Each year, the Collings Foundation flies a selection of rare warbirds around the country, stopping at more than 110 towns.
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.
How do you make a million bucks in the air show business?
If your auto mechanic doesn't get something quite right when making a repair to your vehicle, chances are good that you'll survive.
My student was from England. The first hop of the day was normal: from calling ATIS to flying the flight, nothing unusual.
As pilots, we all have strong opinions on the best day-to-day airplane to own.
In keeping with the bylaws of ethnocentrism, everyone judges the rest of the world by their own standards.
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.
Maybe it's a personal thing, but to apply the term "hobby" or "pastime" to flying sounds somehow demeaning.
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. ...
Being prepared for a cross-country trip is important for a safer and more enjoyable flight.
Diesel engines have been around for flying machines since the German rigid airships of the early 20th century.
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. ...
Personal flight has never been quite the same since.
I had an emotionally wild and totally unexpected thing happen last week.
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...
Control failures and foreign object damage (FOD) aren't something that GA pilots often think about.
Some places were simply meant for pilots. ...
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. ...
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.
It was almost surreal standing on the ramp and realizing that the flight I had just finished began two years before it finally happened. ...
By now you know about the FAA's fascination with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) testing for pilots and controllers.
Spending time with Bob Hoover is an experience that's forever treasured by anyone who has ever had the opportunity.
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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.
Five years ago at a desert storage facility, Joe Duke came across a 1954 Grumman G-111 Albatross calling his name.
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.
What do pilots talk about at dinner? You guessed it.