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Article: Holiday Gift Guide

Pilots love gear. Even if you're a minimalist at heart, aviation lends itself to lots of equipment.

Article: Headsets Buyer's Guide 2014: Smaller, Lighter And More Affordable

Pilots may not realize it, but aside from the instruments, the most utilized cockpit item is the headset.

Also labeled: Headsets

Article: LSA Buyer's Guide 2014

Since our last buyer's guide, we've weathered a government shutdown and an LSA market still coping with a modestly recovering economy.

Also labeled: LSAs

Article: Getting A Lot For A Little

As much as we'd all like to purchase a newer, bigger or faster airplane, the reality for most of us in these economic doldrums is that we can't. ...

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: 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: 10 Sexiest Airplanes

We thought we were doing something really clever when we came up with the "10 Sexiest Airplanes" idea. It wasn't until we delved into making up the list that we came face-to-face with the need to define the term "sexy."

Article: Choice Aftermarket Stops for Turboprops

American Aviation Inc. American Aviation at Coeur d'Alene Airport in Idaho offers modifications for Beechcraft King Airs, Piper Cheyennes and Cessna Conquests. ...

Article: Our 10 Favorite Cirrus SR22S

It’s fair to say that Cirrus changed general aviation in a way that hasn’t been seen since the halcyon days following World War II, when it seemed everybody built airplanes.

Article: Rugged Radios RA950

One market segment generally ignored in aviation-headset makers is the rough-and-tumble world of flight schools and industrial operations.

Article: Something Xtra Special

For years, GA manufacturers have left the upgrade aftermarket to STC (supplemental type certificate) holders and mod shops—the entities that developed or acquired an approved process of altering a certificated aircraft, and aircraft repair stations t...

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: Masters Of Glass: LSA Avionics Roundup

The economy hasn't dampened the resolve or enthusiasm of the avionics industry, which continues its feverish develop-ment of ever-more-spectacular instrumentation to help us fly with greater awareness, safety and simplicity.

Article: Sennheiser S-1

It's been a long time since I've been really excited about a headset.

Article: Easy Ownership: The Great LSA

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

Article: 20 Great Aviation Apps

The iPad scene shifts faster than coastal weather, with new products and amazing updates from old friends.

Article: Garmin Introduces The Touch-Screen 650 And 750

I've been fortunate to have access to many of the avionics innovations introduced in the last 40 years. (function(){ var flashvars = {affiliateSiteId:"85996", widgetId:"108329", mediaType_mediaID:"video_1589425",...

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: 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: The Best Of Books And Training Kits

Once upon a time in aviation, studying for the written and practical exams was anything but easy or convenient. Most likely, you'd sign up for ground school ...

Article: Buy To Fly

Hello, can I schedule a lesson for Friday afternoon? No? You don’t have an airplane available?

Article: Sporty’s 50 Years On The Pulse Of GA

I’m meandering along a quiet perimeter road at Clermont County Airport near Batavia, Ohio, on a frigid morning.

Article: Choose Your Own Adventure

So, you just hit the lottery for a half-million bucks (after tax). This sounds like a big deal, except that it’s redundant because your spouse hit it last week for 10 million.

Article: Choosing A Six-Seater

If it’s really true that buyers of four-seat airplanes often buy two seats more than they need, the same may not be true of purchasers in the six-place class. ...

Article: LSA Buyer's Guide

What a great time to be a pilot! The economy gains traction, Big Tin (Cessna and Piper) flexes its muscles as more Skycatchers and PiperSports find homes across America, and new S-LSA—111 models as we go to press—continue to come on line.

Article: Four-Seater Buyer's Guide

Four-seat airplanes have always been the most popular configuration in general aviation.