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Explore the world of general aviation aircraft with our reviews. Written from a pilot's perspective, these reviews provide fantastic insight into what these general aviation planes are really like.

Friday, October 30, 2015


Friday, October 30, 2015

Just Aircraft's SuperSTOL Extreme: Economy Class, STOL Performance

Just Aircraft’s SuperSTOL XL is an LSA with a difference

Just Aircraft's SuperSTOL Extreme: Economy Class, STOL PerformanceTen years ago, when the FAA authorized the new light-sport aircraft (LSA) class, it could hardly have imagined the extreme variety of aircraft designs that would emerge.
Monday, October 26, 2015

Backin’ From The Dock In The Bay

A reversible MT Prop gives added flexibility to the Aviat Husky

Backin’ From The Dock In The BayWith only tiny ripples from a small wind gust disturbing the surface of Lake Nokomis, Dave Zawistowski gently pushed the left rudder pedal to the stop as the wavelets lapped against the sides of the Wipaire amphibious floats.
Monday, October 26, 2015

Aviat A1C Husky

Friday, September 25, 2015

Kenai: King Of The Asphalt

With its distinctive canard, the Kenai adds speed and refinement to a backcountry pedigree

Kenai: King Of The AsphaltMost musicians and guitar aficionados know about the legendary and mystical "Custom Shop," located deep in the bowels of Fender Musical Instruments' headquarters in Corona, Calif. It's here that drool-worthy dreams are made, and where custom, one-of-a-kind guitars and amplifiers are born.
Friday, September 25, 2015

Peterson Kenai

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Remarkable Mooney 205

Few airplanes fly so fast with so little horsepower

The Remarkable Mooney 205
Monday, September 21, 2015

Making Safety More Than A Mirage

The updated single brings pilot protection and comfort up to speed

Making Safety More Than A MirageSince its introduction more than 30 years ago, Piper's PA-46 Malibu has undergone a series of significant performance enhancements, while its cabin, often less noticed, has seen corresponding makeovers of its own.
Monday, September 21, 2015

Piper PA-46 M350

Tuesday, September 8, 2015


Taking the Cherokee across the Pacific is more than enough time to appreciate its performance

ARROW IIIIt's more than coincidence that several manufacturers seem to hit upon the same good idea at the same time.
Monday, August 24, 2015

An Updated Kit Craft

The Rans S-7LS takes aim at the LSA market

An Updated Kit CraftPerhaps the founder, president and designer-in-residence at Rans, Inc., was simply proud of what he had achieved with the updated Courier, and was accepting the exigencies that come with making airplanes for the certified world.
Monday, August 24, 2015

Rans S-7LS Courier

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Best Airplanes Under…

The problem in buying an airplane is finding the right one

The Best Airplanes Under…The initial idea for this article was to pick the 10 best airplanes under $100,000, but the immediate response was, "You're kidding, right?
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The ICON A5: Art Meets Aviation

The ICON A5 is finally here, and it’s even better than expected

The ICON A5: Art Meets AviationAs the old quip says, nothing succeeds like success.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

An Italian Light Twin Returns To Claim Its Star

The former Partenavia line finds a new welcome in the U.S.

An Italian Light Twin Returns To Claim Its StarLike a rock star of a certain age going back on the arena circuit, rumors of the return of the light twin formerly known as Partenavia—now the Vulcanair—have echoed around the domestic GA world for the better part of a decade.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Vulcanair P68Vr

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The Lancair Evolution: An Evolving Standard Of High Performance

The turbine-powered kit aircraft heads for the backcountry

The Lancair Evolution: An Evolving Standard Of High PerformanceWhen Lancair began transforming the high-performance experi­mental air­craft world with its composite kits in the 1980s, who knew its advances would reverberate all the way into the backcountry?
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Lancair Evolution

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The ICON A5 Has Arrived

An update on the most anticipated LSA

The ICON A5 Has ArrivedProving that good things come to those who wait, ICON Aircraft just announced that they've completed their first production aircraft for a customer, with regular aircraft deliveries starting this summer after FAA acceptance.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Warbirds On A Budget (Sort Of)

There are warbirds, and then there are warbirds

Warbirds On A Budget (Sort Of)The single-engine warbird inventory that's available to us civilians is so deep that it's hard to cover it all.
Thursday, June 18, 2015

The ICON A5 Has Entered The Building

Plane & Pilot’s Marc C. Lee flies the ICON A5

The ICON A5 Has Entered The BuildingNot since the 1930s has airplane innovation been impacted as much as it was yesterday when ICON unveiled their hotly anticipated A5 amphibious aircraft to the public through a handful of pilot journalists.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Country Club Style

A look at how a recreational flight school and distributor of the SportCruiser LSA has managed to thrive in a tough market

Country Club StyleAll too often, we hear about gen­eral aviation businesses hang­ing on by a thread, scraping by in a fight to survive.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015

SportCruiser LSA