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
30 YEARS A CFI • Celebrating a personal milestone in the air.
SPRING FLYING • As we fly into the airshow season, look for the magazine at an FBO near you.
A SACRED PLACE • Honoring those who came before
PINE BLUFF, ARKANSAS ILS LOC RWY 18 • The approach into this non-towered rural airport is suprisingly complex at first glance.
ICED-UP MOONEY • Don’t let Center intimidate you when you need to escape.
A HARMLESS PRANK • A long-ago incident nearly takes down an American Airlines Douglas DC-4.
FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME • The creators weigh in on designing the world of virtual aviation.
SIMS AS AN AVIATION GATEWAY
TOP GUN FOR FUN
A BETTER VIRTUAL FLIGHT DECK • The mind behind X-Plane shares its origin story.
BRM AERO BRISTELL SLSA • The two-seat runabout might be heavy, fast, and priced at a premium—but that’s okay.
THE FAMILY BEHIND THE BRISTELL • A custom shop producing bespoke airplanes
AVIONICS FOR YOUR LSA • Things to consider when you upgrade your panel
GRUMMAN AA-5 VS. MOONEY M20 SERIES • Moving four seats from point A to point B as quickly—and efficiently—as possible.
A LOT OF SPEED IN AN ECONOMICAL PACKAGE
CAPITAL REGION • An Air & Space mecca that’s easier to reach than you think
THE EPITOME OF COOL • Turbo chargers boost power with in safe limits—as long as you treat them with care.
THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY • A Fairchild 24 flies off after its restoration—only to return 19 years later.
GAMING TO KEEP THE DREAM ALIVE • A private pilot introduces his virtual world and the benefits of flight simulation.
BUILDING THE DREAM, PART 3 • A labor of love
OCD AND A&PS • Mechanic criteria
RETIREMENT FLIGHT? • Insurance woes make for personal misery…and taking stock.
THE LIGHT AIRCRAFT SECTOR SHINES • In 2022, the light sport and kitbuilt markets showed steady sales.
THE ULTIMATE FLYING GIVEAWAY
PAPER TRAINING • A legacy airline introduces “Fleet Harmonization” by bulletin.
THE WORLD’S MOST WIDELY READ AVIATION MAGAZINE
GAGGLES AND FORMATIONS • There are formations…and then there are Formations.
THE STRUT RIDES AGAIN • In its next concept aircraft, Boeing floats a classic way to reduce weight.
RLU-1 BREEZY • The flying motorcycle lives up to its name.