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Pilot Briefing: Milestones

Pilot Magazine | Jan 09, 2015

Geraldine “Jerrie” Mock accomplished the feat that Amelia Earhart set out to achieve in 1937.

10 jet pilot errors

Pilot Magazine | Jan 09, 2015

After thousands of hours of instruction given to new jet pilots, certain patterns in errors and knowledge gaps become apparent.

The ultimate King Air

Pilot Magazine | Jan 09, 2015

When most general aviation pilots think of the biggest King Air, they’re most apt to name the King Air 350i.

Splash!

Pilot Magazine | Jan 08, 2015

A topic occasionally visited in this column involves engine failure in single-engine airplanes.

Letters: From our December 2014 issue

Pilot Magazine | Jan 08, 2015

Author Barry Schiff’s story on the Reagan Library and how Air Force One landed on a California mountainside elicited memories—and some criticism from our members.

New school, familiar faces

Article | Dec 30, 2014

Mojave Airport in California has long been an epicenter of unusual attitudes and flight envelopes pushed. Now, it is more so.

Pilot to overfly both poles in earth-rounding bid

Article | Dec 30, 2014

A retired airline pilot flying a modified Lancair IV single-engine airplane has launched a new bid to fly around the world and over both poles.

Glider certificate leads to powered flight, scholarship

Article | Dec 30, 2014

Chris Zaboji of Reston, Virginia, was a certificated sailplane pilot long before he earned a private pilot certificate in a single-engine airplane in November at age 17. But that wasn’t his only accomplishment of 2014: Zaboji also earned a $5,000 grant from the Soaring Society of America.

GA pilots bring cheer to island residents

Article | Dec 16, 2014

Christmas will be a bit more festive for the 460 residents of Tangier Island, a remote fishing village on a tiny spit of land in the Chesapeake Bay, thanks to a group of general aviation pilots.

Cub's coronation

Article | Dec 09, 2014

So probable is it that anyone you meet knows something about the little yellow airplane pilots call the J-3 Cub that the phenomenon helped persuade Pennsylvania’s legislature to bestow official recognition on the aircraft this year.