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The Light Aircraft Sector Shines
The year started with hope. As 2022 arrived, the U.S. and most countries were emerging from two years of difficult lockdowns. The good news? A flood of subsidy money buoyed markets—and I’ve long observed that when equities are rising, light sport and sport pilot-eligible kit aircraft sell well. Economists call this a “wealth effect,” where rising asset values give stockholders confidence that good times are here. Aviation translation: Pilots can afford an airplane to have fun...Read more
Fifty years ago, in March 1973, U.S. military forces officially withdrew from South Vietnam after eight long years of conflict. This year at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2023, we’re honoring the aircraft and veterans of the Vietnam War. If you take a stroll out to the Warbirds area, you’ll see a number of Hueys, Skyraiders, and other aircraft of the era. Parked on the far northern end of Warbirds is a rare sight — a C-123 Provider, believed to be one of the few, if not the only one, still flying...Read more
Wings Over Willamette
My fiancé and I (Brian and I got engaged a few months ago) were looking forward to doing nothing all weekend, but our respective bosses asked us if we’d like to attend Wings Over Willamette on Saturday for some pancakes and labor and we eagerly agreed—not only is it hard to pass up on a free airplane ride, but we love a good fly-in...Read more
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The Epitome of Cool
Turbochargers are the epitome of cool. Early in the 1960s, Oldsmobile had the first production turbocharged automobile, the F-85 Cutlass with a Garrett AiResearch turbo dubbed the Turbo-Rocket engine and marketed as the Jetfire...Read more
Matching a Tailwheel to the Terrain
In my earlier article, “Chasing a Better Backcountry Experience” in the April 2023 issue, I promised a follow-up on the importance of matching a tailwheel to the terrain. Today, pilots have more options other than what used to be limited to a Pietenpol-type steel harrow skid or a J-3 Cub-type leaf spring assembly...Read more
Top 5 Backcountry Airplanes You Can Own Today
The freedom of open skies, the challenge of landing on a remote strip, the peace, and tranquility of untouched nature — these are the rewards of backcountry aviation. It’s where the spirit of exploration reigns, a world apart from congested flight paths and bustling airports...Read more
CFI amazed by upgrades on AOPA Sweepstakes Cessna 170
This Runway Is a Keeper, New Airport Owner Says
Owning a grass strip has been a longtime goal for Jonathan and Liz Amundsen. Before purchasing Tailwinds Airport (06NC) in St. Pauls, North Carolina, the couple had dreamed the lifestyle change into existence, writing the airport’s address as their own, even before closing on the property...Read more
Self-Debriefing Your AirVenture Experience
Every flying lesson ends with a debriefing. What worked, what didn’t, where can improvements be made? If you recently attended The Big Show in Oshkosh, or tried to, you should debrief your experience so you are better prepared for next time. This is something I do in all areas of my life, which is why I never drive near Atlanta or consume low-quality ice cream...Read more
Avionics for Your LSA
There comes a time in every aircraft owner’s life when they decide it is time to upgrade the instrument panel. This process is neither quick nor inexpensive, and there are pitfalls along the way—especially if you own a light sport aircraft. Among the common traps are finding enough panel space to create your dreamscreen—and getting the required approvals for the changes...Read more
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