Paint Schemes Often an Unfortunate Afterthought

While we plan nearly every aspect of our airplane purchase, the colors it wears can be pure luck.
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A Wing and a Prayer for a Classic Piper Arrow

Aircraft ownership has its challenges—including ADs that require major repair.
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Should Knowledge Tests Before the Check Ride Go Away?

When major universities are ditching standardized tests, should learners still have to check this box?
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Being an Armless Pilot Opened an Amazing Door

Notoriety from an historic accomplishment gives this one-of-a-kind pilot an inspiring opportunity.
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CFIs Are Professional Pilots

FLYING staff writer and certified flight instructor gives spirited rebuttal to contributor’s recent column
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Sometimes in Flight, There Is No Safety in Numbers

Formation-flight tragedy in California accentuates the importance of airside discipline.
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Post-Flight Checks Can Expedite the Preflight Process

A longtime contributor and pilot illustrates why it's important to make the end of one flight the start of another.
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Can’t Make the Numbers Work to Buy an Aircraft? Here’s Some Help

There are options at your disposal that can put that airplane you want within reach.
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Passion and Purpose Fuel Lives and Aircraft

New FLYING columnist will work with you to keep your machinery up and running.
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Let’s Fly to New Destinations in 2022 and Beyond

New travel section will offer strategies for getting out, having fun.
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A Glimpse Into ‘The Good Life’ Provides Reflection

An opportunity to test out a gleaming new piece of machinery gives this pilot some surprising thoughts.
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Should Prospective Pilots Go to College?

Are the time and expense worth it after recent airline decisions to eliminate degree requirements?
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In the Aircraft and in Life, Flow Is Essential

Everyday process and procedure takes on added meaning, purpose, and for this pilot, pleasure.
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Texas Couple Unveils Unique Airport Vacation Rental

A family discovered a need and is trying to fill it while helping their community at the same time.
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Dogs Love Trucks, But Not Always Airplanes

The author's loyal companion, his dog, Seven, was enthusiastic about flying in airplanes until she felt 'real' turbulence.
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What Defines a Professional Pilot?

A gaffe in his last edition motivates the author to clarify his stance on ‘pro or no?’
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Should You Rent or Buy Your Aircraft?

We crunch the numbers on one of the most asked questions in aviation.
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One Iconic Cessna 180 Has Quite a Story to Tell

Meet 'Charlie,' the airplane with which Jerrie Mock circumnavigated the world. More people should know about both of them.
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Lack of Planning Spoils an Epic Journey

How to get an airplane home, checking tasks off your list along the way? There was a plan, but reality intervened.
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The Dream of Flying Takes This Pilot on a Winding Road

Despite perceived gender barriers and the fallout from 9/11, this woman's dream of becoming an airline pilot was finally realized—with the help of ...
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