Are you an aviation enthusiast or pilot? Sign up for our newsletter, full of tips, reviews and much more! When Cirrus Aircraft launched its G6 model last January, I was impressed, and I’m not the kind of pilot to get easily impressed by an SR22. But the G6 was something different. Even with many of its more »
You can save lots of dough doing this common overhaul with a little help from your shop.
Sign up for our newsletter, full of tips, reviews and much more! When I bought my 1970 Piper Cherokee 180 and the pre-buy and annual were completed, it was time to introduce my wife to our new bird with a short flight around our area. I was hoping to make a good impression. The airplane more »
I’ve become a big fan in recent years of Milan Bristela, the Czech airplane designer who’s behind the shape of a few LSA on the market right now, including the BRM Bristell a carbon fiber sport plane that pushes the limits of the term “sport” with its list of quality (and quantity) of life features more »
At Sun ‘n Fun 2018, Aviat unveiled a number of substantial improvements to the Husky design.
Subscribe today to Plane & Pilot magazine for news, reviews and more! When the Aviat A-1 Husky first took wing in 1986, it was a pretty barebones take on the Piper PA-18 Super Cub design. More than three decades later, it’s a lot more than that, as the designers at Aviat have refined the Husky’s design, more »
In conjunction with Plane & Pilot and its other partner companies, SocialFlight’s founder is documenting the coming together of a remarkable amateur-built experimental aircraft kit
Within aviation, the drive to create is infectious, and I caught the bug after my first visit to EAA’s Oshkosh Fly-In back in 1992. I spent the week with eyes wide open, amazed at the number of entrepreneurs and inventors touting new aircraft and technologies in the making. I knew at that moment that my more »
The latest Skyhawk is turbodiesel powered and seriously ready to roll
We turned the corner and crossed the hold short line to the blast off section of Runway 17 in this new Skyhawk we were flying, N688CS. It was my usual haunt, San Marcos, Texas, and the November air was still too warm for late fall, though the stability of the air, luckily, could have been more »
Four seaters remain popular in the new-plane market with their mix of roominess and economy. And today’s models add a lot of extras pilots of decades past could never have dreamed of.
For decades, the most popular GA planes have been four seaters. That hasn’t changed. The reason is easy. Most owners want more room than you get in a two-seater, but they don’t need that much more room. A four-seater fits the bill perfectly. While few of these planes travels regularly (or at all) with all more »
The three-day outback escape to the high country of remote Nevada is like nothing you’ve ever seen before
Great ideas sometimes take on a life of their own, and make no mistake: The High Sierra Fly-In is a great idea. The three-day event, which takes place annually on a remote dry lake bed in Nevada called Dead Cow Lake (we kid you not), got done with its long weekend of shared aviation insanity more »
Why the fastest normally aspirated piston single in the skies is also the best non-turbo Mooney ever
We were getting a leisurely start to our Wednesday, as I trimmed up the plane and settled back in my seat, watching the surf-sandy central California coastline slide by to our right and the Channel Islands, hazy blue in the morning Pacific haze, 20 miles out across the sound, drift behind us on the left. more »
Do you know the manufacturers of these aviation doppelgängers?
Can you identify the manufacturer of each unusual plane below? Be careful! Many of them often get mistaken for different aircraft. Looking for more ways to test your aviation knowledge? Check out our Quiz Archives!
Beautiful Mustangs from some of the world’s greatest air-to-air photographers
If you were to ask a representative sample of American pilots to name a handful of beautiful airplanes, the North American P-51 Mustang would be on almost everyone’s short list. I know because I’ve been asking that question for years now. What makes an airplane beautiful—for that matter, what makes anything or anyone beautiful—is largely more »
A roundup of the new autopilots that are changing the retrofit game
Over the past couple of decades, we’ve come a long way in understanding the nature of the risk we face when flying, especially when flying in instrument conditions, and the role that automation can play in that overall risk picture. We’ve also realized the importance of recognizing where a pilot’s performance might fall short and more »
This potentially do-it-yourself job can make starting your engine so much easier
You know the sound. You get in your vehicle, put the key in the ignition, turn the key, and hear the starter turn over in a slow, ow, ow, ow growl…until it dies. You have a dead battery, and you need a jump to get going. So you jump it. Once you have it started, more »