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Aviation Travel

Whether you're flying to one of your favorite vacation spots, or to a remote airstrip high in the mountains, aviation travel is an experience unto itself. Browse our aviation travel section and capture the atmosphere of adventure flying.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Flying In Australia

Converting your U.S. Pilot license when Down Under

Flying In AustraliaAn American pilot could be forgiven, taking off from runway 29C at Sydney's Bankstown airport and climbing out on a right turn toward the New South Wales hinterland, for thinking that he was flying over America.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Residential Airparks On A Takeoff Roll

More pilots and planes combine home, hearth and hangar

Residential Airparks On A Takeoff RollIf the ability to fly is humankind's oldest dream, living with one's airplane probably ranks a close second.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Coast To Coast In A Mooney

Part II: Completing the flight of a lifetime

Coast To Coast In A MooneySo 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.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Fly New Zealand

With a short-term validation of your FAA certificate, you can aviate over some of the world’s most beautiful scenery

Fly New ZealandI've yet to see a hobbit as I fly over my adopted home country of New Zealand.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Coast To Coast In A Mooney

PART I: Expand your flying envelope with inspiration and tips from this Boston-based flatland pilot

Coast To Coast In A MooneyThings 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.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Angels In The Cockpit

Angel Flight changes the lives of passengers and pilots alike

Angels In The CockpitThis 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.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Flight Of Passage 2

A fan rebuilds the famous Cub and retraces Rinker and Kern Buck’s storied journey

Flight Of Passage 2In 1966, teenage brothers Rinker and Kernahan Buck bought an old Piper PA-11 Cub for $300, rebuilt it in their parents' barn in New Jersey, then flew it across the United States in a near-mythic odyssey.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Around The World

Air Journey escorts pilots on worldwide flying adventures for a high-end, hassle-free experience

Around The WorldInside the fortified walls of Old Québec looms Château Frontenac, towering over narrow cobblestone streets and the immense St. Lawrence River.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Ghosts In The Machine

The Collings Foundation brings World War II history to life

Ghosts In The MachineYou can feel the history in these aircraft just by walking up to them.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Planning A Long Cross-Country

As the old chestnut proclaims: prior planning prevents poor performance

Planning A Long Cross-CountryAs pilots, we're used to planning flights, and we know preparing for all eventualities helps ensure safer and less stressful flights.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Alaska Adventure

With proper planning, a dream trip to the northernmost state is easier than you think

Alaska AdventureThe year was 1867. The price was $7.2 million. The seller was Russia. The prize was Alaska.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

At Home With Bob Hoover

With more than 50 years in the cockpit, aviation’s living legend talks about flying

At Home With Bob HooverIt's not often you get to meet a legend.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Katmais And Cubs: A Desert Adventure

Two superb backcountry aircraft take on the Utah Canyonlands

Katmais And Cubs: A Desert AdventureHandshakes are offered all around as the early morning quiet muffles discussions about density altitude and engine cooling.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

50 Years Of Championship Air Racing

“Fly low, go fast, turn left” is every racing pilot’s mantra

50 Years Of Championship Air RacingAt 0800, the engines begin to crank over. The field begins to rumble as the sounds of the props turn.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Canada By PC-12

A Pilatus adventure across the border

Canada By PC-12Last month, I made my first general aviation trip to Canada, as copilot of a Pilatus PC-12.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

A Visit With Richard Bach

The author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull shares his love of flying

A Visit With Richard BachOn my way to meet Richard Bach, I'm as nervous as I am excited.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

To Honor & Inspire

A rural Nebraska town gets an unexpected visit from the Texas Flying Legends

To Honor & InspireI knew I was in for a special treat when I received Doug Rozendaal's message.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Making Of The (LSA) Bahamas

How one professional LSA pilot found a way to make flying to the islands a breeze

The Making  Of The (LSA) BahamasThe love bite of beguiling trade winds, the rolling slap of crystal, turquoise waters against varnished gunnels and a primal urge to explore magical places can become a sailor's undying passion.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Africa Adventure

A journey of two Super Cubs through Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and Malawi

Africa AdventureIt all started back in Kenya, spending countless hours sorting out the authorizations that are required to undertake a trip through Africa.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Big South Fork Airpark

We came in search of an ideal airplane for the residential airpark lifestyle and found an ideal residential airpark

Big South Fork AirparkBSFA, which began selling lots in 2008, has several attributes that many pilots and homeowners would likely agree put it in the ideal category.