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Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: The LSA Decade

Personal flight has never been quite the same since.

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

Article: The Stall Warning System

Whether it's a comparatively simple system (a leading-edge vane operates a switch to complete an electrical circuit and sound a horn or illuminate a bulb), or a complex system (which generates signals to activate a stick shaker), a properly operating...

Article: From The Editor: Flying North

Some places were simply meant for pilots. ...

Also labeled: Columns, Features, Pilot Talk

Article: The Perlan Project

With no form of motive power on the nose or wings, you might expect gliders to have limited altitude capability, but I quickly learned that's not the case. ...

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Learn To Fly The LSA Way

No doubt you've heard about the light-sport aircraft (LSA) category and the sport-pilot (SP) rule. Let's take a look to help you decide whether LSA is the right nest for you.

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

Article: In The Belly Of A Legend

It was almost surreal standing on the ramp and realizing that the flight I had just finished began two years before it finally happened. ...

Also labeled: Aviation History, Columns, Journeys

Article: The Slippery Slope Of OSA

By now you know about the FAA's fascination with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) testing for pilots and controllers.

Article: From The Editor: A Pilot’s Pilot

Spending time with Bob Hoover is an experience that's forever treasured by anyone who has ever had the opportunity.

Also labeled: Columns, Features, Pilot Talk

Article: Ego

On a spring morning several years ago, I was doing touch-and-goes in my Extra, flying the rust off after a long winter, an annual and an engine overhaul. ...

Article: At Home With Bob Hoover

It's not often you get to meet a legend. ...

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Prop-Pourri

One of my favorite websites is Gizmag, a kind of Dyson vacuum for all the latest tech/science/gadget newsbits that come at us every day. ...

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

Article: Clues From Survivors

Survivors don't always remember very much about an accident. In some cases, memory is affected by the body going into shock or receiving physical injury. ...

Article: From The Editor: Sea/Sky Adventure

Five years ago at a desert storage facility, Joe Duke came across a 1954 Grumman G-111 Albatross calling his name.

Also labeled: Columns, Features, Pilot Talk

Article: There’s A New Bear In Town

I'm one of those strange nutcases who has been flying with dogs for nearly as long as I've been flying, about 45 years.

Article: Flying Floats

What do pilots talk about at dinner? You guessed it.

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: The Lindbergh Way

Last month, I shared Erik Lindbergh's highlights of his first solo flight in an ultralight aircraft—that just happened to be an electric-powered airplane: the GreenWing International eSpyder e280.

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

Article: The Weather Picture

The program that data shows isn't needed, according to the AOPA/EAA exemption petition, is the third-class medical requirement for pilots who fly day/VFR for recreation. ...

Article: 50 Years Of Championship Air Racing

At 0800, the engines begin to crank over. The field begins to rumble as the sounds of the props turn.

Article: Katmais And Cubs: A Desert Adventure

Handshakes are offered all around as the early morning quiet muffles discussions about density altitude and engine cooling.

Article: Issues With Oil

I bought my first airplane, a Globe Swift, from a retired petroleum engineer and A&P mechanic who had lavished hundreds of hours on his airplane. ...

Article: Aerobatic Boxes

One of the best things about being a pilot is we can choose where we live, especially aerobatic pros who like to live close to their work. ...

Article: From The Editor: Cross-Country Cubbing

If you've ever flown around the Southwest U.S., then you know of its immense vastness and beauty.

Also labeled: Columns, Features, Pilot Talk

Article: Setting Stabilized Approach Criteria

When Asiana Airlines flight 214 crashed at San Francisco International Airport on July 6, 2013, it became apparent very quickly that the Boeing 777 wasn't stabilized during the final portion of its approach to runway 28L.

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: The Lindbergh Way

There's an ineffable pleasure, a kind of shy excitement, that comes with sitting down with an aviation luminary you've admired for some time. ...

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

Article: From The Editor: Flying Two Engines

ATP Flight School is the largest flight academy in the country, excelling at training flight students for professional airline careers.

Also labeled: Columns, Features, Pilot Talk

Article: Beware The Fickle Winds

It was 1998, and my ride was one of the last of the Mooney MSEs, better known as the 201.

Article: One Trip, 85 Suitcases

Flying is the least of what air show pilots do. For our 10 minutes in the air, we pay the price of executing the logistics that gets us there. ...

Article: Fab Fall Mini Roundup

Our latest offering of gadgets and goodies to carry you through your holiday season and sugar plum-fairy fantasies.

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: If You Build It…

We're shooting the breeze inside the big, brand-new 80x80-foot hangar they've just completed—at their very own country airport.

Also labeled: Columns, Features, LSAs, Pilot Talk

Article: Historic Replicas

Aviation has a rich and colorful past and, over the years, many people have made noteworthy contributions to help keep history alive.