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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, 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


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


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?