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Article: Adequate Airspeed

We've just about come to the end of another year in which the NTSB continued to fill its files with accident reports that read suspiciously like many of the thousands it already has on file.

Article: Diamond Aircraft’s Austria Home

It's late August, and it's also Saturday morning of my last weekend in Austria.

Article: From The Editor: Fly Low, Go Fast, Turn Left

The crowds at Stead Airport this year proved that the tradition of the Reno Air Races lives on strong, moving forward after last year's accident. ...

Also labeled: Columns, Features, Pilot Talk

Article: Fly Cheap (Or At Least Cheaper)

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.

Article: Chasing Fires

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.

Article: Reno Air Races 2012

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. ...

Article: Amateur-Built Safety

According to the NTSB, although the approximately 33,000 experimental amateur-built (E-AB) aircraft make up about 10% of the U.S.

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Back To The Future

You could say his bold steps were the sparks seen 'round the world: Electric flight projects popped up everywhere.

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

Article: From The Editor: Hangar Home

It was Plane & Pilot's home for a week: a luxury three-bedroom house with an attached hangar, right next to a runway.

Also labeled: Columns, Features, Pilot Talk

Article: Flying Above Mars

Like most pilots, I've been a major fan of the space program since long before there was one.

Article: Being Resourceful

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.

Article: Hudson River Adventure

We all know pilots who limit their flights to a hop to a nearby airport for lunch or an occasional pancake breakfast.

Article: Golden Angel

There's only one Cub, just as there's only one Wright Flyer, Joe DiMaggio or Golden Gate Bridge.

Article: When Using NEXRAD Can Be Dangerous

Today, more information than ever before is being made available to pilots, both in printed and electronic formats.

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Ears Wide Open

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.)

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

Article: From The Editor: Cubbin' Around

This year marks the 75th year from when William T. Piper first created the J-3 Cub in 1938.

Also labeled: Columns, Features, Pilot Talk

Article: Oshkosh 2012: Airborne Excitement

Sixty years and half-a-million airplane lovers per year can't be wrong.

Article: Lightning Enlightenment

On April 13, 2012, United Airlines flight 930, a Boeing 777, took off from San Francisco International Airport en route to London.

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Shroud Lines II

Although the deployment was in a Cirrus four-seater, I wrote about it for several reasons.

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

Article: Lindbergh Inspiration

In 1927, Charles Lindbergh flew The Spirit of St Louis from New York to Paris non-stop, defining exploration for the 20th century. ...

Article: From The Editor: One Small Step

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.

Also labeled: Columns, Features, Pilot Talk

Article: Engine Reliability

Many of us have had this happen at one time or another.

Article: Training Is Everything

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. ...

Article: Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks

When I'm signing autographs on the flight line, people like to tell me their stories about flying.

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Shroud Lines

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.

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

Article: Sharing The Sky

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. ...

Article: Staying Healthy

Pilots sit on their butts a lot. We might want to stay in shape.

Article: Turbines vs. Pistons

A friend stopped by my hangar a while back on a rainy Saturday with an interesting question.

Article: East Coast By LSA

Being obsessed with flying ever since I could walk, I had my eyes set on becoming an airline pilot.

Article: Do As We Say, Not As We Do

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. ...