Features

Partial Panel Prognosis »

For most pilots the risk of instrument failure is remote. But when it happens, you have to be prepared. More

Hello, Tech Support »

“I’m trying to build this airplane, but I have literally never even tightened a bolt in my life.” More

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

Cessna 206 Stationair »

Cessna’s biggest fixed-gear piston single is really three models, though all are essentially the same airframe. It was originally introduced in 1963 as the 205, a fixed-gear 210, technically known as the 210-5. It had two doors up front and a relatively small rear door on the left side. The engine was a 260-HP Continental IO-470. This airplane was a fixed-gear version of the recently revamped 210; it was produced for two years, with 577 delivered. 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

Cirrus SR22 »

Since Cirrus Design first morphed from a quirky kit supplier to a full-blown aircraft manufacturer in 1998, it has consistently proven that it got the vision thing right. The entry-level SR20 and flagship SR22 in their various iterations have proven hot sellers and good performers, with unusually loyal customers. This seems the perfect setup as the company moves closer to delivering its seven-seat, single-engine Vision SF50 personal jet—a logical step up from an SR22. More