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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

Article: When Close Friends Get Too Close

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. ...

Article: Kenya

I love early mornings in Tsavo. ...

Article: Fly-In With A Purpose

It was called the Aircraft Spruce Annual West Coast Super Sale and Fly-In, and it was definitely a different kind of marketing event.

Also labeled: Fighter Jets, Pilot Supplies

Article: From The Editor: Sky Therapy

For some, lying on the sofa in a counselor's office is therapy.

Also labeled: Columns, Features

Article: Flying Alone

Like most new pilots, I began my career renting airplanes and flying with as many friends as I could to mitigate the cost.

Article: The Patriots

I've always wondered what pilots of the Blue Angels, Thunderbirds and Snowbirds do once their military gig is up.

Also labeled: Adventure Flying

Article: A Visit With Aspen Avionics

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.

Also labeled: Avionics, Features, Pilot Supplies

Article: Learning To Fly: All About Priorities

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. ...

Article: The Reno Accident

The chances are minimal that most pilots will ever find themselves in the same circumstances as did James "Jimmy" Leeward on September 16, 2011. ...

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

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.

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

Article: From The Editor: Navigating New York

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.

Also labeled: Columns, Pilot Talk

Article: The Fine Art Of Crashing

Like any aircraft owner, I take every opportunity to fly my Mooney rather than the airlines on any semi-short trip.

Article: Idaho Airpark Living

Sometimes, it seems unfair that we pilots have more convenient access to the most beautiful spots in the world than ground-locked souls.

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: The Wizards of Alpha

LSA Pilot Reports are snapshots.

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

Article: Adequate Airspeed

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.

Article: Diamond Aircraft’s Austria Home

It's late August, and it's also Saturday morning of my last weekend in Austria.

Article: From The Editor: Fly Low, Go Fast, Turn Left

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. ...

Also labeled: Columns, Features, Pilot Talk