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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.

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


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Safety & Performance In Style


Enhancements create a new shade of Cirrus

Safety & Performance In StyleYou know you're not in for any surprises when flying a Cirrus.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

2015 Cirrus SR22T


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Flight Design: A Story Of Firsts


Flight Design USA President, Tom Peghiny, talks about one of the most successful LSAs ever created

Flight Design: A Story Of FirstsAs the U.S. distributor of the mega-selling and insanely popular CT series of German-manufactured, all-composite light-sport aircraft, Peghiny has watched an industry he helped create transform itself into the brightest spot in GA.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Flight Design


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The New Citation CJ3+


A big plus for a proven performer

The New Citation CJ3+I'm going to admit it right up front: I've always admired the Cessna CJ3 from afar but frankly, it's a bit, (okay, a lot) out of my price range, so it's a plane that I've only dreamed about. But dreams are good, and wow, what an airplane!
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Citation CJ3+


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Touch-Screen Baron


BE-58 owner chooses Avidyne’s plug-and-play GPS upgrade

Touch-Screen BaronDavid Shaw is a bit of a perfectionist. His hangar has a wide collection of tools and parts, and all are neatly arranged.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

It’s Fast, Flashy & Flexible


Tecnam’s new two-place has quick moves and can play rough

It’s Fast, Flashy & FlexibleManufacturers' displays of new aircraft models are hardly novel at Sebring's U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, but showcasing a new aircraft facility as Tecnam did this year, hosting an open house at its new U.S. headquarters at the airport, is a first.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Tecnam Astore


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Adding Oomph To A Modest Amphib


Wipaire makes floats, and now also remakes airplanes

Adding Oomph To A Modest AmphibWith the use of seaplanes climbing worldwide and the supply of available stalwarts like the Cessna 206 and the de Havilland Twin Otter shrinking, the marketplace has begun to respond to consumer demand.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Wipaire Boss C 182


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A Taildragging Hot Rod For The LSA Crowd


Milan Bristela scores with his latest sport-aircraft design

A Taildragging Hot Rod For The LSA CrowdIf you wonder why it took Mancuso so long to find the Bristell, the manufacturer, BRM Aero of the Czech Republic, wasn't established until late in 2009.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Bristell TDO


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Light-Sport Aircraft—A New Way To Adventure


For fun flying, nothing beats LSA

Light-Sport Aircraft—A New Way To AdventureSince the introduction of the sport-pilot certificate in 2005, light-sport aircraft (LSA) have been eyed with a mixture of hopeful optimism and cautious indifference.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Pilatus PC-12