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In this April 10 photo taken at the NTSB Materials Laboratory, fracture features consistent with metal fatigue can be seen in the aft spar web doubler of the Piper PA-28R-201 involved in the fatal, April 4 crash near Daytona Beach, Florida. NTSB Photo.

NTSB finds metal fatigue in Piper wing

Short Work

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Training and safety

All maneuvers, whether maintaining a given flight attitude or making changes, require small corrections for success. Photo by Mike Fizer.

Training Tip: Control conundrums

You Can Fly
Photo by Mike Fizer

Sticking with it


There I was... Episode 6: Michael Goulian


Each summer, the Chicago Air and Water Show provides thrilling entertainment for aviation fans—for free. Stunts are performed over Lake Michigan. The U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds alternate yearly headline duty, along with the U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights and the U.S. Navy Leap Frogs. Photo courtesy City of Chicago, DCASE.

Aviation inspiration

A volunteer helps direct a Douglas C-47 to the static display ramp on Friday, the first day of AOPA's 2017 Groton Fly-In. Photo by Mike Collins.

We need a volunteer!

AOPA's 2018 Fly-In locations include Missoula, Montana; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Carbondale, Illinois; and Gulf Shores, Alabama.

AOPA’s 2018 Fly-Ins: Gateways for exploration

From industry

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CAU Student Pilot Accepted into Mesa Airlines Cadet Program

Pilots can enjoy discounts of up to 60% off of on select hotels.


The Federal Aviation Administration is one of the many government agencies that have influence over general aviation. Photo by David Tulis.

Doors-off helicopter flights may resume

Part 23 reform is an important step to increase safety and lower costs for pilots and aircraft manufacturers alike. AOPA file photo of Mooney factory.

GA welcomes 'pivotal' aircraft-manufacturing reform

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