Airplane Math: When Do Upgrades Make Economic Sense?

The calculus often comes down to avoiding becoming upside down, but not at the expense of enjoying your perfect airplane.
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The Fizzled-Out Promise of the Lockheed ‘Flatbed’

The concept aircraft would utilize an open platform and various modules to carry a wide variety of loads ranging from military equipment to ...
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Golden-Hued Memories of a Late Summer Fly-In

Like sampling a fine wine, one can slowly mosey around the airport, have relaxed conversations, take in the vintage airplanes, and lazily discuss ...
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The Unconventional, Bizarre Bell Airacuda

The Bell YFM-1 long-range and heavily armed escort fighter featured twin pusher engines housed in glazed nacelles.
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Sizing Up Your New Aircraft

Ergonomics is one aspect few people consider in selecting an airplane to buy.
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Air Compare: Grumman AA-5 vs. Mooney M20 Series

Moving four seats from point A to point B as quickly and efficiently as possible.
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That Time Cessna Made a Helicopter

In the 1950s, Cessna acquired Seibel Helicopter Co. and began work on the CH-1 Skyhook.
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Registering a Custom N-Number for Your New Airplane

Many owners select tail numbers with personal meaning, and some are assigned to the aircraft types they display.
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McDonnell’s ‘Moonbat’ Definitely Stood Out in the Early 1940s

The XP-67 was developed in the hopes of outperforming the Air Force interceptors of the time period.
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Keeping the Vintage Cool During a Panel Upgrade

Garmin’s GI 275 flight instruments update a 1953 Cessna 170B panel without sacrificing its original round gauge aesthetic.
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