How many pilots flying VFR and dealing with deteriorating weather have died because no one taught them that when things are bad, landing in a decent farm field can make the difference between being dead and merely inconvenienced? More
For most pilots the risk of instrument failure is remote. But when it happens, you have to be prepared. More
One lawyer's point of view on maximizing your remaining years of flight while minimizing risk and eventually making the decision to hang up the goggles. More
“I’m trying to build this airplane, but I have literally never even tightened a bolt in my life.” More
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
That's on Elon Musk's to-do list. He wants to get it flying in about 10 years. More
Michael Kussatz, of Olathe, KS, captures the essence of grass roots aviation with this image of a Luscombe just waiting to go flying at a grass strip in Kansas. Click through to see our other submissions.