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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, April 7, 2015

Tecnam Astore


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Adding Oomph To A Modest Amphib


Wipaire makes floats, and now also remakes airplanes

Adding Oomph To A Modest AmphibWith the use of seaplanes climbing worldwide and the supply of available stalwarts like the Cessna 206 and the de Havilland Twin Otter shrinking, the marketplace has begun to respond to consumer demand.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Wipaire Boss C 182


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A Taildragging Hot Rod For The LSA Crowd


Milan Bristela scores with his latest sport-aircraft design

A Taildragging Hot Rod For The LSA CrowdIf you wonder why it took Mancuso so long to find the Bristell, the manufacturer, BRM Aero of the Czech Republic, wasn't established until late in 2009.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Bristell TDO


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Light-Sport Aircraft—A New Way To Adventure


For fun flying, nothing beats LSA

Light-Sport Aircraft—A New Way To AdventureSince the introduction of the sport-pilot certificate in 2005, light-sport aircraft (LSA) have been eyed with a mixture of hopeful optimism and cautious indifference.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Pilatus PC-12


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Swiss Heavy Hauler


Largest of the single-engine jetprops, the King Air-sized Pilatus PC-12 also offers off-airport versatility

Swiss Heavy  HaulerSixty years ago when Piper introduced the first everyman's business twin, the PA-23 Apache, everyone automatically accepted the premise that twins were naturally safer than singles.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

2015 Sport Expo Roundup


Annual gathering refocuses on affordable flying

2015 Sport Expo RoundupOfficial attendance figures aside, the 134 vendors occupying 158 booth spaces set a new record, Filip said, and included 40 first-time exhibitors.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Sling


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

A Fighter For The Masses


This South African LSA offers big-plane performance in a nimble, economical package

A Fighter For The MassesWhat can you do with a Sling? In today's world, an aircraft needs to be fun, stable, efficient and—most of all—useful.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Gyroplanes Buyer’s Guide 2015


Big views, big safety, low cost

Gyroplanes Buyer’s Guide 2015Gyroplanes are one of the last remaining secrets in the aviation community.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

ATP: All In With Archer


Forty years and counting, Piper’s predictable, perennial, perpetual Archer begins its fifth decade as one of the world’s best institutional trainers

ATP: All In With ArcherIf you believe what more and more folks in the travel business are saying these days, we're headed for a pilot shortage—or perhaps we're already in one.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Archer


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

New Bottle, Old Wine


The Waco biplane is 80 years old, but still brand new

New Bottle, Old WineAdmit it. Even if you fly Boeing 777s or Airbus 380s for a living, haven't you always wanted to climb into the rear pit of an open-cockpit biplane and launch for near horizons?
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Waco YMF-5D


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Aircraft For The Adventurist


These airplanes have adventure written all over them

Aircraft For The AdventuristOur category of adventure aircraft consists primarily of models not always confined to flights from Denver to Dallas or Atlanta to Wichita.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Seven Twins For The New Year


This category added one model to the list

Seven Twins For The New YearPiston twins have gradually dwindled down to a precious few.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Finding The Perfect Turbine


Your magic carpet awaits

Finding The Perfect TurbineWith an improving economy and fuel prices headed down, the turbine market is heating up.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Light Sport For 2015


Our report on the best of the light-sport world for the coming year

Light Sport For 2015Nobody would argue that the introduction of light-sport aircraft (LSA) changed general aviation in ways unseen since the golden era of Cubs and Luscombes.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Premier Edition 172


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Every Revolution Needs A Leader


While it may seem like Déjà vu all over again, Premier’s “have it your way” approach to converting 172s to Jet A may finally get the shift to diesel power off the ground.

Every Revolution Needs A LeaderIt's not like there aren't already options on the market for Cessna 172 owner/operators who want all the Skyhawk's pilot-friendly familiarity with the added benefit of a fuel/money-saving diesel power plant.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Cessna’s Super Single


Cessna hopes the new TTx will make a reasonable transition airplane for pilots stepping up to the Mustang

Cessna’s Super SingleLooking down from 25,000 feet, I can see the Channel Islands to the northwest and Mt. San Jacinto guarding Palm Springs to the east.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Cessna TTx