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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, November 6, 2012

Diamond Aircraft’s Austria Home


A visit to the factory at Wiener Neustadt and a tour of the Austro Engine Plant



Diamond Aircraft’s Austria HomeIt's late August, and it's also Saturday morning of my last weekend in Austria.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Reno Air Races 2012


The tradition lives on in grand fashion!



Reno Air Races 2012Early Monday morning under gorgeous Nevada skies, the dark cloud was blown away over the Reno Air Races as the Formula One Class took to the skies.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Golden Angel


Seventy-five years of the ultimate Flivver: celebrating the immortal J3



Golden AngelThere's only one Cub, just as there's only one Wright Flyer, Joe DiMaggio or Golden Gate Bridge.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012

70th Doolittle Raiders Reunion


The largest collection of B-25 Mitchells gathered since World War II



70th Doolittle Raiders ReunionThe USS Hornet's radio operator intercepted a message in Japanese at 07:45; its origins were close. Just earlier, SBD Dauntless aircraft that had launched off the USS Enterprise had spotted a small Japanese fishing vessel, and then later flew over the Enterprise's deck, dropping a message, causing Vice Admiral William F. Halsey to immediately change course.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Air to Air Sun ‘N Fun


Watch an air-to-air photo shoot in action to see how it's done



Air to Air Sun ‘N FunA behind the scenes look at a photo flight with air show stars Michael Goulian, Skip Stewart, Rob Holland and Kevin Coleman. Filmed with Nflightcam – visit www.nflightcam.com to learn more!
Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Doing Good With General Aviation


Utilize your aeronautical gifts through volunteer organizations that make the world a better place



Doing Good With General AviationAviation is the greatest science known to man simply because every other mental discipline comes into play each time an aircraft takes flight.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Maine (Seaplane) Event!


Is this the best, most in-your-face float-flying event in America?



The Maine (Seaplane) Event!Caught up in something of a busman's holiday, I'm shooting so many images that I rip through one 8 GB CompactFlash memory card after another.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Let's Go To Jamaica, Mon!


The TBMOPA demonstrates the real value of type clubs



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.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012

10 Favorite Fly-in Vacations


Hidden gems await discovery only by small plane



10 Favorite Fly-in VacationsThere it stood before me: a wall-sized aeronautical chart that measured nearly 10 feet tall and 16 feet wide.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Visiting America Airport By Airport


A journey through the Midwest in a Pitts Special



Visiting America Airport By AirportMy 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.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Trans-Africa Adventure


Part II: From Cape Town to London in a Cessna 206



Trans-Africa AdventureHaving 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.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Amelia Earhart: A Modern Adventure


Seventy-five years on, a modern-day Earhart retraces the footsteps of a legend



Amelia Earhart: A Modern AdventureThis contemporary Earhart is re-creating one of the legendary aviatrix's flights: the leg from Oakland, Calif., to Miami, Fla., where she announced her ill-fated, round-the-world attempt in 1937.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Live With Your Airplane


An overview of residential airparks and fly-in communities



Live With Your AirplaneThere's nothing like being able to walk out your back door to your hangar and into your airplane," says Spruce Creek, Fla., resident Jack Hirn, summing up the number-one reason that the residential airpark lifestyle captivates pilots of every stripe.
Monday, December 5, 2011

Trans-Africa Adventure


Part I: Southbound—From London to Cape Town in a Robinson R44



Trans-Africa AdventureLast summer, I was sitting on a beach thinking about my upcoming 50th birthday.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Bahamas 101: Recipe For Paradise


Flying to the Bahamas is the stuff of dreams and is within the reach of nearly any pilot and aircraft



Bahamas 101: Recipe For ParadiseWe're skimming low over the Atlantic Ocean, some 80 miles southeast of Fort Lauderdale. Below us is a giant marble—brilliant glass with swirls of every shade of blue and green you can imagine, and flattened so it stretches as far as the eye can see.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Fly The Bahamas!




Fly The Bahamas!There are few places that go better with flying than the beautiful islands of The Bahamas.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011

100 Years Of Naval Aviation


Part I: The West Coast’s only strike-fighter wing, Naval Air Station Lemoore, trains F/A-18 pilots for the runway at sea



100 Years Of Naval AviationHe did so in a 60 hp Curtiss Model D, which was constructed from spruce, bamboo and doped linen, and had a maximum speed of 43 knots.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011

30 Ways To Make Your Pilot Certificate Sizzle


Stretch your wings with these ideas to put excitement and challenge into your flying



30 Ways To Make Your Pilot Certificate SizzleI’m still amazed when I land. I sometimes sit in the cockpit, as the gyros wind down and the prop clicks to a stop, and wonder at the magic of it all.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Piper Cub Heaven


Sentimental Journey 2011 at Lock Haven, Pa., where it all began



Piper Cub HeavenOn an overcast, humid June day, I top a high dike built to prevent the Susquehanna River from flooding William T. Piper Memorial airport.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Backcountry Odyssey


A group of Husky Aircraft takes on the rugged Teton Mountains



Backcountry OdysseyWe're threading our way through the majestic Teton Pass—a flight of four Aviat Husky aircraft and a pristine, Yakovlev Yak-52