Winter Aviation: Why Ice and Airplanes Don’t Mix

Today’s jets can handle most weather, but pilots of smaller aircraft sometimes need to sidestep trouble when it comes to winter aviation. Modern jets take most fog, rain and wind in stride. Even violent thunderstorms are usually easy to sidestep with today’s radar and other storm-detection gear. And come winter, what used to be dangerous…

Valdez STOL Airplane — Unique Flying Capabilities

Short take-off and landing airplanes always produce a lot fo attention: A modified aircraft, originally created for Alaskan bush-pilot necessity but that also created one of the world’s most unique aviation competitions, will be part of the “Valdez STOL” (short takeoff and landing) flying activities at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 set for July 28-August 3…