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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, 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.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013

TBM 850 Elite


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Pipistrel Sinus LSA


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Prius With Wings


Two-fisted thermal grabber, fuel-sipping cruiser and trainer—in one airplane!

Prius With WingsWe cruise along in the sleek, comfy Pipistrel Sinus motorglider on a northwest heading, plying the butter-smooth air at 8,500 feet and 105 knots.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Dream Big: Buy A Plane


Financing and insurance are the first steps in making your ownership dream come true

Dream Big: Buy A PlaneNo dream stirs a pilot's soul more than that of owning an airplane.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Down & Dirty


The Cirrus SR22 tries out the Idaho backcountry and redefines airplane camping

Down & DirtyHow would the fancy SR22 perform on a mountain strip, dueling in the dirt with more rugged distant cousins?
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Cirrus SR22


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Taildragger Reborn


All-metal airframe, side-by-side seating, 65-year-old GA company: classic!

The Taildragger RebornI'm reminded, in every detail, what top-quality, beautifully crafted airplanes this company makes.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Tecnam P92-TD


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Diesel With A Jet Heart


Cessna introduces a turbo diesel for the popular Skylane

Diesel With A Jet HeartThere's something almost hypnotic about flying behind turbines.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Skylane JT-A


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

10 Perfect Airplanes For Special Missions


Okay, nothing’s perfect, but these airplanes come about as close to perfection as possible for specific missions

10 Perfect Airplanes For Special MissionsDon't believe those naysayers who continue to claim aviation's glass is half empty.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Lovely And Lively


The G-700S is resurrected as the AT-4, but still friendly as ever

Lovely And LivelyI've just met Greg Trzaska of Aero AT-USA at his home airport of Northampton (7B2), Mass.