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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.

Article: Safety Alerts

Rather than just hand-wringing at the inability of general aviation to bring its accident rates in line with those of the scheduled airlines, the NTSB is trying to cajole and educate pilots and others who might have some influence.

Article: Of Crash Courses And Self-Discovery

I've decided that I don't know a damn thing about airplanes and even less about flight instructing.

Also labeled: Columns, Pilot Talk

Article: The Art And Science Of Formation Flying

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be flying in close formation with another airplane, seeing the tiniest movement of an aileron, the heat curling from the exhaust? ...

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.