So far on this journey, which gives real meaning to the term cross-country, Mrs. Levinson and I have seen our first mercifully mild mountain waves, and we've vibrated our way through the strongest, most sustained turbulence we've ever seen.
I've yet to see a hobbit as I fly over my adopted home country of New Zealand.
Things aren't looking good at 6 a.m. on Monday, the morning my wife Theresa and I have planned a 10 o'clock departure from Hanscom Field, our home base near Boston, on the first leg of the trip of a lifetime to California and back.
This is Angel Flight. It's a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization that arranges free, non-emergency air travel for children and adults with serious medical conditions or other compelling needs.
In keeping with the bylaws of ethnocentrism, everyone judges the rest of the world by their own standards.
Handshakes are offered all around as the early morning quiet muffles discussions about density altitude and engine cooling.
Last month, I made my first general aviation trip to Canada, as copilot of a Pilatus PC-12.
Oshkosh AirVenture is the alpha and the omega of U.S. air shows.
BSFA, which began selling lots in 2008, has several attributes that many pilots and homeowners would likely agree put it in the ideal category. ...
Sometimes, it seems unfair that we pilots have more convenient access to the most beautiful spots in the world than ground-locked souls.
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
In my part of the sky—at least, the part I watch most often—we don't see many clouds.
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.
Air shows are magnificent aerial productions. Performers travel from far to put on a display of skill, showmanship and passion for aviation. ...
I had long aspired to circumnavigate Australia, but time and opportunity had proved evasive until recently.
When the propeller departed his Relentless 42 race plane, pilot Kevin Eldredge kept his cool and landed safely.
After earning my private pilot’s license in Alaska in 1980, I wasn’t sure what was next. I loved to fly.
My first flight lessons might have been different than yours, but as with all pilots, those early experiences are still tattooed in my mind. ...
If you’re serious about flying, at some point your dreams have wandered to airparks.
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...
As a lifelong Chicago-area resident, I’ve had the pleasure of attending the Chicago Air & Water Show several times.
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...
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.
Growing up in Puerto Rico in the 1950s, I lived at the top of the Hotel Columbus.
You may not think that “learning to fly” and “mountain flying” fit well in the same sentence, but I urge you to reconsider.
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.
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.
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...