The sharp wit and experienced judgment of Flying’s experts cover all the challenges and rewards that aviation offers to all flying enthusiasts.
BEHIND THE LENS
OUT STANDING IN THE FIELD • Responsibility lessons from two solid mentors.
MORE FROM FLYING • The Q4 issue rounds out the series.
THE VALUE OF COMPETITIVE SPORT • Building the framework to create a safer environment in which to compete
How is an engine failure handled on a Boeing 777?
NORFOLK (KORF) ILS RWY 5 • Nestled into the coastal Virginia airspace, this approach holds a few tricks.
U.S. AIR FORCE TURNS 75 • In the wake of World War II, the Air Force launched an era of flying legends, innovation, and iconic aircraft.
OVER THE ROCKIES WITH NO ALTERNATOR • And that was the good news…
INSIDE THE COW • Flying into total darkness, as disorienting as IMC.
PERSEVERANCE AND PRECISION • An aerobatic champ races to a new level.
CUBCRAFTERS CARBON CUB EX3 & FX3 • The backcountry specialist forges new ground—and positions for growth.
CRAFTING A CUB • Building the parts for kits, LSAs, and XCubs
OFF THE BEATEN PATH • Pursuing pilot proficiency in the wild with the EX3 and FX3
RESCUE A PET, BUILD THE CONNECTION • Pilots help furry friends while building flight experience.
BEECHCRAFT SKIPPER • An increasingly rare pleasure.
‘THIS IS AFRICA’ • Flying into the South African bush
SEMAKALENG MATHEBULA: • A first for South Africa’s hot air balloon community
ACCELERATED COURSE • A Cessna 150 helps a pilot get his certificate—and then heads for STOL Drag.
BUILDING 50 YEARS • A maker of kits creates a golden opportunity for new and returning builders.
WINTER ON WATCH • Broad-scale weather patterns impact the Eastern U.S. in the colder months.
AIRPLANE OF OUR OWN: PART I • A Cessna 195 captures this pilot’s heart, for now.
CURRENT CONFIDENCE • Inoperative autopilot/operative pilot
TETERBORO • A famous (and infamous) destination.
APPROACHING A NEW AIRPORT • Practical tips help ease your way into an unfamiliar field.
AIRLINE PILOTS FLYING TO AGE 67? • The unanticipated consequences of hiring incentives
LUNKEN AIRPORT’S GRAND OLD LADY • The historic airfield gets a major facelift.
‘V’ IS FOR VARIETY • The iconic empennage evolves.
VAN’S AIRCRAFT RV-12 • The designer who started a movement