The figures are flat, but is GA flat-lined? We digest the numbers from the GAMA State of the Industry. Plus, we fly into Glacier National Park.
FAA Administrator Michael Huerta visits AOPA and is speaking out about third class medical reform. We fly with Patty Wagstaff in Kenya, and we fly the PBY-5A Catalina. Its an unsung hero of WWII.
New midget personal jet from Sonex flies, even does aerobatics on its first flight. Time is getting close to award the AOPA Sweepstakes Debonair; see how your airplane looks over the Big Apple. We have an update on the search for a replacement for 100LL, and it’s good news. And we take a look at the army of green shirts that help make the AOPA Regional Fly-Ins possible.
A runway incursion in Barcelona, Spain, got plenty of media attention, though it may not have been quite as hairy as some would have you think. We’ll chat with AOPA Foundation President Bruce Landsberg about the lessons, including “look both ways.” Plus, we’ll take you to Plymouth, Massachusetts for a look at what makes it a perfect place for an AOPA Fly-In, and return to San Marcos, Texas, for some unconventional taxi lessons.
Fly along with us as Snoopy 2 tucks in “tight” on Snoopy 1. Find out what it’s like to fly a blimp. We visit a New England airport restaurant with chowder worth the flight. Updates on the avgas and medical certificate issues, and a tribute to your freedom to fly.
We fly the Howard 500. The breakfast bunch flies a C-45 named Chow Hound. The USA Today debacle continues. The National Park Service clamps down on drones.
AOPA answers egregious USA Today series on GA safety. The Sweepstakes Debonair is done! A look at what might be your airplane. Dog fighting over Cape Cod, and the Special Olympics airlift.
Fly with us across the Atlantic in a TBM 900. Join us for the adventure. We travel to AOPA's birthplace to celebrate 75 years. Find out how a glider club is soaring to new heights as an airport owner.
Super Cub number 1, restored by two master craftsman. First flight of Solar Impulse Two. The FBI is on the trail of criminals with lasers lighting up aircraft. The latest on NextGen.
Get behind the controls of an Eclipse 550 with AOPA Editor in Chief Tom Haines, find out how pressure from pilots led Customs and Border Protection to rethink its warrantless stops and searches of general aviation aircraft, and meet three generations of women pilots.
AOPA helps grounded aircraft back into the air. A look at a rare warbird that you can see at the AOPA Indianapolis Fly-In May 31. A supersonic business jet.
Upset training in an L-39. Drones literally falling out of the sky and violating controlled airspace. A look at AOPA's beginnings 75 years ago, and a look forward. A pilot's restaurant with really hot stuff.
Fly the Hudson River in New York City. The corridor lets you see NYC in a way like no other. Take an aerobatic ride from Billy Werth at the AOPA Indianapolis Regional Fly In.
More warrant-less stops of innocent pilots, but AOPA President Mark Baker goes right to the top for relief. AOPA's first regional Fly-In a huge success in Texas. First flight for the E-Fan.
One AME says his 30 years of issuing third class medical certificates have done nothing to improve safety. Looking through the bottom of the aircraft with the most expensive flight helmet ever. Taking off from a dry runway in a straight float seaplane. How do they do it?
The Los Angeles Times shines the light on Customs and Border Protection's actions against innocent pilots. The latest on the driver's license medical. Where warbirds come home to roost, and saving an airport.
The ride of a lifetime in the Blue Angels' Fat Albert. A father and son team build the most beautiful Waco biplanes you've ever seen. GAO thinks the FAA's medical certification process could be better.
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.
Learn about the AOPA Rusty Pilots program - its geared at getting you back into the left seat. Fly the new engine in the Sweepstakes Debonair. Paul Harrop goes on a fantasy shopping trip for in flight entertainment options.
A wrap up of news from AEA in Nashville. Hot new avionics including the Sandia SAI 340 Quattro, the Aspen Evolution VFR PFD and the Bendix King KLR-10. Plus we take a look at ADS-B questions. A world record 81 inverted flat spins.
We're in Nashville for the Aircraft Electronics Association 2014 conference. There's a big step towards a DL medical. Check out an accident between a Cessna and a skydiver. AOPA launches a guide to starting a flying club. The Sweepstakes Debonair gets a new engine.
They're back - user fees on general aviation, thanks to the White House.
A safer way to make an approach to an oil rig on stormy seas. Women fly it forward to encourage more to become pilots.
From Heli-Expo in Anaheim, California. A special tribute to aviation legend Bob Hoover. AOPA President Mark Baker says "we aren't going to take it anymore" about CBP stops of law-abiding pilots. A modern Jet Ranger is announced, and Enstrom has a new training helicopter.
An update on the Cirrus Vision jet, the state of the general aviation industry according to GAMA, an historic 20 year anniversary.
AOPA teams up to fight the good fight over Santa Monica airport. Mooney is back, but the Cessna Skycatcher is gone. And what's a pig got to do with aviation?
Senator gets angry over Customs and Border Protection's stonewalling. A nifty little light sport aircraft with Italian flair. An aviation high school where it's cool to be smart.
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