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. ...
It's a corollary to one of the most popular mantras instructors have been preaching for years: A good landing is nearly always the result of a good approach. ...
Questions heard with increasing frequency during the first weeks of fruitless searching for Malaysia Air-lines Flight MH370 concerned whether the search would eventually be abandoned, and whether it's possible that we might never know what happened to...
I first noticed it when one of our newer controllers, whose voice I didn't recognize, told us we were cleared for takeoff on Runway Tree. Tree? Huh! ...
The hard reality of twin-engine accidents is that the vast majority are a function of loss of control during single-engine operations. ...
I thought my instructor, John, was testing me to see how I'd react.
Solar Flight has been test flying the first solar-powered airplane with a passenger seat, the Sunseeker Duo. Sunseeker Duo's First Solar-Powered Flights
Each year, the Collings Foundation flies a selection of rare warbirds around the country, stopping at more than 110 towns.
As one who has struggled across a few oceans in a variety of single- and twin-engine piston and turbine airplanes, I've been subjecting my ears to a long-term deluge of noise pollution.
You can feel the history in these aircraft just by walking up to them.
Pilots tend to be creatures of habit, often flying the same type of mission every time.
If your auto mechanic doesn't get something quite right when making a repair to your vehicle, chances are good that you'll survive.
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.