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
LESSONS FROM ‘SPAD’ • Reflecting on the loss of an aviation safety leader, pilot, and friend
EXPANDING THE MARKETPLACE • With FMG’s acquisition of AvBuyer, we continue our growth trajectory.
If the engine in a single quits in cruise, what should I do with the throttle, propeller, and other controls to get the best glide?
MACKINAC ISLAND VOR/DME-A • An approach to a modest runway at a popular Midwest bucket list island
A NEAR MISS • Dealing with ice on the wings once presented an unexpected—and harrowing—learning opportunity.
NIGHT FLIGHT • Into the dark unknown
RENO’S FINAL LAP • While tainted by tragedy, the final National Championship Air Races were a memorable example of community.
WE FLY CESSNA TTx • Seven years after production ceased, a phenomenal single still powers through the skies, though it faltered in the marketplace.
ACCELERATED BLISS • Flying the Cessna 400 series was a true pleasure.
MOSAIC COMMENTS CLOSING • Pilots have questions — and the window to pose them is ending.
BUYING AN RV-4: AN EXPERIMENTAL ADVENTURE • Your first airplane brings a unique experience, especially when stepping out of the certified world.
DESTINATIONS MACKINAC ISLAND • This popular vacation spot for travelers in and around Michigan is especially stunning by air.
THE DAILY LIFE OF A REPAIR STATION • A look at these businesses reveals the state of modern maintenance—from the individual owner to a global scale.
THE REPAIR STATION PROCESS
FLIGHT JACKETS TELL A STORY • Original or tribute, they are cherished articles.
PROTECTING YOUR JACKET
OUR PILOTS OF THE FUTURE • Digital aviation experiences continue to drive interested people into real-world aviation.
ACROSS THE GLITTERING SEA • On the allure of international flying
DEPARTURE DIALOGUE • Conversations in dispatch
MASTER OF AIRPLANES • He’s one lucky lab, indeed.
CROSSWIND LANDINGS • Practice whenever you can.
A BOURBON TRAIL FLYING ADVENTURE • Threading the decision-making needle
KEEPING THE FIRE BURNING • The need for pilots can’t take the place of passion.
THE IMPORTANCE OF WINGSPAN • In the drive toward greater efficiency, the span’s the thing.
LANCAIR 350/LANCAIR ES-P