Kodak Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta »

What is almost certainly the world's most breathtakingly beautiful aviation event is held in early October at Albuquerque, New Mexico, and it's an absolute joy to watch. In a departure from his usual Eye Of Experience role, AVweb's Howard Fried shares his observations and some magnificent photographs he took when he attended the fiesta as a spectator. More

Hiller Musuem of Northern California Aviation — San Carlos, California »

A little-known but quite fascinating aviation museum opened in 1997 at San Carlos Airport, just eight miles southeast of San Francisco International. Not just for helicopter buffs, the museum features the giant record-setting Condor pilotless spy plane, major portions of Boeing's ill-fated 1970 SST project, Hiller's flying platforms, and all manner of interesting airplanes, rotorcraft, and other aviation memorabilia. Here's a word-and-photo tour of this must-see Bay Area aviation attraction. More

Reno Unlimiteds Turn 35 »

The 1998 Reno National Championship Unlimited Air Races will be remembered as one of the most exciting and most competitive meets in the 35 year history of Reno unlimited racing. If you couldn't make it, this heat-by-heat play-by-play by AVweb's race correspondents will make you feel as if you had been. And, if you don't feel "the need for speed" after viewing the three dozen magnificent race photos, we suggest you visit your AME pronto! More

Reno '98 Photo Gallery »

AVweb's air racing correspondents offer three dozen magnificent color photos of the doings at the 35th National Air Races at Reno . If you don't feel "the need for speed" after viewing this, better check your pulse! More

Experience the Magic of Walt Disney World »

Arguably the number one resort vacation destination in the world, Walt Disney World near Orlando has attracted more than a half billion visitors. In this article (which originally appeared in Northeast Weekend Flyers magazine), Cara Schmid Mocarski describes how she and her family flew there on vacation in the family Piper Seminole, and includes all the information you'll need to do the same: airports, FBOs, parking, ground transportation, where to stay, where to eat, and what to do. More

Spring Biking at Moab's Canyonlands Airport »

Between April and October, Moab, Utah, is a holy grail for mountain bikers throughout the West, and some excellent bike trails are easily accessible from nearby CNY airport. Pilots can revel in the delightful irony of combining the speed and convenience of flight with the physical enjoyment of biking through some of the most spectacularly scenic terrain to be found anywhere. More

The $2,500 Hamburger: The Point at Saranac Lake, New York »

Need to score big points with your significant other? Looking for a fly-in experience beyond the usual $100 hamburger...like maybe a $2,500 hamburger? Formerly the Rockefellers' camp in the Adirondacks, The Point is now a remarkable, ultra-deluxe romantic hideaway and the nation's number-one-rated resort in the Zagat Survey. For a mere $1,000 a night, you get outstanding service, all-you- can-eat superb gourmet food, an open bar, and the ultimate sybaritic wilderness experience. If you need to put a dent in those stock market gains, that year-end bonus, or your kids' college fund, The Point in Saranac Lake, New York, is definitely the place. More

Virgin Islands Flying Experience »

Thought that you had to be a high time pilot with a twin to fly the Caribbean? Think again. The author just returned from St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where he discovered that it was no problem to rent a Cessna Skyhawk, see the islands, pick up some flight time, and do something unique while on vacation. Here's all the key info for planning such an adventure, plus some great photos. More

The Slug Crawls Over the Rockies »

Many pilots hesitate to fly small single-engine airplanes on long trips or over high terrain. That's a shame, because they're missing some of the greatest joys of aviation. A 2,000 NM X-C across the Continental Divide in a light plane is no big deal when properly planned and approached with the right attitude. Case in point: the author's strictly-VFR trip from California to Wisconsin in his two-place Grumman Yankee. More

The Cayman Caravan »

If overflying Cuba by light plane, attending two days of great aviation safety seminars, and spending a week sunning, swimming and gourmet dining in the Cayman Islands sounds like your idea of fun, start making plans now to join next June's Cayman Caravan. The author just got back from participating in his first Caravan and found it to be a marvelous adventure. Here's what to expect and a lot of pretty pictures, too. More