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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

From The Editor: Flying Out Of The Country




From The Editor: Flying Out Of The CountryFlying to an exotic destination like the Bahamas may seem like a daunting, out-of-reach pipe dream.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Avionics Academy: Planning For Avionic Obsolescence


What can you do with your old GPS unit?



Avionics Academy: Planning For Avionic ObsolescenceThat's just one symptom of a larger problem—modern avionics simply can't be expected to last as long as old radio stacks.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

From The Editor: Sharpen Your Skills




From The Editor: Sharpen Your SkillsThere are many exciting ways to fine-tune your flying skills and learn new techniques while adding a new rating to your pilot certificate.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Avionics Academy: Why Not Portable ADS-B Out?


The 2020 FAA mandate stipulates that aircraft owners use a panel-mount solution



Avionics Academy: Why Not Portable ADS-B Out?After all, there are now dozens of portable ADS-B gizmos out there, all much cheaper than panel-mount, and VFR pilots can get by with portable GPS. So, why not portable ADS-B?
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

From The Editor: It’s All In The Rudder




From The Editor: It’s All In The RudderAre you using rudder as much as you should be?
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

From The Editor: LSA, Turbines & ADS-B




From The Editor: LSA, Turbines & ADS-BSport aviation continues to be an exciting and innovative sector of general aviation.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

From The Editor: Desert Flying




From The Editor: Desert FlyingThe vast Mojave Desert has a dramatic aviation history as a test bed for experimental military and civilian aircraft.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014

From The Editor: A Plane For Every Type Of Pilot




From The Editor: A Plane For Every Type Of PilotOur comprehensive 2015 Buyer's Guide features aircraft for all kinds of pilots, from light-sport planes and single pistons to turboprops and jets.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

From The Editor: Red Rock Country




From The Editor: Red Rock CountrySedona, Ariz., is known for red rock formations that come alive in the low light of sunrise and sunset.
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.