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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, September 8, 2015


Taking the Cherokee across the Pacific is more than enough time to appreciate its performance

ARROW IIIIt's more than coincidence that several manufacturers seem to hit upon the same good idea at the same time.
Monday, August 24, 2015

An Updated Kit Craft

The Rans S-7LS takes aim at the LSA market

An Updated Kit CraftPerhaps the founder, president and designer-in-residence at Rans, Inc., was simply proud of what he had achieved with the updated Courier, and was accepting the exigencies that come with making airplanes for the certified world.
Monday, August 24, 2015

Rans S-7LS Courier

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Best Airplanes Under…

The problem in buying an airplane is finding the right one

The Best Airplanes Under…The initial idea for this article was to pick the 10 best airplanes under $100,000, but the immediate response was, "You're kidding, right?
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The ICON A5: Art Meets Aviation

The ICON A5 is finally here, and it’s even better than expected

The ICON A5: Art Meets AviationAs the old quip says, nothing succeeds like success.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

An Italian Light Twin Returns To Claim Its Star

The former Partenavia line finds a new welcome in the U.S.

An Italian Light Twin Returns To Claim Its StarLike a rock star of a certain age going back on the arena circuit, rumors of the return of the light twin formerly known as Partenavia—now the Vulcanair—have echoed around the domestic GA world for the better part of a decade.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Vulcanair P68Vr

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The Lancair Evolution: An Evolving Standard Of High Performance

The turbine-powered kit aircraft heads for the backcountry

The Lancair Evolution: An Evolving Standard Of High PerformanceWhen Lancair began transforming the high-performance experi­mental air­craft world with its composite kits in the 1980s, who knew its advances would reverberate all the way into the backcountry?
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Lancair Evolution

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The ICON A5 Has Arrived

An update on the most anticipated LSA

The ICON A5 Has ArrivedProving that good things come to those who wait, ICON Aircraft just announced that they've completed their first production aircraft for a customer, with regular aircraft deliveries starting this summer after FAA acceptance.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Warbirds On A Budget (Sort Of)

There are warbirds, and then there are warbirds

Warbirds On A Budget (Sort Of)The single-engine warbird inventory that's available to us civilians is so deep that it's hard to cover it all.
Thursday, June 18, 2015

The ICON A5 Has Entered The Building

Plane & Pilot’s Marc C. Lee flies the ICON A5

The ICON A5 Has Entered The BuildingNot since the 1930s has airplane innovation been impacted as much as it was yesterday when ICON unveiled their hotly anticipated A5 amphibious aircraft to the public through a handful of pilot journalists.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Country Club Style

A look at how a recreational flight school and distributor of the SportCruiser LSA has managed to thrive in a tough market

Country Club StyleAll too often, we hear about gen­eral aviation businesses hang­ing on by a thread, scraping by in a fight to survive.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015

SportCruiser LSA

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Safety & Performance In Style

Enhancements create a new shade of Cirrus

Safety & Performance In StyleYou know you're not in for any surprises when flying a Cirrus.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

2015 Cirrus SR22T

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Flight Design: A Story Of Firsts

Flight Design USA President, Tom Peghiny, talks about one of the most successful LSAs ever created

Flight Design: A Story Of FirstsAs the U.S. distributor of the mega-selling and insanely popular CT series of German-manufactured, all-composite light-sport aircraft, Peghiny has watched an industry he helped create transform itself into the brightest spot in GA.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Flight Design

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The New Citation CJ3+

A big plus for a proven performer

The New Citation CJ3+I'm going to admit it right up front: I've always admired the Cessna CJ3 from afar but frankly, it's a bit, (okay, a lot) out of my price range, so it's a plane that I've only dreamed about. But dreams are good, and wow, what an airplane!
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Citation CJ3+

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Touch-Screen Baron

BE-58 owner chooses Avidyne’s plug-and-play GPS upgrade

Touch-Screen BaronDavid Shaw is a bit of a perfectionist. His hangar has a wide collection of tools and parts, and all are neatly arranged.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

It’s Fast, Flashy & Flexible

Tecnam’s new two-place has quick moves and can play rough

It’s Fast, Flashy & FlexibleManufacturers' displays of new aircraft models are hardly novel at Sebring's U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, but showcasing a new aircraft facility as Tecnam did this year, hosting an open house at its new U.S. headquarters at the airport, is a first.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Tecnam Astore