If you could fly co-pilot with any historical aviator/aviatrix who would you choose, in what aircraft and why?
The greatest aircraft I have ever flown is the Huey (UH-1). As a Huey gunship pilot in Vietnam on my 1st tour, I fell in love with this remarkable machine. It can do anything you ask of it. It can take a hit and keep on ticking. Although the B-model was somewhat under-powered, we were still able to get her into the air on a hot high altitude day at DakTo. I felt that the Huey became part of me and I could make it dance. I'm sure other Huey drivers will feel the same as I.
Added by Lowell T Terzich on February 21, 2013 at 12:44pm — No Comments
I learned on 7AC Champ, C-150 and I bought a Piper 140. The low wing allowsme to see where I am going in a turn and one can fly some semblance of formation (I am a retired 4-F guy). But in retirement, we bought a Flight Desigh CTLS for several reasons wife liked the high wing and the low wings were too hot. So, there we are a high wing owner with a low wing body.
Added by Kenneth Nolde on February 6, 2013 at 5:33pm — No Comments
We want to know, do you prefer a high wing, low wing or bi-plane? Tell us which you choose and why below.
It's time for those of you who prefer the low wing and bi-planes to be heard, right now the high wing folks are dominating the comments... can we really continue to let that happen?
Tell us, what is your favorite aircraft to fly and why?
Added by Richard L La Fleur on January 9, 2013 at 7:40pm — No Comments
What was the aircraft (non-commercial) that you took your very first ride in as either pilot or passenger?
It has been a busy year of national and local aviation events most of which entertained us with an air show or two. What is your "must attend" aviation event of the year? Is it your airports local fly-in, is the world's largest gathering in Oshkosh or is it that dare devil pilot you seek out because they put on a show like no body else? Share with us your favorite(s).
We know most of you are pilots but how many of you also enjoy piloting those fun little (some not so little) RC aircraft? If so, which do you fly? Share with us below.
Who's your favorite companion in the cockpit? Your buddy, parent, spouse, pet, child(ren), grandchild(ren), or _________?
All the changes happening at the EAA this week has got us thinking about their grass roots: Experimental Aircraft.
Let us know: do you fly an experimental aircraft, did you build it yourself, are you currently building one, did you purchase one pre-built? Tell us below.
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Added by AircraftOwner Online on October 24, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments
This advisory circular from the FAA on tiedown's is from 1983 but there is really good information in here for those of us who may need reminders on how to tie a bowline or square knot and other great information regarding general use of aircraft tiedown techniques and procedures.
Click on this link below to download the Tiedown…Continue
In Chris Hope's article this month, he suggests some great ways for new pilots to spread their wings and improve their skills. Some of his ideas are involvement with Pilots N Paws, Young Eagle flights and Angel Flight.
How 'bout you?…
Excluding Airliners, but including ALL military aircraft, let us know, what is the fastest aircraft you have flown, been co-pilot or rode in.
Added by AircraftOwner Online on September 11, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
We are doing our first ever READER COVER! We want all the (high res) photos you can manage to send us of your aircraft.
UPDATE: Due to overwhelming response, we've decided to extend the deadline.
Added by AircraftOwner Online on September 10, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
If you could fly any military aircraft, past or present, which one(s) would it be?
We ask this question all-the-time in the Pilot, What's Your Story section of the magazine, but what is your favorite A) Aviation Quote or B) Quote by an Aviator? (or both) Let us know below.