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Article: My Bucket List

The other day, a student called to book some flight training,...

Article: The Accelerated Stall

The accelerated stall usually surprises a pilot...

Article: How To Blimp

After a takeoff run of about one foot, the attitude...

Article: From The Editor: Lessons Learned

I can only imagine the first day back to school for Rinker Buck in the fall of 1966. As his classmates recounted tales of riding bikes around the block and jumping in the neighbor’s pool, Rinker’s version of “what I did this summer” must have been a...

Also labeled: Columns, Journeys

Article: Contact: Filling The Generation Gap

In the Siegfried family tree, there’s a Cub that flies from branch to branch, as each generation introduces the next to aviation. Whereas some parents pressure their kids to play piano or throw a football, the Siegfried’s child-rearing checklist rev...

Article: On A Heading For Home

I live in downtown Manhattan and like the...

Article: The Flying Siegfrieds

Every child remembers the...

Article: Touchdowns: Pregnant Plane Delivers

On May 25, 1961,...

Article: In Love With The AT-6

On the ground, a T-6 Texan looks...

Article: From The Editor: Shared Passion

There was a time in each of our lives when we weren’t yet pilots. Born as aviators, perhaps, but not licensed pilots. We jumped at any opportunity to get closer to the sky, and more often than not, passion overruled reason. Countless childhood hours h...

Also labeled: Columns, Journeys

Article: Wings In The Wilderness

The runway lights are still on at...

Article: Llamas & Condors

I was at a speaking engagement in Alaska awhile back,...

Article: Tiger Or Demon In Your Tank?

Misfueling occurs when the wrong...

Article: Sun ’n Fun 2008!

As this column is being written, I’m sitting in an...

Article: Ab Initio Training With A Touch Of Glass

If you were to drive across the country, you could point your car in the right direction and eventually you’d get to your destination, though perhaps not by a straight-line route. Before leaving, you’d need to consult a map to ensure that you’re headi...

Article: Contact: Functional Beauty

The other evening, I was flipping through the channels looking for something to watch on TV when I landed on a show about Concorde’s final flight, back in October 2003. Hard to believe it has been almost five years. Knowing that last flight would o...

Also labeled: Columns, Journeys

Article: Touchdowns: Ever Upward

In the late ’50s, the Air Force...

Article: State Of The LSA Industry

At the 2005 AOPA Convention, barely six months after the first light-sport aircraft (LSA) airworthiness certificates were issued, AOPA President Phil Boyer observed, "This has got to be one of the most interesting things you can do: help bring a...

Article: Bad Landings, Egos & Me

I knew it was windy, but it wasn’t that bad. I...

Article: Tight Is Right

It has been said that oil is the blood of an...

Article: From The Editor: Snapped Out Of Complacency

On a recent flight from Los Angeles to Dallas, I was nearing a pit stop in Albuquerque when the radio crackled with the following: “Thunderbird One, you’re cleared direct Red Ridge.” “Hmm, can it be the T-Birds?” I thought as I sped toward the Lone Star...

Also labeled: Columns, Journeys

Article: Sun 'N Fun

Newly certified in the States, the Toxo Sportster is the first Spanish-built LSA in America. The all-metal FPNA A22 Valor offers an open cockpit and 360-degree visibility. The Brazilian SeaMax is an LSA amphib with a retractable water rudder and short...

Also labeled: Journeys, People and Places

Article: Getting Out Alive

Few topics in aviation are as popular as...

Article: Capt. Dale “Snort” Snodgrass

Captain Dale...

Article: Super Bowl Super Fly-In

It was Super Bowl morning,...

Article: Avoiding CFIT Incidents

The NTSB began 2008 by issuing a Safety Alert aimed at...

Article: Paws In The Sky

Yes, I’m guilty. The rumors are true. I am one of those...

Article: From The Editor: First Passengers

There are few things as rewarding for new pilots as flying with their first passenger. I know that was true for me. Part of my whole motivation for completing my ticket was to share the excitement of flight that I’d...

Also labeled: Journeys

Article: The Four Aviation Food Groups

Balanced aviation nutrition is like...

Article: LSA Safety

We seem to be at the dawn of a new era of hope for general...