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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, 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

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 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 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.
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


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.