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Article: An Osh For The Ages

The USAF Thunderbirds made their debut Oshkosh appearance, and night air shows kept the wow factor high after dark.

Article: Retrofit Roundup: 15 Hot Panel Upgrades

It's comical that when we look at an instrument panel today, the array of gear that would have launched waves of envy 10 years ago looks, sadly, like a thrift-store bargain.

Article: Sun ’n Fun Roundup 2014

Fantastic weather, thrilling shows by the Blue Angels, record-setting crowds and a visit from the governor: The 40th Sun 'n Fun Fly-In, held April 1-6 in Lakeland, Fla., had much to celebrate this year.

Article: Celebrating 10 Years Of Sport Aviation

The 10th annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo drew a near-record crowd of more than 20,000 to Sebring Municipal Airport (SEF) in mid-January for what has become the nation's premier sport-aircraft showcase and the kickoff to general aviation's annual...

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Article: 50 Years Of Championship Air Racing

At 0800, the engines begin to crank over. The field begins to rumble as the sounds of the props turn.

Article: Fab Fall Mini Roundup

Our latest offering of gadgets and goodies to carry you through your holiday season and sugar plum-fairy fantasies.

Article: Oshkosh Adventure 2013

Oshkosh AirVenture is the alpha and the omega of U.S. air shows.

Article: The Hot 10 Spring Roundup

Spring without the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In & Expo would be like Christmas without Santa, LSA without Rotax, GA without Cessna and Piper ...

Article: Reno Air Races 2012

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. ...

Article: Golden Angel

There's only one Cub, just as there's only one Wright Flyer, Joe DiMaggio or Golden Gate Bridge.

Article: Oshkosh 2012: Airborne Excitement

Sixty years and half-a-million airplane lovers per year can't be wrong.

Article: 70th Doolittle Raiders Reunion

The USS Hornet's radio operator intercepted a message in Japanese at 07:45; its origins were close. Just earlier, SBD Dauntless aircraft that had launched off the USS Enterprise had spotted a small Japanese fishing vessel, and then later flew...

Article: The Maine (Seaplane) Event!

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.

Article: More Sun, More Fun!

Last year: tornados and wrecked airplanes. This year: sun. Way sun. What a glorious week. Temps in the '80s. Refreshing breezes everyday. Billowy cotton-ball clouds and only one minor afternoon thunderstorm.

Article: When Airplanes Collide: Avoiding The Unexpected

It’s ironic that most general aviation pilots consider a possible engine failure as their greatest fear.

Article: 30 Ways To Make Your Pilot Certificate Sizzle

I’m still amazed when I land. I sometimes sit in the cockpit, as the gyros wind down and the prop clicks to a stop, and wonder at the magic of it all. ...

Article: Oshkosh 2011

Economies rise and fall like ocean waves. Headlines blare about this debt crisis and that stock market selloff, and through it all we keep on keeping on: That’s what humans do.

Article: Piper Cub Heaven

On an overcast, humid June day, I top a high dike built to prevent the Susquehanna River from flooding William T. Piper Memorial airport.

Article: Great New Products!

In the middle of the best of Spring Break air show times it became, for a day, the very worst of times.

Article: Sebring 2011: Rays Of Hope Ahead?

The year’s first major aviation show, Florida’s U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, went off swimmingly, if a mite frigidly in January, with good attendance, thanks to show organizer Bob Woods and his friendly volunteers.

Article: Rookies of Reno

The Reno Air Races are unlike any other contest in the world.

Article: Splash In

For two days each September, the shores and skies of the quaint Central California town of Lakeport are taken over by the Clear Lake Splash-In. ...

Article: Sharing The Passion

Aviation and flying have been an important part of my life for as long as I can remember. Aviation and flying have been an...

Article: Mustang Mystique

As I lower myself into the rear cockpit, I pinch myself. No, I’m not dreaming. I really am in a WWII P-51D Mustang, about to ride with the Horsemen, the world’s only P-51 aerobatic team, known for their hyperprecise formation aerobatics.

Article: 10 Top Products

Year in, year out, up economy or down economy, enterprising aviation entrepreneurs always find new and exciting ways to get our juices flowing and our checking accounts draining.

Article: Days Of Celebration, Days Of Dreams

We may well mark 2009 as a dramatic evocation of past and future, a time when the traditional veneration of past achievements and the bright and amazing promise of future technology both occupied center stage.

Article: Formation Flying! Part II

Formation flying is a dangerous and, for me, compellingly beautiful and engaging experience. Formation flying is a dangerous and, for...

Article: Air Show Roundup: Sun 'n Fun 2009

In spite of lighter attendance than last year, the 2009 EAA Sun ’n Fun Fly-In drew an enthusiastic crowd to Lakeland, Fla., for the week’s festivities. ...

Article: Air Show Roundup: Oshkosh!

Article: Sun ’n Fun 2008!

As this column is being written, I’m sitting in an...