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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, 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.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Aviat CNG Husky

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Jets And Turboprops Buyer's Guide 2014

Jet-A dream machines for 2014

Jets And Turboprops Buyer's Guide 2014There are a few new models such as the Cessna M2, the Eclipse 550, and the HondaJet coming on line this year and a lot of incremental improvements being introduced.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

LSA Buyer's Guide 2014

Our survey of light-sport aircraft for the coming new year!

LSA Buyer's Guide 2014Since our last buyer's guide, we've weathered a government shutdown and an LSA market still coping with a modestly recovering economy.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Lady Of Water & Sky

The Grumman G-111 Albatross flies again

Lady Of Water & SkyWhat does one wear to fulfill a dream?
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


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