Editor's Briefing

National Aviation Day

National Aviation Day

  Get ready to celebrate! August 19 marks the 80th annual National Aviation Day – a holiday dedicated to honoring aviation’s achievements and pioneers of flight.  As readers of this magazine, I think it’s safe to assume that aviation has impacted your life in some way. The majority of you are owner-pilots and chief pilots Read More

Half-Century of Oshkosh

This year, EAA celebrates the 50th consecutive EAA AirVenture fly-in convention in Oshkosh. The event initially took place in Milwaukee in 1953 then moved to Illinois in 1960 before a final move to Oshkosh in 1970. “A half-century ago, EAA founder Paul Poberezny saw Oshkosh as the perfect place to bring together aviation enthusiasts,” said Read More

Why an Extra?

The focus on prevention is a significant shift from previous upset or unusual attitude training, which primarily focused on recovering from a fully developed upset. Well, I broke the rules. I did not feature a twin or turbine on the cover…but it got your attention, right? That was my goal, as this issue focuses on Read More

Fun in the Sun

Last month, I attended the 45th annual Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In and Expo (SNF) in Lakeland, Florida. With 200,000 guests and 500-plus exhibitors, SNF is aviation’s second-largest airshow, falling in line behind EAA AirVenture (Oshkosh). And while I am longtime regular at AirVenture, this was only my second visit to SNF. I excitedly returned Read More

$100 Hamburger

$100 Hamburger

Putting a finger on what exactly is “the best part” of aviation is difficult. But there is one unsuspecting activity I will always appreciate as it combines several of my favorite things (i.e. airplanes, outdoors, food) and is one of the simplest joys: the $100 Hamburger.  It’s not the “burger” itself that I love (although Read More