Over the past few years, I had become increasingly dependent on my annoying prescription glasses.
The prototype for one of the world's coolest airplanes was built in a garage.
Excuse me while I toast myself, but it has been 30 years since I flew my first air show.
I was faced with the decision to cancel an air show I had booked the winter before—the Truckee Tahoe AirShow and Family Festival.
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.
If you drive down Sheridan Road just outside the perimeter of the Tulsa International Airport, you'll find a row of small industrial buildings housing aviation engine, machine and hose shops.
I've yet to see a hobbit as I fly over my adopted home country of New Zealand.
Energy management is a pilot's most important task.
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.
This is Angel Flight. It's a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization that arranges free, non-emergency air travel for children and adults with serious medical conditions or other compelling needs.
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.
Aviation might be where we feel most alive. Maybe that's why intuition plays such a key part in it.
I love flying cross-country. It's almost the best part of my work because there's nothing like the freedom of flying a small airplane from coast to coast. ...
Inside the fortified walls of Old Québec looms Château Frontenac, towering over narrow cobblestone streets and the immense St. Lawrence River. ...
How do you make a million bucks in the air show business?
These days, whenever I pick up an aviation magazine, I catch an article about how important stick-and- rudder skills are in primary flight training. ...
Control failures and foreign object damage (FOD) aren't something that GA pilots often think about.
On a spring morning several years ago, I was doing touch-and-goes in my Extra, flying the rust off after a long winter, an annual and an engine overhaul. ...
It's not often you get to meet a legend. ...
One of the best things about being a pilot is we can choose where we live, especially aerobatic pros who like to live close to their work. ...
Flying is the least of what air show pilots do. For our 10 minutes in the air, we pay the price of executing the logistics that gets us there. ...
Who's the best pilot in history? Good question. And who's the best pilot today?
I was with several hundred students, faculty and guests at the Army War College's 59th National Security Seminar (NSS) in June of this year.
Oshkosh AirVenture is the alpha and the omega of U.S. air shows.
At a recent hangar party, I met a woman who owns a very nice Piper Cherokee.
I knew I was in for a special treat when I received Doug Rozendaal's message.
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.
We can't be flying all the time, though some would prefer it. I admit I'm a lousy spectator.
On August 9th, Disney will debut their new animated film, Planes.
Have you ever wondered what it's like to be flying in close formation with another airplane, seeing the tiniest movement of an aileron, the heat curling from the exhaust? ...