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Pilot Briefing

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2010

There are now 100,000 historic photos online for you to browse. The San Diego Air and Space Museum is sharing the photos on Flickr.


Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2009

I thoroughly enjoyed Tom Haines’ Goodyear blimp article (“One Giant Icon,” May 2009 AOPA Pilot), which brought back the memory of my ride as a kid oh so many years ago. It was from the Goodyear base on Watson Island in Miami, I believe on the ship Mayflower.

One giant icon

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2009

Is there a more iconic corporate symbol than the Goodyear blimp? Company research shows that whenever the word “blimp” is used, most every American thinks “Goodyear.” Such name recognition and association doesn’t occur without a major investment in time and money, and Goodyear has made both over the past 84 years to support commercial blimp operations. However, the company’s contributions to aviation go back even further.

Hangar Talk

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2009

The AOPA staff is starting to think that Editor in Chief Tom Haines is a bit of an air head—or, lighter-than-air head. The Goodyear blimp featured on the cover this month is the fourth type of airship Haines has flown (see “One Giant Icon”).

Low, slow, and comfortable

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2009

With hardly a change in engine sound, the giant Zeppelin gently floated straight up, marking the start of the first U.S. commercial Zeppelin flight in 70 years and confusing me.

Pilot Briefing

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2008

Barnstorming is catching on A new fad called “barnstorming” is catching on. It seems that pilots are flying town to town offering airplane rides.

Test Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2008

GENERAL Aeronautically speaking, what is a Lunkenheimer valve? Many older airplanes have external bracing wires that assist in keeping the wings in place when various loads are applied. Many of these are called flying wires, while others are called landing wires.

Pilot Briefing

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2007

Have your own 'Personal Blimp' A Massachusetts company does not claim to have invented the hot air airship, but it does want to provide, among other things, something more spiritual: air therapy. By combining the best of what powered and lighter-than-air technology has to offer, Skyacht Aircraft Inc.


Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2005

Kate Board never really wanted to be a blimp pilot — at least not at first. "I didn't even know what a blimp was," she admits.

Test Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2005

GENERAL A pilot is flying an un-pressurized airplane at 11,000 feet msl. He opens a thermos bottle that had been filled at sea level with hot coffee and is immediately blasted with injurious steam.