People and Places
I've always wondered what pilots of the Blue Angels, Thunderbirds and Snowbirds do once their military gig is up.
On a vast mesa west of Albuquerque, N.M., where the signs of civilization begin to dim, the terrain looks not unlike the surface of Mars.
The big secret in aviation is that just about everybody goes into it because it's more fun than should be legally allowed, and not because it's practical. ...
The chances are minimal that most pilots will ever find themselves in the same circumstances as did James "Jimmy" Leeward on September 16, 2011. ...
Sometimes, I like to douse my assumptions and fantasies with a cup of cold, real-world info about the kinds of LSA flying all you folks are actually doing, versus what I might imagine you're doing.
It's some of the busiest airspace in the country. New York Harbor sits right between Class B airports LaGuardia, Kennedy and Newark, but for VFR pilots it's accessible via the Hudson River Corridor.
Like any aircraft owner, I take every opportunity to fly my Mooney rather than the airlines on any semi-short trip.
Sometimes, it seems unfair that we pilots have more convenient access to the most beautiful spots in the world than ground-locked souls.
LSA Pilot Reports are snapshots.
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.
It's late August, and it's also Saturday morning of my last weekend in Austria.
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. ...
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.