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Article: Profiles In Vision: Dan Johnson

He’s the kind of guy you feel chummy with the first time you meet him. He’s the kind of guy you feel chummy with the first time you meet him. Maybe it’s...

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Article: A Sentimental Journey

I took a short flight recently, one not normally worth mentioning around the hangar. But ’twas important to me—an attempt to relive the good old days of flying, that is, the ’60s and ’70s.

Article: From The Editor: Three Classics

It was a dark 3 a.m. when the alarm clock went off last Sunday morning. A glance outside revealed a starlit sky; finally, the June gloom had given way to our photo flight plans.

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Article: From The Editor: When You Least Expect It

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Article: 2009 National CFI of the Year

Recently, a VFR pilot flying a Cessna 172 departed after dark in VMC and flew into IMC. Shortly after takeoff, the pilot reported an electrical failure to ATC, but continued into a thickening blanket of fog.

Article: Stick Time In An F-4 Sim

As a twenty something, I figured that the only chance I would ever have of getting into an F-4 Phantom cockpit would involve a successful run for Congress, followed by finagling a seat on the Armed Services Committee.

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Ghost Wings

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Article: Harry

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Article: Singapore By Bonanza

He was...

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Article: Air Show Roundup: Sun 'n Fun 2009

In spite of lighter attendance than last year, the 2009 EAA Sun ’n Fun Fly-In drew an enthusiastic crowd to Lakeland, Fla., for the week’s festivities. ...

Also labeled: Air Shows, Features, Journeys, Travel

Article: From The Editor: “Student Pilot, First Solo”

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Article: The Proposal

As a dating couple, Brian and I often had to be very creative about finding time to spend together since I’m an airline first officer and Brian is the operations coordinator for Team Oracle. In July 2007, we were happily anticipating a week off that w...

Article: Should You Reset A Circuit Breaker?

Article: Smoke On!

It’s hot in this race plane…even at 1,000 feet…or is it just me? My mouth is dry and my heart is racing as I watch the competitor before me twisting his way through the track. ...

Article: CSI Insurance: Excogitations On LSA Crashes, Part Deux

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Article: Glass Half Empty?

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Article: Traveling By “Corporate” Airplane

I’ve owned personal airplanes almost since I earned my pilot’s license 43 years ago. I didn’t buy my first airplane, a Globe Swift, specifically for business (in fact, I don’t recall ever flying it in conjunction with a story), but most of the half-do...

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Article: They’re Here, Now What?

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Article: The Country Pilot

Article: From The Editor: Low & Slow

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Article: Protecting Kenya’s National Parks

I often wear a little leather choker with two bronze elephant tusks. I picked it up a few years ago in a Nairobi gallery called Matt Bronze, and it reminds me of the wild things that still live in Kenya.

Article: More Than Monitoring

While I was...

Article: The Right Way To The Left Seat

Article: Logging Time In The World’s Largest Airliner

I’m sitting in the pilot’s seat of an Airbus A380 surrounded by 10 flat-panel displays and more switches than I can describe. It’s the world’s largest airliner, and its size is staggering.

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: CSI Insurance: Excogitations On LSA Crashes, Part 1

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Article: Early-Morning Cockpits

As I was...

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Article: Why Retract?

My first airplane was a retractable, but it was sometimes hard to tell. It was a purely stock 1946 Globe Swift GC1B, and while the main wheels would retract—eventually—there often seemed to be little effect on performance. Though the airplane was a cut...

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Article: Ownership Made Easy

This...

Article: 53 Years Later

I’m 77 and hold a commercial pilot license and an instrument rating. I’ve filled four logbooks. As a child, I made balsa-wood and tissue-paper airplanes. As a teen, I made gas U-Control model airplanes, and I used to ride my bike to the airport...

Article: From the Editor: A Diamond For A Pilot’s Pilot

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