This year Aviation Week's chief test pilot, Fred George, buckled up in the left seat of a number of business jets, including Gulfstream's G650, Dassault's Falcon 2000S and Bombardier's Learjet 75.
Fred is senior editor for Business & Commercial Aviation magazine, and in addition to flying business jets, he was also the first aviation journalist to fly Boeing's 787 and the Airbus Military A400M airlifter.
Here's a roundup of Fred's pilot report videos, all flown in 2013.
Since little detail was available of the Russian design and built Tupolev 104, a profile was compiled for Aviation Week, based entirely on observations from photographs, experts such as engineers knowledgeable in typical Russian aircraft design and of its landing at London Airport....More
Over the past few decades, Aviation Week pilots have strapped into the left seat of almost every Western-built commercial jet transport. Aviation Week's digital archives went live earlier this month, allowing us to delve into in-depth pilot reports of some of the first jet and most recent airliners to be built. Take a look at our top picks.