Welcome to Leading Edge 2020

Online Edition

Voyager

We’re excited to announce a new, online edition of Hartzell’s annual Leading Edge magazine you know and love! In this digital version, we’re sharing exclusive articles, photos, and videos from Hartzell experts, our industry partners, and aviators from around the world. Our sixth volume of Leading Edge focuses on the joy and freedom of recreational flying, featuring interviews with pilots in the backcountry and bush flying community. You’ll also find helpful propeller maintenance tips and advice from Hartzell’s technical team. We invite you to explore this site and share your favorite stories on social media. For more about Hartzell’s Leading Edge, please read this letter from Hartzell Propeller Chairman Joe Brown.

FEATURED STORIES

Meet the Voyager

Meet the Voyager

Hartzell’s newest propeller for Cessna 185E/F models

Built For the Backcountry

Built For the Backcountry

Backcountry pilots put the Voyager propeller to the test

CubCrafters’ XCub Gets a New Powerplant

CubCrafters’ XCub Gets a New Powerplant

Making a great airplane even better

For the Love of Backcountry Flying

For the Love of Backcountry Flying

An update from the Recreational Aviation Foundation

MORE TO EXPLORE

Backcountry Etiquette

Best practices for flying in the backcountry

In Focus

Q&A with Aviation Photographer Deon Mitton

Flying the Last Frontier

Five can’t-miss locations for your Alaskan adventure

Life in the Land of the Midnight Sun

An Alaskan bush pilot and bear guide shares her experiences

Pilot Profile: Jim Stevenson

Get a glimpse at Jim’s 1952 Cessna 170B, expertly modified for STOL performance

Fit for Flight

Top benefits of exercise for pilots

PROPELLER CARE

AVIATION COMMUNITY

Building the Official Aircraft of Flight Chops

Building the Official Aircraft of Flight Chops

Steve Thorne documents the behind-the-scenes action of his Van’s RV-14 build

Pilot to Pilot

Pilot to Pilot

What’s a tip that made you a better pilot?

Fly the Social Skies

Fly the Social Skies

Catch the latest from the hartzellprop Instagram feed

Q&A with Fly8MA

Q&A with Fly8MA

Certified flight instructors Jon Kotwicki and Steph Blanchard share their thoughts