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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.

Also labeled: Columns, Features, Pilot Talk

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."

Article: Include, Don’t Exclude

We all love stories of how people are seduced by aviation, but it's just as interesting to know what keeps them out.

Article: Live With Your Airplane

There's nothing like being able to walk out your back door to your hangar and into your airplane," says Spruce Creek, Fla., resident Jack Hirn, summing up the number-one reason that the residential airpark lifestyle captivates pilots of every stripe....

Article: Amelia Earhart: A Modern Adventure

This contemporary Earhart is re-creating one of the legendary aviatrix's flights: the leg from Oakland, Calif., to Miami, Fla., where she announced her ill-fated, round-the-world attempt in 1937.

Article: Do Something Magical: Learn To Fly

I'm still learning to fly. Even three decades after earning my private pilot certificate at 17, I'm still a student pilot, and I'm okay with it. ...

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Profiles In Vision: Ivo Boscarol

Welcome to Slovenia, and let's raise our glasses to setting your goals too high.

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Article: Air Race Accidents

The death toll quickly rose to 11, including the pilot with about 70 injured.

Article: From The Editor: Something For Everyone

"I fly for food," was Dick Rutan's good-humored and modest response when I thanked him for flying the photo flight.

Also labeled: Columns, Features, Pilot Talk

Article: The Nature Of Clouds

In my part of the sky—at least, the part I watch most often—we don't see many clouds.

Article: Coast-To-Coast

The faster I go, the harder I want to pull back on the yoke. The grey turns into blue, and all I see is sky.