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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.

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.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Making History


Edwards AFB opens up their restricted airspace for a first-ever Lakebed Fly-in



Making HistorySixty 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




Air-to-Air Photo FlightGo 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



The Last TimeNumber 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

Snowbirds




SnowbirdsThe Canadian Forces Snowbirds Demonstration Team performs at the 2010 Reno Air Races.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Hoot Gibson in the Pits!




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

Voodoo Mayday!




Voodoo Mayday!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!




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?



We Fly The Space Shuttle (Simulator, That Is)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.



Rookies of RenoThe Reno Air Races are unlike any other contest in the world.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Splash In


The largest seaplane gathering in the West



Splash InFor 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

Mustang Mystique


With a new musical score by James Horner, the Horsemen P-51 team rides anew



Mustang MystiqueAs 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!




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



Cowboys & AngelsAs 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



24 Hours: Death ValleyHumans 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




ISAP at Nellis AFBAt 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



Trans-Atlantic in a Citation Mustang!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



P-51 At Twenty OneAs 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.