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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, 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.
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


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.