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What's the difference between an F-14 and a paraglider? We came across a flight comparison with some illuminating and amusing observations from someone who flies both...

Robb Report has named the Diamond DA42 TwinStar the "best of the best" personal aircraft for this year. The TwinStar, which boasts some pretty impressive fuel economy and performance figures thanks to its two Thielert diesel engines, was certified in Europe a couple of months ago...

We hadn't heard that Cirrus had entered the personal jet market but the people of Shanghai, China, either don't know or don't care about the difference between an SR22 and a jet. The Shanghai Daily reports that a local citizen is taking delivery of his second "private jet" but identifies it as the piston single from Duluth...

If your next airline flight seems just a little more interminable than usual it might be because the pilot is trying to save gas. United Air Lines has discovered that backing off on the throttle a little (from 530 mph to 516 mph) saves fuel and doesn't screw up the schedule...

A Canadian bush pilot is credited with saving the life of a passenger after the plane flipped on a river near Fort Smith in the Northwest Territories. Pilot Phil Dorais dove into the icy water to free passenger Frank Holman. Two other passengers died.