Don't believe those naysayers who continue to claim aviation's glass is half empty.
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. ...
Browse through the Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs), and you'll see specifications for experience in many areas of piloting.
All of us have curious habits that we'd just as soon have no one know about.
In our first two summaries of LSA pilot opinion, we covered the LSA Who/What/When/Where basics.
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.
How risky is your next flight? ...
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.
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
Northern Idaho is an adventure pilot's dreamland, with dozens of backcountry strips, stunning mountain flying and sizeable lakes perfect for seaplanes. ...
The Pan-American Highway threads its way steeply uphill out of Santiago, Chile, climbing into the rarified air of South America's high Andes. ...
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. ...
You can swap your house, timeshare, antiques and collectibles. So why not swap airplanes?
It was the classic example of baby- bird stupidity.
Last month, through our survey, we met our group of respondents and found out what light-sport aircraft (LSA) they fly.
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. ...
Does any one actually not like warbirds?
I love early mornings in Tsavo. ...
Fortunately, airplanes don't deal much in real mousetraps, but every once in a while, someone comes along and invents a better one.
For some, lying on the sofa in a counselor's office is therapy.
Like most new pilots, I began my career renting airplanes and flying with as many friends as I could to mitigate the cost.
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.
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. ...
Arnold Pistorius from Pretoria, South Africa, recently completed construction of his Lancair Evolution in Redmond, Ore. From Oregon To South Africa
The chances are minimal that most pilots will ever find themselves in the same circumstances as did James "Jimmy" Leeward on September 16, 2011. ...
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.
Here's an interesting question that popped up recently: In what do you invest a life and call it a wise investment?
Like any aircraft owner, I take every opportunity to fly my Mooney rather than the airlines on any semi-short trip.
Recently, I came across The Cloud Appreciation Society.
LSA Pilot Reports are snapshots.