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Mission: Remembrance

Article | Jun 06, 2013

Chris Polhemus has flown over the beaches of Normandy on the anniversary of D-Day before, but in 2014 he hopes to return at the controls of a C-47, dropping paratroopers in the early-morning darkness.

Historical Firsts This Month in....

Article | Jun 01, 2013

1919--First nonstop transatlantic flight. Capt. John Alcock and Lt. Arthur Whitten Brown, British World War I flyers, made the 1,900-mile trip from St. John's, Newfoundland, to Clifden, Ireland, in 16 hr., 12 min. in a Vickers-Vimy bomber with two 350-horsepower Rolls-Royce engines (June 15–16).

Almost halfway around

Article | May 16, 2013

Jack Wiegand checked in from Greece via satellite phone on his flight to become the youngest pilot to fly around the world solo.

On ice in Iqaluit: ‘Frustrating’ oversight delays world record bid

Article | May 09, 2013

Wise is the traveler who copies crucial travel documents before setting out on an international trip.

Flying Bulls BD-5J crashes in Austria

Article | May 03, 2013

A pilot with Austria's Flying Bulls team lost his life attempting to execute an emergency landing in the world's smallest jet on May 1.

Safety Pilot: Low-impact aerobatics: The Swiss way

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2013

Learning about unusual attitudes—not the pilot’s but the aircraft’s—is an excellent skill and need not be painful. It’s good experience since most of us work hard to avoid them.

Pilot Briefing

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2013

Guam to JAX—nonstop World distance record for aircraft in its weight category By Dave Hirschman When Bill Harrelson wanted to prove the long-range performance of his kitbuilt Lancair IV, he flew it from Indiana to Hawaii—a warm-up for a much longer flight. On March 1, Harrelson landed his Lancair in Jacksonville, Florida, after a 38.5-hour nonstop flight from Guam.

Pilot hopes around-the-world flight inspires youth

Article | Apr 30, 2013

A solo around-the-world trip is part of an effort by James Anthony Tan to inspire youth around the world to learn about the joys of aviation.

This bird really flies

Article | Apr 28, 2013

Imagine a take-it-out-of-the box-and-plug-it-in device that, within minutes, can transport you into aviation experiences and adventures anywhere in the world. Redbird Flight Simulations founder Jerry Gregoire thought that idea might be a winner, too.

Pilot, 20, readies bid to become youngest 'earthrounder'

Article | Apr 25, 2013

The aircraft's annual inspection is complete. The immersion suit arrived on time, and on May 1, a 20-year-old pilot from Fresno, Calif., plans to depart on a bid to become the Guinness World Records youngest person to fly around the world solo.