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Article: Oh My God! There’s No Man In The Cockpit!

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.

Article: From The Editor: Backcountry In Style

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.

Also labeled: Columns, Features, Pilot Talk

Article: Improving On A Good Thing

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.

Article: A Pilot’s View

We're 45 minutes out of Daytona Beach bound for Key West on a summer evening. Viewed from our altitude, the sun has just begun its dip below the horizon, leaving us in muted daylight as darkness settles across the land below.

Article: 70th Doolittle Raiders Reunion

The USS Hornet's radio operator intercepted a message in Japanese at 07:45; its origins were close. Just earlier, SBD Dauntless aircraft that had launched off the USS Enterprise had spotted a small Japanese fishing vessel, and then later flew...

Article: Doing Good With General Aviation

Aviation is the greatest science known to man simply because every other mental discipline comes into play each time an aircraft takes flight.

Article: Perception

I'm constantly asked about my unique line of work as an air show pilot, "Do you get dizzy?" or, "Do you wear those earrings when you fly?" But probably the question I'm most asked is about fear—"Aren't you afraid when you're diving toward the ground?"...

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Profiles In Vision: Dan Johnson

Dan characterizes the Big Picture this way: The market has spoken. LSA are here to stay.

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

Article: Helpful Suggestions

Aviation seems to promote camaraderie among many of those who relish being part of this unique affinity group.

Article: The Maine (Seaplane) Event!

Caught up in something of a busman's holiday, I'm shooting so many images that I rip through one 8 GB CompactFlash memory card after another.

Article: The Race For Ratings

One of the most common questions I get has to do with the most unusual aircraft I've flown.

Article: From The Editor: Cross-Country Sophistication

Whether you fly the coastal route or choose California's Central Valley, the flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco is a spectacular one—and it's even more spectacular if you happen to be in a new 2012 Cirrus SR22.

Also labeled: Columns, Features, Pilot Talk

Article: From Soccer To Cessna

How do you top an unforgettable trip to the FIFA World Cup in South Africa? Throw in a Cessna 182 and a dozen exotic locations in four countries, and voilà! ...

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: To Dream, To Live

Jan Hercek got his flying start the way a lot of us did back then: in an old Rogallo-style hang glider.

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

Article: Birds Of A Feather

We're all part bird, aren't we? We have wings, but unfortunately they're only a steely imitation of the real thing.

Article: Let's Go To Jamaica, Mon!

When more than 500 of the same type of airplane are sold, it stands to reason that some of these aircraft owners are going to meet and get to know one another. ...

Article: Flying The World’s Biggest Single-Engine Biplane

One of the most common questions I get has to do with the most unusual aircraft I've flown.

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Sebring Impressions

I thought those of you who have never been to an air show, specifically the Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, might enjoy a world's-eye view of what it's like to make the pilgrimage every January.

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

Article: Aerosim Flight Academy

It's not only general aviation that faces a pilot shortage.

Article: Murphy’s Laws Of Aviation

I'm constantly amazed that the constants of aviation usually aren't.

Article: When Procedures Fail

Pilots are a conscientious group. We do preflights, use checklists, and respect our physical and technical limitations.

Article: Co-Own A Plane!

There was one specific moment when I knew I had made the right decision to join an aircraft partnership.

Article: It's An LSA World

New movements can take awhile to root in the public consciousness.

Article: May I See Your Driver’s License?

Others believe the resources the FAA devotes to medical certification could be put to better use elsewhere.

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Heart Like A Wing

It's that time of year! Spring be sprung, or nearly so; if a blanket of frosty white lurks beyond your window, have faith—the end is near.

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

Article: Airline Transport Professionals

As it prepares to celebrate its 28th anniversary, ATP has grown into one of the largest and most highly respected professional flight-training academies in the world. ...

Article: Trans-Africa Adventure

Having travelled south down the east coast of Africa, our return route would be north up the west coast and center on a 4,900-mile journey to Ibiza, Spain. ...

Article: Visiting America Airport By Airport

My flight student Matt Rickman and I departed Southern California for Illinois at the end of June, just as summer thunderstorms began to pummel the Midwest. ...

Article: From The Editor: What’s In A Name?

I first heard about Amelia Earhart three years ago on Facebook. The new Amelia Earhart, that is.

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Article: Autopilots Equal Safety

One of the most common questions I get about flying the oceans is, "How do you stay awake on a 10- to 15-hour leg?" My standard answer is, "Consider the alternative."