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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. ...

Also labeled: Columns, Features, Pilot Talk

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.

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

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. ...

Also labeled: Columns, Features, Pilot Talk

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."

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

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.

Also labeled: Columns, Features, Pilot Talk

Article: A Summer Of Opportunity

After going to an air show in Canada and a competition in Wisconsin in 1983, I knew that flying aerobatics was what I was meant to do.

Article: The Forgiving FAA

I called up Flight Watch crossing the Colorado River at Lake Havasu and learned that most of the Los Angeles Basin was rapidly deteriorating toward IFR minimums. ...

Article: Minimal Experience

Browse through the Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs), and you'll see specifications for experience in many areas of piloting.

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Sport-Pilot Survey Says! Part III

In our first two summaries of LSA pilot opinion, we covered the LSA Who/What/When/Where basics.

Also labeled: Columns, Features, Journeys, Pilot Talk

Article: 10 Flying Techniques From Great Aviators

One of the great joys of this job is that I've been allowed to interview and get to know some of the most interesting pilots in aviation.

Article: The Life Of An Air Show Pilot

If you love what you do, you're not really working, but being an air show pilot is a mixture of hard work and hardly working.

Article: From The Editor: Panhandle Backcountry

Northern Idaho is an adventure pilot's dreamland, with dozens of backcountry strips, stunning mountain flying and sizeable lakes perfect for seaplanes. ...

Also labeled: Columns, Features, Pilot Talk

Article: Islands In The Slipstream

Many things draw people from around the world to the 700 islands that make up the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, off the southeastern coast of Florida. ...

Article: Swap-A-Plane!

You can swap your house, timeshare, antiques and collectibles. So why not swap airplanes?

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Sport-Pilot Survey Says! Part II

Last month, through our survey, we met our group of respondents and found out what light-sport aircraft (LSA) they fly.

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