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GA stops and searches continue

A father and his 14-year-old son were helping another pilot ferry a newly purchased aircraft from California to their home field in Virginia. The three made an overnight stop in Albuquerque before flying on to Illinois for fuel. But shortly after they parked the aircraft in Marion, Ill., they were approached by as many as 18 uniformed and non-uniformed law enforcement officers who came running toward the airplane.

Apr 24, 2014 | comments

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Racing to a safer cockpit

Collaboration between the German government, academia, and airplane manufacturers may make future aircraft cabins more protective of pilots and passengers. The Safety Box team plans to apply auto racing technology to general aviation.

Apr 24, 2014 | comments

Advocacy

Baker honors pilots for protecting backcountry flying

Two men had a vision to protect pilots’ access to backcountry airstrips in Montana, but discovered a nationwide need.

Apr 24, 2014 | comments

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Fresh search for Lost Patrol

The vanishing of five U.S. Navy aircraft in 1945 remains one of the legendary mysteries of aviation, one that may soon be solved.

Apr 24, 2014 | comments

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Penn Yan Aero extends engine warranties

Engine overhauler Penn Yan Aero announced that it is extending the warranties on overhauled and experimental aircraft engines, effective immediately.

Apr 23, 2014 | comments
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Santa Monica: Prep for next round

Santa Monica residents fight for airport

A group of Santa Monica residents is seeking an amendment to the city charter that would put key decisions about airport property to voters.

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San Marcos Fly-In: Top 10

San Marcos Fly-In: Top 10

AOPA's first regional fly-in of 2014 kicks off April 26 in San Marcos, Texas. Here are 10 tips to look forward to the day of the fly-in.

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ACS: Live

Working with several compelling real-life cases, presenter and audience will play the role of accident investigator to figure out what went wrong, and why. Check for a date and location near you »