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Article: Too Late Gives No Warning

They live their retirement dreams before retiring.

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Article: From The Editor: A Plane For Every Type Of Pilot

Our comprehensive 2015 Buyer's Guide features aircraft for all kinds of pilots, from light-sport planes and single pistons to turboprops and jets. ...

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Article: The Dangers Of CFIT

If you fly IFR long enough, you'll probably have the unpleasant experience of knowing someone who'll die in an IFR accident.

Article: Truckee

I was faced with the decision to cancel an air show I had booked the winter before—the Truckee Tahoe AirShow and Family Festival.

Article: Ice You Can’t See Out The Window

Some pilots may harbor the mistaken notion that if the airplane they're flying doesn't have a carburetor, they don't need to be concerned about the possibility of induction system icing.

Article: Heart Transplant

I've known for a while my engine wasn't totally happy.

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Article: From The Editor: Red Rock Country

Sedona, Ariz., is known for red rock formations that come alive in the low light of sunrise and sunset.

Article: Flying The Middle East

The Sinai Desert isn't very big, but it certainly looks forbidding from the air: desolate black, hot mountains, seas of sand, and large plains of heat and misery. ...

Article: When Your Engine Talks To You

If you drive down Sheridan Road just outside the perimeter of the Tulsa International Airport, you'll find a row of small industrial buildings housing aviation engine, machine and hose shops.

Article: Are They Crying Wolf?

He falsely claimed he was being attacked by the wolf so often that when the wolf really did appear, no one came to help.

Article: A Different Kind Of Calendar

If, at any given time, there are around 200,000 people on the grounds at the Oshkosh orgy of aviation, then there are probably the same number of reasons why they're there.

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Article: From The Editor: Aviating, Kiwi Style

New Zealand is known for its dramatic topography—snow-capped mountains, volcanoes, fjords—and as pilots, we're fortunate to experience natural beauty from the air. ...

Article: Learning To Trust Turbos

Like the vast majority of pilots, I learned to fly in a relatively innocent two-seater.

Article: Energy Management

Energy management is a pilot's most important task.

Article: Asiana Flight 214

Are there lessons for pilots of comparatively small general aviation aircraft to learn from the crash of a large Boeing 777 packed with 309 people? ...

Article: From The Editor: Mentorship

It was one of the highlights of last year's EAA AirVenture, so I eagerly signed up again this year: an afternoon spent mentoring three young women who have an interest in aviation photography.

Article: Easy Creeping

I was cleaning the belly of my Mooney a while back following an annual inspection, and not enjoying the task.

Article: Instant Family

I've never thought of myself as a joiner. ...

Also labeled: People and Places

Article: Getting The Weather Straight

The NTSB says that the National Weather Service and the FAA need to do a better job of getting important weather information to pilots. ...

Article: The White-Coat Syndrome

Courtesy of my laptop, it's 0450 hours (that's in the morning, in case you missed my whining), and I'm in another airport terminal.

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Article: From The Editor: Lengthen The Runway

When you're a student pilot, everything in the airplane seems to happen at warp speed.

Article: How To Fly An Airplane

Rod Machado is at the leading edge of the latter group, and his instruction books on the various aspects of learning to fly are some of the most readable and entertaining you'll ever encounter.

Article: Intuition

Aviation might be where we feel most alive. Maybe that's why intuition plays such a key part in it.

Article: Wake Up To Wake Hazards

The potential effects of a wake turbulence encounter are routinely covered during pilot training.

Article: Minutia

As the student settled into the back pit and started to put his headset on, I stopped him and took his baseball hat off his head.

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Article: A Conversation With Jerry Chen

Mooneys have always had a charismatic appeal that seems to transcend their talents.

Article: From The Editor: Five Airplanes, 35 Destinations

Circumnavigating the globe in your own airplane is the ultimate flying adventure, but such a large undertaking comes with challenges of piles of paperwork and local permissions.

Article: Weather And FBOs

I love flying cross-country. It's almost the best part of my work because there's nothing like the freedom of flying a small airplane from coast to coast. ...

Article: Searching For Missing Aircraft

Questions heard with increasing frequency during the first weeks of fruitless searching for Malaysia Air-lines Flight MH370 concerned whether the search would eventually be abandoned, and whether it's possible that we might never know what happened to...

Article: Oh, No! Not More Changes!

I first noticed it when one of our newer controllers, whose voice I didn't recognize, told us we were cleared for takeoff on Runway Tree. Tree? Huh! ...

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