Features

Loss of N114DE »

All we wanted was a couple of buffalo burgers, but we got to go swimming instead. More

Autumn Changes »

Fall conjures memories of bright blue skies, cool mornings and generally good daytime flying. But in aviation, looks can be deceiving. New air masses are on the move, the jet stream begins to flex its muscle over much of the United States, fronts are marching southward, and there’s likely a tropical storm in the Caribbean or the Gulf. How does this affect your flying and how can you avoid an unplanned turn of events? More

Aviation Insurance: Some Good News and Blunt Talk »

Aviation insurance rates are the lowest they've been in over 50 years. Nevertheless, it's important that you buy the right insurance for the flying you do and the risks you face. More

Briefing the Takeoff »

When everything goes as it should, taking off is a nothingburger. When it doesn’t, you need a plan. More

Aviation’s Elevator Operator: Flying Skydivers »

With sport parachuting continuing to grow in popularity, there's an increasing demand for pilots to carry skydivers aloft. Here's what's involved in being a jump pilot. More

Denali Scout: Power Handling, Fun »

An extra 30 HP has turned a very good backcountry airplane into a great one. The Denali provides an excellent combination of STOL capability and decent speed. More

Under the Illusion »

Defined as an erroneous mental representation, the inability to reliably process the sensory inputs is a critical issue for instrument pilots. More

Cessna 172 Skyhawk »

Perhaps one of the most recognizable and most produced general aviation aircraft, Cessna’s 172 Skyhawk may also be among the most economical four-placers to own. Sure, there are others worth considering, including the Piper Warrior, Beech Sundowner and even a Grumman Cheetah, but Skyhawks tend to be favored by flight schools. This makes more of them—including modern glass panel-equipped models—available on the used market. And there are plenty of Skyhawks of various vintages to chose from. More