Pilot: The Verb

I pretend to play guitar. To my neighbor’s irritation, I use a real guitar when I pretend, not an air guitar. While learning new...

Flying: Part Science, Part Artform

Many years ago, I had a position in the training department of my regional airline. In addition to the needs of our own airline,...

Just a Trim, Please

Being well out of trim myself at the time, staying busy whirling the little knobbed wheel in the Cessna 150 trainer never appeared overly...

Funny Money

When I was a kid, way back in the 1960s, one of the toughest decisions I had to make was whether to buy a...

Murphy’s Law, Occam’s Razor

Ed, an aerospace engineer, and Bill, a 14th Century philosopher, walk into your workshop…and if you’re smart you’ll let them stay and you’ll hear...

Missing Red Bull

Am I alone when saying the Red Bull Air Races were not my ideal of aviation pursuit? I surprise myself a little saying that,...

COVIDity Blues

As I write this, it is the Ides of March in the year that will live in infamy. We are all aviators or we...

What’s Next for Aviation in America? (Hint: No AirVenture)

Never have I wanted a column of mine to become obsolete, inconsequential, a curious blip in time more than this one. In the 30...

Experimental Vs. Certified

As I go through our back issues for our Archive page and relive the world of homebuilding in the 1980s (and, by extension, even...

Go Around

I just returned from my annual airline recurrent AQP, or Advanced Qualification Program, training. (We sure are an industry and avocation of acronyms.) One...

In Case You Missed it

ECO-nomical Autopilot

And now for an autopilot thats completely different.

ACT III

With numerous world records in his pocket, Bruce Bohannon is trying to figure out his next trick.Holder of 30 world speed and altitude records, Flyin Tiger pilot Bruce Bohannon has even higher aspirations for his one-of-a-kind plane: a place in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. Amy Laboda spent some quality time with Bohannon talking about the technology and the team behind Flyin Tiger, emergency training instruction, and looking ahead to his next goal.

Torque Plates

Torque plates are installed before any cylinders go on at the Lycoming engine...

Zenith CH 650 B

With the UL Power 350iS engine and other mods, the new CH 650 B has advanced Zenith Aircrafts product line. By Marc Cook.