People and Places
A leading aviation magazine recently ran a story that proclaimed the LSA industry as a "segment in critical condition."
BSFA, which began selling lots in 2008, has several attributes that many pilots and homeowners would likely agree put it in the ideal category. ...
When we ask pilots what their dream airplane is, we rarely receive a one-airplane reply.
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.
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. ...
Browse through the Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs), and you'll see specifications for experience in many areas of piloting.
In our first two summaries of LSA pilot opinion, we covered the LSA Who/What/When/Where basics.
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.
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.
Northern Idaho is an adventure pilot's dreamland, with dozens of backcountry strips, stunning mountain flying and sizeable lakes perfect for seaplanes. ...
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. ...
You can swap your house, timeshare, antiques and collectibles. So why not swap airplanes?
Last month, through our survey, we met our group of respondents and found out what light-sport aircraft (LSA) they fly.
One of the great things about aviation is that people are drawn together by this unique avocation as if they were members of a fraternity or sorority. ...
I love early mornings in Tsavo. ...
It was called the Aircraft Spruce Annual West Coast Super Sale and Fly-In, and it was definitely a different kind of marketing event.
For some, lying on the sofa in a counselor's office is therapy.
Like most new pilots, I began my career renting airplanes and flying with as many friends as I could to mitigate the cost.
I've always wondered what pilots of the Blue Angels, Thunderbirds and Snowbirds do once their military gig is up.
On a vast mesa west of Albuquerque, N.M., where the signs of civilization begin to dim, the terrain looks not unlike the surface of Mars.
The big secret in aviation is that just about everybody goes into it because it's more fun than should be legally allowed, and not because it's practical. ...
The chances are minimal that most pilots will ever find themselves in the same circumstances as did James "Jimmy" Leeward on September 16, 2011. ...
Sometimes, I like to douse my assumptions and fantasies with a cup of cold, real-world info about the kinds of LSA flying all you folks are actually doing, versus what I might imagine you're doing.
It's some of the busiest airspace in the country. New York Harbor sits right between Class B airports LaGuardia, Kennedy and Newark, but for VFR pilots it's accessible via the Hudson River Corridor.
Like any aircraft owner, I take every opportunity to fly my Mooney rather than the airlines on any semi-short trip.
Sometimes, it seems unfair that we pilots have more convenient access to the most beautiful spots in the world than ground-locked souls.
LSA Pilot Reports are snapshots.
We've just about come to the end of another year in which the NTSB continued to fill its files with accident reports that read suspiciously like many of the thousands it already has on file.
It's late August, and it's also Saturday morning of my last weekend in Austria.
The crowds at Stead Airport this year proved that the tradition of the Reno Air Races lives on strong, moving forward after last year's accident. ...