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...
Most pilots agree that summer is the favored season for flying.
Some places were simply meant for pilots. ...
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. ...
Last month, we published a list of 20 tips we hoped might help keep you healthy and happy during VFR flight.
The year was 1867. The price was $7.2 million. The seller was Russia. The prize was Alaska.
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.
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...
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.
By now you know about the FAA's fascination with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) testing for pilots and controllers.
I could see sky and roof line where they should have been hidden from sight by branches.
While there are many factors and influences that can cause pilots trouble in flight, weather is one of the most pervasive and prominent. ...
You don't have to live in the high plains or the mountains to appreciate the benefits of turbocharging.
VFR flying can be more difficult than you might imagine.
Spending time with Bob Hoover is an experience that's forever treasured by anyone who has ever had the opportunity.
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
It's not often you get to meet a legend. ...
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.
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. ...
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. ...
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.
Five years ago at a desert storage facility, Joe Duke came across a 1954 Grumman G-111 Albatross calling his name.
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.
What do pilots talk about at dinner? You guessed it.
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.
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. ...
A few minutes ago, I stumbled across a YouTube video of a Cirrus accident caused by attempting to do a roll at 200 feet.
Everyone reading these words has flown with a lot of other pilots.
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At 0800, the engines begin to crank over. The field begins to rumble as the sounds of the props turn.