Boote & Flugzeuge

Flying May 2019

The sharp wit and experienced judgment of Flying’s experts cover all the challenges and rewards that aviation offers to all flying enthusiasts. From industry news updates, regulations, trends, air shows and events to carefully researched reports on all categories of airplanes, helicopters, avionics, products, technology, accessories and equipment to pilot technique, flight training, safety, weather, operations and maintenance.

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United States
Bonnier Corporation
CHF 13.55
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2 Min.
learn to fly!

Has there ever been a better time to become a pilot? Across the United States flight schools are taking on new students at a pace we haven’t seen in years. Fledgling pilots can decide to learn in a variety of aircraft, from the latest glass-cockpit-equipped trainers to light sport aircraft or — my personal preference — a vintage taildragger for a more visceral seat-of-the-pants experience. If your aim is to fly for pleasure, you can get your license relatively quickly and inexpensively. You might choose to start out as a new pilot by renting airplanes from the local flight school or joining a flying club before possibly making the leap to aircraft ownership. For wannabe professional pilots, the airlines can’t wait to receive your employment application. In this issue, we cover…

4 Min.

HOW TO MAKE GAS Reading Martha Lunken’s recent article “Fuel-ishness” [February], I was reminded of an experience I had many years ago. I bought a Cessna 180 like hers, which was a step up for me. I flew it by the Cessna handbook and was pleased with the performance, but assumed the 16-gph fuel consumption was the price I had to pay for it. I was a civilian attached to an Air Force engineering base in Pennsylvania and met an Air Force pilot who flew the U-3 (Cessna 310), which had the same engines as my Cessna. When I took him flying in the 180, he asked if I always flew with those MAP/RPM settings, and if so, didn’t it burn a lot of gas? He then offered a better way and…

2 Min.
sky display hud

MyGoFlight, the Denver-based company you might be familiar with for its line of iPad mounts, flight bags and other pilot accessories, says it’s closing in on FAA certification for its SkyDisplay head-up display, a lower-priced alternative to large, expensive HUDs designed for transport-category airplanes. Testing has been ongoing in a Cirrus SR22 for the past few years as the company worked to modify the design of the device to ensure the information it provides to the pilot is just as good as what corporate or airline pilots see when they peer through the combiner glass of a HUD in a Gulfstream or Boeing jet. One major difference between MyGoFlight’s product and more expensive HUDs is that the view through the SkyDisplay’s glass is non-conformal, meaning the symbology the pilot sees doesn’t match…

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tbm 940 joins daher’s lineup

Daher recently unveiled the newest version of its single-engine turboprop, the TBM 940 that now includes autothrottle, an automatic deicing system and a number of cabin-interior enhancements. The TBM 940 retains the same range and handling qualities as earlier 900-series aircraft, including a maximum range of 1,730 nm, a maximum cruise speed of 330 knots, the ability to carry up to six people and regularly depart from runways of a little less than 2,400 feet. The company says the TBM 940’s Garmin autothrottle fully integrates with the aircraft’s autopilot and is the first to be installed on a standard production turboprop weighing less than 12,500 pounds. The engine parameters display for the aircraft’s Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-66D is simplified through an intuitive single gauge. The PT6A powerplant is connected to…

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boeing brings foreflight under its wing

To many GA pilots, asking whether a pilot’s iPad is ForeFlight-equipped has become nearly as generic a question before takeoff as wondering if there will be Kleenex aboard. In early March, aerospace giant Boeing added Houston, Texas-based ForeFlight to its stable of subsidiaries that includes Jeppesen and its entire line of navigation databases, charts, aviation training courseware, pilot supplies and flight-planning services. Since it opened for business in 2007, ForeFlight has focused on a single mission: creating software that makes flight planning easier. Users have, over the past two years, been able to use Jeppesen’s aeronautical charts through ForeFlight’s popular mobile platforms that now include the option to view any airport in 3-D. Besides the ability to pan and zoom, the airport 3-D view option includes quick-access buttons that offer pilots a…

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wannabe corporate pilot

From the time I was a teenage recruit in the Navy I had always wanted to fly. Some five years later I had my opportunity to get my private pilot’s license. That wasn’t enough for me, so I applied for a G.I. Bill benefit and began working on advanced ratings, eventually earning my CFII, AMEL and ultimately my ATP. I worked at the same flight school where I received my pilot training at the Riverside Municipal Airport (RAL) in California. As time went by, I learned more about flying from experiences with students and their mistakes, as well as a few I made myself. Most of the flying was confined to the local area, with the occasional cross-country flight to pick up new airplanes at the Cessna factory in Kansas. As I…