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Article: Slips And Skids

It's kind of a joke that most pilots don't know how to use their feet, especially jet jocks whose feet are flat on the floor most of the time they're flying. ...

Also labeled: People and Places

Article: Flying In Australia

An American pilot could be forgiven, taking off from runway 29C at Sydney's Bankstown airport and climbing out on a right turn toward the New South Wales hinterland, for thinking that he was flying over America.

Article: Taking Off: Aviation Careers 2015

The last five years have proven to be a tumultuous time in aviation careers.

Also labeled: Careers, Getting Your License

Article: And Life Goes On

Today has been a hard one for those of us who follow history: First thing this morning, I learned that Alex Vraciu, America's highest-scoring surviving ace, had died. ...

Also labeled: Columns, Pilot Talk

Article: ADS-B Coming To A Panel Near You

As we ease into 2015, we're less than five years away from the 2020 mandate that will require all aircraft operating in class A, B or C airspace (and Class E airspace at and above 10,000 ft. MSL) in the contiguous U.S. to be equipped with a certified...

Also labeled: Avionics, Gear, What's New

Article: Light-Sport Aircraft—A New Way To Adventure

Since the introduction of the sport-pilot certificate in 2005, light-sport aircraft (LSA) have been eyed with a mixture of hopeful optimism and cautious indifference. ...

Also labeled: Aviation News, Best Buys, LSAs

Article: From The Editor: LSA, Turbines & ADS-B

Sport aviation continues to be an exciting and innovative sector of general aviation.

Also labeled: Columns

Article: The Joys Of Pressurization

Airplanes are different animals ...

Also labeled: Columns

Article: April 2015 Readback

A Diamond DA50 powered by a turbine engine made its first flight on January 19 in Wiener Neustadt, Austria, with Christian Dries, Diamond Aircraft CEO, as test pilot, and Ingmar Mayerbuch, Head of Flight Testing. Turbine...

Article: From The Ground To The Tropopause

As owner-pilots, we're pretty much on our own when it comes to gaining firsthand weather experience, and there's often a fine line between learning something and getting in over your head.

Article: 2015 Sport Expo Roundup

Official attendance figures aside, the 134 vendors occupying 158 booth spaces set a new record, Filip said, and included 40 first-time exhibitors. ...

Also labeled: Air Shows, Aviation News

Article: The Inhofe Accident

There has been no stronger advocate on Capitol Hill for general aviation and the pilot community than Senator James Inhofe, Republican, of Oklahoma. ...

Article: One Man’s Junk Is…

My own airplane-in-a-barn story didn't involve a barn.

Also labeled: Columns, Pilot Talk

Article: How V-Speeds Change

Many of us may consider short-field operations in the context of an arrival or departure from a runway that we don't normally operate from. ...

Article: Gyroplanes Buyer’s Guide 2015

Gyroplanes are one of the last remaining secrets in the aviation community.

Article: From The Editor: Desert Flying

The vast Mojave Desert has a dramatic aviation history as a test bed for experimental military and civilian aircraft.

Article: Here Comes The Electric Airplane

The whole concept of flying with nothing more than electric power seems somehow anathema to aviation.

Article: Flight Bag Buyer’s Guide: Style & Function

I love flight bags. They're one of the few things we use as pilots that lend us some flair of individuality.

Article: Learn To Fly: Adventures Are Waiting

Looking out across 100 different shades of blue, broken up by sandbars swirled like the inside of a marble, I banked the trusty Cessna 182 Skylane toward the pink-sand beaches of Eleuthera—one of the islands in The Bahamas.

Article: Too Late Gives No Warning

They live their retirement dreams before retiring.

Also labeled: Columns, Pilot Talk

Article: Drug Use Trends

The NTSB looked at accident records between 1990 and 2012 for what was a retrospective review of data.

Article: From The Editor: A Plane For Every Type Of Pilot

Our comprehensive 2015 Buyer's Guide features aircraft for all kinds of pilots, from light-sport planes and single pistons to turboprops and jets. ...

Also labeled: Columns, Pilot Talk

Article: The Dangers Of CFIT

If you fly IFR long enough, you'll probably have the unpleasant experience of knowing someone who'll die in an IFR accident.

Article: Ice You Can’t See Out The Window

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.

Article: Heart Transplant

I've known for a while my engine wasn't totally happy.

Also labeled: Columns, Pilot Talk

Article: Coast To Coast In A Mooney

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.

Article: From The Editor: Red Rock Country

Sedona, Ariz., is known for red rock formations that come alive in the low light of sunrise and sunset.

Article: Flying The Middle East

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. ...

Article: The Insidious Emergency

On the morning of September 5, 2014, news spread rapidly that a Socata TBM 900 aircraft was in trouble.

Also labeled: Pilot Safety, Pilot Skills, Safety

Article: December 2014 Readback

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...