The latest news from Heli-Expo in Las Vegas. GA gets angry about the sequester. The ins and outs of spins, and your sweepstakes Debonair gets an avionics 'sweet.'
Some tips on cold weather flying. An exclusive interview with the NORAD commander about busting TFRs. A pilot report on the heaviest of the King Airs. More on the Cirrus ditching.
Repo man Nick Popovich and his team specialize in the kind of aircraft that come with overhead bins and drink carts. Also this week, AOPA President Mark Baker is honored by Harrison Ford in Hollywood, and balloons in numbers over Lake Havasu City.
The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida, kicked off the show season with a few unusual arrivals. There is no more scenic way to see the Bahamas than touring in a seaplane. AOPA President Mark Baker is fed up with foot-dragging on medical reform.
AOPA President Mark Baker looks forward to a new year of AOPA Fly-Ins as the association aims to build on the success of 2014 events that drew thousands. Learn the ins and outs of flying to the Bahamas, and get a look at one very capable light sport aircraft.
Paul Harrop hosts a look back at the most memorable stories from 2014.
Honors for the greatest stick and rudder pilot ever. Rudolf the red-nosed MU-2; Santa arrives by turboprop to a remote Chesapeake Bay island. A top FAA official becomes a pilot. Looking back at the AOPA fly-ins.
With near misses with drones in the news there is growing concern among pilots over this new source of flying FOD, and AOPA weighed in during a House subcommittee hearing on the topic.Weighing in at all of 20 pounds, Turbo is the real-life dog at the heart of a new children’s book that aims to help inspire the next generation of aviators.
Founding pilots of the Civil Air Patrol played a vital role protecting America when wolf packs of German submarines were at the door. They gathered in Washington this week to accept one of the nation’s highest honors.
Walt and Debbie Kuemmerle fly a T-28 Trojan to airports and events around the south, and their vintage military trainer gets plenty of attention. Cirrus marked another milestone in the development of its single-engine jet, and Bob Showalter reflects on 70 years of serving aviation and the family’s plan for the future.
Learn how you can fly with Patty Wagstaff, check out a famous DC-3, find out what developments are expected in medical reform, and learn why tracking the center line is so important.
We go inside President Ronald Reagan's Air Force One - SAM 27000. Find out what AOPA told congressional decision makers about FAA modernization. A conversation with TV personality and aviation expert Miles O'Brien.
Two new Mooney models, the M10T and M10J, and both are powered by Diesel engines. A Glasair Sportsman with a Diesel. Inside the Honda Aero engine plant. Inside the world of the Air Boss from the St. Simon Fly In.
What election results mean for general aviation and Santa Monica airport. With 50 years between logbook entries a rusty pilot returns to the cockpit. See the Empire State building Halloween light show from the air.
AOPA tells the FAA that the ADS-B mandate just won’t work. Hear from our advocacy expert on why. A look at Redbird Migration, and the technology at the leading edge of flight training. A preview of the AOPA St. Simon’s Island Regional Fly In.
From the NBAA convention in Orlando, a look at some new aircraft that are actually flying. NTSB chairman worries about automation causing a lack of professionalism and diminishing safety. Controlling the aircraft with the sound of your voice.
See how AOPA staffers react to hypoxia at a simulated 30,000 feet. AOPA Pilot Senior Editor takes a homebuilt on its first flight. A look inside Aircraft Spruce, and, the truth is out there...
We give away the Sweepstakes Debonair in an air-to-air surprise! And a look behind the scenes on how we pulled off the most complicated giveaway yet. Customs and Border Protection admits it could do better in dealing with GA pilots. We honor the year's best flight instructor and flight school.
A tribute to Dr. COPTR, a pilot who cared for residents of a remote island in the Chesapeake Bay. A look at the Embraer Phenom 100E and 300. How to keep thousands of hungry pilots satisfied.
The fight for Santa Monica Airport is looking promising. The latest on third class medical reform. Teaching missionaries to fly. An ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that you have to see.
The DOT Inspector General is critical of FAA's progress on ADS-B, says costs outweigh benefits. Avidyne shows off its plug and play replacement for the Garmin GNS 530. An around the world flight to encourage kids to pursue aviation and STEM education.
Yanks Air Museum in Chino, California, a world-class attraction you won’t want to miss during the AOPA Fly-In Sept. 20, gave AOPA Live a sneak peek at an impressive (and airworthy) collection. Also, the NTSB notes a decline in GA accidents, and Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Indiana) says pilots need to speak up about pilot protection.
A major step forward towards an avgas replacement. An incredible cache of warbirds is sold in Texas. A unique FBO straight out of World War II China. How to cope with hypoxia.
A visit to the Antique Airplane Association Fly-In at Blakesburg, Iowa. More action on medical certificate reform. A hangar full of goodies in southern California. A headset just for you.
AOPA demands swift action on medical certificate reform. Some incredible aircraft at the AOPA fly-in to Spokane, Washington. Low and slow from Alaska to Oshkosh to support wounded warriors.
We check out the One Week Wonder - a homebuilt, built in a week. Flying the Boeing that started it all - the Boeing 40. We remember Robin Williams' AOPA moment.
NTSB doesn't like medical certificate reform. Go flying with Sean D. Tucker over Oshkosh. Paul Poberezny and the Baby Ace - the plane that started a movement, and inside aircraft modifier Rocket Engineering.
A wearable head-up display for general aviation. Mooney is back. A chat with the designer of the Midget Mustang, and the end of an Oshkosh institution. AOPA Live This Week from AirVenture 2014.
The FAA reports on medical certificate reform. A seaplane adventure in Lake Winnebago. Helping women soar, and an inspiring flight. AOPA Live This Week from AirVenture 2014 in Oshkosh.
AOPA details it programs for affordable flying. A jet-fuel Skyhawk. A first-timer tries to take in all of Oshkosh. AOPA Live This Week from AirVenture 2014 in Oshkosh.
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.
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