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Article: From The Editor: Hangar Home

It was Plane & Pilot's home for a week: a luxury three-bedroom house with an attached hangar, right next to a runway.

Article: Flying Above Mars

Like most pilots, I've been a major fan of the space program since long before there was one.

Article: Being Resourceful

If one thing serves us well in life and in aviation, it's the art of being resourceful—intelligent and creative problem solving and making the best use of time and available resources.

Article: Aviation Taxes 2012

This year has produced quite a few tax law changes that will impact general aviation and the business use of aircraft.

Article: Double Down

I first fell in love with the Cessna 340 when my dad and I stopped at Harris Ranch for a steak salad on our way home from the Bay Area one day. (function(){ var flashvars = {affiliateSiteId:"85996",...

Article: Hudson River Adventure

We all know pilots who limit their flights to a hop to a nearby airport for lunch or an occasional pancake breakfast.

Article: Aviation’s “Little” Emergencies

I had just departed Long Beach, Calif., in a Bellanca Viking, headed for the Reno Air Races, when black oil began flowing out of the cowling and onto the windshield. ...

Article: When Using NEXRAD Can Be Dangerous

Today, more information than ever before is being made available to pilots, both in printed and electronic formats.

Article: Of Porta-Potties And Fields of Yellow

No, let me amend that: It was my 41st to Oshkosh, plus three to Rockford, the last home of the EAA's yearly orgy of all things aerial and wondrous. ...

Also labeled: Columns, Pilot Talk

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Ears Wide Open

Something I've at least attempted all my life is to remember to open ears and close mouth when in the presence of someone who knows a heck of a lot more than I do (a frequent event.)

Article: October 2012 Readback

Cessna is moving its 162 Skycatcher out of the light-sport-aircraft category and into the primary aircraft category in an effort to aid in the certification process with countries worldwide. Skycatcher Moves Into Primary...

Article: From The Editor: Cubbin' Around

This year marks the 75th year from when William T. Piper first created the J-3 Cub in 1938.

Article: Pre-Aerobatics

This summer, I've had the good fortune to fly OV-10 Broncos out of the Chico Air Attack Base.

Article: Lightning Enlightenment

On April 13, 2012, United Airlines flight 930, a Boeing 777, took off from San Francisco International Airport en route to London.

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Shroud Lines II

Although the deployment was in a Cirrus four-seater, I wrote about it for several reasons.

Article: The Gettin’ In Dance

However, it often appears as if the most "interesting" vehicles require the most difficult dance moves to get into them.

Also labeled: Columns, Pilot Talk

Article: Lindbergh Inspiration

In 1927, Charles Lindbergh flew The Spirit of St Louis from New York to Paris non-stop, defining exploration for the 20th century. ...

Article: Never Run It Dry

It was the Christmas holiday, and I was on my way back from the Bahamas to Venice, Fla.

Article: 30 Things Not To Do In The Pattern

So much of aviation education is built around doing things right.

Article: From The Editor: One Small Step

The Lindbergh Foundation was created in 1977 to carry on the spirit of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh by providing grants to projects that foster new and environmentally friendly technology.

Article: Engine Reliability

Many of us have had this happen at one time or another.

Article: Training Is Everything

At exactly 5:45 a.m. on March 5, 2010, I took off in my 1972 Grumman Traveler from Canada's St-Hyacinthe Airport (CSU3), on the south shore off Montreal. ...

Article: Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks

When I'm signing autographs on the flight line, people like to tell me their stories about flying.

Article: Over Water, Under Canopy!

Cylinder-head temp gauges are creeping noticeably toward the red lines. Not good. No, this isn't looking good at all.

Article: Wings Of Freedom

Over the last four-plus years, I've had the good fortune to fly around 30 S-LSA models.

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Shroud Lines

In an upcoming issue, you'll find my feature story about the harrowing experience of Dr. Richard McGlaughlin and his daughter Elaine as they rode a BRS airframe parachute canopy into the water near the island of Andros in the Bahamas.

Article: Sharing The Sky

Although birds will take evasive action to avoid us, and lights can make us more conspicuous, there are times when their and our best efforts aren't good enough. ...

Article: Dreamin’

I just discovered an important fact of life: dreams don't die.

Also labeled: Columns, Pilot Talk

Article: Staying Healthy

Pilots sit on their butts a lot. We might want to stay in shape.

Article: August 2012 Readback

On April 18, The Airplane Factory received its S-LSA Airworthiness certificate for the first Sling LSA (N511NG). Sling LSA Certified!