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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, July 8, 2014

Cruising In Zenith’s Cruzer

Zenith produces a high-performance version of its popular STOL LSA

Cruising In Zenith’s CruzerWhen the FAA approved the LSA concept at Sun 'n Fun in April 2005, many pilots saw it as an opportunity to get back into the sky at a price that wouldn't bust the family budget.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Zenith CH 750 Cruzer

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Return Of The Great Lakes

Peter Bowers likes to revive and update 1930s vintage biplanes—first the Waco, now the Great Lakes

Return Of The Great LakesTime flies, and so do I when I'm having fun. Call me a purist, but flying an open-cockpit biplane has always seemed the simplest and most elemental form of aviating.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Great Lakes 2T-1A-2

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Finding A Czech Mate For Flying Adventures

The European SportCruiser LSA comes into its own

Finding A Czech Mate For Flying AdventuresIt was a Cinderella story gone bad in 2011 when Piper Aircraft, just one year after plucking the sleek Czech-built CSA SportCruiser from obscurity and rechristening it the PiperSport.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014

SportCruiser LSA

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

An Airplane For The Jeep Trail

Here’s a Maule that can handle asphalt, dirt, tundra, snow or even water runways with equal dexterity

An Airplane For The Jeep TrailThere's a fairly famous photo of a Maule taildragger lifting off and pointing uphill at about a 40-degree pitch attitude.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Maule M6

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Making A Splash In The LSA World

Tecnam’s new amphib marks a sea change in float design

Making A Splash In The LSA WorldIf you need convincing that LSA represent a valuable adjunct to traditional GA models, look no further than the amphibian world.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Tecnam P92 SeaSky

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Speedier And Sportier

TBM’s iconic turboprop undergoes a major makeover

Speedier And SportierThe airport at Palatka (28J), a sleepy farming community in Northeast Florida, lies a scant 26 nm from historic St. Augustine's KSGJ.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

TBM 900

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Handsome, All-Terrain Bush Plane

Pick your “feet” for snow, water or land: You get them all with this rugged LSA

The Handsome, All-Terrain Bush PlaneLarry Labor followed a life path many pilots can identify with: After learning to fly in his youth, college, career (pharmacist) and family all conspired to keep him from the joys of the sky for decades.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

BushCaddy LSA

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Citation Step-Up Magic

Cessna’s new citation M2 upgrades performance, value and features

Citation Step-Up Magic Cessna understands the old wisdom that when you reduce the price, you appeal to new buyers, and when you add performance, old customers upgrade. The new Citation M2 demonstrates that seriously good things happen when you can do both.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Cessna Citation M2

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


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.