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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, October 21, 2014

21st Century Propulsion


New engine technologies are here

21st Century PropulsionFrom the Wright Brothers' first flight at Kitty Hawk to the dawn of the Jet Age, almost every airplane was powered by an internal combustion engine—most using gasoline.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

From Avgas To Jet A


A new engine option powers Up the “Two Weeks To Taxi” program

From Avgas To Jet AHow many prospective aircraft owners would opt for the performance of an experimental homebuilt aircraft if it didn't involve flying an airplane they had to build themselves?
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Diesel Sportsman


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Dreams Do Come True


Eclipse has come a long way with its new 550 jet

Dreams Do Come TrueThere's a new Eclipse jet in the sky, and it may just be the one everyone wanted in the first place.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Eclipse 550


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Increase Your Power


A roundup of modification and conversion options for your engine

Increase Your PowerThere are many things in aviation that we'd all like more of: more runway in front of us, more altitude below us, more speed, more fuel in the tanks, more legroom for passengers, more useful load and more engine power all come to mind.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Searching For New Lift In The U.S.


An uncompromising motorglider is set to soar

Searching For New  Lift In The U.S.If you've ever fooled around with a gravity knife, you can imagine the eureka moment Dr. Reiner Stemme likely experienced while trying to develop a motorglider providing both uncompromising soaring and outstanding powered performance.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Stemme S10-VT


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Engine Break-In: It's Easier Than You Think


A proper engine break-in can go far in encouraging long engine life, low oil burn and reliable service

Engine Break-In: It's Easier Than You Think Perhaps more than some aviators, I'm often reminded how essential good mechanical work is on an airplane.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

More Than Simply The Fastest


Mooney reenters the general aviation high-performance retractable market with the Acclaim S

More Than Simply The FastestEven if you've never flown one, Mooneys have a universal appeal as tough, quick-handling, economical, fast machines, often analogized as sport planes.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Mooney Acclaim S


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Making A Turn To Turbine


Piper’s flagship, the Meridian, simplifies the turboprop transition

Making A Turn To TurbineNo one makes it easier for a pilot to step up to a turboprop than Piper Aircraft.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Piper PA-46 Meridian


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

20 Things You Never Knew About Your Airplane (Or Someone Else’s)


A few little known thoughts. Ever heard of the Cessna 620? Why T-tails? A Seneca Tri-Motor?

20 Things You Never Knew About Your Airplane (Or Someone Else’s)Beech Barons have always been among the best-handling twins in the sky, but they did have a curious anomaly.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Cruising In Zenith’s Cruzer


Zenith produces a high-performance version of its popular STOL LSA

Cruising In Zenith’s CruzerWhen the FAA approved the LSA concept at Sun 'n Fun in April 2005, many pilots saw it as an opportunity to get back into the sky at a price that wouldn't bust the family budget.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Zenith CH 750 Cruzer


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Return Of The Great Lakes


Peter Bowers likes to revive and update 1930s vintage biplanes—first the Waco, now the Great Lakes

Return Of The Great LakesTime flies, and so do I when I'm having fun. Call me a purist, but flying an open-cockpit biplane has always seemed the simplest and most elemental form of aviating.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Great Lakes 2T-1A-2


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Finding A Czech Mate For Flying Adventures


The European SportCruiser LSA comes into its own

Finding A Czech Mate For Flying AdventuresIt was a Cinderella story gone bad in 2011 when Piper Aircraft, just one year after plucking the sleek Czech-built CSA SportCruiser from obscurity and rechristening it the PiperSport.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014

SportCruiser LSA


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

An Airplane For The Jeep Trail


Here’s a Maule that can handle asphalt, dirt, tundra, snow or even water runways with equal dexterity

An Airplane For The Jeep TrailThere's a fairly famous photo of a Maule taildragger lifting off and pointing uphill at about a 40-degree pitch attitude.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Maule M6


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Making A Splash In The LSA World


Tecnam’s new amphib marks a sea change in float design

Making A Splash In The LSA WorldIf you need convincing that LSA represent a valuable adjunct to traditional GA models, look no further than the amphibian world.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Tecnam P92 SeaSky