Right from the beginning, I knew that we were cutting it tight.
The Bearhawk LSA, which made its debut at AirVenture 2012 as a prototype, made its maiden flight to this year's AirVenture. Bearhawk LSA Completes Maiden Flight
New Zealand is known for its dramatic topography—snow-capped mountains, volcanoes, fjords—and as pilots, we're fortunate to experience natural beauty from the air. ...
Like the vast majority of pilots, I learned to fly in a relatively innocent two-seater.
The good news is there's next to no chance you'll ever lose an engine, assuming you don't do anything dumb.
There are many things in aviation that we'd all like more of: more runway in front of us, more altitude below us, more speed, more fuel in the tanks, more legroom for passengers, more useful load and more engine power all come to mind.
Things aren't looking good at 6 a.m. on Monday, the morning my wife Theresa and I have planned a 10 o'clock departure from Hanscom Field, our home base near Boston, on the first leg of the trip of a lifetime to California and back.
It was one of the highlights of last year's EAA AirVenture, so I eagerly signed up again this year: an afternoon spent mentoring three young women who have an interest in aviation photography.
In 1966, teenage brothers Rinker and Kernahan Buck bought an old Piper PA-11 Cub for $300, rebuilt it in their parents' barn in New Jersey, then flew it across the United States in a near-mythic odyssey.
Pilot careers are nothing if not tumultuous. Right now, we're in uncharted territory, as regional airlines are experiencing the worst pilot shortage since regional service in the 1950s.
On Swiss National Day, Pilatus Aircraft officially unveiled its first ever PC-24 prototype. The First Pilatus PC-24 Is Unveiled
The USAF Thunderbirds made their debut Oshkosh appearance, and night air shows kept the wow factor high after dark.
The NTSB says that the National Weather Service and the FAA need to do a better job of getting important weather information to pilots. ...
Courtesy of my laptop, it's 0450 hours (that's in the morning, in case you missed my whining), and I'm in another airport terminal.
On the face of it, the subject of engine analyzers isn't very enticing.
I've been covering the development of ADS-B (automatic dependent surveillance–broadcast) technology for quite a while, and my advice to readers has been the same as what I was planning.
Wanna talk about short-field landings? Sure, why not?
When you're a student pilot, everything in the airplane seems to happen at warp speed.
Rod Machado is at the leading edge of the latter group, and his instruction books on the various aspects of learning to fly are some of the most readable and entertaining you'll ever encounter.
Honda Aircraft's first production HondaJet achieved its initial flight, marking another milestone toward aircraft certification and entry into service in 2015. First Production HondaJet Makes Initial Flight
We live in a time where there are over 30 brands of aviation headsets to choose from.
Beech Barons have always been among the best-handling twins in the sky, but they did have a curious anomaly.
The potential effects of a wake turbulence encounter are routinely covered during pilot training.
As the student settled into the back pit and started to put his headset on, I stopped him and took his baseball hat off his head.
The concept of seeing the nose and making it do what the pilot wants it to do is much more complex than it appears.
Here's a black-and-white statement that's more fact than opinion: The rudder is easily the least understood and most misused control in an airplane. ...
CTI Professional Flight Training selected the Diamond DA20-C1 as its primary trainer and the Austro engine-powered DA42 as its complex, multi-engine trainer. CTI Professional Selects Diamond Aircraft
Mooneys have always had a charismatic appeal that seems to transcend their talents.
Circumnavigating the globe in your own airplane is the ultimate flying adventure, but such a large undertaking comes with challenges of piles of paperwork and local permissions.
Inside the fortified walls of Old Québec looms Château Frontenac, towering over narrow cobblestone streets and the immense St. Lawrence River. ...