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Article: From The Editor: Cross-Country Cubbing

If you've ever flown around the Southwest U.S., then you know of its immense vastness and beauty.

Article: Oshkosh ‘13

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. ...

Also labeled: Columns, Pilot Talk

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: The Lindbergh Way

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. ...

Article: Live Interaction: A New Way To Learn

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. ...

Article: Your Best Friend Or Worst Enemy

The first time I ever engaged an autopilot, it did something completely unexpected, and I quickly turned it back off.

Article: Canada By PC-12

Last month, I made my first general aviation trip to Canada, as copilot of a Pilatus PC-12.

Article: November 2013 Readback

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

Article: From The Editor: Flying Two Engines

ATP Flight School is the largest flight academy in the country, excelling at training flight students for professional airline careers.

Article: Beware The Fickle Winds

It was 1998, and my ride was one of the last of the Mooney MSEs, better known as the 201.

Article: One Trip, 85 Suitcases

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. ...

Article: Fire In The Cockpit

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.

Also labeled: Flight Training

Article: Earn Your Multi-Engine Rating

The previous day of training had gone great. The Piper Seminole was easy to handle.

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: If You Build It…

We're shooting the breeze inside the big, brand-new 80x80-foot hangar they've just completed—at their very own country airport.

Article: Historic Replicas

Aviation has a rich and colorful past and, over the years, many people have made noteworthy contributions to help keep history alive.

Article: Maybe There’s Still Hope

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.

Also labeled: Columns, Pilot Talk

Article: Airline Transport Professionals

Since its start nearly 30 years ago, Airline Transport Professionals (ATP) has grown into the largest provider of pilots to regional airlines. ...

Article: The Lowdown On Go-Downs

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.

Article: From The Editor: Oshkosh Highlights

EAA AirVenture can't be adequately explained in words. It's an awe-inspiring event that needs to be experienced firsthand.

Article: It’s What’s Up Front That Counts

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.

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.