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Article: Whispers

At first, I wasn’t certain I had heard it. It was a faraway voice, not quite a whisper, and my headset killed the engine noise just enough that I could tell it was there. Had I imagined it? Was I actually hearing it, or was my own mind talking to me a...

Also labeled: Columns, Features

Article: The Columbia STS-107 Accident

All of us in aviation lost seven friends last February. No one can forget the horrifying video of the space shuttle Columbia breaking up in the high sky over northwest Texas. For many of us who love the sky, the image was almost incomprehensible, a...

Article: Setting The Record Straight

Lyn “I’m the boss?” Freeman, Plane & Pilot’s leader (a scary thought, at best) challenged me to put my flight-instructing skills to the test by checking him out in my airplane for an article. I figured, sure. It ought to be fun. I mean, it’s just a...

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Article: The Miracle Of Clouds

Although I’ve made some slight progress in learning to fly during the last 38 years, I’ve never even come close to understanding weather. Naturally, I’ve read Bill Kerschner, Guy Murchie, Bob Buck and a number of other authors on the subject, and I...

Also labeled: Columns, Features, Weather Skills

Article: Pitts Specialski

An e-mail that I received said: Report, can I gain the necessary drawings for independent building given plane PITS. Is it Beforehand thanked for answer,Mihail K. An e-mail that I received said: Report, can I gain the necessary...

Also labeled: Aerobatics, Columns, Features

Article: Air Vagabonds

It seems every aviator I know would like to be an international delivery pilot. Each month, I receive more e-mails and letters on the subject of ferry flying than on any other topic, and that’s been the pattern for 20 years. I hear from every segment o...

Also labeled: Books and DVDs, Columns, Features

Article: Through The Looking Glass

At first, it might...

Also labeled: Features

Article: Flying Vintners

John Trefethen, whose ...

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Article: Tuskegee Tradition

Their legacy is one of courage in the face of a variety of adversaries—fierce anti-aircraft artillery fire, swarms of enemy fighters, some of the worst weather in Europe and constant derision and discrimination from many of their own comrades in arms...

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Article: The Bears Of Kamchatka

For Charlie Russell and Maureen Enns, it had been a...

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Article: Flying The Yukon Quest

The sun isn’t ...

Also labeled: Features, Shows and Fly-Ins

Article: The Search For Amelia

Lady Lindy always ...

Also labeled: Features, Shows and Fly-Ins

Article: The Leeward Air Ranch

Jimmy Leeward really never had much of a...

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Article: The Men Behind The Lens

There it sits, waiting, a latency of...

Also labeled: Aviation Photography, Features

Article: A New Kind Of Air Racing

Reno 2004: The single red and blue airplane comes...

Article: Escorted Adventures

Bob and Jill Blettner flew from Wisconsin down to Key West, Fla., in their...

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Article: Burt Rutan

Before pilot Brian Binnie soared and flew right into world...

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Article: 60 Years After

Paul Tibbets joined the Army Air Corps at ...

Article: Flying In Europe

When the chance came to fly a Cirrus across Europe, it would be an...

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Article: Crossing The Atlantic In A Single

High and wide, we cruise above...

Also labeled: Features, Journeys, Piston Singles

Article: Double Trouble

The P-51 Mustang is almost...

Also labeled: Features, Warbirds

Article: Racing Bobby Unser

There were surprises. It only took...

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Article: See Italy By Seaplane

Cesare Baj dropped the first notch of flaps on the Lake Buccaneer as we circled Castelli di Cannero, a castle from the 13th century.

Also labeled: Features, Seaplanes

Article: Is General Aviation Losing The Popularity Contest?

You remember, don’t you,...

Also labeled: Features, Journeys

Article: CHiPs In The Sky

California’s state police have used fixed-wing aircraft to...

Also labeled: Features, Piston Singles

Article: The Aviation Storyteller

For Greg Herrick, collecting airplanes seems to be more of an addiction, less of a hobby. His eclectic assortment of more than 40 aircraft spans eight decades, with a focus on the period between World War I and World War II known as the Golden Age...

Article: Soloing At 14 Years Old

Jamail Larkins took his first...

Article: Across The Nile

The Great Rift Valley is one of the biggest...

Also labeled: Features, Journeys, Piston Singles

Article: It's Aerotrekking

Out the window, there’s not a hint of light ...

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Article: Cavanaugh’s Flight Through Time

Jim Cavanaugh has a habit of starting small a...

Also labeled: Features