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Article: Life Without An Address

Recently, I asked the owner of an airplane for his physical address, and he said he didn't have one.

Also labeled: Columns, Pilot Talk

Article: The Reality Of Deep Stalls

Aviation educators like to hope that all pilots learned everything they'll ever need to know about stalls when they earned their private pilot's license. ...

Article: Pilot Fatigue

Most often, when we use the term "fatigue" in aviation circles, it refers to the airplane's fatigue life.

Article: The Making Of The (LSA) Bahamas

The love bite of beguiling trade winds, the rolling slap of crystal, turquoise waters against varnished gunnels and a primal urge to explore magical places can become a sailor's undying passion.

Article: August 2013 Readback

Air show pilot Skip Stewart is the 2013 recipient of the Bill Barber Award for Showmanship. 2013 Showmanship Award ...

Article: From The Editor: The Diverse World of LSA

Today's light-sport market boasts 131 ASTM-certified airplanes and is as diverse as it has ever been.

Article: For The Birds

I was delivering a Malibu to Neuquen, Argentina, a few years ago, flying the route we usually take to Patagonia in South America.

Article: Wings To Fly

My name is Peter Pretorius. My life began in November of 1959 when I entered the world as a healthy seven-pound boy.

Article: Mind Over Matter

We can't be flying all the time, though some would prefer it. I admit I'm a lousy spectator.

Article: Disney's Planes Takes Off

On August 9th, Disney will debut their new animated film, Planes.

Article: 2013 LSA Buyer’s Guide

The economy is resurgent, and light sport has weathered the storm.

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: The Long View

Roaming through the expansive winged carnival that is the annual Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In & Expo, I fairly marvel each year at how much changes from visit to visit—and how much doesn't.

Article: Safety Alerts

Rather than just hand-wringing at the inability of general aviation to bring its accident rates in line with those of the scheduled airlines, the NTSB is trying to cajole and educate pilots and others who might have some influence.

Article: Of Crash Courses And Self-Discovery

I've decided that I don't know a damn thing about airplanes and even less about flight instructing.

Also labeled: Columns, Pilot Talk

Article: The Art And Science Of Formation Flying

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be flying in close formation with another airplane, seeing the tiniest movement of an aileron, the heat curling from the exhaust? ...

Article: Hot Starts

When was the last time you drove down to 7-Eleven on a sizzling-hot summer afternoon to buy a Lotto ticket, came back with what you hoped were the winning numbers, and your car refused to start because of the heat?

Article: Beyond The Checkride

So now what? You've earned the private certificate and are happily amassing flight time with all kinds of aerial adventures.

Article: July 2013 Readback

At Aero 2013, Friedrichshafen, Tecnam premiered its next-generation LSA, the Astore. The New Tecnam Astore ...

Article: From The Editor: Extreme Flying

It's a story of deserted beaches, do-it-yourself runways, a wildebeest migration, fee negotiations, active volcanoes and two highly modified Super Cubs. ...

Article: The VLJ Market—13 Years Late

New airplanes sell (or don't sell) for a variety of reasons.

Article: Airborne Proposal

In my first year at University, I met the most beautiful girl I could dream of, both in personality and character.

Article: What Is Proficiency?

Aviation is awash in proficiency-oriented literature and training courses. But, what exactly is proficiency?

Article: Africa Adventure

It all started back in Kenya, spending countless hours sorting out the authorizations that are required to undertake a trip through Africa. ...

Article: The Hot 10 Spring Roundup

Spring without the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In & Expo would be like Christmas without Santa, LSA without Rotax, GA without Cessna and Piper ...

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Spine Of Steel

One more thing: She just earned her sport-pilot wings. And she did it all from a wheelchair.

Article: Improving Search And Rescue

As of mid-2012, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Satellite Operations Center in Suitland, Md., had about 355,000 of the newer 406 MHz emergency beacons registered in its SARSAT database.

Article: Who Was Lt. A. F. Linde?

On the back of the sheath, it says, "A.F. Linde, O-930832." That was the pilot's name and service number.

Also labeled: Columns, Pilot Talk

Article: No Ghosts In The Air…No Privacy, Either!

After speaking with people in a position to know how the system works, now I can confirm that ADS-B won't make U.S. airspace less secure—far from it. ...

Article: Dream Big: Buy A Plane

No dream stirs a pilot's soul more than that of owning an airplane.

Article: Dual Electronics XGPS170

With deployment of ground stations for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B), part of the FAA's Next Generation air traffic control system well underway. ...

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