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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, January 24, 2012

Cessna Skyhawk


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Dream Machines


A turbine-aircraft buyer’s guide

Dream MachinesWhether you're just one lottery ticket away from your dream machine or you've got cash burning a hole in your pocket, turbine power is the ultimate way to go.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Top 20 LSA


Celebrating quality, innovation and endurance

Top 20 LSAThe sky isn't falling on the LSA phenomenon, though daily reports of global financial megadoom continue apace.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Lure Of The Backcountry


Visiting a world only pilots know

The Lure Of The BackcountryHiding far beneath the surface of aviation's well-known conservative demeanor are those who find their flying excitement off the beaten path.
Monday, December 5, 2011

The Littlest Boeing


Boeing’s venerable Stearman is one of the smallest landplanes the company built

The Littlest BoeingShortly after I purchased my first airplane in 1968 (a Globe Swift), I shared an executive hangar with a Ryan PT-22 and a Big Yellow Stearman, the latter owned by a retired Pan Am captain.
Monday, December 5, 2011

Boeing Stearman


Monday, December 5, 2011

Piston Singles Buyer’s Guide 2012


Which aircraft is best for you?

Piston Singles Buyer’s Guide 2012Despite what some folks believed was a down economy for piston aircraft, there are still nearly four dozen models on the market, and all 11 manufacturers seem to be standing strong against the recession.
Monday, December 5, 2011

Piston Twins Buyer's Guide 2012


Five aircraft round out the piston-twin selection

Piston Twins Buyer's Guide 2012Back in the '70s and '80s, there were nearly two dozen twins on the market.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Pipistrel Virus


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Pipistrel Virus: Triple Your Pleasure


Soar, tour, train: With this baby, you do it all!

Pipistrel Virus: Triple Your PleasureMaybe she dressed kinda funny. Maybe he kept to himself. She was a little eccentric, joined after-school clubs and was an A student.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

10 Sexiest Airplanes


More than mere machines

10 Sexiest AirplanesWe thought we were doing something really clever when we came up with the "10 Sexiest Airplanes" idea. It wasn't until we delved into making up the list that we came face-to-face with the need to define the term "sexy."
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

2012 Piper Meridian


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Piper Meridian: Everyman’s Turbine


Piper’s Meridian is the least expensive, production, single-engine turboprop in the world, still the leader of the Piper tribe

Piper Meridian: Everyman’s TurbineThe benchmarks of speed in general aviation have traditionally been easy to define.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Hope Springs Eternal


A look at new single-pilot turbines

Hope Springs EternalAmong pilots, hope isn't the only thing that springs eternal; it's the next plane.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Choice Aftermarket Stops for Turboprops


Put new life in your legacy turboprop or bring a high-performance piston into the jet age! Aftermarket specialists can upgrade your engines, retrofit your interior, install a glass panel and more.

Choice Aftermarket Stops for TurbopropsAmerican Aviation Inc. American Aviation at Coeur d'Alene Airport in Idaho offers modifications for Beechcraft King Airs, Piper Cheyennes and Cessna Conquests.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Heavenly Dawn Patrol


How to make a great LSA even better? Fine-tune that cockpit!

Heavenly Dawn PatrolThe expansive gray concrete of Oshkosh’s runway 27 drops away.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Remos GXNXT


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Game Changer


Why air-show star Rob Holland is expecting big things from the new MX Aircraft MXS-RH

The Game ChangerIn the relatively short span of aviation history, invention—usually driven by the necessity of war and/or competition—has accelerated the growth of aircraft performance at an amazing pace.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Legend AmpibCub


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Best Of All Possible Worlds


Four if by land, two if by sea: making a great plane greater

The Best Of All Possible WorldsImagine this: You make a two-point landing...or a four-point!
Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Caring For Your Aircraft


Part V: Understanding your aircraft’s battery is simple, useful and important

Caring For Your AircraftThe aircraft battery is a seldom-noticed and somewhat-ignored component of the machine’s life-giving systems.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011

An Extra For The High Road


A pressurized, turbine, high-speed cruiser from Extra Aircraft

An Extra For The High RoadSingle-engine turboprops are a relatively recent development in general aviation.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Something Xtra Special


Upgrading Legacy Bonanzas the factory way

Something Xtra SpecialFor years, GA manufacturers have left the upgrade aftermarket to STC (supplemental type certificate) holders and mod shops—the entities that developed or acquired an approved process of altering a certificated aircraft, and aircraft repair stations that specialize in installing STC upgrades, respectively.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011

FK9 ELA Executive