At 0800, the engines begin to crank over. The field begins to rumble as the sounds of the props turn.
Handshakes are offered all around as the early morning quiet muffles discussions about density altitude and engine cooling.
I bought my first airplane, a Globe Swift, from a retired petroleum engineer and A&P mechanic who had lavished hundreds of hours on his airplane. ...
One of the best things about being a pilot is we can choose where we live, especially aerobatic pros who like to live close to their work. ...
If you've ever flown around the Southwest U.S., then you know of its immense vastness and beauty.
For me, the most amazing thing about Oshkosh '13 (per usual, I can't bring myself to call it AirVenture) is that this was number 45 for me. ...
There's an ineffable pleasure, a kind of shy excitement, that comes with sitting down with an aviation luminary you've admired for some time. ...
Just when you thought everything had been done in the world of ground school/knowledge exam preparation, along comes somebody with a twist on tradition. ...
The first time I ever engaged an autopilot, it did something completely unexpected, and I quickly turned it back off.
Last month, I made my first general aviation trip to Canada, as copilot of a Pilatus PC-12.
The FAA issued its decision to grant ICON Aircraft's petition for exemption to allow an increased takeoff weight for ICON's A5 amphibious LSA up to a maximum of 1,680 pounds. ICON Gets Weight Exemption
ATP Flight School is the largest flight academy in the country, excelling at training flight students for professional airline careers.
It was 1998, and my ride was one of the last of the Mooney MSEs, better known as the 201.
Flying is the least of what air show pilots do. For our 10 minutes in the air, we pay the price of executing the logistics that gets us there. ...
It had been a long day. Fatigue gnawed at me like the blade of a dull knife, numbing my senses, sapping my strength and fogging what little brain power I had left. Flying the Southwest in July isn't always fun.
The previous day of training had gone great. The Piper Seminole was easy to handle.
We're shooting the breeze inside the big, brand-new 80x80-foot hangar they've just completed—at their very own country airport.
Aviation has a rich and colorful past and, over the years, many people have made noteworthy contributions to help keep history alive.
One of the more common conversations around the water cooler these days concerns our younger generations and how they have trouble seeing past their iPads and cell phones to the world beyond.
Since its start nearly 30 years ago, Airline Transport Professionals (ATP) has grown into the largest provider of pilots to regional airlines. ...
I was cruising high for a normally aspirated twin, scoring a ground speed of 200 knots at 13,000 feet in a freshly restored Cessna 310R.
EAA AirVenture can't be adequately explained in words. It's an awe-inspiring event that needs to be experienced firsthand.
I was speaking to a group of pilots a few years back when one of them asked about a story I wrote a decade before on the London-to-Sydney Air Race.
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.
Careers in aviation are nothing if not dynamic. Aviation Career Update 2013
Oshkosh AirVenture is the alpha and the omega of U.S. air shows.
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
Jon Hansen has been a major player in the LSA movement since it was merely a twinkle in the FAA's eye.
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. ...
This is because I have yet to enter a decade that, in one way or another, wasn't a Golden Age, including this one.