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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.

Also labeled: Features, Pilot Talk

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! ...

Also labeled: Features, Pilot Talk

Article: From The Editor: Flying History

Each year, the Collings Foundation flies a selection of rare warbirds around the country, stopping at more than 110 towns.

Also labeled: Features, People and Places

Article: Noise Fatigue

As one who has struggled across a few oceans in a variety of single- and twin-engine piston and turbine airplanes, I've been subjecting my ears to a long-term deluge of noise pollution.

Article: The Importance Of Sponsorship

How do you make a million bucks in the air show business?

Article: More Alerts For GA Pilots

If your auto mechanic doesn't get something quite right when making a repair to your vehicle, chances are good that you'll survive.

Article: TFRs And The Little Guy

My student was from England. The first hop of the day was normal: from calling ATIS to flying the flight, nothing unusual.

Also labeled: Features, Pilot Talk

Article: From The Editor: Dream Flight

As pilots, we all have strong opinions on the best day-to-day airplane to own.

Also labeled: Features, People and Places

Article: Let’s Get The Kids Involved

In keeping with the bylaws of ethnocentrism, everyone judges the rest of the world by their own standards.

Article: The Memory Of Red Dirt

There's another highway "up there," one in which pilots fly airplanes across great expanses of water and time, across the sharp edges of continents and the less sharp geographical boundaries of politics and countries.

Also labeled: People and Places, Pilot Talk

Article: When Is A Hobby Not A Hobby?

Maybe it's a personal thing, but to apply the term "hobby" or "pastime" to flying sounds somehow demeaning.

Also labeled: Features, Pilot Talk

Article: More Alerts For GA Pilots

As 2013 was poised to become 2014, the NTSB added five new subjects to its growing list of Safety Alerts aimed at general aviation pilots. ...

Article: From The Editor: Going The Distance

Being prepared for a cross-country trip is important for a safer and more enjoyable flight.

Also labeled: People and Places, Pilot Talk

Article: What’s Up With Diesel?

Diesel engines have been around for flying machines since the German rigid airships of the early 20th century.

Article: Upset Recovery Vs. Aerobatics

These days, whenever I pick up an aviation magazine, I catch an article about how important stick-and- rudder skills are in primary flight training. ...

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: The LSA Decade

Personal flight has never been quite the same since.

Article: Survivors In The Pattern

I had an emotionally wild and totally unexpected thing happen last week.

Also labeled: Features, Pilot Talk

Article: The Stall Warning System

Whether it's a comparatively simple system (a leading-edge vane operates a switch to complete an electrical circuit and sound a horn or illuminate a bulb), or a complex system (which generates signals to activate a stick shaker), a properly operating...

Article: Control Failures

Control failures and foreign object damage (FOD) aren't something that GA pilots often think about.

Article: From The Editor: Flying North

Some places were simply meant for pilots. ...

Article: The Perlan Project

With no form of motive power on the nose or wings, you might expect gliders to have limited altitude capability, but I quickly learned that's not the case. ...

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Learn To Fly The LSA Way

No doubt you've heard about the light-sport aircraft (LSA) category and the sport-pilot (SP) rule. Let's take a look to help you decide whether LSA is the right nest for you.