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Article: Frolicking In A Lake

One of the nice things about growing up in Alaska was the opportunity to fly a variety of airplanes.

Article: Florida Flying

For a pilot, South Florida is just a stepping stone and a 60-mile hop across the water to the Caribbean.

Also labeled: Columns, People and Places

Article: July 2015 Readback

Great weather, record-setting crowds and thrilling air show acts combined to create what many called the best Sun 'n Fun in recent memory, which began on a high note for us on a demo flight with the AeroShell Aerobatic Team, compliments of team...

Article: Is The Compass Dead? Is Technology Now King?

Without meaning to, the majority of the population of the industrialized world (and much of the rest) has become wildly dependent on personal technology. ...

Article: No Pilot, No Worries

Drones are everywhere. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are the most talked about segment of the aviation industry, and not a day goes by without something in the news about drones.

Article: Hallway Monitors

The voice had a very indignant tone to it. As if the tower should pay special attention to everything he said.

Article: It’s For You

A pilot using a cell phone in flight, especially during a high work-load segment of a flight, may find the price that might be paid for giving too much attention to the phone is a lot higher than when on the ground.

Article: Andes: Home Of The Mountain Gods

Head south from the U.S. toward Antarctica, and you'll wind up paralleling a chain of mountains longer and taller than anything else in the Western Hemisphere. ...

Article: From The Editor: Sharpen Your Skills

There are many exciting ways to fine-tune your flying skills and learn new techniques while adding a new rating to your pilot certificate. ...

Article: See Better, Fly Better

Over the past few years, I had become increasingly dependent on my annoying prescription glasses.

Article: June 2015 Readback

Aspen Avionics received FAA approval for its ATX100G transceiver. Aspen Avionics' ADS-B ATX100G Certified ...

Article: Touch-Screen Baron

David Shaw is a bit of a perfectionist. His hangar has a wide collection of tools and parts, and all are neatly arranged.

Article: Advanced Ratings

Once in a while, you'll hear someone ask why they should take training past what's required to get a PPL.

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.