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The Mantle Of Heroism

People need heros. An airline emergency succesfully resolved is grist for the mill....

Question That New Airplane Smell

And the words "fresh annual" smell about the same as week-old fish....

Taildraggers + Freshly Cut Grass = Party!

At least that's how CubCrafters does it at Sun 'n Fun. And who am I to turn down a toot around the patch in a Carbon Cub?...

A Terrible, Bad, Really Wrong Idea

Flight-sharing via app is back in play....

The Enduring Misfire Of Gyrocopters

Gyrocopters are easy to fly and a bunch of fun. But thanks to regulatory neglect, they just don't get no respect....

Bose Builds A New Headset

But before such a thing ever makes it to market, it has to survive torturous testing....

The Business Of Blimps

Airships are a wonderful way to fly, and can be useful, too. So, why don?t they catch on?...

No, ADS-B Isn't Being Delayed

And we're sending our editor to Grover's Mill to make damn sure of it....

Guest Blog: Selling The Fun, Not The Gewgaws

In aviation, we fall for every gimcrack and gimmick that pixels by. Shouldn't we get back to the basic fun of it?...

The Lure Of The Cheap Autopilot

It's just one tram stop on the way to a future you may or may not like....

The Great Avionics Inflection Point

It didn't happen just this week, but it appears to be gaining momentum....

Guest Blog: CFI Navel Gazing

Don't add up the bucks you pour into flying and don't even ask why. You might not understand even if you explained it to yourself....

Regulation vs. Common Sense

It should be intuitively obvious that all aircraft should have quick release harnesses. So why didn't the operator of doors-off helicopter tours of New York know that?...

Guest Blog: Dream Flying Jobs

What could be better than flying a taildragger down low and snapping photos of antelope?...

Guest Blog: Europe Leads In Simplifying Regulation

The U.S. is still an aviation mecca, but our friends in Europe continue to strip the deadwood out of the rulebook....