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NEXT GREAT FLIGHT
THE ‘MAGS’ PREFLIGHT • Taking our time with the details sets the right stage for flight.
MORE FROM FLYING • We’re adding special issues to expand your print experience.
CHURCH VS. STATE • Preserving integrity
ASK FLYING • Why does the pilot in command sit on the left side of the cockpit in an airplane?
ROCKY MOUNTAIN METRO, DENVER RNAV (GPS) RWY 30R • The airport on a mesa lies downwind of the Continental Divide.
HAVE eVTOLS TURNED THE CORNER? • With public offerings and big players in the market, type certification edges closer to reality.
STORM RACING • Compounding a list of poor decisions
IMPROVISATION • Habit born from overconfidence plus nonchalance add up to a deadly combination.
MORE THAN A GREAT STUNT • A legendary movie pilot reveals a lifetime of great stories.
EMBRAER PRAETOR 500: SUPERIOR CONTROL • The latest evolution of the EMB-550 series takes fly-by-wire into a new realm.
ONE WITH THE SKY • An airline pilot goes back to the basics with a glider.
GETTING A GLIDER CERTIFICATE • It's straightforward—and you will learn a lot about airmanship, micro-scale weather, and aerodynamics.
PIPER TOMAHAWK • A reward for proper technique in a modern design
AIRPORT IN THE SKY • Many pilots dream of landing on an aircraft carrier, trapping the wire and coming to a stop before the carrier deck ends and the airplane swiftly drops into the ocean. But for civilian pilots, that challenging opportunity is inaccessible. There are a few airports, however, that offer a similar experience. One of those is Catalina Airport (KAVX), also known as the Airport in the Sky.
A LITTLE CATALINA HISTORY
YOUR AIRPLANE IS AS OLD AS YOU ARE • What difference does it really make?
WARBIRDS YOU CAN FLY: BEECH 18 • A classic wartime twin turns into an executive transport—and a challenge for pilots.
PERSONAL WEATHER MINIMUMS: IDENTIFY YOUR OWN • Experience coupled with desire makes you a safer pilot.
SCENARIO 1 • When the weather is below your personal weather limitations
SCENARIO 2 • Renting an aircraft while on vacation
SCENARIO 3 • Thunderstorms: How close do you go?
LANDING HOME • Building our aviation dream house sparks a new perspective.
MOVEMENT • Can’t stop. Won’t stop.
HIGH FLYER • Altitude, higher altitude, and way up there
PLANNING THE BIG ONE • Tips from an instructor before you take that long summer cross-country flight
A CLASSIC DAY • He (or she) who dies with the most toys wins.
BACK HOME AGAIN • A check ride marks this pilot’s full return to the skies.
TIME COLLECTOR • A serendipitous discovery uncovers an aviation past.
THE FLYING BATHTUB: AERONCA C-3