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Article: Coast To Coast In A Mooney

Things aren't looking good at 6 a.m. on Monday, the morning my wife Theresa and I have planned a 10 o'clock departure from Hanscom Field, our home base near Boston, on the first leg of the trip of a lifetime to California and back.

Article: Angels In The Cockpit

This is Angel Flight. It's a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization that arranges free, non-emergency air travel for children and adults with serious medical conditions or other compelling needs.

Also labeled: Aviation Personalities, Travel

Article: Flight Of Passage 2

In 1966, teenage brothers Rinker and Kernahan Buck bought an old Piper PA-11 Cub for $300, rebuilt it in their parents' barn in New Jersey, then flew it across the United States in a near-mythic odyssey.

Article: Around The World

Inside the fortified walls of Old Québec looms Château Frontenac, towering over narrow cobblestone streets and the immense St. Lawrence River. ...

Article: Planning A Long Cross-Country

As pilots, we're used to planning flights, and we know preparing for all eventualities helps ensure safer and less stressful flights. ...

Article: 2014 Hot Aviation Careers

In terms of careers in the aviation industry, all the attention has been focused on regional airlines and the hand-wringing as the supply of pilots is drying up. ...

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: The LSA Decade

Personal flight has never been quite the same since.

Article: Alaska Adventure

The year was 1867. The price was $7.2 million. The seller was Russia. The prize was Alaska.

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Learn To Fly The LSA Way

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.

Article: In The Belly Of A Legend

It was almost surreal standing on the ramp and realizing that the flight I had just finished began two years before it finally happened. ...

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Prop-Pourri

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. ...

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: The Lindbergh Way

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.

Article: Katmais And Cubs: A Desert Adventure

Handshakes are offered all around as the early morning quiet muffles discussions about density altitude and engine cooling.

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: The Lindbergh Way

There's an ineffable pleasure, a kind of shy excitement, that comes with sitting down with an aviation luminary you've admired for some time. ...

Article: Canada By PC-12

Last month, I made my first general aviation trip to Canada, as copilot of a Pilatus PC-12.

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Hansen Family Values

Jon Hansen has been a major player in the LSA movement since it was merely a twinkle in the FAA's eye.

Article: To Honor & Inspire

I knew I was in for a special treat when I received Doug Rozendaal's message.

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Europe’s Disneyland For Airplanes

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.

Article: The Making Of The (LSA) Bahamas

The love bite of beguiling trade winds, the rolling slap of crystal, turquoise waters against varnished gunnels and a primal urge to explore magical places can become a sailor's undying passion.

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: The Long View

Roaming through the expansive winged carnival that is the annual Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In & Expo, I fairly marvel each year at how much changes from visit to visit—and how much doesn't.

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Spine Of Steel

One more thing: She just earned her sport-pilot wings. And she did it all from a wheelchair.

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Mike Z And The Harbingers Of Doom!

A leading aviation magazine recently ran a story that proclaimed the LSA industry as a "segment in critical condition."

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Sport-Pilot Survey Says! Part III

In our first two summaries of LSA pilot opinion, we covered the LSA Who/What/When/Where basics.

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Sport-Pilot Survey Says! Part II

Last month, through our survey, we met our group of respondents and found out what light-sport aircraft (LSA) they fly.

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Sport-Pilot Survey Says!

Sometimes, I like to douse my assumptions and fantasies with a cup of cold, real-world info about the kinds of LSA flying all you folks are actually doing, versus what I might imagine you're doing.

Article: Idaho Airpark Living

Sometimes, it seems unfair that we pilots have more convenient access to the most beautiful spots in the world than ground-locked souls.

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: The Wizards of Alpha

LSA Pilot Reports are snapshots.

Article: Diamond Aircraft’s Austria Home

It's late August, and it's also Saturday morning of my last weekend in Austria.

Article: Reno Air Races 2012

Early Monday morning under gorgeous Nevada skies, the dark cloud was blown away over the Reno Air Races as the Formula One Class took to the skies. ...

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Back To The Future

You could say his bold steps were the sparks seen 'round the world: Electric flight projects popped up everywhere.