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Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2004

Mark R. Twombly, a writer, editor, and pilot, now lands on two different runway surfaces.

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2004

Retired airline captain Barry Schiff has flown 290 types of aircraft, 10 short of his 300-type goal. Once in a while I am asked what aircraft I most enjoy flying.

California Flying

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2004

San Francisco — you know the area well and have done it all, right? Have you taken a seaplane tour yet? Didn't think so. Seaplanes still fly over San Francisco just as they did 60 years ago, thanks to San Francisco Seaplane Tours.

Hangar Talk

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2004

Michael T. Vivion serves as a wildlife biologist and airplane pilot for the U.S.

Answers for Pilots

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2000

Tackling the required flight review When's the last time your driver's ed instructor drove with you? Those critical of general aviation safety might want to consider the FAA regulation that requires pilots to undergo a review of their flying skills every 24 months — by another experienced pilot, a certificated flight instructor (CFI). Most pilots know it as a BFR — biennial flight review — though its official title is simply the flight review.

Pilot Briefing

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2000

Oldest seaplane base shoves off On an early September morning Bob Mills was doing what he's been doing for nearly 80 years: Helping seaplanes launch from the Delaware River. Set on the south side of Philadelphia, modern life seems to have grown up around the Philadelphia Seaplane Base (9N2).


Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 1999

Earning sea wings on Europe's deepest lake If there is a more beautiful place in the world than Lake Como to learn to fly seaplanes, it is hard for me to imagine it. The lake, the deepest in Europe, is nestled among the foothills of the Alps near Italy's northern border.

AOPA Action

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 1999

Representatives Reject User Fees, Boost Airport Spending On June 15 the U.S. House of Representatives passed AIR-21, a landmark aviation bill that would unlock the Airport and Airway Trust Fund and permit all aviation taxes to be spent promptly on aviation needs.


Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 1997

Airport of my own I thoroughly enjoyed Stephen Coonts' article "An Airport to Call My Own" (September Pilot). I fly off a 3,200-foot grass strip (O5Y) in an Aeronca 7AC Champ.


Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 1996

Life doesn't always turn out the way you thought it would. For instance, when Bob Munro and two friends founded the Kenmore Air Harbor floatplane business in Seattle in 1946, he never thought he would end up owning one of the largest floatplane FBOs in the world.