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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 3, 2012

Getting A Lot For A Little


Some affordable enhancements can give new life to any aircraft

Getting A Lot For A LittleAs much as we'd all like to purchase a newer, bigger or faster airplane, the reality for most of us in these economic doldrums is that we can't.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Soloy Cessna 206 Mark II


Transplant a 450 SHP Rolls-Royce turbine onto a stock 206 and, voilá, you have a super Cessna

Soloy Cessna 206 Mark IIThere's something that's both a little primeval and 21st century about starting a turbine engine.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Diamond's Family Star


Diamond’s innovative, four-place Star offers performance and efficiency beyond its price

Diamond's Family StarFixed-gear singles have assumed the mantle that once belonged to retractables.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Diamond DA40 XLS


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

FK12 Comet LSA


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Look-Homeward Angel


Twisting through the sky in the first SLSA two-seat aerobat!

The Look-Homeward AngelThe Comet carries the DNA of all those ships, yet the biplane sportster/aerobat represents a breakthrough of sorts as the first fully aerobatic two-seat SLSA and the first biplane.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Financing The Flying Dream


The best sources to fund your flight training

Financing The Flying DreamIt's no secret that learning to fly is expensive. Recent studies by AOPA and other general aviation groups have confirmed that the cost of flight training is one of the major barriers to entry into aviation for the average person.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Pilatus PC-12


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Big-Time Adventure


Tackling the wilds of Utah in a do-it-all turboprop

Big-Time AdventureIt only takes one low-level flight through southern Utah to see why many consider it to be one of the most beautiful places on the planet.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012

BRM Bristell Fastback


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Kiss & Bristell


Friendly, refined, beefy for rough-field training, yet a cruiser’s delight

Kiss & BristellAlthough my typical demo flights average under 45 minutes, you can still learn a lot about an airplane in less than an hour.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Cirrus SR22 GTS: The Perfect Plane?


Why Cirrus Aircraft’s successful single might be the ultimate cross-country machine

Cirrus SR22 GTS: The Perfect Plane?Some aircraft change the game. Looking back, designs like the Cessna 172, the Beechcraft Bonanza, Piper Cub, Mooney M20 and a handful of others have changed the way aviators—and outsiders—perceive general aviation.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012

2012 Cirrus SR22 GTS


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Americanization Of Alto


There’s a mod for that—making the perfect plane, Ron-Corbi style

The Americanization Of AltoThe Corbi Air Alto 100 is a bit of a sleeper. While not the sleekest-looking S-LSA out there, its GA-traditional, Piper-ish appeal goes way, way beyond mere looks.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Alto 100


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Diamond's Twin For 2012


The Diamond DA42 comes with your choice of Lycoming GASOLINE or Austro diesel engines

Diamond's Twin For 2012Diamond Aircraft of Austria reasoned there was room for one more multi.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Diamond DA42


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Carbon Dating


Beautiful, refined, muscled like a linebacker: a Cub for the hotrod soul

Carbon DatingSo what draws him, with all his aviation experience, to the cockpit of the CubCrafters Carbon Cub SS?
Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Carbon Cub SS


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Gipps Airvan: Don’t Call It A Caravan


This innovative Australian single emphasizes the principle that less really can be more

Gipps Airvan: Don’t Call It A CaravanWhen you think of dedicated utility airplanes, what's the first machine that comes to mind: a Cessna Stationair, a Cherokee Six, a Cessna Caravan? George Morgan of GippsAero in Moreland, Australia, has a slightly different answer to that question
Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Airvan


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

It's An LSA World


Fun, useful, life-changing: LSA proving themselves at work and play

It's An LSA WorldNew movements can take awhile to root in the public consciousness.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Co-Own A Plane!


With aircraft ownership costs skyrocketing, finding a partner could keep you flying

Co-Own A Plane!There was one specific moment when I knew I had made the right decision to join an aircraft partnership.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Sweet Harmonizin’


Raising the bar on a history of quality, performance, handling and comfort

Sweet Harmonizin’One of the very first LSA I flew was the Evektor SportStar, an all-metal, low-wing monoplane with a cute bubbly profile and a stable, confidence-inspiring, long-distance-comfortable, easy-to-fly flight personality.