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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 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.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Aero AT-4


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Kodiak


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

SUV With A Mission


Backcountry traveler or humanitarian hauler, Quest’s Kodiak does it all

SUV With A MissionThe dirt strip at Magee (S77), near Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, looks impossibly rough and short.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Leader Of The Pack


Fuel injection, constant refinements: why the CT line remains number one

Leader Of The PackGerman manufacturer Flight Design, celebrating its 25th anniversary (congrats, FD!).
Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Flight Design CTLSi


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Way Of Active Winglets


It’s not cheap, but it adds performance and safety to a variety of airplanes

The Way Of Active WingletsFortunately, airplanes don't deal much in real mousetraps, but every once in a while, someone comes along and invents a better one.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Piper Seneca


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

An Old Stalwart Gets New Attention


Piper’s Seneca at work and play

An Old Stalwart Gets New AttentionScott County Airport (SCX) in Oneida, Tenn., was readying for its ninth annual autumn air show, and vendor trucks and booths were starting to fill the perimeter of the ramp.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Shopping In The Fast Lane


A turbine buyer’s guide

Shopping In The Fast LaneThe market for turbine aircraft is slowly turning around, used inventories for many models are decreasing and some manufacturers are starting to cautiously ramp up production.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Piston Singles Buyer's Guide 2013


You want it, you got it: trainers, cross-country haulers, bush planes and more!

Piston Singles Buyer's Guide 2013The good news for 2013 is that a new model was added to the production ranks late in 2012.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Piston Twins Buyer's Guide 2013


A rundown of the five aircraft in the market

Piston Twins Buyer's Guide 2013Piston twins have gradually dwindled down to a precious few. Back in general aviation's mod
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

LSA Buyer’s Guide 2013


More new models, tighter FAA regulation and budget birds!

LSA Buyer’s Guide 2013Perhaps the biggest LSA (light-sport aircraft) story this year invokes the letters FAA (the Federal Aviation Administration).
Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Alpha Bet


Is this the best-yet trainer for learning the ABCs of flight?

The Alpha BetYet the Alpha story goes way beyond economics.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Pipistrel Alpha Trainer


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Epic LT


Do It Yourself Rocket Ship

The Epic LTSometimes, a name says it all, and the story of the Epic LT is nothing if not, well—epic.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Epic LT


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Way Ready For Prime Time


Amphibian dreams vs. reality: here’s a classy amphib in full production

Way Ready For Prime TimeNature abhors a vacuum. Three years ago, Plane & Pilot publisher Mike McMann saw the SeaMax at the Sebring air show and said, "That's beautiful, let's do a story on it."
Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Seamax LSA


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Husky Dawn Patrol


Aviat’s new Husky and the Northern Idaho backcountry make a perfect pair

Husky Dawn PatrolThe early morning sunlight glinting off the crystal waters of Lake Pend Oreille (roughly pronounced "pond-o-ray") and reflecting back off our Husky's bright-yellow wing is too much for even my military-spec sunglasses to handle.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Husky A-1C


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Aviation Taxes 2012


A guide to the new IRS regulations

Aviation Taxes 2012This year has produced quite a few tax law changes that will impact general aviation and the business use of aircraft.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Sleeper


Is this the low-cost, cheap-repair, rugged LSA trainer that everybody is overlooking?

The SleeperI'm already at ease with this unique, stylish little S-LSA.