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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

From The Editor: Aviating, Kiwi Style




From The Editor: Aviating, Kiwi StyleNew Zealand is known for its dramatic topography—snow-capped mountains, volcanoes, fjords—and as pilots, we're fortunate to experience natural beauty from the air.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

From The Editor: Mentorship




From The Editor: MentorshipIt was one of the highlights of last year's EAA AirVenture, so I eagerly signed up again this year: an afternoon spent mentoring three young women who have an interest in aviation photography.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

From The Editor: Lengthen The Runway




From The Editor: Lengthen The RunwayWhen you're a student pilot, everything in the airplane seems to happen at warp speed.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

From The Editor: Five Airplanes, 35 Destinations




From The Editor: Five Airplanes, 35 DestinationsCircumnavigating the globe in your own airplane is the ultimate flying adventure, but such a large undertaking comes with challenges of piles of paperwork and local permissions.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

From The Editor: Flying History




From The Editor: Flying HistoryEach year, the Collings Foundation flies a selection of rare warbirds around the country, stopping at more than 110 towns.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Ghosts In The Machine


The Collings Foundation brings World War II history to life



Ghosts In The MachineYou can feel the history in these aircraft just by walking up to them.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

From The Editor: Dream Flight




From The Editor: Dream FlightAs pilots, we all have strong opinions on the best day-to-day airplane to own.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

From The Editor: Going The Distance




From The Editor: Going The DistanceBeing prepared for a cross-country trip is important for a safer and more enjoyable flight.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Light-Sport Chronicles: The LSA Decade


An appreciation for a brave new category



Light-Sport Chronicles: The LSA DecadePersonal flight has never been quite the same since.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

From The Editor: Flying North




From The Editor: Flying NorthSome places were simply meant for pilots.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Light-Sport Chronicles: Learn To Fly The LSA Way


A quick look at the light-sport aircraft category and the sport-pilot rule



Light-Sport Chronicles: Learn To Fly The LSA WayNo doubt you've heard about the light-sport aircraft (LSA) category and the sport-pilot (SP) rule. Let's take a look to help you decide whether LSA is the right nest for you.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

From The Editor: A Pilot’s Pilot




From The Editor: A Pilot’s PilotSpending time with Bob Hoover is an experience that's forever treasured by anyone who has ever had the opportunity.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

At Home With Bob Hoover


With more than 50 years in the cockpit, aviation’s living legend talks about flying



At Home With Bob HooverIt's not often you get to meet a legend.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Light-Sport Chronicles: Prop-Pourri


An “All Things Considered” approach to aviation innovation



Light-Sport Chronicles: Prop-PourriOne of my favorite websites is Gizmag, a kind of Dyson vacuum for all the latest tech/science/gadget newsbits that come at us every day.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013

From The Editor: Sea/Sky Adventure




From The Editor: Sea/Sky AdventureFive years ago at a desert storage facility, Joe Duke came across a 1954 Grumman G-111 Albatross calling his name.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Light-Sport Chronicles: The Lindbergh Way


More insights into aviation’s electrifying future from Erik Lindbergh



Light-Sport Chronicles: The Lindbergh WayLast month, I shared Erik Lindbergh's highlights of his first solo flight in an ultralight aircraft—that just happened to be an electric-powered airplane: the GreenWing International eSpyder e280.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

From The Editor: Cross-Country Cubbing




From The Editor: Cross-Country CubbingIf you've ever flown around the Southwest U.S., then you know of its immense vastness and beauty.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Light-Sport Chronicles: The Lindbergh Way


A famous aviator’s reflections on his first solo electric flight



Light-Sport Chronicles: The Lindbergh WayThere's an ineffable pleasure, a kind of shy excitement, that comes with sitting down with an aviation luminary you've admired for some time.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

From The Editor: Flying Two Engines




From The Editor: Flying Two EnginesATP Flight School is the largest flight academy in the country, excelling at training flight students for professional airline careers.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Light-Sport Chronicles: If You Build It…


...will they come? Time, work, imagination, and location, location, location will tell.



Light-Sport Chronicles: If You Build It…We're shooting the breeze inside the big, brand-new 80x80-foot hangar they've just completed—at their very own country airport.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013

10 Best Pilots


The ability to make an airplane do the impossible is what separates the best from the rest



10 Best PilotsWho's the best pilot in history? Good question. And who's the best pilot today?
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

From The Editor: Oshkosh Highlights




From The Editor: Oshkosh HighlightsEAA AirVenture can't be adequately explained in words. It's an awe-inspiring event that needs to be experienced firsthand.