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Article: Getting Out Alive

Few topics in aviation are as popular as...

Article: Capt. Dale “Snort” Snodgrass

Captain Dale...

Article: Backcountry Bash

No way, José. Through the ...

Article: Super Bowl Super Fly-In

It was Super Bowl morning,...

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: Features

Article: The Four Aviation Food Groups

Balanced aviation nutrition is like...

Article: Safety—A Tough Sell

Woody was one of those pilots we all thought...

Article: LightHawk: The Truth From Above

Among the earliest things we learned during our initial flying lessons, just after we sorted out the challenge of flying both straight and level at the same time, was that the view of our planet from an aircraft was utterly captivating and that the...

Also labeled: Features, People and Places

Article: Gathering Of Mustangs

It’s perhaps the most iconic military airplane in t...

Article: Crewing For Red Bull, Down Under

At the closing ceremonies of each Red Bull...

Article: From The Editor: Sticktuitiveness

Not long ago, I was flying commercial from LAX to Boston Logan. As I settled into my seat in the back of the bus, I was chagrined that, right behind me, sat a young boy of maybe six or seven. When he started to kick the back of my seat, I gave his...

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Article: State Of The Industry

From the Wright brothers to The Right Stuff, the thrill of flight has sparked the imagination and stirred the human spirit. We take to the skies to experience the freedom and exhilaration of flight. Now more than ever, people look to general aviation...

Also labeled: Columns, Features

Article: What Compels An Air Show Pilot?

Explaining why I do what I do is surprisingly easy. The quick answer is that flying air shows is what I’m passionate about. I love it. But beyond that is a story of inspiration, physical endeavor, ongoing learning and camaraderie.

Also labeled: Aerobatics, Columns, Features

Article: From The Editor: Simmer Down

I was looking forward to a much needed weekend on Martha’s Vineyard, away from the city and the noise and smells of summer in the Meatpacking District. And though brunch at The Black Dog and grilled lobster at the Oyster Bar and Grill beckoned, the l...

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Article: Crossing The Atlantic In A Single

High and wide, we cruise above...

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,...

Also labeled: Features, People and Places

Article: Across The Nile

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

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...

Also labeled: Columns, Features

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,...

Also labeled: Columns, Features

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...

Also labeled: Columns, Features

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....

Also labeled: Columns, Features

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...

Also labeled: Columns, Features

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: Speed Is Life

Flying is a compromise. You can have cheap, and you can have fun, but you won’t n...

Article: Blimp My Ride

My foot pushes on the rudder pedal but...