The Night Before Christmas - Aviation Style »

A retelling of the 19th-century story, especially for aviators. This has been floating around the Internet for years in various forms -- and probably was passed around as photocopies for years before that. More

Zen And The Art Of Pumpkin Bombing »

In honor of the fall harvest festivals, AVweb presents a first-hand account of an event that happened after Halloween, when some bored Midwesterners decided to "properly dispose" extra pumpkins. If you won't tell the FAA, we won't. More

Why We Fly »

A few weeks ago, AVweb asked (as our Question of the Week), " Why Do You Fly? " One reader chose to respond by sending the following extended answer, and we thought it was too good to keep to ourselves. More

The 2003 National Air Tour: A Travelog (Part 2) »

The National Air Tour ended in Dearborn, Mich., last Wednesday, after an amazingly successful trip. AVweb's Brent Blue finishes his travelog with more photos and more stories. More

The 2003 National Air Tour: A Travelog (Part 1) »

As previously reported in AVweb, the National Air Tour is being re-created, 75 years after the first time. Dozens of antique airplanes are barnstorming the country, and getting warm welcomes everywhere they go. AVweb's Brent Blue is helping out and sends this first report. More

A Different 9/11 »

For AVweb editor Glenn Pew, five years of building and many more years of scheming to complete his one-of-a-kind, (almost) 200-mph, 3000-fpm, fully aerobatic kitplane would prove its worth in one day -- first flight. Unfortunately, some things don't work out the way you hope. More

A Roll In The Sky With A Navy SNJ »

There aren't many opportunities for a low-time pilot to fly one of these famous planes, but with a taildragger endorsement and the right connections, Rob Guglielmetti got to try some aerobatics in this WWII trainer. More

Hot Wings »

Although not as well-known as the Blue Angels or the Snowbirds, there are other military demonstration aircraft that fly in air shows throughout North America. The Canadian Air Force's F-18 Hornet is one of them, and this one has a feline paint job. More

Aviation's Ambassadors »

All pilots are ambassadors for aviation, whether you want to be or not. How you treat non-pilots and aviation novices will have a big effect on whether you will get much support when someone wants to close your airport or put more restrictions on your flying. More

SBD Checkout »

Very few of these Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless dive-bombers are left, and even fewer are flying. The Dixie Wing of the Commemorative Air Force has one, and it provides a very memorable checkout at Falcon Field in Georgia. More