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Article: Escorted Adventures

Bob and Jill Blettner flew from Wisconsin down to Key West, Fla., in their...

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Article: Burt Rutan

Before pilot Brian Binnie soared and flew right into world...

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Article: 60 Years After

Paul Tibbets joined the Army Air Corps at ...

Article: Flying In Europe

When the chance came to fly a Cirrus across Europe, it would be an...

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Article: Crossing The Atlantic In A Single

High and wide, we cruise above...

Article: Double Trouble

The P-51 Mustang is almost...

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Article: Racing Bobby Unser

There were surprises. It only took...

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Article: See Italy By Seaplane

Cesare Baj dropped the first notch of flaps on the Lake Buccaneer as we circled Castelli di Cannero, a castle from the 13th century.

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Article: From The Editor: GA Popularity Contest

When I was a kid in grade school, I had this friend named Jonathan Meyer. His dad was a minister and had a collection of Revolutionary War–era muskets, flintlocks and a blunderbuss. That name alone was enough to get us kids laughing. One day, the...

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Article: Is General Aviation Losing The Popularity Contest?

You remember, don’t you,...

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Article: CHiPs In The Sky

California’s state police have used fixed-wing aircraft to...

Article: The Aviation Storyteller

For Greg Herrick, collecting airplanes seems to be more of an addiction, less of a hobby. His eclectic assortment of more than 40 aircraft spans eight decades, with a focus on the period between World War I and World War II known as the Golden Age...

Article: Across The Nile

The Great Rift Valley is one of the biggest...

Article: It's Aerotrekking

Out the window, there’s not a hint of light ...

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Article: Cavanaugh’s Flight Through Time

Jim Cavanaugh has a habit of starting small a...

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Article: Logbook Love Affair

You don’t have to have lived very long to...

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Article: Cowboy Christmas

Champion calf roper K.C. Jones is backing his horse, a brown-and-white paint named...

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Article: Refueling The Tacos

From the cockpit jump seat of a 1954 Boeing KC-135...

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Article: Bitten By The Viper

This is my “Maverick” moment, so I better not mak...

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Article: From The Editor: Red-Tailed Angels

In what has turned into an unintentional theme this issue, I seem to have focused on, twice, people or groups that broke new ground in aviation. They were, in some way, told that they couldn’t or shouldn’t, or that it was unusual or possibly...

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Article: Bad Girl

There I sat as the consequence of a misunderstanding, watching the ground drop away at a satisfyingly rapid rate.

Article: From The Editor: Watch This!

A few weeks ago, I was flying from L.A. to the Bay Area for an afternoon with some friends in town from New York and Toronto. As we were cruising up the Salinas Valley on autopilot (the airplane, not me), listening to some tunes pumping from my iPod,...

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Article: From The Editor: ­Where Have All The Heroes Gone?

For the past couple of weeks, In the Shadow of the Moon, a documentary film about the Apollo program, has been playing nearby in Hollywood. Knowing the longevity of aviation-themed movies in theaters, I figured I’d better go sooner rather than later, s...

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Article: Endangered Species?

The end is near! For hundreds and perhaps thousands of years, humans have been making predictions about the end. The end of the earth, the end of cheap oil, the end of life as we know it, the end of free WiFi—I hate this kind of gloom and doom stuff....

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Article: Obituary For My Friend

It was early on the first day of the EAA Northwest Regional Fly-In at Arlington, Wash., and Marlene called me at the exhibit. She sounded strange, so I walked away from the booth for some privacy and stood in the middle of a wide and grassy fire lane...

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Article: Catastrophic Structural Failure

The overwhelming majority of airplanes have the potential to keep flying until it’s no longer economically viable to keep them in the air, provided that they’re operated within established parameters, receive regular inspections to detect problems and...

Article: The Odyssey Of Glacier Girl

1942: A flight of six P-38s and two B-17s departs Sondrestrom Fjord, Greenland, for Reykjavik, Iceland, on their way to the WWII European Theater of Operations as part of Operation Bolero. It’s an ambitious project, initiated by General Hap A...

Article: Flying Is Exercise

Until recently, I was convinced that the only exercise I get is pushing a computer mouse around between trips to the refrigerator (it’s a rule that periods of procrastination can only be...

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Article: The Fascinating North Atlantic

Each summer for the last half-dozen or so, I’ve had the privilege of flying the North Atlantic with one or two clients. Last summer, I made two such round trips, the first in a Turbo Arrow to...

Article: A Chance Meeting

There I was, climbing through 5,500 feet in southeastern Texas, when I had a close encounter with a Boeing 747 named Air Force One. It was closer than I would have liked, anyway. ...

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