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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...

Article: Holiday Gift Guide

Pilots love gear. Even if you're a minimalist at heart, aviation lends itself to lots of equipment.

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