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Article: Oshkosh Adventure 2013

Oshkosh AirVenture is the alpha and the omega of U.S. air shows.

Article: Diamond Aircraft’s Austria Home

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

Article: Oshkosh 2012: Airborne Excitement

Sixty years and half-a-million airplane lovers per year can't be wrong.

Article: Soloy Cessna 206 Mark II

There's something that's both a little primeval and 21st century about starting a turbine engine.

Article: The Lure Of The Backcountry

Hiding far beneath the surface of aviation's well-known conservative demeanor are those who find their flying excitement off the beaten path. ...

Article: Top 20 LSA

The sky isn't falling on the LSA phenomenon, though daily reports of global financial megadoom continue apace.

Article: Dream Machines

Whether you're just one lottery ticket away from your dream machine or you've got cash burning a hole in your pocket, turbine power is the ultimate way to go. ...

Article: Piston Twins Buyer's Guide 2012

Back in the '70s and '80s, there were nearly two dozen twins on the market.

Article: Piston Singles Buyer’s Guide 2012

Despite what some folks believed was a down economy for piston aircraft, there are still nearly four dozen models on the market, and all 11 manufacturers seem to be standing strong against the recession.

Article: The Game Changer

In the relatively short span of aviation history, invention—usually driven by the necessity of war and/or competition—has accelerated the growth of aircraft performance at an amazing pace.

Article: Something Xtra Special

For years, GA manufacturers have left the upgrade aftermarket to STC (supplemental type certificate) holders and mod shops—the entities that developed or acquired an approved process of altering a certificated aircraft, and aircraft repair stations t...

Article: Easy Ownership: The Great LSA

Herewith, the Essential Question: What's great about owning and flying an LSA?

Article: Buy To Fly

Hello, can I schedule a lesson for Friday afternoon? No? You don’t have an airplane available?

Article: Choose Your Own Adventure

So, you just hit the lottery for a half-million bucks (after tax). This sounds like a big deal, except that it’s redundant because your spouse hit it last week for 10 million.

Article: Choosing A Six-Seater

If it’s really true that buyers of four-seat airplanes often buy two seats more than they need, the same may not be true of purchasers in the six-place class. ...

Article: LSA Buyer's Guide

What a great time to be a pilot! The economy gains traction, Big Tin (Cessna and Piper) flexes its muscles as more Skycatchers and PiperSports find homes across America, and new S-LSA—111 models as we go to press—continue to come on line.

Article: Four-Seater Buyer's Guide

Four-seat airplanes have always been the most popular configuration in general aviation.

Article: ElectriFly 2010

In 2007, a quintessential “garage inventor” named Randall Fishman showed up out of nowhere at Oshkosh AirVenture with an electric-powered ultralight—and quietly turned the aviation world on its ear.

Article: The Single-Engine Jet From Diamond

I want one. And if you’re thinking about stepping up to your first jet in the next few years, you will, too, once you fly it. I want one. And if...

Article: Cessna 162 Skycatcher: It’s Here!

The proliferation of LSA since the FAA announced the first approval at Sun ’n Fun 2005 has been little short of amazing.

Article: Backstage With A Rock Star

“Rock star.” It’s a phrase you frequently hear when talking to Kirk Hawkins, founder and CEO of Icon Aircraft in Los Angeles, Calif. (function(){ var flashvars = {affiliateSiteId:"85996", widgetId:"108329",...

Article: The Mystique Of The Baron

If you're wondering if the new Baron G58 is an airplane I don't like, then you've come to the wrong place. The current version of the Baron 58 is almost impossible not to love.

Also labeled: Piston Twins

Article: The Day Of The Personal Jet

It’s a new world. VLJs and p...

Article: Cirrus SR22-G3: Brazil Or Bust!

Wow, now that’s a lot of trees. I’m 9,500 feet over the Amazon rai...

Also labeled: Piston Singles, Specs

Article: Ovation3: Reaching For 200

On the face of it, retractable gear seems almost...

Also labeled: Piston Singles, Specs