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.
We've just about come to the end of another year in which the NTSB continued to fill its files with accident reports that read suspiciously like many of the thousands it already has on file.
Before GPS revolutionized just about everything, most of us old-timey pilot types used either dead reckoning or pilotage (and some of us still do). ...
It's late August, and it's also Saturday morning of my last weekend in Austria.
Mention the word "abort" to a pilot, and you'll immediately summon visions of every pilot's nightmare— an engine failure on takeoff. ...
Cessna Aircraft announced the first Cessna-owned Citation Service Center in the U.K., located at Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield. First Citation Service Center In The U.K.
The crowds at Stead Airport this year proved that the tradition of the Reno Air Races lives on strong, moving forward after last year's accident. ...
I have a friend who owns a 36 Bonanza, and though his airplane has always been a dozen or so knots faster than my LoPresti Mooney, he's consistently envied my airplane's lower fuel burn.
Rush, Serpentine, Robbers and Mill are names of some of the fires I've flown. Fires are usually named after a geographical landmark at the origin of the fire—a road, town, river or a creek.
Early Monday morning under gorgeous Nevada skies, the dark cloud was blown away over the Reno Air Races as the Formula One Class took to the skies. ...
I'm one of the world's luckiest pilots. On occasion, I'm allowed to fly some of the best new airplanes in general aviation.
According to the NTSB, although the approximately 33,000 experimental amateur-built (E-AB) aircraft make up about 10% of the U.S.
You could say his bold steps were the sparks seen 'round the world: Electric flight projects popped up everywhere.
We're about to do some hangar flying under the guise of talking about some of the most trusting people I've ever met in my life.
One of the truly outstanding benefits of shows such as Sun 'n Fun in Lakeland, Fla., and AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis., is that pilots have the opportunity to examine and often get some hands-on experience with many of the latest technologies in avionics....
It's a notorious section of the North Atlantic known for high waves and vicious winds. It runs 600 miles from the coast of Iceland southeast past the Faroes and Orkney Islands to Northern Scotland.
It was Plane & Pilot's home for a week: a luxury three-bedroom house with an attached hangar, right next to a runway.
Like most pilots, I've been a major fan of the space program since long before there was one.
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.
This year has produced quite a few tax law changes that will impact general aviation and the business use of aircraft.