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As you’ll see, we're much more than an “online aviation magazine.” We're a multi-media experience with a very different focus from most of what's out there.
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Glenn Norman, Michelle Goodeve, and Francois Dumas
A Seafire at Oshkosh
Truly awesome footage from a helicopter
A stunning self portrait by a legendary aviation photographer. Russell Munson’s first Why Fly submission epitomizes the experience of flight.
The Tiger Boys and Girl is a short documentary film by Tom Vetter & Joey Giovenco of TVRE Productions in Buffalo, N.Y. Their footage is as simplistically moving as the subject: old airplanes and a group of friends who love to fly them.
Steve Roberts believes pilots should begin their flying careers in gliders. Apart from teaching you how to fly with some subtlety, you’re never really sure where you’ll end up. The results are often unexpected, as you’ll read in this humorous tale.
In her first Why Fly column, Michelle Goodeve takes her Pietenpol on a short sunset flight over the small rural hamlet she calls home. Back on the ground, in a flash of epiphany, her airborne “other self” is given a new name.
First published in 1967, this timeless essay by Richard Bach perfectly captures our vision in starting Why Fly. It provides two seemingly disparate answers to our favorite question, then rises to a philosophical crescendo and transcends them both.