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Article: What’s Up With Diesel?

Diesel engines have been around for flying machines since the German rigid airships of the early 20th century.

Article: Planning A Long Cross-Country

As pilots, we're used to planning flights, and we know preparing for all eventualities helps ensure safer and less stressful flights. ...

Article: 2014 Hot Aviation Careers

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. ...

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: The LSA Decade

Personal flight has never been quite the same since.

Article: Survivors In The Pattern

I had an emotionally wild and totally unexpected thing happen last week.

Also labeled: Columns, Pilot Talk

Article: The Stall Warning System

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...

Article: The Season Of Turbulence

Most pilots agree that summer is the favored season for flying.

Article: From The Editor: Flying North

Some places were simply meant for pilots. ...

Article: The Perlan Project

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. ...

Article: 20 Tips For IFR Flying

Last month, we published a list of 20 tips we hoped might help keep you healthy and happy during VFR flight.

Article: Alaska Adventure

The year was 1867. The price was $7.2 million. The seller was Russia. The prize was Alaska.

Article: Social Flight: Pencil Me In

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.

Article: Celebrating 10 Years Of Sport Aviation

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...

Also labeled: Air Shows, Aircraft, Aviation News, LSAs

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Learn To Fly The LSA Way

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.

Article: The Slippery Slope Of OSA

By now you know about the FAA's fascination with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) testing for pilots and controllers.

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.