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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, 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.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Best Of The West!


Where we love to fly



Best Of The West!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



Days Of Celebration, Days Of DreamsWe 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

¡Chile Lindo!


Tour Aviation Chile guides pilots through a stunning slice of South America



¡Chile Lindo!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



Transatlantic In A Twin StarThis 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




Air Show Roundup: Sun 'n Fun 2009In 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.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Country Pilot


Joining the farm team for tailwheel training



country pilotHe calls himself the “Country Pilot,” and with his herd of taildraggers and 3,000-foot farm field, he cultivates the art, science and joy of simple stick and rudder flying. He’s even apt to begin sentences with, “I’m just a country pilot…,” when relating how he prefers good weather when flying his PA20 Pacer on the 1,000-mile journey to Sun ’n Fun, or why the Pitts S-2B he bought himself as a retirement present in 2002 has all the performance he’ll ever need for aerobatics.