Whether you’re flying to one of your favorite vacation spots, or to a remote airstrip high in the mountains, aviation travel is an experience unto itself. Browse our aviation travel section and capture the atmosphere of adventure flying.
Half of the DC-3s in America celebrate the Gooney Bird’s 75th
Number One’s three-blade prop begins to turn-cough-turn. The engine whines, whines, then belches out clots of smoke as the big Wright Cyclone thunders to life. Joe Colmer, 93, feels the rumble through the metal seat.
With a new musical score by James Horner, the Horsemen P-51 team rides anew
As 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.
At 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.
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.
As 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.
10 new planes that offer encouragement and new visions for aviation
We 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.