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James Consalvi's Mustang, "Strega," at right, edged out three-time winner Steve Hinton Jr.'s "Voodoo," left, to win the showcase Unlimited Gold race at the 2017 National Championship Air Races in Reno. Consalvi posted a speed of 481.34 mph--only 0.596 mph faster than Hinton--to win the exceptionally close contest. Photo by Robert Fisher.

'Strega' dethrones 'Voodoo' at Reno air races

AOPA participated in relief donations for Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, two devastating late-summer storms that swept through Texas, Louisiana, and Florida. The National Aviation Community Center in Frederick, Maryland, was the local staging point for supplies headed toward the hard-hit states. Photo by David Tulis.

Watch AOPA Live This Week, Sept. 14

Training and safety

Example of TFR established near Portland, Oregon around an area of wildfire hazards. Image courtesy of SkyVector.

Training Tip: 'A high degree of public interest'

King Schools announced a new iPad application to help Cessna Pilot Center instructors log flights, track syllabus progress, and electronically sign training records.

King Schools updates training course


ASI Safety Tip: Aiming Point


    At Minute Man National Historical Park, the opening battle of the Revolution is brought to life as visitors explore the battlefields and structures associated with April 19, 1775, and witness the American revolutionary spirit through the writings of the Concord authors. Here, "Minute Men" march in a reenactment of the Revolutionary War's first battle, performed each April.  Photo courtesy NPS.

The thinking pilot's getaway

Day breaks over the University of Oklahoma Westheimer Airport in Norman on Saturday, Sept. 9, welcoming AOPA's 2017 Norman Fly-In. Photo by Walt Strong.

Norman sets new fly-in record

2017 AOPA Fly-Ins

AOPA 2017 Fly-Ins announced

From industry

Some aircraft, like the Super Cub pictured here, are made for short takeoffs and landings. Watch as experts fly a Piper Cub, Quest Kodiak, Pilatus PC-12, and more in the Texas STOL Roundup Flight Demonstration at the AOPA Fly-In at Norman, Oklahoma, Sept. 9. Photo by Mike Fizer.

Texas STOL Roundup comes to Norman Fly-In

Red Bull Air Race at Indianapolis Oct. 14 – 15


Photo courtesy of Kurt Kleiner, Acting National Airspace Program Manager BLM OR-WA State Office.

Wildfire ahead? Check for a TFR

An American flag waves during a national holiday in Washington, D.C. iStock photo.

GA groups ask for longer term FAA funding extension

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