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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, 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


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The Big Picture


Fighter’s-eye view, born trainer and a sport-flying funship

The Big PictureThat's the question that pops into my mind, 10 minutes into my Magnaghi Sky Arrow 600 demo flight with Hansen Air Group's Mike Hansen.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Sky Arrow LSA


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Sound Of Thunder


For those seeking a more economical alternative to the max performance of a P-51, the Thunder Mustang should satisfy your inner need for speed

The Sound Of ThunderFrom the second the throttle goes forward for takeoff, it's apparent this will be a very different experience.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Thunder Mustang


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Owners’ Analysis: Eclipse, Mustang & Phenom


What better method is there of analyzing the current field of light jets than asking owners?

Owners’ Analysis: Eclipse, Mustang & PhenomPilot reports can only tell you so much. Back in the glory days of aviation, when the industry was selling 18,000 units a year, manufacturers used to provide airplanes to magazines for several days or even a week for evaluation.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Tecnam P2008


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Searching For The Ideal Airpark Airplane


The Tecnam P2008: an LSA delivered with a big envelope

Searching For The Ideal Airpark AirplaneThe T-hangars at Big South Fork Airpark (BSFA), an upscale 450-acre development adjacent to the spectacular Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area in northeastern Tennessee, house a fleet as varied and practical as the airpark's property owners.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Decathlon Xtreme


Aeronca champ…You’ve come a long way, baby!

Decathlon Xtreme Here's one for you: Next year, 2014, the Citabria will be 50 years old.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Decathlon Xtreme


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

2013 LSA Buyer’s Guide


Stronger sales, more new models and something for everybody: That’s LSA!

2013 LSA Buyer’s GuideThe economy is resurgent, and light sport has weathered the storm.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013

SuperStol


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Turning Airpark Dreams Into Lifestyle Realities


The Daher-Socata TBM 850 Elite

Turning Airpark Dreams Into Lifestyle RealitiesThey may have roads and utilities, homes and happy families, but residential airparks are far from your typical American community—unlike, say, a Muncie, Ind., celebrated and studied by social scientists for its averageness.