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Turbo Troubles »

The turbocharger is a useful part of a pilot's toolbag. When flying an airplane with one installed, it can increase our rate of climb, boost our groundspeed and lift us above a lot of the weather. It also can be used to pressurize the airplane's cabin, allowing us to enjoy a shirtsleeve environment in the flight levels. More

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Used Aircraft Guide: Piper... »

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,... More

AEA Opens With a Sellout Crowd »

Amid signs that avionics shops are busier than they have been in nearly a decade, the 58th Aircraft Electronics Association convention opens this week in... More

Rust Never Sleeps »

As the average GA fleet age goes well into the 30s, it's time for a voluntary, on-going program of corrosion inspections. More

Your Refurb: New Paint »

While it may be a shallow measuring gauge, the most popular indicator of the success of an aircraft refurb is the paint job. A good one can be used to... More

Speed: Buying 180 Knots for... »

In this day and aviation market age, a $180,000 purchase price isn't out of line, especially if it's split a few ways. Moving through the air at 180 knots is... More

Used Aircraft Guide: Piper... »

It seems there's always an Arrow on the ramp as well as a good selection of them on the used market. Flight schools have long sworn by them as relatively... More