmiller

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...

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We’ve Been Everywhere, Man

Featured Articles CFA Staff

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...

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

Featured Articles Charles Lloyd

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...

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Skylane Success Story

Featured Articles Jennifer Dellenbusch

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...

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Simulated Cockpit, Real Training

Featured Articles Tracy Cook

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...

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AirVenture Fundamentals

Featured Articles Jennifer Dellenbusch

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...

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Leading Edge: Engine Monitoring: Predicting the Future with Electronics

Featured Articles John Loughmiller

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...

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Considerations for Alternator Upgrades: Running on Plane-Power

Featured Articles Steve Ells

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...

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A Different Breed: Cessna’s Skymasters

Featured Articles Dale Smith

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...

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Abundance at the Runway’s End

Featured Articles Dan Pimentel

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...

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Position Report: Helping General Aviation Take Off

Featured Articles Rep. Todd Rokita

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...

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Cessna 150 The Little Trainer that Did

Featured Articles Jennifer Dellenbusch

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...

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

Featured Articles Steve Ells

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...

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Ameritech Industries: American Propeller and Eagle Engines

Featured Articles Steve Ells

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...

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

Featured Articles Heather Skumatz

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...

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Stallion 51’s Unusual Attitude Training

Featured Articles Lyn Freeman

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...

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Noise Reduction Headsets

Featured Articles John Loughmiller

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...

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

Featured Articles Charles Lloyd

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...

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Shell Introduces its Unleaded 100 Octane Fuel

Featured Articles Steve Ells

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...

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Spotting Airframe Corrosion and Reducing Lead Fouling

Featured Articles Steve Ells

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...

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Garmin’s Passive ADS-B Solution

Featured Articles John Loughmiller

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...

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Clyde’s Vision

Featured Articles Jennifer Dellenbusch

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...

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