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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.

Also labeled: Columns, Features, Pilot Talk

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. ...

Also labeled: Columns

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.

Article: Getting The Weather Straight

The NTSB says that the National Weather Service and the FAA need to do a better job of getting important weather information to pilots. ...

Article: From The Editor: Lengthen The Runway

When you're a student pilot, everything in the airplane seems to happen at warp speed.

Also labeled: Columns, Features, Pilot Talk

Article: Intuition

Aviation might be where we feel most alive. Maybe that's why intuition plays such a key part in it.

Article: A Conversation With Jerry Chen

Mooneys have always had a charismatic appeal that seems to transcend their talents.

Article: From The Editor: Five Airplanes, 35 Destinations

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.

Also labeled: Columns, Features, Pilot Talk

Article: Weather And FBOs

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. ...

Article: Around The World

Inside the fortified walls of Old Québec looms Château Frontenac, towering over narrow cobblestone streets and the immense St. Lawrence River. ...

Article: Searching For Missing Aircraft

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...

Article: From The Editor: Flying History

Each year, the Collings Foundation flies a selection of rare warbirds around the country, stopping at more than 110 towns.

Also labeled: Columns, Features

Article: Noise Fatigue

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.

Article: The Importance Of Sponsorship

How do you make a million bucks in the air show business?

Article: From The Editor: Dream Flight

As pilots, we all have strong opinions on the best day-to-day airplane to own.

Also labeled: Columns, Features

Article: Let’s Get The Kids Involved

In keeping with the bylaws of ethnocentrism, everyone judges the rest of the world by their own standards.

Article: The Memory Of Red Dirt

There's another highway "up there," one in which pilots fly airplanes across great expanses of water and time, across the sharp edges of continents and the less sharp geographical boundaries of politics and countries.

Also labeled: Columns, Pilot Talk

Article: From The Editor: Going The Distance

Being prepared for a cross-country trip is important for a safer and more enjoyable flight.

Also labeled: Columns, Pilot Talk

Article: What’s Up With Diesel?

Diesel engines have been around for flying machines since the German rigid airships of the early 20th century.

Article: Upset Recovery Vs. Aerobatics

These days, whenever I pick up an aviation magazine, I catch an article about how important stick-and- rudder skills are in primary flight training. ...

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: The LSA Decade

Personal flight has never been quite the same since.

Also labeled: Columns, Features, Journeys, LSAs, Pilot Talk

Article: The Stall Warning System

Whether it's a comparatively simple system (a leading-edge vane operates a switch to complete an electrical circuit and sound a horn or illuminate a bulb), or a complex system (which generates signals to activate a stick shaker), a properly operating...

Article: From The Editor: Flying North

Some places were simply meant for pilots. ...

Also labeled: Columns, Features, Pilot Talk

Article: The Perlan Project

With no form of motive power on the nose or wings, you might expect gliders to have limited altitude capability, but I quickly learned that's not the case. ...

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Learn To Fly The LSA Way

No doubt you've heard about the light-sport aircraft (LSA) category and the sport-pilot (SP) rule. Let's take a look to help you decide whether LSA is the right nest for you.

Also labeled: Columns, Features, Journeys, LSAs, Pilot Talk

Article: In The Belly Of A Legend

It was almost surreal standing on the ramp and realizing that the flight I had just finished began two years before it finally happened. ...

Also labeled: Aviation History, Columns, Journeys

Article: The Slippery Slope Of OSA

By now you know about the FAA's fascination with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) testing for pilots and controllers.

Article: From The Editor: A Pilot’s Pilot

Spending time with Bob Hoover is an experience that's forever treasured by anyone who has ever had the opportunity.

Also labeled: Columns, Features, Pilot Talk

Article: Ego

On a spring morning several years ago, I was doing touch-and-goes in my Extra, flying the rust off after a long winter, an annual and an engine overhaul. ...