Flying IFR – I follow rivers, roads and rails

In 1998 my Christmas present from my wife Rose Ann was a Magellan…

The Places Flying Can Take You: Underwater Flying

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When I learned to fly, some 30 years ago now, I imagined that becoming a pilot would broaden my horizons. But although all of those were amazing adventures and experiences, they all took place in the sky. I never dreamed that learning to fly might open up opportunities for me to explore the ocean, as well. But it did.

720 Miles at 1,000 Feet

And the winner is... I belonged to a motorcycle club called…

An AirVenture Oshkosh to Remember

GA shines on the world stage I’m just back from the greatest…

5 Tips for Solo Cross-Country Flying

Learning to fly is an amazing experience. And flying solo is a part of the experience that can really get your blood pumping. While the excitement never subsides, I’ve found these five tips really help to make my flights safer and more enjoyable.

That Doesn’t Look Like My Airplane!

An activity that many pilots enjoy involves sitting at the airport and watching other pilots takeoff and land. While enjoying this pastime you may see some aircraft that look a bit different from your typical trainer. Join us as we take a brief look at some of the "other aircraft" that you might see.

Change of Scenery

There will be days during your training when it seems tough to get excited about another lesson consisting of basic flight maneuvers. Here are some ideas to discuss with your instructor when you're looking to change up your flight lessons a bit.

Sporty’s Hot New Products for April 1st

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Editor's Note: Happy April Fools' Day. The World’s Largest…

Move over gauges, here comes the iPad

A mere 10 years ago, aircraft were still being manufactured with…

Ode to General Aviation

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Twas the day after Christmas and snow covered the land. We needed…