People and Places
Flying to an exotic destination like the Bahamas may seem like a daunting, out-of-reach pipe dream.
One of the nice things about growing up in Alaska was the opportunity to fly a variety of airplanes.
For a pilot, South Florida is just a stepping stone and a 60-mile hop across the water to the Caribbean.
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.
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. ...
There are many exciting ways to fine-tune your flying skills and learn new techniques while adding a new rating to your pilot certificate. ...
Over the past few years, I had become increasingly dependent on my annoying prescription glasses.
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.