The sharp wit and experienced judgment of Flying’s experts cover all the challenges and rewards that aviation offers to all flying enthusiasts. From industry news updates, regulations, trends, air shows and events to carefully researched reports on all categories of airplanes, helicopters, avionics, products, technology, accessories and equipment to pilot technique, flight training, safety, weather, operations and maintenance.
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