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Choosing a Floatplane »

A lot of airplanes have been put on floats - with varying results. Here are criteria for selecting a good one and our choices for the best. More

Decision Making Along the Way »

ADM is a fundamental process for mitigating risk and reducing the anxiety of a demanding flight profile. More

Buying a Used Homebuilt »

For someone considering aircraft ownership, used Experimentals deserve serious consideration. More

Flying for Charity: You Provide the Airplane »

Public benefit flying is tremendously rewarding, emotionally, for a volunteer pilot. It just can't be fiscally rewarding—with very few exceptions, the pilot has to pay for the full cost of the flight. Under the FARs the charity to which the pilot is donating the flight can't pay for the flight or supply the airplane. More

Who's on First? »

Good judgment and quick thinking are hallmarks of the aviation mentality. Both pilots and air traffic controllers are in the decision-making business. For controllers, every moment our headsets are plugged in, we’re making choices that affect the safety and flow of traffic in our airspace. Some choices are easier than others, such as not clearing anyone for takeoff when I’ve got a Gulfstream IV on short final. More