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Article: 10 Perfect Airplanes For Special Missions

Don't believe those naysayers who continue to claim aviation's glass is half empty.

Article: Weather Avoidance Techniques

Today, a wide range of tools are available to help avoid those dangers, but each has limitations that must be understood in order to use them safely. ...

Article: Minimal Experience

Browse through the Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs), and you'll see specifications for experience in many areas of piloting.

Article: I Wanna Build...

All of us have curious habits that we'd just as soon have no one know about.

Also labeled: Columns, Pilot Talk

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Sport-Pilot Survey Says! Part III

In our first two summaries of LSA pilot opinion, we covered the LSA Who/What/When/Where basics.

Article: 10 Flying Techniques From Great Aviators

One of the great joys of this job is that I've been allowed to interview and get to know some of the most interesting pilots in aviation.

Article: Risky Business

How risky is your next flight? ...

Article: The Life Of An Air Show Pilot

If you love what you do, you're not really working, but being an air show pilot is a mixture of hard work and hardly working.

Article: April 2013 Readback

Cirrus Aircraft's new 2013 SR22 and SR22T feature an increased certified gross weight to 3,600 pounds, which allows an extra person, extra baggage or cargo while carrying more fuel. Generation 5 Cirrus

Article: From The Editor: Panhandle Backcountry

Northern Idaho is an adventure pilot's dreamland, with dozens of backcountry strips, stunning mountain flying and sizeable lakes perfect for seaplanes. ...

Article: There’s Something About Mountains

The Pan-American Highway threads its way steeply uphill out of Santiago, Chile, climbing into the rarified air of South America's high Andes. ...

Article: Islands In The Slipstream

Many things draw people from around the world to the 700 islands that make up the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, off the southeastern coast of Florida. ...

Article: Swap-A-Plane!

You can swap your house, timeshare, antiques and collectibles. So why not swap airplanes?

Article: 10 Tips For VFR Flying In Marginal Weather

It was the classic example of baby- bird stupidity.

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Sport-Pilot Survey Says! Part II

Last month, through our survey, we met our group of respondents and found out what light-sport aircraft (LSA) they fly.

Article: When Close Friends Get Too Close

One of the great things about aviation is that people are drawn together by this unique avocation as if they were members of a fraternity or sorority. ...

Article: Warbirds And Me

Does any one actually not like warbirds?

Also labeled: Columns, Pilot Talk

Article: Kenya

I love early mornings in Tsavo. ...

Article: The Way Of Active Winglets

Fortunately, airplanes don't deal much in real mousetraps, but every once in a while, someone comes along and invents a better one.

Article: From The Editor: Sky Therapy

For some, lying on the sofa in a counselor's office is therapy.

Also labeled: Columns, People and Places

Article: Flying Alone

Like most new pilots, I began my career renting airplanes and flying with as many friends as I could to mitigate the cost.

Article: A Visit With Aspen Avionics

On a vast mesa west of Albuquerque, N.M., where the signs of civilization begin to dim, the terrain looks not unlike the surface of Mars.

Article: Learning To Fly: All About Priorities

The big secret in aviation is that just about everybody goes into it because it's more fun than should be legally allowed, and not because it's practical. ...

Article: March 2013 Readback

Arnold Pistorius from Pretoria, South Africa, recently completed construction of his Lancair Evolution in Redmond, Ore. From Oregon To South Africa

Article: The Reno Accident

The chances are minimal that most pilots will ever find themselves in the same circumstances as did James "Jimmy" Leeward on September 16, 2011. ...

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Sport-Pilot Survey Says!

Sometimes, I like to douse my assumptions and fantasies with a cup of cold, real-world info about the kinds of LSA flying all you folks are actually doing, versus what I might imagine you're doing.

Article: A Career Change

Here's an interesting question that popped up recently: In what do you invest a life and call it a wise investment?

Also labeled: Columns, Pilot Talk

Article: The Fine Art Of Crashing

Like any aircraft owner, I take every opportunity to fly my Mooney rather than the airlines on any semi-short trip.

Article: Clouds

Recently, I came across The Cloud Appreciation Society.

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: The Wizards of Alpha

LSA Pilot Reports are snapshots.