Flying the Flight Design CTLS

Posted on December 29th, 2009 by

Two-place airplanes are often used as trainer aircraft because they are less expensive to rent than four-place designs. Yet once that private pilot ticket is in your hand, you may look for a larger airplane for cross-country flights because a... Continue Reading →

Flying the Cirrus SR22 G3

Posted on September 23rd, 2009 by

When trying to explain the ergonomic factors, safety and luxury of Cirrus airplanes to aviation novices, I usually describe them as what happens when you cross a Lexus automobile with a business jet. That was before the Cirrus SR22 G3... Continue Reading →

Flying the Boeing 40C

Posted on September 4th, 2009 by

By ADDISON PEMBERTON, For General Aviation News What’s it like to fly a 1928 Boeing 40C? Since restoring this vintage plane, I’ve flown it for more than 130 hours, including a trip from New York to San Francisco in September... Continue Reading →

Cessna 310R: More twin for the buck

Posted on August 28th, 2009 by

By GUY R. MAHER In the spring of 1954, Cessna received a Type Certificate for the 310, launching a production run that lasted until 1981 of general aviation’s most desired light twin-engine airplane. The most famous was the 1958 310B... Continue Reading →

New app provides flight time calculations

Posted on July 9th, 2009 by

Coradine Aviation Systems has released OnTime for Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch. Continue Reading →

ECi introduces Titan EXP

Posted on July 9th, 2009 by

ECi recently introduced a new cylinder head to the market, the Titan EXP Angle Valve cylinder for 360, 480 and 540 series engines with downdraft exhaust systems. ECi is providing the experimental market with a cylinder that features a venturi... Continue Reading →

Pilot’s Report: The Diamond Twin Star

Posted on December 21st, 2007 by

The Diamond DA42, also know as the Twin Star, is arguably the most advanced light twin on the market today. Since its introduction to the United States in 2004 it has been gaining a foothold in flight schools around the... Continue Reading →

Flying the Adam A500

Posted on July 6th, 2007 by

I freely admit it. From the time Burt Rutan, at the behest of George “Rick” Adam, designed and built the Carbon Aero M-309, which later evolved into the Adam A500, I always had an interest in flying the plane, particularly... Continue Reading →

Flying the Evektor SportStar

Posted on September 22nd, 2006 by

“People are ready to buy,” remarked an EAA official at the Light Sport Aircraft Mall during last month’s AirVenture. Continue Reading →

Symphony 160: The next generation trainer

Posted on July 7th, 2006 by

You’ve always been interested in aviation, so you go to the local airport to shop for flying lessons. Your uncle, who learned to fly years ago, told you to train in a two-place, high-wing, tricycle gear aircraft. You have no... Continue Reading →