Vintage Aircraft

Items per page   10 | 25 | 50 | 100
151 to 175 of 269 results

Never Again: Glider Passenger

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2008

We all enjoy sharing our flying obsession, and usually those flights in which we introduce aviation to friends or family members go smoothly because we make extra efforts to ensure that our guests have comfortable, pleasurable flying experiences. But even the best-laid plans can go awry.

A Stearman Smile

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2008

I have Doug DeVries to thank. He is making a movie called The Stearman Spirit, and he remembered my book, The Cannibal Queen.

Turbine Edition: Acquisitions

Article | Oct 01, 2008

For the guy who has everything OK, Father’s Day rolled around again and you, once again, committed the buy-him-a-tie copout. Now nears a landmark birthday.

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.

Pilot Briefing

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2008

Thielert bankrupt: Founder Frank Thielert fired by executive board, company to be restructured After three years of investigation, suspicions about the financial health of Thielert Aircraft Engines GmbH (TAE) culminated in late April with the company’s filing for bankruptcy, the termination of founder Frank Thielert as chief operating officer, and a renewed criminal investigation against both Thielert and management board members. At issue is an “urgent liquidity crisis” according to a detailed report in Defense Industry Daily.

AOPA's Get Your Glass Sweepstakes: More Than Skin Deep

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2008

Engine overhaul. Just saying these two costly words strikes fear in the heart of aircraft owners everywhere.

America's Airports: In the Conch Republic

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2008

The week leading up to Christmas is a quiet time in Key West, Florida. “The calm before the storm,” Joshua Pavia calls it.

Safety Pilot: What makes an aircraft old

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2007

Bruce Landsberg is the executive director of the AOPA Air Safety Foundation. News flash: a generation of aircraft is getting older.

The Great Circle Air Safari

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2007

I'm at 29 degrees south latitude, 134 degrees east longitude, at 3,500 feet above sea level, traveling southeast at an airspeed of 90 mph, and I'm cold, very cold. These coordinates place me roughly in the middle of the great Australian Outback, in the open cockpit of a 1942 Stearman biplane.


Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2007

AOPA Pilot Editor in Chief Tom Haines owns a Beechcraft Bonanza A36. Five hundred dollars versus $15,000.

Pilot Briefing

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2007

Cirrus, Cessna, Diamond top piston manufacturers First-quarter numbers from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) show Cirrus Design topping Cessna Aircraft in piston-engine aircraft shipments; Cirrus had 144 and Cessna 133. But closing not far behind was Diamond Aircraft with 115 shipments in the first quarter, including 42 DA42 Twin Star aircraft.

AOPA's Catch-A-Cardinal Sweepstakes

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2007

Airframe refurbishment 101 So you've bought an airplane. The first thing you want to do is take it apart, right? Well, maybe you have other ideas, like flying it.

Keeping the Past Flying

Article | Feb 01, 2007

We can hear it through the fog burning off on the bottom land, a radial engine of, oh, maybe 200 or 300 horsepower pumping along overhead. Several visitors to the tenth annual Wood, Fabric, & Tailwheels Fly-In at Lee Bottom Flying Field near Hanover, Indiana, landed the previous afternoon, but the first official arrivals are about to come slipping down over the withered cornstalks onto the dewy grass.

Pilot Products

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2007

P2 Aviation Time Trac Aircraft owners and chief pilots of flight departments and flight schools want to spend their time flying airplanes instead of sitting in front of smudged and often-illegible flight records in the attempt to maintain pilot currency records, as well as those of maintenance components and service-bulletin and airworthiness-directive compliance. Now they can abandon their pencils in favor of a nifty solution called TimeTrac from P2 Aviation Technology in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

AOPA Action

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2006

B+ for Lockheed Martin's FSS Performance Some members may not agree, but overall, Lockheed Martin has earned a B+ so far for its operation of the flight service station (FSS) system, according to AOPA officials. Company executives met in August with AOPA staff to review progress and AOPA members' concerns about the service they're getting from the automated flight service station (FSS) facilities.

SIPA S-200 Minijet

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2006

But very few of these petite little jets were ever made The French SIPA S-200 Minijet was the world's first civilian turbojet airplane to enter production. Moreover, it was the world's first VLJ (very light jet).

AOPA's Win a Six in '06 Sweepstakes

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2006

It's the panel that makes the plane Visitors to AOPA's Big Yellow Tent didn't wait for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh's official opening at 9 a.m. on Monday of the event.

Pilot Products

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2006

Zaon Flight Systems PCAS XRX With all the head-down equipment found on board general aviation aircraft these days — and the busy traffic patterns and corridors we fly within — you need all the help you can get watching for traffic. One aid to your scan is a recently upgraded portable traffic detector from Zaon Flight Systems, formerly SureCheck Aviation.


Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2006

A show of hands here: Who hasn't rolled his eyes when a news anchor attributes an airplane crash to an engine stalling on takeoff? You'll never have to worry about that kind of gaffe coming from CNN's garrulous, infinitely quotable Miles O'Brien because he has connections in high places: flight instructors, airline transport pilots, aeronautical engineers. Those kinds of connections.


Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2006

Aviation journalist Mark R. Twombly flies corporate aircraft from southern Florida.

AOPA's Win a Six in '06 Sweepstakes

Article | Jul 01, 2006

The Win a Six gets panel power galore Big things are in the works at Muncie Aviation Co. After six weeks in Muncie's avionics shop, AOPA's Win a Six in '06 Sweepstakes airplane has undergone a major-league transformation.

Airframe and Powerplant

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2006

A wealth of maintenance information is just a click away Everyone knows that the Internet is an unbelievable source of all kinds of information. For the general aviation pilot who works on his own airplane or just wants to be able to converse intelligently with his mechanic, the Internet is a great source of free data.

Budget Buy

Article | Nov 01, 2005

The Aeronca Sedan is a 1940s four-placer that is comfortable anywhere Had the gears of fate meshed differently, the best-selling civilian airplane in history might have been an outgrowth of the Aeronca 15-AC Sedan, instead of its contemporary and competitor, the Cessna 170. Indeed, but for critical decisions made by companies facing the financial abyss when the post-World War II aviation boom went bust, it might be Cessna, not Aeronca, which today makes high-quality thrust reversers and other aircraft components rather than complete airplanes.

Never Again

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2005

As I pulled the propeller blade down, a cylinder fired and sent the propeller spinning. It happened in a split second and nothing seemed wrong until the engine fired.