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Article: 10 Perfect Airplanes For Special Missions

Don't believe those naysayers who continue to claim aviation's glass is half empty.

Also labeled: Aircraft, Features, Warbirds

Article: Saddling Up A Colt

It's not the biggest, strongest or fastest stallion in the paddock. But the spirited two-place Piper Colt PA-22-108 serves as a perfect mount for pilots seeking a trusty, uncomplicated steed over a high-strung, pricey thoroughbred.

Article: The Last Time

Number One’s three-blade prop begins to turn-cough-turn. The engine whines, whines, then belches out clots of smoke as the big Wright Cyclone thunders to life. Joe Colmer, 93, feels the rumble through the metal seat.

Article: P-51 At Twenty One

As the fighter taxis by, the sound of 12 hot-water Merlins crescendos, crackles and pops as the early-morning sunlight glistens off the silver paint highlighting the name Glamorous Glen III—the markings of Chuck Yeager’s Mustang from the 357th Fighter...

Article: Luscombe Phantom II: A Modern Time Machine

I was glad my editor couldn’t see the little jig I danced after reading her e-mail asking if I was interested in flying a new taildragger from Luscombe called the Phantom II.

Also labeled: LSAs, Vintage Aircraft

Article: Better-Than-New P-38

“A f...

Also labeled: Piston Twins, Warbirds

Article: Bellanca Viking: Wood, Fabric & Genius

It’s almost...

Also labeled: Piston Singles