People and Places
I have a friend who owns a 36 Bonanza, and though his airplane has always been a dozen or so knots faster than my LoPresti Mooney, he's consistently envied my airplane's lower fuel burn.
Rush, Serpentine, Robbers and Mill are names of some of the fires I've flown. Fires are usually named after a geographical landmark at the origin of the fire—a road, town, river or a creek.
Early Monday morning under gorgeous Nevada skies, the dark cloud was blown away over the Reno Air Races as the Formula One Class took to the skies. ...
According to the NTSB, although the approximately 33,000 experimental amateur-built (E-AB) aircraft make up about 10% of the U.S.
You could say his bold steps were the sparks seen 'round the world: Electric flight projects popped up everywhere.
It was Plane & Pilot's home for a week: a luxury three-bedroom house with an attached hangar, right next to a runway.
Like most pilots, I've been a major fan of the space program since long before there was one.
If one thing serves us well in life and in aviation, it's the art of being resourceful—intelligent and creative problem solving and making the best use of time and available resources.
We all know pilots who limit their flights to a hop to a nearby airport for lunch or an occasional pancake breakfast.
There's only one Cub, just as there's only one Wright Flyer, Joe DiMaggio or Golden Gate Bridge.
Today, more information than ever before is being made available to pilots, both in printed and electronic formats.
Something I've at least attempted all my life is to remember to open ears and close mouth when in the presence of someone who knows a heck of a lot more than I do (a frequent event.)
This year marks the 75th year from when William T. Piper first created the J-3 Cub in 1938.
Sixty years and half-a-million airplane lovers per year can't be wrong.
On April 13, 2012, United Airlines flight 930, a Boeing 777, took off from San Francisco International Airport en route to London.
Although the deployment was in a Cirrus four-seater, I wrote about it for several reasons.
In 1927, Charles Lindbergh flew The Spirit of St Louis from New York to Paris non-stop, defining exploration for the 20th century. ...
The Lindbergh Foundation was created in 1977 to carry on the spirit of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh by providing grants to projects that foster new and environmentally friendly technology.
Many of us have had this happen at one time or another.
At exactly 5:45 a.m. on March 5, 2010, I took off in my 1972 Grumman Traveler from Canada's St-Hyacinthe Airport (CSU3), on the south shore off Montreal. ...
When I'm signing autographs on the flight line, people like to tell me their stories about flying.
In an upcoming issue, you'll find my feature story about the harrowing experience of Dr. Richard McGlaughlin and his daughter Elaine as they rode a BRS airframe parachute canopy into the water near the island of Andros in the Bahamas.
Although birds will take evasive action to avoid us, and lights can make us more conspicuous, there are times when their and our best efforts aren't good enough. ...
Pilots sit on their butts a lot. We might want to stay in shape.
A friend stopped by my hangar a while back on a rainy Saturday with an interesting question.
Being obsessed with flying ever since I could walk, I had my eyes set on becoming an airline pilot.
Over the years, you've no doubt heard urgings from various government agencies to always pay careful attention to the weather when you're in flying mode. ...
My friend Mark Magin, Onboard Images President, recently told me a hilarious story. Sitting in first class on a commercial flight, he noticed there was an all- female flight crew.
It was the perfect mission of exploring Moab—Utah's popular base for national parks such as Arches and Canyonlands—and the perfect airplane, a Pilatus PC-12 that can land just about anywhere and carry just about anything.
Just as airplanes such as the straight-tail Beech Bonanza and Piper Super Cub have become pre-eminent in their respective classes, the Cessna 210 has enjoyed a similar reputation as an aviation icon.