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Article: Are They Crying Wolf?

He falsely claimed he was being attacked by the wolf so often that when the wolf really did appear, no one came to help.

Article: A Different Kind Of Calendar

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.

Also labeled: Columns, Pilot Talk

Article: Fly New Zealand

I've yet to see a hobbit as I fly over my adopted home country of New Zealand.

Article: To Go Or Not To Go

Right from the beginning, I knew that we were cutting it tight.

Article: November 2014 Readback

The Bearhawk LSA, which made its debut at AirVenture 2012 as a prototype, made its maiden flight to this year's AirVenture. Bearhawk LSA Completes Maiden Flight

Article: From The Editor: Aviating, Kiwi Style

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. ...

Article: Learning To Trust Turbos

Like the vast majority of pilots, I learned to fly in a relatively innocent two-seater.

Article: Surviving A Dozen Engine Failures (Or Was It 13?)

The good news is there's next to no chance you'll ever lose an engine, assuming you don't do anything dumb.

Article: Increase Your Power

There are many things in aviation that we'd all like more of: more runway in front of us, more altitude below us, more speed, more fuel in the tanks, more legroom for passengers, more useful load and more engine power all come to mind.

Article: Coast To Coast In A Mooney

Things aren't looking good at 6 a.m. on Monday, the morning my wife Theresa and I have planned a 10 o'clock departure from Hanscom Field, our home base near Boston, on the first leg of the trip of a lifetime to California and back.

Article: From The Editor: Mentorship

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.

Article: Flight Of Passage 2

In 1966, teenage brothers Rinker and Kernahan Buck bought an old Piper PA-11 Cub for $300, rebuilt it in their parents' barn in New Jersey, then flew it across the United States in a near-mythic odyssey.

Article: Aviation Career Update 2014

Pilot careers are nothing if not tumultuous. Right now, we're in uncharted territory, as regional airlines are experiencing the worst pilot shortage since regional service in the 1950s.

Article: October 2014 Readback

On Swiss National Day, Pilatus Aircraft officially unveiled its first ever PC-24 prototype. The First Pilatus PC-24 Is Unveiled

Article: An Osh For The Ages

The USAF Thunderbirds made their debut Oshkosh appearance, and night air shows kept the wow factor high after dark.

Article: Getting The Weather Straight

The NTSB says that the National Weather Service and the FAA need to do a better job of getting important weather information to pilots. ...

Article: The White-Coat Syndrome

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.

Also labeled: Columns, Pilot Talk

Article: Information Is Power

On the face of it, the subject of engine analyzers isn't very enticing.

Also labeled: Gadgets, What's New

Article: NextGen ADS-B Update 2014

I've been covering the development of ADS-B (automatic dependent surveillance–broadcast) technology for quite a while, and my advice to readers has been the same as what I was planning.

Article: Short-Field Ops

Wanna talk about short-field landings? Sure, why not?

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: September 2014 Readback

Honda Aircraft's first production HondaJet achieved its initial flight, marking another milestone toward aircraft certification and entry into service in 2015. First Production HondaJet Makes Initial Flight

Article: Headsets Update 2014

We live in a time where there are over 30 brands of aviation headsets to choose from.

Article: 20 Things You Never Knew About Your Airplane (Or Someone Else’s)

Beech Barons have always been among the best-handling twins in the sky, but they did have a curious anomaly.

Also labeled: Aircraft, Aviation History

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: Columns, Pilot Talk

Article: Looking Versus Seeing

The concept of seeing the nose and making it do what the pilot wants it to do is much more complex than it appears.

Also labeled: Flying Skills, Pilot Skills

Article: What’s The Rudder’s Real Purpose?

Here's a black-and-white statement that's more fact than opinion: The rudder is easily the least understood and most misused control in an airplane. ...

Also labeled: Flight Training, Learn To Fly

Article: August 2014 Readback

CTI Professional Flight Training selected the Diamond DA20-C1 as its primary trainer and the Austro engine-powered DA42 as its complex, multi-engine trainer. CTI Professional Selects Diamond Aircraft