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, 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.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
The Canadian Forces Snowbirds Demonstration Team performs at the 2010 Reno Air Races.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Hoot Gibson in the Pits!
Astronaut and Reno racer Robert “Hoot” Gibson takes Plane & Pilot on an exclusive tour of the Unlimited Pits at the 2010 Reno Air Races.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
After losing the engine in Voodoo, a P-51D Mustang, racer Will Whiteside makes a safe landing on Stead Field’s Runway 14.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Relentless Loses Prop!
When the propeller departed his Relentless 42 race plane, pilot Kevin Eldredge kept his cool and landed safely.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
We Fly The Space Shuttle (Simulator, That Is)
What’s it like to reenter the atmosphere from Earth’s orbit?
I always seem to be in the wrong time warp. I was born too late to fly fighters in WWII and too late for the space program.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Rookies of Reno
So you want to race around the pylons? Here’s a look at what it takes.
The Reno Air Races are unlike any other contest in the world.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
The largest seaplane gathering in the West
For two days each September, the shores and skies of the quaint Central California town of Lakeport are taken over by the Clear Lake Splash-In.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
With a new musical score by James Horner, the Horsemen P-51 team rides anew
As I lower myself into the rear cockpit, I pinch myself. No, I’m not dreaming. I really am in a WWII P-51D Mustang, about to ride with the Horsemen, the world’s only P-51 aerobatic team, known for their hyperprecise formation aerobatics.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Falcon Jet with John & Martha King!
Join us in this “cockpit’s eye” video as Plane & Pilot joins John and Martha King of King Schools on a coast-to-coast flight from San Diego, Calif., to Sun ’n Fun in Lakeland, Fla., and back.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Cowboys & Angels
In Haiti, general aviation pilots are making a measurable difference
As we approach from the north, over the deep lapis Caribbean Sea that surrounds a crescent shore, Haiti suddenly appears. At 4:53 p.m.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
24 Hours: Death Valley
From one world to another
Humans need adventure, stories and new experiences. I don’t know how many times I’ve heard friends talk about the millionth approach to the same old runway, but I still listen because I love to fly.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
ISAP at Nellis AFB
At the 9th annual symposium for International Society for Aviation Photography (ISAP), nearly 200 aviation photographers visited Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada, to capture a day of Red Flag training.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Trans-Atlantic in a Citation Mustang!
Video By Cyrus Sigari
Come along for a ride across the Atlantic with Cyrus Sigari, Plane and Pilot's Turbine Editor, as he, along with the new owner and his Citation Mustang fly 4,400 nm from Wichita, Kansas, to the southern tip of England.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
P-51 At Twenty One
Celebrating one family’s passion for warbird
As the fighter taxis by, the sound of 12 hot-water Merlins crescendos, crackles and pops as the early-morning sunlight glistens off the silver paint highlighting the name Glamorous Glen III—the markings of Chuck Yeager’s Mustang from the 357th Fighter Group.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Best Of The West!
Where we love to fly
One of the great benefits of general aviation is having easy access to spectacular destinations around the world.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Days Of Celebration, Days Of Dreams
10 new planes that offer encouragement and new visions for aviation
We may well mark 2009 as a dramatic evocation of past and future, a time when the traditional veneration of past achievements and the bright and amazing promise of future technology both occupied center stage.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Tour Aviation Chile guides pilots through a stunning slice of South America
Take the best nature has to offer: sandy beaches, snowy mountains, deep blue lakes, smoking volcanoes, glaciers, fjords, waterfalls, archipelagos, geysers, salt plains, hot springs—you name it—and mix in delicious seafood, lush vineyards, warm hospitality and 350 airports, and you’ve got Chile.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Transatlantic In A Twin Star
An epic journey, in the footsteps of Alcock and Brown
This year marks the 90th anniversary of the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic by pioneering aviators Captain John Alcock and Lieutenant Arthur Whitten Brown (in 1919).
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Air Show Roundup: Sun 'n Fun 2009
In spite of lighter attendance than last year, the 2009 EAA Sun ’n Fun Fly-In drew an enthusiastic crowd to Lakeland, Fla., for the week’s festivities.