My student was from England. The first hop of the day was normal: from calling ATIS to flying the flight, nothing unusual.
Night flying isn't for everyone. Much of the joy and wonder of flying disappears when the sun goes down.
It's comical that when we look at an instrument panel today, the array of gear that would have launched waves of envy 10 years ago looks, sadly, like a thrift-store bargain.
As pilots, we all have strong opinions on the best day-to-day airplane to own.
In keeping with the bylaws of ethnocentrism, everyone judges the rest of the world by their own standards.
Time matters, and in today's fast-paced world, Internet connectivity can be vital.
Fantastic weather, thrilling shows by the Blue Angels, record-setting crowds and a visit from the governor: The 40th Sun 'n Fun Fly-In, held April 1-6 in Lakeland, Fla., had much to celebrate this year.
Maybe it's a personal thing, but to apply the term "hobby" or "pastime" to flying sounds somehow demeaning.
Mistakes are a part of life, but when it comes to aviation, sometimes even a simple mistake can lead to disaster.
ForeFlight is a classic American success story and a proven innovator in the world of aviation. I
Piper has always been famous for producing light twins.
Diesel engines have been around for flying machines since the German rigid airships of the early 20th century.
As pilots, we're used to planning flights, and we know preparing for all eventualities helps ensure safer and less stressful flights. ...
In terms of careers in the aviation industry, all the attention has been focused on regional airlines and the hand-wringing as the supply of pilots is drying up. ...
Personal flight has never been quite the same since.
I had an emotionally wild and totally unexpected thing happen last week.
Whether it's a comparatively simple system (a leading-edge vane operates a switch to complete an electrical circuit and sound a horn or illuminate a bulb), or a complex system (which generates signals to activate a stick shaker), a properly operating...
Most pilots agree that summer is the favored season for flying.
Some places were simply meant for pilots. ...
With no form of motive power on the nose or wings, you might expect gliders to have limited altitude capability, but I quickly learned that's not the case. ...
Last month, we published a list of 20 tips we hoped might help keep you healthy and happy during VFR flight.
The year was 1867. The price was $7.2 million. The seller was Russia. The prize was Alaska.
If somebody's listening, we aviators are happy to talk about our aerial adventures, and we love to spend time with other pilots, obsessing over modifications, the latest cockpit goodies or comparing notes on techniques and procedures.
The 10th annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo drew a near-record crowd of more than 20,000 to Sebring Municipal Airport (SEF) in mid-January for what has become the nation's premier sport-aircraft showcase and the kickoff to general aviation's annual...
No doubt you've heard about the light-sport aircraft (LSA) category and the sport-pilot (SP) rule. Let's take a look to help you decide whether LSA is the right nest for you.
By now you know about the FAA's fascination with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) testing for pilots and controllers.
I could see sky and roof line where they should have been hidden from sight by branches.
While there are many factors and influences that can cause pilots trouble in flight, weather is one of the most pervasive and prominent. ...
You don't have to live in the high plains or the mountains to appreciate the benefits of turbocharging.
VFR flying can be more difficult than you might imagine.