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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 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.
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.
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.
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
Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Launchpad Patrol

A one-of-a-kind perspective on NASA’s shuttle missions

Launchpad PatrolThere appears to be a bank of sea fog rolling in off the Atlantic as we're cleared for a predawn takeoff on runway 09 at Titusville's Space Coast Executive Airport in Florida.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Journey Or The Destination?

A cross-country adventure to Central America

The Journey Or The Destination?Air shows are magnificent aerial productions. Performers travel from far to put on a display of skill, showmanship and passion for aviation.
Thursday, March 31, 2011

Storm Shuts Down Sun ‘N Fun

Harsh weather destroys aircraft on display

Storm Shuts Down Sun ‘N FunMassive rain and strong winds wreaked havoc on Sun ‘n Fun Lakeland Linder Regional Airport. The storm passed quickly, but not before causing major damage to aircraft and event exhibits.
Monday, March 28, 2011

The Making Of A Photo Flight

Go behind the scenes on an air-to-air photo shoot of the new Found Expedition Bigfoot.

The Making Of A Photo FlightJoin the Plane & Pilot team for a behind the scenes look at putting together an air-to-air photo flight.