People and Places
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.
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.
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...
Aviation is the greatest science known to man simply because every other mental discipline comes into play each time an aircraft takes flight.
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?"...
Dan characterizes the Big Picture this way: The market has spoken. LSA are here to stay.
Aviation seems to promote camaraderie among many of those who relish being part of this unique affinity group.
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.
One of the most common questions I get has to do with the most unusual aircraft I've flown.
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.
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! ...