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ON THE COVER
: Photo courtesy of Dale Masters,Great Western Soaring School.
Flying California’s Most Perilous Air Routes
Bird’s Eye View
You’ll Never Look at Your AltoidsTin the Same Way Again
Scorch this Hot Quiz for a Cool Summer
THE CADET COSMOS27
10 Tips for Surviving Encampment
Separating the Hybrid Hype Facts from Fictio
Turbulence in the Empire
Group 3 ES Airs it Out
A California Wing Flyby
CAWG Emergency Services bythe Numbers
Air Devil!The Last Tale of Col. Don Towse
Hearts of Glass
Think you were envious of squadrons with an aircraft?Wait ‘til you see the new 182s!