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Public Benefit Flying: Get Involved »

For more than 70 years, public benefit flying (PBF) has harnessed the passion of pilots to help others. What began out of abject frustration evolved into what is now thousands of volunteer pilots donating their time, skills and airplanes (owned or rented) to serve others and, incidentally, improve the perception of general aviation, one flight at a time. More

Build It Better »

There are always unknowns in any human endeavor, but in aviation, we must think about the ways we can minimize them. More

Your Refurb: Panel Connectivity for Avionics »

If you're doing an avionics upgrade as part of a refurb, we think wireless avionics integration makes sense, especially as the cost may be as low as $1,000 plus installation. More

Used Aircraft Guide: Piper Apache-Aztec »

Some insist it began production as the world's largest flying sweet potato and evolved into Snoopy crouching as he waited for his supper. The original PA-23, the Apache, seemed almost round and had such modest powerplants that single-engine operation could be hazardousójust as with other twins with small engines. The last versions, the Aztec series, by contrast, are capable load-haulers with very good short-field performance. More

Climb Considerations »

How we chose to perform our climbs should be tailored specifically to the time of day, the weather, the surrounding terrain and/or the traffic. We can chose to maximize the trip's average groundspeed, minimize fuel use or get as high as we can as fast as we can, fuel efficiency be damned. More