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Article: Nature’s Pilots

I could see sky and roof line where they should have been hidden from sight by branches.

Also labeled: Pilot Talk

Article: Understanding VFR Into IMC Accidents

While there are many factors and influences that can cause pilots trouble in flight, weather is one of the most pervasive and prominent. ...

Article: Turbocharging

You don't have to live in the high plains or the mountains to appreciate the benefits of turbocharging.

Article: 20 Tips For VFR Flying

VFR flying can be more difficult than you might imagine.

Article: From The Editor: A Pilot’s Pilot

Spending time with Bob Hoover is an experience that's forever treasured by anyone who has ever had the opportunity.

Article: March 2014 Readback

Aspen Avionics announced its EA100 autopilot adapter is now capable of emulating the Century 52D66, 52D67, 52D166 and 52D167 attitude indicators. Cessna's TTx Receives Type Certification In Brazil

Article: At Home With Bob Hoover

It's not often you get to meet a legend. ...

Article: Learn to Fly: A Practical Guide

Though not from any official poll or study, the desire to learn to fly is one of the most often unrealized dreams in our society.

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Prop-Pourri

One of my favorite websites is Gizmag, a kind of Dyson vacuum for all the latest tech/science/gadget newsbits that come at us every day. ...

Article: Clues From Survivors

Survivors don't always remember very much about an accident. In some cases, memory is affected by the body going into shock or receiving physical injury. ...

Article: The Av-World In Which We Live

The fact that we lost Paul Poberezny, founder of the EAA, in August is, by now, old news. Nonetheless, it's still important news to those of us who call sport aviation home.

Also labeled: Columns, Pilot Talk

Article: From The Editor: Sea/Sky Adventure

Five years ago at a desert storage facility, Joe Duke came across a 1954 Grumman G-111 Albatross calling his name.

Article: There’s A New Bear In Town

I'm one of those strange nutcases who has been flying with dogs for nearly as long as I've been flying, about 45 years.

Article: Flying Floats

What do pilots talk about at dinner? You guessed it.

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: The Lindbergh Way

Last month, I shared Erik Lindbergh's highlights of his first solo flight in an ultralight aircraft—that just happened to be an electric-powered airplane: the GreenWing International eSpyder e280.

Article: The Weather Picture

The program that data shows isn't needed, according to the AOPA/EAA exemption petition, is the third-class medical requirement for pilots who fly day/VFR for recreation. ...

Article: Aerobatics, Judgment And Stupidity

A few minutes ago, I stumbled across a YouTube video of a Cirrus accident caused by attempting to do a roll at 200 feet.

Also labeled: Columns, Pilot Talk

Article: Pilots Versus Aviators

Everyone reading these words has flown with a lot of other pilots.

Also labeled: Flying Skills, Proficiency

Article: December 2013 Readback

Two Robinson R66s Fly Around The World Two Robinson R66s Fly Around The World

Article: 50 Years Of Championship Air Racing

At 0800, the engines begin to crank over. The field begins to rumble as the sounds of the props turn.

Article: Katmais And Cubs: A Desert Adventure

Handshakes are offered all around as the early morning quiet muffles discussions about density altitude and engine cooling.

Article: Issues With Oil

I bought my first airplane, a Globe Swift, from a retired petroleum engineer and A&P mechanic who had lavished hundreds of hours on his airplane. ...

Article: Aerobatic Boxes

One of the best things about being a pilot is we can choose where we live, especially aerobatic pros who like to live close to their work. ...

Article: From The Editor: Cross-Country Cubbing

If you've ever flown around the Southwest U.S., then you know of its immense vastness and beauty.

Article: Oshkosh ‘13

For me, the most amazing thing about Oshkosh '13 (per usual, I can't bring myself to call it AirVenture) is that this was number 45 for me. ...

Also labeled: Columns, Pilot Talk

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: The Lindbergh Way

There's an ineffable pleasure, a kind of shy excitement, that comes with sitting down with an aviation luminary you've admired for some time. ...

Article: Live Interaction: A New Way To Learn

Just when you thought everything had been done in the world of ground school/knowledge exam preparation, along comes somebody with a twist on tradition. ...

Article: Your Best Friend Or Worst Enemy

The first time I ever engaged an autopilot, it did something completely unexpected, and I quickly turned it back off.

Article: Canada By PC-12

Last month, I made my first general aviation trip to Canada, as copilot of a Pilatus PC-12.

Article: November 2013 Readback

The FAA issued its decision to grant ICON Aircraft's petition for exemption to allow an increased takeoff weight for ICON's A5 amphibious LSA up to a maximum of 1,680 pounds. ICON Gets Weight Exemption