People and Places
It's kind of a joke that most pilots don't know how to use their feet, especially jet jocks whose feet are flat on the floor most of the time they're flying. ...
The prototype for one of the world's coolest airplanes was built in a garage.
There has been no stronger advocate on Capitol Hill for general aviation and the pilot community than Senator James Inhofe, Republican, of Oklahoma. ...
The vast Mojave Desert has a dramatic aviation history as a test bed for experimental military and civilian aircraft.
The whole concept of flying with nothing more than electric power seems somehow anathema to aviation.
Excuse me while I toast myself, but it has been 30 years since I flew my first air show.
The NTSB looked at accident records between 1990 and 2012 for what was a retrospective review of data.
If you fly IFR long enough, you'll probably have the unpleasant experience of knowing someone who'll die in an IFR accident.
I was faced with the decision to cancel an air show I had booked the winter before—the Truckee Tahoe AirShow and Family Festival.
Sedona, Ariz., is known for red rock formations that come alive in the low light of sunrise and sunset.
The Sinai Desert isn't very big, but it certainly looks forbidding from the air: desolate black, hot mountains, seas of sand, and large plains of heat and misery. ...
If you drive down Sheridan Road just outside the perimeter of the Tulsa International Airport, you'll find a row of small industrial buildings housing aviation engine, machine and hose shops.
New Zealand is known for its dramatic topography—snow-capped mountains, volcanoes, fjords—and as pilots, we're fortunate to experience natural beauty from the air. ...
Like the vast majority of pilots, I learned to fly in a relatively innocent two-seater.
Energy management is a pilot's most important task.
It was one of the highlights of last year's EAA AirVenture, so I eagerly signed up again this year: an afternoon spent mentoring three young women who have an interest in aviation photography.
I was cleaning the belly of my Mooney a while back following an annual inspection, and not enjoying the task.
I've never thought of myself as a joiner. ...
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.
The NTSB says that the National Weather Service and the FAA need to do a better job of getting important weather information to pilots. ...
When you're a student pilot, everything in the airplane seems to happen at warp speed.
Aviation might be where we feel most alive. Maybe that's why intuition plays such a key part in it.
Mooneys have always had a charismatic appeal that seems to transcend their talents.
Circumnavigating the globe in your own airplane is the ultimate flying adventure, but such a large undertaking comes with challenges of piles of paperwork and local permissions.
I love flying cross-country. It's almost the best part of my work because there's nothing like the freedom of flying a small airplane from coast to coast. ...
Inside the fortified walls of Old Québec looms Château Frontenac, towering over narrow cobblestone streets and the immense St. Lawrence River. ...
Questions heard with increasing frequency during the first weeks of fruitless searching for Malaysia Air-lines Flight MH370 concerned whether the search would eventually be abandoned, and whether it's possible that we might never know what happened to...
Each year, the Collings Foundation flies a selection of rare warbirds around the country, stopping at more than 110 towns.
As one who has struggled across a few oceans in a variety of single- and twin-engine piston and turbine airplanes, I've been subjecting my ears to a long-term deluge of noise pollution.
How do you make a million bucks in the air show business?