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Article: Let’s Get The Kids Involved

In keeping with the bylaws of ethnocentrism, everyone judges the rest of the world by their own standards.

Article: Katmais And Cubs: A Desert Adventure

Handshakes are offered all around as the early morning quiet muffles discussions about density altitude and engine cooling.

Article: Canada By PC-12

Last month, I made my first general aviation trip to Canada, as copilot of a Pilatus PC-12.

Article: Oshkosh Adventure 2013

Oshkosh AirVenture is the alpha and the omega of U.S. air shows.

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: 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: Let's Go To Jamaica, Mon!

When more than 500 of the same type of airplane are sold, it stands to reason that some of these aircraft owners are going to meet and get to know one another. ...

Article: Trans-Africa Adventure

Having travelled south down the east coast of Africa, our return route would be north up the west coast and center on a 4,900-mile journey to Ibiza, Spain. ...

Article: Visiting America Airport By Airport

My flight student Matt Rickman and I departed Southern California for Illinois at the end of June, just as summer thunderstorms began to pummel the Midwest. ...

Article: The Nature Of Clouds

In my part of the sky—at least, the part I watch most often—we don't see many clouds.

Article: Launchpad Patrol

There appears to be a bank of sea fog rolling in off the Atlantic as we're cleared for a predawn takeoff on runway 09 at Titusville's Space Coast Executive Airport in Florida.

Article: The Journey Or The Destination?

Air shows are magnificent aerial productions. Performers travel from far to put on a display of skill, showmanship and passion for aviation. ...

Article: There And Back

I had long aspired to circumnavigate Australia, but time and opportunity had proved evasive until recently.

Article: Relentless Loses Prop!

When the propeller departed his Relentless 42 race plane, pilot Kevin Eldredge kept his cool and landed safely.

Article: Lessons Learned Part 2

After earning my private pilot’s license in Alaska in 1980, I wasn’t sure what was next. I loved to fly.

Article: Lessons Learned Part 1

My first flight lessons might have been different than yours, but as with all pilots, those early experiences are still tattooed in my mind. ...

Article: Airpark Living: Waking Up To Your Dream

If you’re serious about flying, at some point your dreams have wandered to airparks.

Article: An Aviator’s Best Friend

Fifty years ago, I stood at the edge of space and jumped. This year, Felix Baumgartner of Austria plans to make a jump from the edge of space, but from a height that’s 20,000 feet higher—an altitude from which no human has ever successfully completed a...

Article: The Chicago Air & Water Show

As a lifelong Chicago-area resident, I’ve had the pleasure of attending the Chicago Air & Water Show several times.

Article: Thar She Blows!

Nonpilots often ask me why I spend a good portion of my hard-earned income on flying. Nonpilots often ask me why I spend a good portion of my hard-earned...

Article: Helping Haiti

It started with an e-mail sent to my partner, Brian Reiff. Bahamas Habitat was looking for pilots with high-performance singles or twins to fly earthquake relief supplies to rural Haiti.

Article: Flying Into Isla Grande

Growing up in Puerto Rico in the 1950s, I lived at the top of the Hotel Columbus.

Article: The Common Thread

You may not think that “learning to fly” and “mountain flying” fit well in the same sentence, but I urge you to reconsider.

Article: Danny’s Dream

Why would any kid want to do that?” That was the social worker’s response to my offer to take any child flying for free—that is, any child who was a patient at the local cancer center for children.

Article: Speed Is Life

As a former SR-71 pilot, and a professional keynote speaker, the question I’m most often asked is “How fast would that SR-71 fly?” I can be assured of hearing that question several times at any event I attend.

Article: Caravan To Seoul—The Prequel

If you saw Jurassic Park, then you may remember the scene where Jeff Goldblum describes chaos theory as a mathematical discipline where the results of any given problem are never totally predictable, no matter how carefully conditions are...

Article: Air Capital Tanker Chase

As a flight test engineer for the Boeing Company assigned to Wichita, Kans. (“the Air Capital”), I’m among the fortunate people who truly love their work. ...

Article: Air Shows As GA Rallying Point

As much of the aviation industry suffered through the effects of the historic economic downturn during the last year, the air show industry experienced double-digit growth and, in some markets, record attendance.

Article: The Little Runway That Started It All

People often associate memorable flights with a particular aircraft or airport. Others subscribe to the notion that the journey is more important than the destination.

Article: P-51 At Twenty One

As the fighter taxis by, the sound of 12 hot-water Merlins crescendos, crackles and pops as the early-morning sunlight glistens off the silver paint highlighting the name Glamorous Glen III—the markings of Chuck Yeager’s Mustang from the 357th Fighter...