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Article: Engine-Out Landings

If I were to declare that an approach and landing in a twin-engine airplane with one engine inoperative is essentially the same as a two-engine approach and landing. ...

Article: Shut Up And Fly

At a recent hangar party, I met a woman who owns a very nice Piper Cherokee.

Article: From The Editor: An Unexpected Visit

The destination for our eight-ship of warbirds was Rapid City, S.D., but it wasn't looking good.

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Article: Memories Of Japan

It was late December, and I had been stuck in Guam for five days, waiting for a stubborn typhoon to move out of the way between America's westernmost territory and Japan.

Article: To Honor & Inspire

I knew I was in for a special treat when I received Doug Rozendaal's message.

Article: Owners’ Analysis: Eclipse, Mustang & Phenom

Pilot reports can only tell you so much. Back in the glory days of aviation, when the industry was selling 18,000 units a year, manufacturers used to provide airplanes to magazines for several days or even a week for evaluation.

Article: Pilots Popping Pills

I recently stumbled across the study, which was sponsored by the FAA's Office of Aerospace Medicine. I don't recall hearing about it when it was completed in May of 2006. ...

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Europe’s Disneyland For Airplanes

For many sport aviation-industry watchers at this year's Aero trade show—it's the annual European bash right after our Sun 'n Fun—the star attraction was Peter Funk's magnificent FK51 Mustang.

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

Article: The Making Of The (LSA) Bahamas

The love bite of beguiling trade winds, the rolling slap of crystal, turquoise waters against varnished gunnels and a primal urge to explore magical places can become a sailor's undying passion.

Article: From The Editor: The Diverse World of LSA

Today's light-sport market boasts 131 ASTM-certified airplanes and is as diverse as it has ever been.

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Article: For The Birds

I was delivering a Malibu to Neuquen, Argentina, a few years ago, flying the route we usually take to Patagonia in South America.

Article: Wings To Fly

My name is Peter Pretorius. My life began in November of 1959 when I entered the world as a healthy seven-pound boy.

Article: Mind Over Matter

We can't be flying all the time, though some would prefer it. I admit I'm a lousy spectator.

Article: Disney's Planes Takes Off

On August 9th, Disney will debut their new animated film, Planes.

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: The Long View

Roaming through the expansive winged carnival that is the annual Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In & Expo, I fairly marvel each year at how much changes from visit to visit—and how much doesn't.

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

Article: Safety Alerts

Rather than just hand-wringing at the inability of general aviation to bring its accident rates in line with those of the scheduled airlines, the NTSB is trying to cajole and educate pilots and others who might have some influence.

Article: The Art And Science Of Formation Flying

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be flying in close formation with another airplane, seeing the tiniest movement of an aileron, the heat curling from the exhaust? ...

Article: From The Editor: Extreme Flying

It's a story of deserted beaches, do-it-yourself runways, a wildebeest migration, fee negotiations, active volcanoes and two highly modified Super Cubs. ...

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Article: The VLJ Market—13 Years Late

New airplanes sell (or don't sell) for a variety of reasons.

Article: Airborne Proposal

In my first year at University, I met the most beautiful girl I could dream of, both in personality and character.

Article: Africa Adventure

It all started back in Kenya, spending countless hours sorting out the authorizations that are required to undertake a trip through Africa. ...

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Spine Of Steel

One more thing: She just earned her sport-pilot wings. And she did it all from a wheelchair.

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Article: Improving Search And Rescue

As of mid-2012, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Satellite Operations Center in Suitland, Md., had about 355,000 of the newer 406 MHz emergency beacons registered in its SARSAT database.

Article: From The Editor: Luxury Camping

When you think of camping with an airplane in the backcountry, a Cirrus—known for its luxury cross-country capabilities—probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind. ...

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Article: Flying The Middle East

I had delivered the Beech Duke to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, five months before on the premise that the airplane might be able to improve rainfall. ...

Article: Monoplane Revolution

In 1984, I trained with air show pilot Duane Cole at Luck Field in Burleson, Texas, for the Intermediate category of the U.S. National Aerobatic Championships. ...

Article: Counting On The Instructor

A student may show an initial tendency to move the bar in the direction of the desired turn.

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Mike Z And The Harbingers Of Doom!

A leading aviation magazine recently ran a story that proclaimed the LSA industry as a "segment in critical condition."

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Article: Big South Fork Airpark

BSFA, which began selling lots in 2008, has several attributes that many pilots and homeowners would likely agree put it in the ideal category. ...

Article: From The Editor: Plane On A Mission

When we ask pilots what their dream airplane is, we rarely receive a one-airplane reply.

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