A step closer to a driver's license medical. News from Sun 'n Fun 2014. New helicopter training device from Redbird. A turbine-powered RV-10. A sleek new speedster from Tecnam.
Fly low and slow in the Everglades, learn what not to eat when you fly and meet AOPA's newest strategic partner.
Fly like a spy: 007 had one, now you can too. We fly the FLS BD-5J. They like us! The general public's perception of general aviation is improving. We have the stats and surveys to prove it. GA still in the NTSB sights: For a second year, the National Transportation Safety Board puts general aviation safety improvement on its ten most wanted listed. We look at why and what AOPA is doing to change that.
Plus a visit to Piper's 75th anniversary, and a look at active winglet technology in action.
What impact does the election results have on general aviation? AOPA's political experts have the answers. Hurricane Sandy batters the Northeast; general aviation comes to the rescue. More from the NBAA convention in Orlando. Beautiful beaches, great food, wonderful airport. It could be yours. And flight simulation could help you get your pilot's license faster and more easily.
Special edition from the NBAA convention and trade show. HawkerBeechcraft to become Beechcraft Corporation, and stop producing jets but adding a turboprop single to the line. Cessna upgrades the Sovereign, Dassault the Falcon 2000, and Embraer introduces the 450. An exclusive interview with the HondaJet designer. Honeywell forecasts business jet sales. Matalin and Carville forecast the elections.
A major shakeup at EAA - we have an exclusive interview with the new Chairman. Plus, the deal to sell Hawker Beechcraft to a Chinese company is bust, Mike Melvill stops by and we preview NBAA 2012.
AOPA's new sweepstakes airplane, a Debonair! Two cool iPad apps from the Aviation Summit in Palm Springs. A cross-country flight in a brace of open-cockpit WACOs.
Special edition from the AOPA Aviation Summit in Palm Springs
Special edition from the AOPA Aviation Summit in Palm Springs.
We talk to a pilot who crashed a 727 - on purpose! Plus, a major new program from AOPA, a quick and easy mod to lower stall speed, and saying farewell to the Sweepstakes Husky. That and a look at next week's AOPA Aviation Summit.
This week we fly along at the Reno Air Races, tell you how to get a taildragger endorsement, and debate pattern entry at non-towered fields. Is the 45 always right? See what AOPA Pilot editors think. Plus, a look ahead to AOPA Aviation Summit in Palm Springs, and who couldn't use another pair of sunglasses.
FAA budget still in jeopardy, a closer look at the new Van's RV-14, new updates to the Phenom 100, and Palm Springs has a lot to offer the non-pilots at AOPA Summit.
A seaplane rescue off the California coast, landing after losing a main wheel, a preview of AOPA Summit in Palm Springs, we fly the Bombardier Global 6000, and a place in the world where they love general aviation.
AOPA Live This Week from the Democratic National Convention. President Obama answers our questions about user fees and funding NextGen, while congressional Democrats just say ‘no’ to anything but the gas tax. An epic cross country in a J-3 Cub. Boy, are their butts sore. And a first look at the Garmin G5000 in an experimental LearJet.
This week we fly the new Velocity V-Twin, see what AOPA is doing to represent General Aviation at the Republican National Convention in Tampa and salute Neil Armstrong.
AOPA Live exclusive -- first video of flying the new turbo-diesel Cessna 182 JT-A. Politics and TFRs have to mix. An aviation high school where Eclipse used to stand, and how a PC-12 makes a big difference in a little boy's life. This and lots more on AOPALive This Week--from Wichita.
Fly high in the French Alps, learn what sequestration means to pilots and find out lessons learned from a crash documented in a viral video.
Cirrus and Icon partner to build the A5 amphib LSA, what we can learn from the French about general aviation, one airport dies but another survives and prospers after the tornado, and building young interests in aviation by building an airplane.
A quick review of AirVenture 2012 at Oshkosh, AOPA launches AV8RS to bring the kids to aviation, a general aviation safari in Botswana, and will they call the new ship the Goodyear Zeppelin?
Final report from AirVenture 2012. A look at the volunteers on Flight Line ops, a chat with EAA President Rod Hightower, a roundup of ADS-B boxes, the Lisa Akoya amphib, and much more from Oshkosh.
Camping under the wing at AirVenture, FAA Administrator talks about user fees, judging aircraft, and a Falco from down under.
A first look at the jet-fueled Cessna 182 NXT, celebrating 75 years of a little yellow airplane, crossing the Atlantic on battery power alone, only three women in the U.S. can claim this aviation achievement, and using aviation to improve educational achievement. All this and more from AirVenture .
On the opening day of AirVenuture 2012, a preview of what to expect, some hints of major news from Cessna, and a look at what it takes to put the show together.
Do the Chinese have designs on our aviation industry? An expert analysis. At the Flying Circus, flying bad means you're really good. We fly along with the FAA flight check crews. A checkout in the AOPA Sweepstakes Husky.
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