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'Down low, up close'

Article | Sep 22, 2015

Greg Koontz loves flying, and he loves flying American Champion aircraft. The award-winning airshow pilot is bringing his Decathlon Xtreme to the AOPA Fly-In at Tullahoma Regional Airport (THA) on Oct. 10 to share the love with attendees.

Training Tip: Within gliding distance

Article | Sep 21, 2015

If you have ever wondered how your instructor decides when to simulate an engine failure, this scenario is one example.

Aircraft Spotlight

Article | Sep 20, 2015

The Cessna 177 Cardinal might just be the Goldilocks of Cessna single-engines. It’s bigger than the C-172, but not as fast as the C-182. It fits somewhere in between and provides a nice cross-country aircraft with good speed and economical performance. It makes a reliable IFR trainer and in a pinch can be used for primary students as well. Gateway Flying Club President Chris Baye and Member-at-Large Curt Stoltz share their experience with the Cardinal.

Five pilots, one family

Article | Sep 18, 2015

For one family from the Deep South, a passion for aviation was born above the Arctic Circle in Alaska.

California wildfires look 'like a war zone'

Article | Sep 17, 2015

Western wildfires ignited blazes in six states, triggering multiple firefighting TFRs as crews continue to battle a pair of massive California fires.

Coming together

Article | Sep 17, 2015

With the U.S. National Aerobatic Championships just days away, pilots converge from the corners of the country, practicing and polishing along the way.

1 plane, 1 pilot, 2 saves

Article | Sep 16, 2015

For Brian Rowser, rescuing Christian Herrera was the second occasion in two weeks that a search flight he piloted produced a happy ending.

Training Tip: Exit strategies

Article | Sep 14, 2015

With the wind blowing precisely 90 degrees to the single runway, which runway end should the pilot choose for takeoff?

IFR Fix: Impaired and unaware

IFR Fix | Sep 14, 2015

Two pilots who suffered hypoxia during high-altitude flight but survived to read about themselves in Aviation Safety Reporting System narratives had one thing in common.

Burning Man airport appears, disappears without a trace

Article | Sep 10, 2015

Black Rock City Municipal Airport springs from a dry Nevada lake bed each year for a week of exuberant partying that culminates in the fiery destruction of massive wooden art structures.