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.
So far on this journey, which gives real meaning to the term cross-country, Mrs. Levinson and I have seen our first mercifully mild mountain waves, and we've vibrated our way through the strongest, most sustained turbulence we've ever seen.
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. ...
On the morning of September 5, 2014, news spread rapidly that a Socata TBM 900 aircraft was in trouble.
Hundreds of people showed up on September 19, 2014, for the pre-Hangar Day activities, and on Saturday for demo flights, factory tours and encounters with Zenith Aircraft kit builders and company staff. Zenith Aircraft Hangar...
Pilots love gear. Even if you're a minimalist at heart, aviation lends itself to lots of equipment.
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.
I've yet to see a hobbit as I fly over my adopted home country of New Zealand.
Right from the beginning, I knew that we were cutting it tight.
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
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.
The good news is there's next to no chance you'll ever lose an engine, assuming you don't do anything dumb.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On Swiss National Day, Pilatus Aircraft officially unveiled its first ever PC-24 prototype. The First Pilatus PC-24 Is Unveiled
The USAF Thunderbirds made their debut Oshkosh appearance, and night air shows kept the wow factor high after dark.
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.
On the face of it, the subject of engine analyzers isn't very enticing.
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.
Wanna talk about short-field landings? Sure, why not?
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.