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, January 22, 2013
This civilian aerobatic jet team showcases military flying skills and gives back to aviation
I've always wondered what pilots of the Blue Angels, Thunderbirds and Snowbirds do once their military gig is up.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Idaho Airpark Living
SilverWing at Sandpoint is a gateway to mountain adventure
Sometimes, it seems unfair that we pilots have more convenient access to the most beautiful spots in the world than ground-locked souls.
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
It'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!
Early 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
Seventy-five years of the ultimate Flivver: celebrating the immortal J3
There'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
The 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
A 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
Aviation 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?
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
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
There 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
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.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Part II: From Cape Town to London in a Cessna 206
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.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Amelia Earhart: A Modern Adventure
Seventy-five years on, a modern-day Earhart retraces the footsteps of a legend
This 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
There'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
Part I: Southbound—From London to Cape Town in a Robinson R44
Last 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
We'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!
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
He 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
I’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.