The sharp wit and experienced judgment of Flying’s experts cover all the challenges and rewards that aviation offers to all flying enthusiasts.
Flying • ISSUE 944 DECEMBER 2023/JANUARY 2024
BEHIND THE LENS
CLIMBING FAST • As we close out 2023, how do we grow sustainably?
LIFE IN THE AIR, LIFE ON THE WATER • With the acquisition of Bonnier’s marine titles, we build on the passions of our audience.
CHANCE MEETINGS • Assuming the managing editor role at FMG marries happenstance with choice.
TRUCKEE-TAHOE RNAV (GPS)-A • A unique way to approach this mountain getaway
MARIO’S LESSONS • Teachings from a beloved flight instructor continue to replay in an airline captain’s head.
ASSUMPTIONS • What took down a Curtiss C-46 in Alaska?
WE FLY DIAMOND DA62 • Twin power with single-engine simplicity
2024 DIAMOND DA62
THE OWNER EXPERIENCE • With nearly 275 in the field, the Diamond DA62 is making pilots happy with their choice.
GOING WITH GLASS • The mother of all panel upgrades for a Piper Twin Comanche
EVERYTHING THE BOYDS ADDED
THE SUM OF ITS HEARTS • Twenty years of the Recreational Aviation Foundation took the vision of six pilots and turn edit into a multitude.
MOOSE CREEK USFS AIRSTRIP (1U1) • From the RAF Airfield Guide, subject to change
THE AIRFIELD GUIDE
HOW TO HELP THE RAF • Even if you don’t consider yourself a carpenter or a camp cook, you can find a way to help the RAF with its mission.
DESTINATIONS FLYING THE TRUCKEE/LAKE TAHOE REGION • The year-round vacation hub offers food, outdoor pursuits, and Olympic history.
TRUCKEE-TAHOE AIRPORT (KTRK)
GO OR STAY? • Getting personal with minimums
WHAT A PILOT WANTS • A dream list for the holidays
WHAT FLIGHT SIM HAS DONE FOR ME • It’s a relationship that spans many years.
ON THE BAX FOOT • A lifelong writer tackles the spoken word.
WOMEN • The things we do…
FLIGHT INSTRUCTION • How can you possibly learn something new on such a familiar route?
WHO IS TEACHING? • Low time and social media make for a bad combo.
LIKE COPILOT, LIKE CAPTAIN • The importance of left-seat mentoring
TIRED? ME, TOO • Tragic accidents after engine failures on takeoff just keep happening.
GLIDERS • A form of flight that resonates above others
DIAMOND DA42 TWIN STAR