You might call the approach to the runway at Funchal, Madeira Islands, Portugal, challenging, especially if you’re flying on an even modestly windy day. In my case, I went into Funchal in a typical wind event, flying a new Cessna T303 Crusader, a medium twin intended to compete head-to-head with Piper’s wildly successful Seneca. It more »
For Oregon man, this wasn’t the first go around, so to speak.
These gigs offer great pay and rewarding challenges, along with room to grow and learn. What more could anyone want?
There are a lot of people looking at their future who have thought about a career in aviation. Many of those people, maybe most of them, think about aviation in terms of one job: pilot. The truth is, for every person flying a plane professionally, there are hundreds who are working behind the scenes to more »
The tragic crash was unusual in a few ways, some of them easy to understand, others we might never get to the bottom of.
In a well researched and timely piece in the New York Times, authors James Glanz, Julie Cresswell, Thomas Kaplan and Zach Wichter went into detail about how the crash happened and the decisions that led up to it. It was extraordinary reporting, in part because the authors were straightforward in their determinations about what happened. more »
An aerial exhibition in Inner Mongolia offers a reminder that people everywhere like watching cool planes fly upside down.
Flight training has come a long way over the years and accomplished some remarkable feats in training the millions of pilots who’ve strapped in and taken to the air over the past 115 years.
Is the aerospace giant’s announcement of an autonomous quadcopter a vote of confidence, or something else?
If there’s a place in this country where flying is still fun, where people become inspired by airplanes, and where aviation friendships are made, it’s at the High Sierra Fly-In. Not far from the Black Rock Desert, the High Sierra Fly-In is a larger-than-life flying event where pilots can be found emerging from tents at more »
I recently heard a friend say that she wasn’t ready to get another dog because she was still very sad about the loss of her previous dog about a year earlier. A few months back, a different friend told me that he was reluctant to try online dating because he didn’t want to get hurt. more »
When you say an airplane has disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle, people sit up and take notice. And if that airplane has recognizable names on board, they sit up even taller. An accident occurred in the Bermuda Triangle on May 15, 2017, and the NTSB released its report on October 1 of this year. It more »
After a rough event a year ago, in which high winds kept flying to a minimum, this year’s Sebring Sport Aviation Expo got off to a damp and gray start, as a severe storm rolled through Florida, causing widespread rain and forecasts of high winds—up to 60-knot winds were forecast for the Central Florida region. Organizers canceled more »
For one, fly wider circles, up to a point. Here’s how to find the balance.
A fresh look at aviation-related jobs in today’s hot market.
Are aircraft condensation trails really a form of chemical warfare being carried out on unsuspecting innocents below?
Several upgrades to the Cirrus Vision Jet Generation 2 make the latest single-engine jet a whole new experience.
How do I find more information? The best bet is to start right here. We’ve got descriptions of more than a dozen aviation careers, from mainstream to out there. Once you have an idea of what specific career field in aviation you’re interested in, it will be time for the next step, gathering specific information. more »