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Our fifth issue of Leading Edge focuses on the importance of pilot proficiency, reflecting Hartzell Propeller’s steadfast commitment to training and aviation safety. We’re pleased to feature an interview with Charlie Gregoire, President and COO of Redbird Flight Simulations. Get an inside look at Redbird, a company that’s at the forefront of developing advanced, affordable flight simulation technology. You’ll also find articles on risk management and preflight procedures, as well as interviews with backcountry pilots and helpful tips for maintaining and protecting your Hartzell propeller. 

Want a print copy of Leading Edge? Visit our booth at an upcoming event to get a limited edition copy of our fifth volume.


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Pilot Safety: Self-Assessing Risk

Learn about the importance of identifying and mitigating pilot risk

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A Passion for Proficiency

An interview with Charlie Gregoire of Redbird Flight Simulations

Backcountry Aviation

Protecting the Future of Recreational Aviation

The Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) aims to protect the legacy of backcountry flying for future generations of pilots.


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Tips for Lapsed Pilots

A few things rusty pilots need to know as they get back into flying

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How Pilot Dick Swanson Enhanced Aerobatic Performance

Hartzell’s Trailblazer prop is a game changer for the Super Decathlon

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Preflight Errors to Avoid

Watch out for these commonly overlooked items during your next preflight

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7 Famous Firsts in Aviation History

From the first powered balloon flight to the first aircraft to break the sound-barrier, here’s a closer look at some of the most famous firsts in aviation history

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Preventing Loss of Control Accidents

Accidents caused by loss of control may happen in any stage of flight, but in some instances these accidents are preventable

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Great Reasons to Use Flight Simulation

Take advantage of a safe and affordable way to build flying skills

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Choosing a Prop for Your Project Plane

Three factors for homebuilders to consider

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Blazing Trails in the Backcountry

Get to know Northwest Backcountry Aircraft

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Are More Propeller Blades Better?

The answer to this question depends on a number of factors

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How to Be a Great Flying Companion

Take a more proactive role in helping the pilot manage flight duties and promote safety

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Aviation Propellers, Inc.

Learn what it takes to become one of Hartzell’s Recommended Service Facilities (RSF)

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Pratt & Whitney Canada and the PT6 Engine

Making flying safer, more reliable, and more efficient for more than 50 years

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