Air RecreationLeisure activities and hobbies related to aviation such as air racing, stunt flying, skydiving and air shows
The winning-est Bearcat in air racing steps up once more to the starting gate.
November 2009 | By Preston Lerner
No, it's not a disaster. It's a world record.
October 30, 2009 | By Rebecca Maksel
24,000 feet over the Atlantic, east of Long Island, aboard G-Force One, Boeing 727-200 (likely the only 727 spiffed up with winglets). 30 souls on board.“First parabola. Mars gravity, one-third of Earth’s gravity. Try some push-ups.”Oh, piffle. This is nothing “Second parabola. Lunar gravity, one-...
October 06, 2009 | By Pat Trenner
Okay, that was one of the strangest sendoffs in launch history. Not only did space tourist and Cirque Du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté keep putting on his red clown nose, the whole crew periodically broke into the cheesy pop song "Mammy Blue" as they were getting ready to board their Soyuz rocket f...
September 30, 2009 | By Tony Reichhardt
For an air racing legend named Rare Bear, yes.
September 29, 2009 | By Diane Tedeschi
What was hot—and what was not—at the 2009 National Championship Air Races.
September 28, 2009 | By Linda Shiner
For the first time in the 100-year history of air racing, fans can watch a live broadcast of the sport from the aerial race course in Reno, Nevada. This Sunday, September 20, the final races in all six categories will appear at LiveAirshowTV. With cameras in the grandstands and in the control tower...
September 18, 2009 | By Linda Shiner
Handicapping the space tourism market.
September 2009 | By Tony Reichhardt
A virtual race to mark the 100th anniversary of the world’s first air meet
August 25, 2009 | By Tony Reichhardt
Today’s airshow performers do it gyroscopically.
July 2009 | By Debbie Gary
In the March 2008 issue, we published "High Fashion," which chronicled the state of the art in orbital couture, including "a dress that looked like a giant upside-down shredded coffee filter." Last Saturday, high over Florida, bride Erin Finnegan, wearing Eri Matsui's zero-G wedding gown, exchange...
June 22, 2009 | By Pat Trenner
Am I the only one vacationing on the ground this year?This guy is traveling to the space station on what he calls a "Poetic Social Mission." He's the Canadian billionaire who started Cirque du Soleil.These two are getting married on one of Zero-G's weightless flights. Here's their website. They're ...
June 04, 2009 | By Tony Reichhardt
A true story with an O.Henry ending.
May 2009 | By Mark Huber
Our photo editor offers 12 tips to make your airshow album a work of art.
May 2009 | By Caroline Sheen
That is, the remote control for my "RC" airplane (it actually stands for radio controlled). The first time I watched this video of Belgian armchair pilot extraordinaire Benoit Dierickx (who flies 737s for a living) putting a super-light model F3A aerobatic airplane through its paces inside a gymnas...
March 25, 2009 | By Mike Klesius
The son of famed airshow pilot Sean Tucker follows in his father’s smoke trails.
March 17, 2009 | By Jill Michaels
A GeeBee racer in flyable condition? Don’t do it.
March 2009 | By ROBERT BERNIER
Rest and renewal in a long-standing pilot community.
March 2009 | By Del Wilber
Where do you take your next vacation after you’ve been to space? If you’re billionaire Charles Simonyi, you go back.
February 19, 2009 | By Irene Klotz
Square-tail Stearmans, straight-wing Wacos, and Hisso Jennies top the roster of antique airplanes at a captivating grass strip in Iowa.
January 2009 | By John Fleischman