Portable Cabin Coolers: Comfort From Ice »

While number four for takeoff on a 95-degree day, windows and doors open to catch any puff of moving air, every pilot ever minted has wished for air conditioning. With installed units starting at over $4500 and eating up at least 50 pounds of useful load, most owners are willing to sweat a bit and then climb to cooler air. More

IFR: Gaming the System »

Nasty reroutes and swamped controllers can put you in a bad spot. Through creativity, persistence and compromise, you can - sometimes - get a break. More

Power-Deficient Engines »

A look at a very common complaint and suggested cures; many of which only require a visual inspection. More

Why Johnny Can't Fly »

Inflight loss of control leads the accident-cause statistics. To help avoid it, learn from the mistakes of others. More

IMC—Fear and Foolishness »

Often in life we allow unwarranted fears to impede the fulfillment of our ambitions. But how can we know when to challenge fear and when to respect it? More

Growing Up Oshkosh »

A pilot who has attended nearly every EAA AirVenture since she was two months old talks about its influence on her life and the desire to return every year. More

Error Chain: Triple Whammy »

The designer of a wildly popular line of kitplanes describes the events that lead to an engine stoppage and forced landing in his RV-3. More

Aviation Innovators: Kirk Hawkins, Icon Aircraft »

The moving force behind the S-LSA Icon A5 stall-resistant amphib designed to be exciting to fly while reaching a new level of user-friendly safety, Kirk Hawkins has been willing to defy conventional wisdom in order to make the excitement of flying accessible to more people. Growing up while engaging in a wide variety of land-, water, and air-based motorsports, flying F-16s in the Air Force and holding a master's in product design from Stanford, Hawkins brings a serious level of sophistication to the LSA world. More

Down-Transitions »

Youíve spent most of your life moving up in aircraft size and complexity. Now youíre down-transitioning to something smaller. Itís more of a change than you might think. More