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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.

Article: In The Belly Of A Legend

It was almost surreal standing on the ramp and realizing that the flight I had just finished began two years before it finally happened. ...

Article: The Slippery Slope Of OSA

By now you know about the FAA's fascination with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) testing for pilots and controllers.

Article: From The Editor: A Pilot’s Pilot

Spending time with Bob Hoover is an experience that's forever treasured by anyone who has ever had the opportunity.

Article: Ego

On a spring morning several years ago, I was doing touch-and-goes in my Extra, flying the rust off after a long winter, an annual and an engine overhaul. ...

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Prop-Pourri

One of my favorite websites is Gizmag, a kind of Dyson vacuum for all the latest tech/science/gadget newsbits that come at us every day. ...

Article: Clues From Survivors

Survivors don't always remember very much about an accident. In some cases, memory is affected by the body going into shock or receiving physical injury. ...

Article: The Av-World In Which We Live

The fact that we lost Paul Poberezny, founder of the EAA, in August is, by now, old news. Nonetheless, it's still important news to those of us who call sport aviation home.

Also labeled: Features, Pilot Talk

Article: From The Editor: Sea/Sky Adventure

Five years ago at a desert storage facility, Joe Duke came across a 1954 Grumman G-111 Albatross calling his name.

Article: There’s A New Bear In Town

I'm one of those strange nutcases who has been flying with dogs for nearly as long as I've been flying, about 45 years.

Article: Flying Floats

What do pilots talk about at dinner? You guessed it.

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: The Lindbergh Way

Last month, I shared Erik Lindbergh's highlights of his first solo flight in an ultralight aircraft—that just happened to be an electric-powered airplane: the GreenWing International eSpyder e280.

Article: The Weather Picture

The program that data shows isn't needed, according to the AOPA/EAA exemption petition, is the third-class medical requirement for pilots who fly day/VFR for recreation. ...

Article: Aerobatics, Judgment And Stupidity

A few minutes ago, I stumbled across a YouTube video of a Cirrus accident caused by attempting to do a roll at 200 feet.

Also labeled: Features, Pilot Talk

Article: Issues With Oil

I bought my first airplane, a Globe Swift, from a retired petroleum engineer and A&P mechanic who had lavished hundreds of hours on his airplane. ...

Article: Aerobatic Boxes

One of the best things about being a pilot is we can choose where we live, especially aerobatic pros who like to live close to their work. ...

Article: From The Editor: Cross-Country Cubbing

If you've ever flown around the Southwest U.S., then you know of its immense vastness and beauty.