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Aviation travel articles capture the magic of piloting a plane to your destination. Whether it's a trip close to home or to a far corner of the globe, our aviation travel articles always offer a unique perspective.

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.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Islands In The Slipstream


Is this the best-kept half-hour getaway flight secret in the U.S.?



Islands In The SlipstreamMany things draw people from around the world to the 700 islands that make up the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, off the southeastern coast of Florida.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Swap-A-Plane!


If flying yourself in an exotic, far-off land seems unaffordable, perhaps an airplane exchange could make that dream happen.



Swap-A-Plane!You can swap your house, timeshare, antiques and collectibles. So why not swap airplanes?
Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Patriots


This civilian aerobatic jet team showcases military flying skills and gives back to aviation



The PatriotsI've always wondered what pilots of the Blue Angels, Thunderbirds and Snowbirds do once their military gig is up.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A Visit With Aspen Avionics


Revolutionary avionics in a culture of entrepreneurship, innovation and industry collaboration



A Visit With Aspen AvionicsOn a vast mesa west of Albuquerque, N.M., where the signs of civilization begin to dim, the terrain looks not unlike the surface of Mars.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Idaho Airpark Living


SilverWing at Sandpoint is a gateway to mountain adventure



Idaho Airpark LivingSometimes, 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



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

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, 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, 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.