Following a 1994 epiphany, Yagen compiled a collection of 70 historic aircraft.
With its Citation Mustang, Cessna will offer business fliers one more reason to join the jet set. Like the other leading light jets—the Sino Swearingen SJ30-2 and the yet-to-be-completed Eclipse 500 and Safire S-26—the Mustang, scheduled for delivery at the end of 2006, travels faster, longer, and higher than any cabin-class turboprop or multipiston aircraft, […]
With the S-76C+, its most current version of the S-76, Sikorsky remains at the forefront of the increasingly competitive executive transport segment of the helicopter market. The S-76C+ features powerful engines and updated avionics while retaining the characteristics that have made the base S-76 so popular: size, speed, range, and a smooth, quiet ride. “We […]
For several years, the Extra 300 has been the aircraft of choice for aerobatic pilots on the air show circuit. The two-seater rolls, pitches, streaks, and dives, exerting up to 10 g’s on occupants proficient and brave enough to pilot the plane. The 300 is a descendant of the 260 that German pilot Walter Extra […]
The single finest feature on the $289,400 Cirrus SR22 is one that Cirrus Design hopes its owners will never have to employ. The four-seat plane is equipped with the unique Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS), which, as its name indicates, houses a parachute for the aircraft itself. Cirrus encourages its owners to use CAPS in […]
Reaching a destination quickly is not always enough. If you also want to turn some heads while taxiing on the runway, then consider the Lancair Columbia 350. It was designed with both speed and aesthetics in mind. The fixed-gear Lancair, which can cruise at 219 mph, is the fastest normally aspirated single- or twin-engine aircraft […]
To reach this year’s National Championship Air Races at Stead Field in Reno, Nev., Jon Sharp, accompanied by his wife, Patricia, flew the 450 miles from his office in Mojave, Calif., in his Nemesis NXT, a sleek, white monoplane. Three days later, he piloted that same plane to a third-place finish in a field of […]