Aviation Travel Articles
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, 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
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, 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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Piper Cub Heaven
Sentimental Journey 2011 at Lock Haven, Pa., where it all began
On 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
A group of Husky Aircraft takes on the rugged Teton Mountains
We'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
A one-of-a-kind perspective on NASA’s shuttle missions
There 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
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
Massive 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.
Join the Plane & Pilot team for a behind the scenes look at putting together an air-to-air photo flight.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Edwards AFB opens up their restricted airspace for a first-ever Lakebed Fly-in
Sixty miles northeast of Los Angeles, restricted airspaces R-2508 and R-2515 cover Rosamond Dry Lake, home of Edwards Air Force Base.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Air-to-Air Photo Flight
Go behind the scenes on an air-to-air photo mission!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
The Last Time
Half of the DC-3s in America celebrate the Gooney Bird’s 75th
Number One’s three-blade prop begins to turn-cough-turn. The engine whines, whines, then belches out clots of smoke as the big Wright Cyclone thunders to life. Joe Colmer, 93, feels the rumble through the metal seat.