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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, March 11, 2014

The“i”s Have It


The CTLSi delivers performance with efficiency

The“i”s Have ItThe family resemblance between the CTLSi and the original CT is clear, reflecting the series' evolutionary development.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Flight Design CTLSi


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Beautiful, Nimble, Stout And Fast…


The Extra 330LT hits a homerun

Beautiful, Nimble, Stout And Fast…So, what do you do if you're a national aerobatic champion, and you want to get to the next level? If you're Walter Extra, you design a new airplane—and 30 years ago, that's just what he did.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Extra 330LT


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Celebrating 10 Years Of Sport Aviation


The latest and greatest from the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo 2014

Celebrating 10 Years Of Sport AviationThe 10th annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo drew a near-record crowd of more than 20,000 to Sebring Municipal Airport (SEF) in mid-January for what has become the nation's premier sport-aircraft showcase and the kickoff to general aviation's annual calendar of events.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

A Retro Comeback LSA


Thierry Zibi’s new S-LSA embraces pseudo-military design

A Retro Comeback LSAIt's the first day of the AOPA Summit in Fort Worth, Texas, and I'm sitting in a diminutive S-LSA known as the SAM.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

SAM LSA


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A Natural Gas To Fly


A Husky takes the alternative route to the skies

A Natural Gas To FlyThe patchwork of farms and wetlands disappearing in all directions below made it hard to believe the world's largest gathering of airplanes was being celebrated just a few miles away.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Aviat CNG Husky


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Jets And Turboprops Buyer's Guide 2014


Jet-A dream machines for 2014

Jets And Turboprops Buyer's Guide 2014There are a few new models such as the Cessna M2, the Eclipse 550, and the HondaJet coming on line this year and a lot of incremental improvements being introduced.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

LSA Buyer's Guide 2014


Our survey of light-sport aircraft for the coming new year!

LSA Buyer's Guide 2014Since our last buyer's guide, we've weathered a government shutdown and an LSA market still coping with a modestly recovering economy.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Lady Of Water & Sky


The Grumman G-111 Albatross flies again

Lady Of Water & SkyWhat does one wear to fulfill a dream?
Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Grumman G-111 Albatross


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Piston Singles Buyer's Guide 2014


Sixteen models that provide transport for two to six folks at speeds as high as 235 knots

Piston Singles Buyer's Guide 2014The prognosis for single-engine sales in 2014 remains mixed, but there are signs of improving times.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Twin-Engine Pistons Buyer's Guide 2014


Take your choice: a 600 hp luxury transport to a 200 hp multi-engine trainer

Twin-Engine Pistons Buyer's Guide 2014The market for piston twins will probably never die as long as the airlines continue to need pilots, and that need is predicted to become even more prevalent in the near future.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Adventure Aircraft Buyer's Guide 2014


These aircraft can do it all—training, aerobatics or bush flying on wheels, skis or floats

Adventure Aircraft Buyer's Guide 2014Many adventure aircraft are among the most docile machines in the sky.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The New Old Classic


The Tecnam Echo Light is a new, no-frills version of a veteran fun flyer that won’t bust the budget

The New Old ClassicIt's a sidewalk-egg-frying, breath-gasping hot Southeastern U.S.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Tecnam Echo Light


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Fourth Time’s A Charm


In its fourth iteration, Diamond’s DA42-VI is a far better twin

Fourth Time’s A CharmMost people who buy twin-engine airplanes do so for one of three reasons.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Diamond DA42-VI


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Full-Metal Funship


There’s a reason the RV-12, and all Van’s Aircraft designs, sell like hotcakes

Full-Metal Funship"You've got the RV grin on your face," says my genial demo host Mitch Lock, and indeed, I do.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013

RV-12


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

There's Something About A Bonanza


In continuous production for an amazing 66 years, the Bonanza continues to be most aviators’ dream machine

There's Something About A BonanzaIt seems everyone loves the straight-tailed 36 Bonanza.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

G36 Bonanza