Flying to an exotic destination like the Bahamas may seem like a daunting, out-of-reach pipe dream.
One of the nice things about growing up in Alaska was the opportunity to fly a variety of airplanes.
For a pilot, South Florida is just a stepping stone and a 60-mile hop across the water to the Caribbean.
A pilot using a cell phone in flight, especially during a high work-load segment of a flight, may find the price that might be paid for giving too much attention to the phone is a lot higher than when on the ground.
That's just one symptom of a larger problem—modern avionics simply can't be expected to last as long as old radio stacks.
Head south from the U.S. toward Antarctica, and you'll wind up paralleling a chain of mountains longer and taller than anything else in the Western Hemisphere. ...
There are many exciting ways to fine-tune your flying skills and learn new techniques while adding a new rating to your pilot certificate. ...
Over the past few years, I had become increasingly dependent on my annoying prescription glasses.
Today has been a hard one for those of us who follow history: First thing this morning, I learned that Alex Vraciu, America's highest-scoring surviving ace, had died. ...
It won't be for a few years, but we'll eventually know whether the FAA's automatic dependent surveillance broadcast (ADS-B) system will meet expectations of its advocates as being the greatest thing since sliced bread for both pilots and air traffic...
Sport aviation continues to be an exciting and innovative sector of general aviation.
Airplanes are different animals ...
The prototype for one of the world's coolest airplanes was built in a garage.
There has been no stronger advocate on Capitol Hill for general aviation and the pilot community than Senator James Inhofe, Republican, of Oklahoma. ...
My own airplane-in-a-barn story didn't involve a barn.
The vast Mojave Desert has a dramatic aviation history as a test bed for experimental military and civilian aircraft.
The whole concept of flying with nothing more than electric power seems somehow anathema to aviation.
Excuse me while I toast myself, but it has been 30 years since I flew my first air show.
They live their retirement dreams before retiring.
Our comprehensive 2015 Buyer's Guide features aircraft for all kinds of pilots, from light-sport planes and single pistons to turboprops and jets. ...
If you fly IFR long enough, you'll probably have the unpleasant experience of knowing someone who'll die in an IFR accident.
I was faced with the decision to cancel an air show I had booked the winter before—the Truckee Tahoe AirShow and Family Festival.
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.
I've known for a while my engine wasn't totally happy.
Sedona, Ariz., is known for red rock formations that come alive in the low light of sunrise and sunset.
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. ...
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.
He falsely claimed he was being attacked by the wolf so often that when the wolf really did appear, no one came to help.
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.
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. ...