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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. ...

Also labeled: Avionics, Gear, Tech Talk

Article: June 2013 Readback

Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, the Swiss founders of Solar Impulse, announced that their solar-powered airplane will attempt a coast-to-coast crossing of the U.S. this spring without using a single drop of fuel.

Article: From The Editor: Luxury Camping

When you think of camping with an airplane in the backcountry, a Cirrus—known for its luxury cross-country capabilities—probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind. ...

Article: Flying The Middle East

I had delivered the Beech Duke to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, five months before on the premise that the airplane might be able to improve rainfall. ...

Article: Monoplane Revolution

In 1984, I trained with air show pilot Duane Cole at Luck Field in Burleson, Texas, for the Intermediate category of the U.S. National Aerobatic Championships. ...

Article: The Eyes Have It

We're about to kick the sacred cow that is peripheral vision right in the butt and, in the process, probably generate a bunch of letters to the editor. ...

Article: Aviation Careers: We’ve Only Just Begun

As a kid in love with flying and all things related to it, I couldn't fathom the idea of getting paid for it.

Article: The Logic Of Flaps

By any measure, flaps have almost no downside, but they're perhaps the least appreciated component of an aircraft.

Article: Counting On The Instructor

A student may show an initial tendency to move the bar in the direction of the desired turn.

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Mike Z And The Harbingers Of Doom!

A leading aviation magazine recently ran a story that proclaimed the LSA industry as a "segment in critical condition."

Article: And Speaking Of Power

Last week, one of those moments had me trying to fish my phone out from under my five-point harness—and failing.

Also labeled: Columns, Pilot Talk

Article: Big South Fork Airpark

BSFA, which began selling lots in 2008, has several attributes that many pilots and homeowners would likely agree put it in the ideal category. ...

Article: Expand Your Iceberg

I was a stick-and-rudder pilot with very little knowledge of instrument flying. Steeped in flying wires, tube and fabric, I never thought I'd need or want an instrument rating.

Article: From The Editor: Plane On A Mission

When we ask pilots what their dream airplane is, we rarely receive a one-airplane reply.

Article: A Summer Of Opportunity

After going to an air show in Canada and a competition in Wisconsin in 1983, I knew that flying aerobatics was what I was meant to do.

Article: The Forgiving FAA

I called up Flight Watch crossing the Colorado River at Lake Havasu and learned that most of the Los Angeles Basin was rapidly deteriorating toward IFR minimums. ...