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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.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Badlands Buster

Pictures from an exhibition of LSA STOL like you’ve never seen before

Badlands BusterI'm about to commit aviation at Paradise City, the light-sport/ultralight demo area of Sun 'n Fun's annual Fly-In & Expo.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Decathlon Xtreme

Aeronca champ…You’ve come a long way, baby!

Decathlon Xtreme Here's one for you: Next year, 2014, the Citabria will be 50 years old.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Decathlon Xtreme

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

2013 LSA Buyer’s Guide

Stronger sales, more new models and something for everybody: That’s LSA!

2013 LSA Buyer’s GuideThe economy is resurgent, and light sport has weathered the storm.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Turning Airpark Dreams Into Lifestyle Realities

The Daher-Socata TBM 850 Elite

Turning Airpark Dreams Into Lifestyle RealitiesThey may have roads and utilities, homes and happy families, but residential airparks are far from your typical American community—unlike, say, a Muncie, Ind., celebrated and studied by social scientists for its averageness.
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.