General aviation aircraft can take us to amazing places—this month we’ve gone out of this world. Three Bonanzas left western Maryland, briefly stopped at the last U.S. outpost in Maine for customs paperwork, and donned spacesuits (immersion suits) for a flight into “another planet” as trip organizer Adrian Eichhorn described Greenland. We published many photos in this issue, but for more other-worldly photos, see our slideshow.
Technology is always leading us to do more, go faster, and the Sikorsky X2 has done exactly that for helicopter technology. Al Marsh has been reporting on the X2 for several years, and this month takes a comprehensive look at the whole project and shows us the final speed test in this online video.
And then, there’s the charm of a classic, budget-friendly aircraft. Meet Howdy McGann, the proud owner of a Cessna 140. He’s updated his classic, upgraded its avionics, and enthusiastically flies this everyman’s aircraft. Hear him describe his favorite bird in this online video.