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Article: Wings Of Freedom

Over the last four-plus years, I've had the good fortune to fly around 30 S-LSA models.

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: Easy Ownership: The Great LSA

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

Article: Buy To Fly

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

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.

Article: Buying Your First Airplane

Buying your first airplane is exciting and confusing, all at once.

Article: Airpark Living: Waking Up To Your Dream

If you’re serious about flying, at some point your dreams have wandered to airparks.

Article: Best LSA

The light-sport aircraft industry hangs in there, although sales numbers, as with general aviation, still struggle to gain safe altitude in the stormy economic skies ...

Article: Putting The Adventure Back In Aviation

“Adventure”—now there’s a word that’s open to interpretation. In fact, the phrase “adventure aviation” may seem redundant to most people because aviation itself usually is seen as an adventure.

Article: The Most Affordable Singles

While our last buyer’s guide [“Buyer’s Mini-Guide To Four-Seat Singles,” P&P April 2010] included a smorgasbord of new airplanes, this one deals with used aircraft and draws from an even wider field.

Article: Top 20 Tips For Buying An Airplane

There’s no feeling that matches that of buying an airplane.

Article: Now And Future LSA

Remember those grade-school history-book pictures of Conestoga wagons with “California or bust” painted on their sides? R...

Article: Buyer’s Mini-Guide To Four-Seat Singles

Traditional wisdom has it that most light airplane buyers purchase two seats more than they need.

Article: Buying & Selling Strategies For 2010

Today’s GA marketplace is best described as difficult but not impossible. Today’s GA marketplace is best described as difficult but not...

Article: Ownership Made Easy

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Article: The Hottest Four Seaters

If you’re looking to purchase a four-seat single, then you’ve got no shortage of models to select from. Aside from price range, the models encompass a wide variety of performance capabilities and equipment.

Article: LSA Buyer’s Guide

As a prospective LSA owner, you might justifiably conclude that once you’ve made the crucial decision to buy an aircraft, the most difficult decision is behind you, yes? To quote Comrade Putin: Nyet!

Article: Choosing A Six-Seat Single

Article: Co-Ownership: Navigating Airplane Partnerships

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Article: The New Look Of GA

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Article: LSA Lineup

What exactly is a light-sport aircraft (LSA)? To qualify as an LSA, an airplane...

Article: The Day Of The Personal Jet

It’s a new world. VLJs and p...

Article: We're Headed For The Future

To borrow a line from my favorite songwriter and...