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Article: Words At The Beginning

After you've reached a certain age, when you get an email with a friend's name in the title, you know that the news is never good.

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Article: Taking A Deeper Look

My happiest moments are spent in the sky surveying my kingdom.

Article: From The Editor: Fly Smarter

We hope you're in the midst of making your summer flying dreams come true. Make the most of those extra hours of daylight!

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Article: Mastering Mountain Flying

As part of its effort to reduce the number of general aviation accidents, the NTSB from time to time issues Safety Alerts aimed at general aviation pilots. ...

Article: From The Editor: Flying Out Of The Country

Flying to an exotic destination like the Bahamas may seem like a daunting, out-of-reach pipe dream.

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Article: Frolicking In A Lake

One of the nice things about growing up in Alaska was the opportunity to fly a variety of airplanes.

Article: Florida Flying

For a pilot, South Florida is just a stepping stone and a 60-mile hop across the water to the Caribbean.

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Article: It’s For You

A pilot using a cell phone in flight, especially during a high work-load segment of a flight, may find the price that might be paid for giving too much attention to the phone is a lot higher than when on the ground.

Article: Andes: Home Of The Mountain Gods

Head south from the U.S. toward Antarctica, and you'll wind up paralleling a chain of mountains longer and taller than anything else in the Western Hemisphere. ...

Article: From The Editor: Sharpen Your Skills

There are many exciting ways to fine-tune your flying skills and learn new techniques while adding a new rating to your pilot certificate. ...

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Article: See Better, Fly Better

Over the past few years, I had become increasingly dependent on my annoying prescription glasses.

Article: Slips And Skids

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. ...

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Article: Flying The Bronco

The prototype for one of the world's coolest airplanes was built in a garage.

Article: The Inhofe Accident

There has been no stronger advocate on Capitol Hill for general aviation and the pilot community than Senator James Inhofe, Republican, of Oklahoma. ...

Article: From The Editor: Desert Flying

The vast Mojave Desert has a dramatic aviation history as a test bed for experimental military and civilian aircraft.

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Article: Here Comes The Electric Airplane

The whole concept of flying with nothing more than electric power seems somehow anathema to aviation.

Article: Air Show Season Wrap-Up

Excuse me while I toast myself, but it has been 30 years since I flew my first air show.

Article: Drug Use Trends

The NTSB looked at accident records between 1990 and 2012 for what was a retrospective review of data.

Article: The Dangers Of CFIT

If you fly IFR long enough, you'll probably have the unpleasant experience of knowing someone who'll die in an IFR accident.

Article: Truckee

I was faced with the decision to cancel an air show I had booked the winter before—the Truckee Tahoe AirShow and Family Festival.

Article: From The Editor: Red Rock Country

Sedona, Ariz., is known for red rock formations that come alive in the low light of sunrise and sunset.

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Article: Flying The Middle East

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. ...

Article: When Your Engine Talks To You

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.

Article: From The Editor: Aviating, Kiwi Style

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. ...

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Article: Learning To Trust Turbos

Like the vast majority of pilots, I learned to fly in a relatively innocent two-seater.

Article: Energy Management

Energy management is a pilot's most important task.

Article: From The Editor: Mentorship

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.

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Article: Easy Creeping

I was cleaning the belly of my Mooney a while back following an annual inspection, and not enjoying the task.

Article: Instant Family

I've never thought of myself as a joiner. ...

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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.