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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, May 21, 2013

TBM 850 Elite

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Pipistrel Sinus LSA

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Prius With Wings

Two-fisted thermal grabber, fuel-sipping cruiser and trainer—in one airplane!

Prius With WingsWe cruise along in the sleek, comfy Pipistrel Sinus motorglider on a northwest heading, plying the butter-smooth air at 8,500 feet and 105 knots.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Dream Big: Buy A Plane

Financing and insurance are the first steps in making your ownership dream come true

Dream Big: Buy A PlaneNo dream stirs a pilot's soul more than that of owning an airplane.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Down & Dirty

The Cirrus SR22 tries out the Idaho backcountry and redefines airplane camping

Down & DirtyHow would the fancy SR22 perform on a mountain strip, dueling in the dirt with more rugged distant cousins?
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Cirrus SR22

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Taildragger Reborn

All-metal airframe, side-by-side seating, 65-year-old GA company: classic!

The Taildragger RebornI'm reminded, in every detail, what top-quality, beautifully crafted airplanes this company makes.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Tecnam P92-TD

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Diesel With A Jet Heart

Cessna introduces a turbo diesel for the popular Skylane

Diesel With A Jet HeartThere's something almost hypnotic about flying behind turbines.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Skylane JT-A

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

10 Perfect Airplanes For Special Missions

Okay, nothing’s perfect, but these airplanes come about as close to perfection as possible for specific missions

10 Perfect Airplanes For Special MissionsDon't believe those naysayers who continue to claim aviation's glass is half empty.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Lovely And Lively

The G-700S is resurrected as the AT-4, but still friendly as ever

Lovely And LivelyI've just met Greg Trzaska of Aero AT-USA at his home airport of Northampton (7B2), Mass.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Aero AT-4

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

SUV With A Mission

Backcountry traveler or humanitarian hauler, Quest’s Kodiak does it all

SUV With A MissionThe dirt strip at Magee (S77), near Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, looks impossibly rough and short.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Leader Of The Pack

Fuel injection, constant refinements: why the CT line remains number one

Leader Of The PackGerman manufacturer Flight Design, celebrating its 25th anniversary (congrats, FD!).
Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Flight Design CTLSi

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Way Of Active Winglets

It’s not cheap, but it adds performance and safety to a variety of airplanes

The Way Of Active WingletsFortunately, airplanes don't deal much in real mousetraps, but every once in a while, someone comes along and invents a better one.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Piper Seneca

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

An Old Stalwart Gets New Attention

Piper’s Seneca at work and play

An Old Stalwart Gets New AttentionScott County Airport (SCX) in Oneida, Tenn., was readying for its ninth annual autumn air show, and vendor trucks and booths were starting to fill the perimeter of the ramp.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Shopping In The Fast Lane

A turbine buyer’s guide

Shopping In The Fast LaneThe market for turbine aircraft is slowly turning around, used inventories for many models are decreasing and some manufacturers are starting to cautiously ramp up production.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Piston Singles Buyer's Guide 2013

You want it, you got it: trainers, cross-country haulers, bush planes and more!

Piston Singles Buyer's Guide 2013The good news for 2013 is that a new model was added to the production ranks late in 2012.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Piston Twins Buyer's Guide 2013

A rundown of the five aircraft in the market

Piston Twins Buyer's Guide 2013Piston twins have gradually dwindled down to a precious few. Back in general aviation's mod
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

LSA Buyer’s Guide 2013

More new models, tighter FAA regulation and budget birds!

LSA Buyer’s Guide 2013Perhaps the biggest LSA (light-sport aircraft) story this year invokes the letters FAA (the Federal Aviation Administration).