An American pilot could be forgiven, taking off from runway 29C at Sydney's Bankstown airport and climbing out on a right turn toward the New South Wales hinterland, for thinking that he was flying over America.
Gyroplanes are one of the last remaining secrets in the aviation community.
So far on this journey, which gives real meaning to the term cross-country, Mrs. Levinson and I have seen our first mercifully mild mountain waves, and we've vibrated our way through the strongest, most sustained turbulence we've ever seen.
I've yet to see a hobbit as I fly over my adopted home country of New Zealand.
Right from the beginning, I knew that we were cutting it tight.
The good news is there's next to no chance you'll ever lose an engine, assuming you don't do anything dumb.
Things aren't looking good at 6 a.m. on Monday, the morning my wife Theresa and I have planned a 10 o'clock departure from Hanscom Field, our home base near Boston, on the first leg of the trip of a lifetime to California and back.
In 1966, teenage brothers Rinker and Kernahan Buck bought an old Piper PA-11 Cub for $300, rebuilt it in their parents' barn in New Jersey, then flew it across the United States in a near-mythic odyssey.
Inside the fortified walls of Old Québec looms Château Frontenac, towering over narrow cobblestone streets and the immense St. Lawrence River. ...
As pilots, we're used to planning flights, and we know preparing for all eventualities helps ensure safer and less stressful flights. ...
What do pilots talk about at dinner? You guessed it.
Handshakes are offered all around as the early morning quiet muffles discussions about density altitude and engine cooling.
Last month, I made my first general aviation trip to Canada, as copilot of a Pilatus PC-12.
The love bite of beguiling trade winds, the rolling slap of crystal, turquoise waters against varnished gunnels and a primal urge to explore magical places can become a sailor's undying passion.
My name is Peter Pretorius. My life began in November of 1959 when I entered the world as a healthy seven-pound boy.
In my first year at University, I met the most beautiful girl I could dream of, both in personality and character.
It all started back in Kenya, spending countless hours sorting out the authorizations that are required to undertake a trip through Africa. ...
BSFA, which began selling lots in 2008, has several attributes that many pilots and homeowners would likely agree put it in the ideal category. ...
Many things draw people from around the world to the 700 islands that make up the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, off the southeastern coast of Florida. ...
You can swap your house, timeshare, antiques and collectibles. So why not swap airplanes?
I've always wondered what pilots of the Blue Angels, Thunderbirds and Snowbirds do once their military gig is up.
Sometimes, it seems unfair that we pilots have more convenient access to the most beautiful spots in the world than ground-locked souls.
Early Monday morning under gorgeous Nevada skies, the dark cloud was blown away over the Reno Air Races as the Formula One Class took to the skies. ...
We all know pilots who limit their flights to a hop to a nearby airport for lunch or an occasional pancake breakfast.
At exactly 5:45 a.m. on March 5, 2010, I took off in my 1972 Grumman Traveler from Canada's St-Hyacinthe Airport (CSU3), on the south shore off Montreal. ...
Being obsessed with flying ever since I could walk, I had my eyes set on becoming an airline pilot.
We're 45 minutes out of Daytona Beach bound for Key West on a summer evening. Viewed from our altitude, the sun has just begun its dip below the horizon, leaving us in muted daylight as darkness settles across the land below.
Aviation is the greatest science known to man simply because every other mental discipline comes into play each time an aircraft takes flight.
Caught up in something of a busman's holiday, I'm shooting so many images that I rip through one 8 GB CompactFlash memory card after another.
How do you top an unforgettable trip to the FIFA World Cup in South Africa? Throw in a Cessna 182 and a dozen exotic locations in four countries, and voilà! ...