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Article: War College

I was with several hundred students, faculty and guests at the Army War College's 59th National Security Seminar (NSS) in June of this year.

Article: A New Beginning

Careers in aviation are nothing if not dynamic. Aviation Career Update 2013

Article: Oshkosh Adventure 2013

Oshkosh AirVenture is the alpha and the omega of U.S. air shows.

Article: October 2013 Readback

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has installed Angle of Attack (AOA) indicators in its fleet of 61 Cessna training aircraft at its Daytona Beach and Prescott campuses. AOA In Embry-Riddle Cessnas

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Hansen Family Values

Jon Hansen has been a major player in the LSA movement since it was merely a twinkle in the FAA's eye.

Article: Engine-Out Landings

If I were to declare that an approach and landing in a twin-engine airplane with one engine inoperative is essentially the same as a two-engine approach and landing. ...

Article: Akro At The Beginning

This is because I have yet to enter a decade that, in one way or another, wasn't a Golden Age, including this one.

Also labeled: Columns, Pilot Talk

Article: Shut Up And Fly

At a recent hangar party, I met a woman who owns a very nice Piper Cherokee.

Article: Engine Loss: How Will You React?

We don't want it to happen, but it can. An engine loss will cause surprise and denial, so you need to be mentally prepared with a plan of action. ...

Article: Turbine Matters

So far, the flight was going well, but I couldn't shake the feeling that things were going almost too well.

Article: From The Editor: An Unexpected Visit

The destination for our eight-ship of warbirds was Rapid City, S.D., but it wasn't looking good.

Article: Memories Of Japan

It was late December, and I had been stuck in Guam for five days, waiting for a stubborn typhoon to move out of the way between America's westernmost territory and Japan.

Article: Surviving Ramp Check

Willits, Calif., is one of those happy getaway locations that pilots love.

Also labeled: Pilot Guide, Pilot Talk

Article: To Honor & Inspire

I knew I was in for a special treat when I received Doug Rozendaal's message.

Article: September 2013 Readback

Cessna Aircraft's Discover Flying Challenge sends six aviation students for a summer-long excursion across the United States. Cessna 2013 Discover Flying Challenge

Article: Owners’ Analysis: Eclipse, Mustang & Phenom

Pilot reports can only tell you so much. Back in the glory days of aviation, when the industry was selling 18,000 units a year, manufacturers used to provide airplanes to magazines for several days or even a week for evaluation.

Article: Pilots Popping Pills

I recently stumbled across the study, which was sponsored by the FAA's Office of Aerospace Medicine. I don't recall hearing about it when it was completed in May of 2006. ...

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Europe’s Disneyland For Airplanes

For many sport aviation-industry watchers at this year's Aero trade show—it's the annual European bash right after our Sun 'n Fun—the star attraction was Peter Funk's magnificent FK51 Mustang.

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.