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.
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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. ...
Like the vast majority of pilots, I learned to fly in a relatively innocent two-seater.
Energy management is a pilot's most important task.
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? ...
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.
I was cleaning the belly of my Mooney a while back following an annual inspection, and not enjoying the task.
I've never thought of myself as a joiner. ...
The NTSB says that the National Weather Service and the FAA need to do a better job of getting important weather information to pilots. ...
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.
When you're a student pilot, everything in the airplane seems to happen at warp speed.
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.
Aviation might be where we feel most alive. Maybe that's why intuition plays such a key part in it.
The potential effects of a wake turbulence encounter are routinely covered during pilot training.
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.
Mooneys have always had a charismatic appeal that seems to transcend their talents.
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.