The robust young pilot who stands with his father and their aircraft in this photo is not as he seems. Although he is an extremely healthy 18-year-old, Jim Rollison has a genetic heart defect and, without the attention of some doctors throughout his life, he might not be here.
Fourteen hours and four minutes after departing Cincinnati, Solar Impulse landed at Washington Dulles Intertnational Airport. The aircraft has one more U.S. destination on its schedule: It will fly to New York City in early July.
Learn how ATC describes precipitation, what weather-radar services controllers can offer, and how to effectively communicate with ATC.
Turning final for a water landing on a placid lake, the de Havilland DHC–2 Beaver seems perfectly matched to its purpose.
OpenAirplane is a new service that simplifies the process for pilots wanting to rent aircraft outside of their home base.
The board of Pennsylvania’s Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority will wait 120 days before making a final decision to close Braden Airport, citing community concerns.
Solar Impulse’s pilots use a media event at Washington Dulles to show off the aircraft’s clean technology.
Get up to speed on the FAA's policy guidelines for the use of "antidepressants" and medical certification.
Sometimes in politics, the good news is that bad news won’t happen. Thanks to AOPA, antique aircraft collectors and aviation employers in Louisiana dodged legislative bullets that would have raised the costs of aircraft ownership or of doing business.
AOPA and EAA have submitted a request to the FAA to give pilots the option of using their driver’s license as the baseline of health, instead of a 3rd class medical. This petition would result in substantial savings and reduced bureaucracy.
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