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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.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Light-Sport Chronicles: Hansen Family Values

This family tree has wings for branches and clouds for leaves

Light-Sport Chronicles: Hansen Family ValuesJon Hansen has been a major player in the LSA movement since it was merely a twinkle in the FAA's eye.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

From The Editor: An Unexpected Visit

From The Editor: An Unexpected VisitThe destination for our eight-ship of warbirds was Rapid City, S.D., but it wasn't looking good.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Light-Sport Chronicles: Europe’s Disneyland For Airplanes

One Yank’s take on Europe’s premier aircraft show...and why we should care

Light-Sport Chronicles: Europe’s Disneyland For AirplanesFor many sport aviation-industry watchers at this year's Aero trade show—it's the annual European bash right after our Sun 'n Fun—the star attraction was Peter Funk's magnificent FK51 Mustang.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

From The Editor: The Diverse World of LSA

From The Editor: The Diverse World of LSAToday's light-sport market boasts 131 ASTM-certified airplanes and is as diverse as it has ever been.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Light-Sport Chronicles: The Long View

We’re as old or young, as declining or thriving, as we wish to be

Light-Sport Chronicles: The Long ViewRoaming through the expansive winged carnival that is the annual Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In & Expo, I fairly marvel each year at how much changes from visit to visit—and how much doesn't.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013

From The Editor: Extreme Flying

From The Editor: Extreme FlyingIt's a story of deserted beaches, do-it-yourself runways, a wildebeest migration, fee negotiations, active volcanoes and two highly modified Super Cubs.