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Article: Getting Creative: Affordable Flying

Affordable flying is something of an oxymoron. World War II aviator Jimmy Doolittle is credited for uttering the phrase, “How can it be said that there is no money in aviation? That's where I left all of mine!"

Article: Best Of The West!

One of the great benefits of general aviation is having easy access to spectacular destinations around the world. One of the great...

Article: What Recession?

Is Oshkosh ever really over? It’ll be weeks, maybe months, before my mind catches up with my body.

Also labeled: Columns, Features, Journeys, Pilot Talk

Article: Ferry Flying As A Career?

I receive more e-mail and snail mail from readers about ferry flying than on all other subjects combined.

Also labeled: Columns, Features, Journeys, Pilot Talk

Article: Days Of Celebration, Days Of Dreams

We may well mark 2009 as a dramatic evocation of past and future, a time when the traditional veneration of past achievements and the bright and amazing promise of future technology both occupied center stage.

Article: Ticket To Ride III

Right after soloing in 860LS, the lovely Flight Design CTLS, I feel light as a cloud. In our

Article: Formation Flying! Part II

Formation flying is a dangerous and, for me, compellingly beautiful and engaging experience. Formation flying is a dangerous and, for...

Article: From Hero To Bum—Almost

It was January 1989, and I had just delivered a new Grand Caravan to Comair in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Also labeled: Columns, Features, Journeys, Pilot Talk

Article: Life Begins At 40

As of June of this year, I’ve been cranking out this column for 40 years! These are words I never thought I’d hear coming out of my mouth. As of June of...

Also labeled: Features, Journeys, Pilot Talk

Article: Sporty’s Foundation: The Future Of Aviation

If we don’t get more young people interested in every aspect of general aviation, it will simply disappear as we know it,” Hal Shevers, the founder and chairman of Sporty’s Pilot Shop, tells me as he punctuates his sentence with a long pause and his...

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...

Also labeled: Columns, Features, Journeys, Pilot Talk

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.

Also labeled: Columns, Features

Article: From The Editor: When You Least Expect It

Also labeled: Columns, Features, Pilot Talk

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

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

Article: Harry

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Article: Singapore By Bonanza

He was...

Also labeled: Pilot Talk, Journeys, Features, Columns

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”

Also labeled: Columns, Features, Pilot Talk

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

Also labeled: Columns, Journeys, LSAs, Pilot Talk

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...

Also labeled: Columns, Features, Journeys, Pilot Talk

Article: They’re Here, Now What?

Also labeled: Columns, Features, Pilot Talk, VLJs

Article: The Country Pilot

Article: From The Editor: Low & Slow

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