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The Gimli Glider

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2000

When a giant Boeing 767 runs out of fuel at 41,000 feet, hearts beat faster and knuckles turn white. It happened to Air Canada Flight 143, carrying 61 passengers and a crew of eight, at 8:15 p.m.

Answers for Pilots

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 1999

Tips for trips to Mexico and beyond Thinking of flying off on a new adventure? Ask AOPA Pilot Information Center specialist Dave Yinger about his favorite adventure flight and you'll see a wry grin and sparkle in his eyes: Fly south of the border, he'll tell you. Baja California, other parts of Mexico, and countries in Central America remind pilots of the "wild and wooly" days before urban sprawl — when the West was wild and flight was young; the days of bush pilots, gauchos, and barnstormers in open-cockpit biplanes.

Postcards

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 1996

From Moose Jaw to beyond La Ronge The Canada of Saskatchewan and Alberta offers plenty of open farmland, lakes, and vast expanses of uninhabited forest. Flying this relatively unknown part of Canada is also the opportunity to test the verity of the curmudgeon's view of Canada: "A few acres of snow," as expressed by Voltaire.