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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, 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


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

High-Wing Sleeper


Meet a top-quality, good-cruisin’, fun-flyin’ German composite

High-Wing SleeperAs my aerial host Mike Hansen climbs us through 2,500 feet to top the afternoon bumps, I'm already feeling settled in with my guest chariot, the FK9 ELA Executive.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Caring For Your Aircraft


Part IV: From selecting the correct grade to changing it at correct intervals, knowing your oil is important

Caring For Your AircraftOil is to an aviation piston engine what blood is to the human body: a crucial element in keeping it alive.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Masters Of Glass: LSA Avionics Roundup


High-tech, affordable glass panels continue to impress with amazing innovation

Masters Of Glass: LSA Avionics RoundupThe economy hasn't dampened the resolve or enthusiasm of the avionics industry, which continues its feverish develop-ment of ever-more-spectacular instrumentation to help us fly with greater awareness, safety and simplicity.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Skylane For The Flight Levels


A turbo benefits far more than high-altitude cruise

Skylane For The Flight LevelsBack in 1979, I purchased one of the very first Mooney 231s, my first-ever new airplane.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011

2011 Cessna 182


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Grandpa’s Kitfox…Not!


A lively, refined STOL winner 26 years in the making

Grandpa’s Kitfox…Not!Just a few minutes into my flight with Kitfox's head honcho John McBean, it's obvious the current Kitfox Super Sport (SS) resembles the original kit plane of the 1980s, mostly in name only.