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Article: 2016 Adventure Aircraft: Seeking A Different Kind Of Aviation

For the three-dimensional adventure seeker in need of a shiny new machine to take him where he has never gone, there are plenty of options available.

Also labeled: Adventure Aircraft

Article: APPS For Aviators

It's no secret that iPads—and tablet computers in general—have revolu­tionized aviation in much the same way that GPS navigation has. ...

Article: Getting Out Alive: It's In The Gear

Survival in the event of an off-airport landing or other unplanned aviation emergency is something pilots don't like to consider.

Also labeled: Best Buys

Article: Gyroplanes Buyer’s Guide 2015

Gyroplanes are one of the last remaining secrets in the aviation community.

Also labeled: Adventure Flying, Features

Article: Flight Bag Buyer’s Guide: Style & Function

I love flight bags. They're one of the few things we use as pilots that lend us some flair of individuality.

Article: Residential Airparks On A Takeoff Roll

If the ability to fly is humankind's oldest dream, living with one's airplane probably ranks a close second.

Also labeled: Airparks

Article: Finding The Perfect Turbine

With an improving economy and fuel prices headed down, the turbine market is heating up.

Also labeled: Turbine Singles, Turbine Twins

Article: Seven Twins For The New Year

Piston twins have gradually dwindled down to a precious few.

Also labeled: Piston Twins

Article: Singles For 2015

Competition is good for everyone, and 2015 promises to provide just enough to make things interesting.

Also labeled: Piston Singles

Article: Holiday Gift Guide

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

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: Headsets Update 2014

We live in a time where there are over 30 brands of aviation headsets to choose from.

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: Jets And Turboprops Buyer's Guide 2014

There are a few new models such as the Cessna M2, the Eclipse 550, and the HondaJet coming on line this year and a lot of incremental improvements being introduced. ...

Also labeled: Turboprops

Article: Adventure Aircraft Buyer's Guide 2014

Many adventure aircraft are among the most docile machines in the sky.

Also labeled: Adventure Aircraft

Article: Twin-Engine Pistons Buyer's Guide 2014

The market for piston twins will probably never die as long as the airlines continue to need pilots, and that need is predicted to become even more prevalent in the near future.

Also labeled: Piston Twins

Article: Piston Singles Buyer's Guide 2014

The prognosis for single-engine sales in 2014 remains mixed, but there are signs of improving times.

Also labeled: Piston Singles

Article: Owners’ Analysis: Eclipse, Mustang & Phenom

Pilot reports can only tell you so much. Back in the glory days of aviation, when the industry was selling 18,000 units a year, manufacturers used to provide airplanes to magazines for several days or even a week for evaluation.

Article: 2013 LSA Buyer’s Guide

The economy is resurgent, and light sport has weathered the storm.

Article: Shopping In The Fast Lane

The market for turbine aircraft is slowly turning around, used inventories for many models are decreasing and some manufacturers are starting to cautiously ramp up production.

Also labeled: Turbine Singles, Turbine Twins

Article: ADS-B Buyers' Guide

By 2020, aircraft operating in airspace currently requiring a transponder must be equipped with a certified Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out transmitter, a key component of the FAA's NextGen Air Transportation System.

Article: Headsets: Choosing The Right Tool

The year 2013 brings with it subtle changes in the headset world. Aviation leader Peltor has been bought by 3M Corporation, and their aviation line has all but disappeared.

Also labeled: Headsets

Article: LSA Buyer’s Guide 2013

Perhaps the biggest LSA (light-sport aircraft) story this year invokes the letters FAA (the Federal Aviation Administration).

Also labeled: LSAs

Article: Piston Twins Buyer's Guide 2013

Piston twins have gradually dwindled down to a precious few. Back in general aviation's mod

Also labeled: Piston Twins

Article: Piston Singles Buyer's Guide 2013

The good news for 2013 is that a new model was added to the production ranks late in 2012.

Also labeled: Piston Singles

Article: Soloy Cessna 206 Mark II

There's something that's both a little primeval and 21st century about starting a turbine engine.

Article: Handheld Buyer’s Guide

Smarter, faster and ever smaller, handheld devices for aviation are undergoing a revolution that surpasses anything we've seen before.

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: Co-Own A Plane!

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