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
CHASING RAINBOWS • Autoflight technology takes another leap forward.
A VIABLE MODEL • New content and a new approach to subscriptions pay off.
PULLING THE TRIGGER ON AIRCRAFT OWNERSHIP • FLYING aims to elevate your confidence.
ASK FLYING • What are the rectangular things sticking forward at the tips of the elevators on my Cessna Skylane? Why don’t other airplanes have them?
RNAV (GPS) RWY 25L DEER VALLEY, ARIZONA • Flying into the swarm of training, pilots can use this approach for alignment.
ASTRAY INTO THE ZONE • God smiles upon fools—and lieutenants.
THE ROAD NOT TAKEN
PAYING IT FORWARD • The Bob Hoover Academy catalyzes Sean Tucker’s second act.
AIRBUS AS350 B2 • A thoughtfully designed multi-mission workhorse
LAUNCHING A RAINBOW
SMS FOR HELICOPTERS • Industry leaders commit to safety.
AUTO FLIGHT FOR ROTORCRAFT • Garmin’s new autopilot for the AStar smoothes out the rough edges.
GENESYS AUTOFLIGHT FOR HELICOPTERS
RESTORATION NATION: AERONCA CHAMP • A vintage tailwheel trainer gets a lot of tender loving care.
SEDONA • Many consider Sedona to be among the most beautiful airports in the United States.
BEWARE OF THE BENIGN • Rain showers and thunderstorms are one and the same from a pilot’s perspective.
PILATUS BUSINESS AIRCRAFT • Continued expansion in Colorado helps this iconic Swiss aircraft manufacturer grow.
PILOT GEAR BAGS • Find the one that works best for you.
BOMB CYCLONE • Three cities, two coasts, and one massive weather event
WHAT’S NEXT? • The never-ending desire to upgrade
NUGGETS • Looking for happiness in all the right places
USE A SYLLABUS • Organization, communication, expectation, thy name is syllabus.
RECIPE FOR DISASTER • Challenging questionable pilot behavior
LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT TOM • Here’s to the friends who bring us into the aviation fold.
REAL PILOTS FLY ADCOCK RANGES • A look at the navigation systems that preceded today’s technology
SIKORSKY S-64 SKYCRANE • From a long line of rotorcraft in FLYING