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, April 1, 2008
LightHawk: The Truth From Above
Making a big difference with little airplanes
Among the earliest things we learned during our initial flying lessons, just after we sorted out the challenge of flying both straight and level at the same time, was that the view of our planet from an aircraft was utterly captivating and that the world was laid open in a fashion we had never imagined.
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Crewing For Red Bull, Down Under
Race pilots fly an awe-inspiring competition, but they can’t do it alone
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Gathering Of Mustangs
The Final Roundup
It’s perhaps the most iconic military airplane in the history of aviation. Regardless of its real talents (and they’re considerable), the North American P-51 Mustang has achieved a status among fighters unmatched by any other aircraft. It may not have been the fastest, best armored, most maneuverable or longest ranged when it was in service in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters, but it’s still generally regarded as the world’s best, all-around piston fighter.
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Is General Aviation Losing The Popularity Contest?
With user fees looming on the horizon, student-pilot numbers dwindling and airlines experiencing pilot shortages, what can be done to reinvigorate general aviation?
Sunday, July 1, 2007
Blimp My Ride
Cruising in Goodyear’s aerial ambassador
Thursday, March 1, 2007
Logbook Love Affair
Confessions of a type hunter
Wednesday, November 1, 2006
Cavanaugh’s Flight Through Time
What started as a private hobby has grown into a serious collection
Jim Cavanaugh has a habit of starting small and building big. An integral part of his formula is his desire to share his passions with others so that, in the end, everyone wins.
Sunday, October 1, 2006
Fabulous Fall Flying
Take advantage of favorable weather and crowd-free destinations
Friday, September 1, 2006
Coming to America in a big, big way
Out the window, there’s not a hint of light on the horizon. Inside, the room is dark except for the glow of the computer screen on John McAfee’s face. “Winds aloft out of El Paso are from the northeast at 22,” he says with a crinkle of his nose that pushes his glasses a little higher on his head.
Thursday, June 1, 2006
From mountains to oceans and deserts to glaciers, Chile is an aviator’s dream come true
I squinted as I scanned the horizon from the Cessna 210's window. "Just over there," my guide Jaime Hernández pointed into the distance.
Monday, May 1, 2006
The Great War, aviation in World War I
Just a few years after the Wright Brothers took their groundbreaking first flight, war broke out in Europe. The scant supply of airplanes that were on hand when World War I began quickly evolved into military machines, and for the first time in history, battles took place in the sky.
Monday, May 1, 2006
The Aviation Storyteller
Preserving tales from the Golden Age
For Greg Herrick, collecting airplanes seems to be more of an addiction, less of a hobby. His eclectic assortment of more than 40 aircraft spans eight decades, with a focus on the period between World War I and World War II known as the Golden Age
Monday, May 1, 2006
All The Way To South America
Escorted adventures make big intercontinental fights available to everyone
Wednesday, March 1, 2006
See Italy By Seaplane
Talk about fantasies on floats…
Cesare Baj dropped the first notch of flaps on the Lake Buccaneer as we circled Castelli di Cannero, a castle from the 13th century.
Tuesday, November 1, 2005
Racing Bobby Unser
“I will go fast until the day I die.”—Bobby Unser, three-time Indianapolis 500 champion
Thursday, September 1, 2005
Flying In Europe
You wouldn’t believe how easy it is with just a little extra preflight planning
When the chance came to fly a Cirrus across Europe, it would be an understatement to call it a chance of a lifetime. For years, it had always seemed to me that Europe was the perfect place to have a small, personal airplane. You can fly from almost anywhere to anywhere else in western Europe on a single tank of gas.
Friday, July 1, 2005
60 Years After
General Paul Tibbets and Enola Gay navigator Dutch Van Kirk look back on one of the most famous moments in history
Sunday, May 1, 2005
Taking full advantage of being a pilot in Central America
Bob and Jill Blettner flew from Wisconsin down to Key West, Fla., in their Cessna Centurion to meet Thierry Pouille for the first time. Jimmy and Diane Jones came from Georgia in their C-206. Don and Arlene Stoppe flew their Seneca from New Hampshire. Philippe Harsch arrived from Paris, and Marc Cotte from Johannesburg, South Africa. All came for a single reason: to join in a fast-growing activity in general aviation—escorted adventures with Thierry Pouille and his company, Air Journey.
Sunday, May 1, 2005
After drawing and building airplanes all his life, this genius’ designs are getting out of this world
Tuesday, March 1, 2005
A New Kind Of Air Racing
Red Bull has combined low-level aerobatics through a slalom course of pylons to give birth to an exciting new type of in-your-face race—all in the backdrop of Reno, Nevada!
Reno 2004: The single red and blue airplane comes screaming downhill from 1,000 feet toward the twin pylons, passes through the center of the short gap between them and starts the race. Then, inexplicably, the airplane does an 8 G pull up to vertical, rolls past a wingover to inverted and dives straight back down toward the ground. It’s called the Red Bull Air Race, and it’s a type of competition no one in the U.S. has seen before.