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Our roundup of essential information for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018.
Are you an aviation enthusiast or pilot? Sign up for our newsletter, full of tips, reviews and more! EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is one of the largest aviation celebrations in the world with more than 10,000 aircraft and over half a million flight enthusiasts attending the event each year. The week-long event features daily air shows, more »
Sign up for our newsletter for industry news, reviews and much more! One of the most popular pilot participation events on the planet, the EAA’s Pilot Proficiency Center returns this year to AirVenture. The big air-conditioned home of the PPC features more than a dozen Redbird Flight Simulations LD simulators on which pilots can test more »
Aviate, navigate, communicate? Well, yes, but if you plan to penetrate a Presidential TFR, those happen only after find, phone, copy, file.
Find the NOTAM. Phone TSA at least 24 hours in advance. Copy your confirmation number. File a flight plan, possibly with an intermediate stop. The milk run for Mrs. Levinson and me is between KBED, in the Boston suburbs where we live most of the year, and KMVY on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, where more »
I’ll admit up front. The word “special” is overused. Is every Super Bowl special? What about every Jason Bourne movie, every opening at the Met or every Indy 500? Even hardcore enthusiasts of those events would admit that some are way more special than others, and that sometimes there’s a real stinker, one that’s downright more »
Three thousand feet above the North Dakota prairie, on a warm, clear-sky morning, Mike Paulson gets a smile on his face. “Check this out,” he says. Mike takes his feet off the rudder pedals and puts the airplane into a bank to the left. Almost immediately, the nose squirrels hard to the right. “Adverse yaw,” more »
Legendary air-to-ground photographer Robert Campbell captures otherwordly views of our home planet
As pilots, one thing we know is that from the air the world is transformed. Patterns emerge. The scale of our lives is put in perspective. We are at once small, as we take in cities at a glance, and large, looming above the world below. We pilots today take photographs of the ground below, more »
With the opening of airspace in Cuba and the trip across the Florida Straits an easy one, it may be time to prepare your flight plan
Havana, Cuba. Why? Cuban cigars, salsa dancing, old muscle cars, neoclassic architecture, the Malecón, the Tropicana show, Hemingway’s house and the famous El Floridita bar—the birthplace of the Daiquiri! No Starbucks, no McDonald’s, no South Florida condos or obnoxious chain restaurants. An opportunity to step through time and see what 1960 looked like. Oh, and more »
Great weather, a stunning line-up of aircraft never seen before at Wittman Field and the hunger to be part of the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration powered EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 to a record-breaking year, continuing its recent upward trajectory.
So far on this journey, which gives real meaning to the term cross-country, Mrs. Levinson and I have seen our first mercifully mild mountain waves, and we’ve vibrated our way through the strongest, most sustained turbulence we’ve ever seen.
PART I: Expand your flying envelope with inspiration and tips from this Boston-based flatland pilot
Things aren’t looking good at 6 a.m. on Monday, the morning my wife Theresa and I have planned a 10 o’clock departure from Hanscom Field, our home base near Boston, on the first leg of the trip of a lifetime to California and back.
A fan rebuilds the famous Cub and retraces Rinker and Kern Buck’s storied journey
In 1966, teenage brothers Rinker and Kernahan Buck bought an old Piper PA-11 Cub for $300, rebuilt it in their parents’ barn in New Jersey, then flew it across the United States in a near-mythic odyssey.