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Article: Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks

When I'm signing autographs on the flight line, people like to tell me their stories about flying.

Article: Staying Healthy

Pilots sit on their butts a lot. We might want to stay in shape.

Article: Oh My God! There’s No Man In The Cockpit!

My friend Mark Magin, Onboard Images President, recently told me a hilarious story. Sitting in first class on a commercial flight, he noticed there was an all- female flight crew.

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: Perception

I'm constantly asked about my unique line of work as an air show pilot, "Do you get dizzy?" or, "Do you wear those earrings when you fly?" But probably the question I'm most asked is about fear—"Aren't you afraid when you're diving toward the ground?"...

Article: Birds Of A Feather

We're all part bird, aren't we? We have wings, but unfortunately they're only a steely imitation of the real thing.

Article: Aerospace Careers Outlook

For the first time since the great crash of 2008, we've heard nothing but optimism (though some of it was cautious) during interviews for our annual aerospace careers feature.

Article: When Procedures Fail

Pilots are a conscientious group. We do preflights, use checklists, and respect our physical and technical limitations.

Article: Include, Don’t Exclude

We all love stories of how people are seduced by aviation, but it's just as interesting to know what keeps them out.

Article: Do Something Magical: Learn To Fly

I'm still learning to fly. Even three decades after earning my private pilot certificate at 17, I'm still a student pilot, and I'm okay with it. ...

Article: Coast-To-Coast

The faster I go, the harder I want to pull back on the yoke. The grey turns into blue, and all I see is sky.

Article: Flying Fifi

My most memorable flying experience was on September 20th, 2011, when I got my copilot checkout in Fifi, the only flying Boeing B-29.

Article: Safe Turnarounds

Over the years, I've made frequent mention of a controversial number: "safe turnaround altitude."

Article: A Whole New Flying World

A fellow pilot once asked, "How long does it take to check out on skis?"

Article: Battle Over Frigid Seas

Aviation has always been a part of my life, but only recently has it become my profession. (function(){ var flashvars = {affiliateSiteId:"85996", widgetId:"495443", mediaType_mediaID:"video_1609639", width:"420",...

Article: Pilot Training: Finish What You Started

More people give up on their flight training than complete it.

Article: Launchpad Patrol

There appears to be a bank of sea fog rolling in off the Atlantic as we're cleared for a predawn takeoff on runway 09 at Titusville's Space Coast Executive Airport in Florida.

Article: Emergency Maneuver Training Changed My Life

While working as a waitress at the local airport restaurant, I met and married the owner of CP Aviation, Clay Phelps.

Article: Inspiration To Africa

During World War II, I was a ferry pilot, flying military aircraft for the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA).

Article: From Spitfires To Mosquitoes

During World War II, I was a ferry pilot, flying military aircraft for the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA).

Article: Pilot Outlook 2010-2029: A Shortage Looms

Like the pendulum on a giant grandfather clock, the availability of aviation jobs goes back and forth in giant, lazy swings.

Article: Immerse Yourself!

No rating in aviation carries more mystique and prestige than the instrument rating. Sure, the ATP is a pinnacle of sorts, but for most pilots, the instrument rating is the big jump that separates professional pilots from their more casual brethren....

Article: Balancing Skill, Entertainment And Safety

I’m an air show pilot who’s known for making my performances look dangerous.

Article: Training With A Passion

Aerobatic champion, air show superstar, Red Bull racer—Michael Goulian is all of these. But in his day job, if you will, he’s president of Executive Flyers Aviation, a second-generation flight school founded by his father, Myron, in 1964.

Article: I Did It!

On a cool, crisp and calm October morning, I finally took my first solo flight. It was amazing! My journey to this point started almost three years before, in early 2007. ...

Article: Still Relentless

I can tell you that for one lap prior, the plane never ran so well.

Article: Pilot In Command

Being a professional aerobatic and race pilot for the past several years has given me the opportunity to meet many civilian, military, helicopter, fixed-wing, professional and recreational pilots.

Article: The Heavy Glider

I’m one fortunate aviator. My professional career has coincided with the 30-year flight history of the Space Shuttle program.

Article: Pilot Careers 2010: A Brave New World

It probably seems extraordinary to be discussing pilot careers at a time when the worst economic turmoil in 60 years has dragged the airline industry to near-collapse and an insatiable media has spotlighted every ugly aspect of the profession.

Article: Rookies of Reno

The Reno Air Races are unlike any other contest in the world.