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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, 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.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Fly The Bahamas

What you’ll need to know as a first-timer to the out islands

fly the bahamasFor many pilots, it’s a rite of passage; for others, it’s their daily work. Some are fearful at the thought of so much water below, and their first flight over an ocean becomes an adrenaline-fueled leap of faith.
Monday, April 6, 2009


good yearAs I drive down the 405 freeway toward the Goodyear Blimp Base in Gardena, Calif., I can’t help but think that, in 20 minutes, I'll be in an aircraft flying at half my driving speed. Not only that, I'll be in one of the world’s most recognizable aircraft with one of aviation’s most recognizable heroes, Mike Melvill, pilot/astronaut of Scaled Composites’ X Prize–winning SpaceShipOne.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Fly-In Dining Grows Up

Fly-In Dining Grows UpFew things go better with aviating than eating.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Johnson Creek: Backcountry Fly-In Mecca

Once a year, this remote Idaho strip becomes Super Cub central

Johnson Creek: Backcountry Fly-In MeccaJohnson Creek is a remote backcountry airstrip in the mountains of central Idaho.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Plane Living

Finding a residential airpark that’s right for you

plane livingWhat’s an aircraft owner’s definition of a “housing crisis”? Owning a home that’s too far from the airport. Fortuntately, there’s never been a better time to develop a rescue plan.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The $1.8M Alternate!

NASAHow would you like to be on a flight and have a weather diversion cost 1.8 million dollars? That’s the estimated cost of manpower, materials and fuel it takes to land the space shuttle at Edwards AFB in California instead of at its home base at Florida’s Cape Canaveral.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Space Flight For Sale

How Virgin Galactic and Scaled Composites are rewriting the rules of space travel

Space Flight For SaleWhile most little children around the world were being read to sleep with soothing fairy tales, Lina Borozdina was getting tucked in for the night with stories of space travel.