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Article: Dream Big: Buy A Plane

No dream stirs a pilot's soul more than that of owning an airplane.

Article: Big South Fork Airpark

BSFA, which began selling lots in 2008, has several attributes that many pilots and homeowners would likely agree put it in the ideal category. ...

Article: Aviation Taxes 2012

This year has produced quite a few tax law changes that will impact general aviation and the business use of aircraft.

Article: Double Down

I first fell in love with the Cessna 340 when my dad and I stopped at Harris Ranch for a steak salad on our way home from the Bay Area one day. (function(){ var flashvars = {affiliateSiteId:"85996",...

Article: Financing The Flying Dream

It's no secret that learning to fly is expensive. Recent studies by AOPA and other general aviation groups have confirmed that the cost of flight training is one of the major barriers to entry into aviation for the average person.

Also labeled: Aircraft, Finance

Article: Doing Good With General Aviation

Aviation is the greatest science known to man simply because every other mental discipline comes into play each time an aircraft takes flight.

Article: 10 Favorite Fly-in Vacations

There it stood before me: a wall-sized aeronautical chart that measured nearly 10 feet tall and 16 feet wide.

Article: Co-Own A Plane!

There was one specific moment when I knew I had made the right decision to join an aircraft partnership.

Article: It's An LSA World

New movements can take awhile to root in the public consciousness.

Article: The Lure Of The Backcountry

Hiding far beneath the surface of aviation's well-known conservative demeanor are those who find their flying excitement off the beaten path. ...

Article: Top 20 LSA

The sky isn't falling on the LSA phenomenon, though daily reports of global financial megadoom continue apace.

Article: Dream Machines

Whether you're just one lottery ticket away from your dream machine or you've got cash burning a hole in your pocket, turbine power is the ultimate way to go. ...

Article: Piston Twins Buyer's Guide 2012

Back in the '70s and '80s, there were nearly two dozen twins on the market.

Article: Piston Singles Buyer’s Guide 2012

Despite what some folks believed was a down economy for piston aircraft, there are still nearly four dozen models on the market, and all 11 manufacturers seem to be standing strong against the recession.

Article: Pipistrel Virus: Triple Your Pleasure

Maybe she dressed kinda funny. Maybe he kept to himself. She was a little eccentric, joined after-school clubs and was an A student.

Also labeled: LSAs, Pilot Reports

Article: Pipistrel Virus

Also labeled: LSAs, Specs

Article: Piper Meridian: Everyman’s Turbine

The benchmarks of speed in general aviation have traditionally been easy to define.

Article: 2012 Piper Meridian

Article: Hope Springs Eternal

Among pilots, hope isn't the only thing that springs eternal; it's the next plane.

Also labeled: Jets, Turboprops, Turbine Aircraft

Article: Upgrading Your Instrument Panel

The majority of airplanes in the general- aviation fleet were built before glass panels and digital displays became standard equipment.

Article: Caring For Your Aircraft

The aircraft battery is a seldom-noticed and somewhat-ignored component of the machine’s life-giving systems.

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: Caring For Your Aircraft

Oil is to an aviation piston engine what blood is to the human body: a crucial element in keeping it alive.

Article: Making The Most Of Your Aircraft Asset

There's a verse that goes: "To be successful, all you have to do is work half a day, and most of the time, you get to pick which 12 hours per day you want to work."

Article: 10 Tips For Stepping Up

Most aviators have, at some point in their lives, looked at the cloud-like contrails behind high-flying jets, and ultimately yearned to one day be flying in the flight levels.

Article: It’s The Little Things: Refurbishing On A Dime

With recent news of declining new-aircraft sales, it's pretty clear that we may be in it for the long haul when it comes to a full economic recovery. ...

Article: Easy Ownership: The Great LSA

Herewith, the Essential Question: What's great about owning and flying an LSA?

Article: Today’s GA Market

It's no secret that it is absolutely a buyer's market right now," says Steve Feldman, aircraft broker for AirplanesUSA, one of the largest aircraft dealers in the nation.

Article: Getting Creative: 10 Ways To Fly For Less

Flying is expensive. In fact, recent initiatives by the FAA and AOPA list the cost of flying as one of the reasons people either opt not to learn to fly, or stop taking lessons once they start.

Article: Caring For Your Aircraft

Aircraft ignition systems are one of those things that few pilots give much thought to. We turn the key, the prop turns, the engine catches, and we're off for another day of flying.