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COLUMNS
Motor Head #1: GA Engine Technology -- Are We Getting the Shaft?
It's easy to be embarrassed by the state of the general aviation technology when we have to admit to our non-pilot friends that our engines use such quaint items as magnetos and (gasp!) carburetors. Many pilots and aircraft owners wish they could, for instance, take their bleeding-edge-tech motorcycle engine and strap it into the airframe. Farfetched? AVweb's newest columnist, Marc Cook, has some thoughts about this kind of thing, and he'll share them each month in his Motor Head column.

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REVIEWS
King Schools Online RVSM Course
In preparation for next year's implementation of reduced vertical separation minimums (RVSM) in the flight levels, King Schools offers a new online course for pilot training. AVweb's Linda Pendleton has spent many years training pilots in that airspace, and has our candid review of this new course.