ATP Flight School is the largest flight academy in the country, excelling at training flight students for professional airline careers.
It was 1998, and my ride was one of the last of the Mooney MSEs, better known as the 201.
Flying is the least of what air show pilots do. For our 10 minutes in the air, we pay the price of executing the logistics that gets us there. ...
It had been a long day. Fatigue gnawed at me like the blade of a dull knife, numbing my senses, sapping my strength and fogging what little brain power I had left. Flying the Southwest in July isn't always fun.
The previous day of training had gone great. The Piper Seminole was easy to handle.
We're shooting the breeze inside the big, brand-new 80x80-foot hangar they've just completed—at their very own country airport.
Aviation has a rich and colorful past and, over the years, many people have made noteworthy contributions to help keep history alive.
One of the more common conversations around the water cooler these days concerns our younger generations and how they have trouble seeing past their iPads and cell phones to the world beyond.
Since its start nearly 30 years ago, Airline Transport Professionals (ATP) has grown into the largest provider of pilots to regional airlines. ...
I was cruising high for a normally aspirated twin, scoring a ground speed of 200 knots at 13,000 feet in a freshly restored Cessna 310R.
EAA AirVenture can't be adequately explained in words. It's an awe-inspiring event that needs to be experienced firsthand.
I was speaking to a group of pilots a few years back when one of them asked about a story I wrote a decade before on the London-to-Sydney Air Race.
I was with several hundred students, faculty and guests at the Army War College's 59th National Security Seminar (NSS) in June of this year.
Careers in aviation are nothing if not dynamic. Aviation Career Update 2013
Oshkosh AirVenture is the alpha and the omega of U.S. air shows.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has installed Angle of Attack (AOA) indicators in its fleet of 61 Cessna training aircraft at its Daytona Beach and Prescott campuses. AOA In Embry-Riddle Cessnas
Jon Hansen has been a major player in the LSA movement since it was merely a twinkle in the FAA's eye.
If I were to declare that an approach and landing in a twin-engine airplane with one engine inoperative is essentially the same as a two-engine approach and landing. ...
This is because I have yet to enter a decade that, in one way or another, wasn't a Golden Age, including this one.
At a recent hangar party, I met a woman who owns a very nice Piper Cherokee.
We don't want it to happen, but it can. An engine loss will cause surprise and denial, so you need to be mentally prepared with a plan of action. ...
So far, the flight was going well, but I couldn't shake the feeling that things were going almost too well.
The destination for our eight-ship of warbirds was Rapid City, S.D., but it wasn't looking good.
It was late December, and I had been stuck in Guam for five days, waiting for a stubborn typhoon to move out of the way between America's westernmost territory and Japan.
Willits, Calif., is one of those happy getaway locations that pilots love.
I knew I was in for a special treat when I received Doug Rozendaal's message.
Cessna Aircraft's Discover Flying Challenge sends six aviation students for a summer-long excursion across the United States. Cessna 2013 Discover Flying Challenge
Pilot reports can only tell you so much. Back in the glory days of aviation, when the industry was selling 18,000 units a year, manufacturers used to provide airplanes to magazines for several days or even a week for evaluation.
I recently stumbled across the study, which was sponsored by the FAA's Office of Aerospace Medicine. I don't recall hearing about it when it was completed in May of 2006. ...
For many sport aviation-industry watchers at this year's Aero trade show—it's the annual European bash right after our Sun 'n Fun—the star attraction was Peter Funk's magnificent FK51 Mustang.