Updates add new functionality to the AOPA FlyQ Pocket app available exclusively and free to AOPA members for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.
Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) talks about the Pilots Bill of Rights II, which includes a provision to allow private pilots to fly an aircraft with up to six seats, weighing up to 6,000 pounds, VFR or IFR, without a third class medical certificate. The bill also reforms the NOTAM system, and provides more legal protections for pilots accused of regulatory infractions.
A well-seasoned team of pilots, the Mavericks perform precision aerobatics to keep their skills sharp, and in the process prove that age alone is no obstacle.
The AOPA National Aviation Community Center hosted Paws and Planes, an event that showed kids flying for others – including our four-footed friends – can be rewarding and fun.
AOPA partners with ShareAviation.com to help spread interest in flying.
There's a wide variety of airplanes that fall under LSA rules, one for almost any need or budget.
Learning to fly a CJ business jet in a simulator alone at ProFlight in Carlsbad, CA.
FAA proposes rules to regulate commercial use of small Unmanned Aerial Systems (drones) weighing less than 55 pounds.
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association reports on new aircraft shipments for 2014.
General aviation provides more the one million jobs and $219 billion in economic impact to the US economy.
A look inside NASA's giant icing wind tunnel.
We test fly EAA's One Week Wonder, a Zenith built by thousands at Oshkosh.
Rep. Sam Graves (R-Missouri) vows that medical certificate reform will happen in 2015.
Bill Harrelson has a right to brag, having just returned from a pole-to-pole circumnavigation in a Lancair IV and staking a claim on a world record. Harrelson talks about how he did it, and the biggest challenges. Enstrom Helicopter Corp. is reborn out of Chinese investment to flex its American manufacturing might. For the first time in years, the President’s proposed budget does not include user fees on General Aviation aircraft operations.
Tips for owner pilots on helping the airplane make it through the winter.
The biggest King Air does it all, and from the most primitive strips.
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.
AOPA Director of Medical Certification Gary Crump explains the new FAA policy on sleep apnea and pilot medical certification.
Tom Haines talks with NORAD Commander Adm. Bill Gortney about TFRs, fighter intercepts, and general aviation and Navy flying.
Lake Havasu City, Arizona, was treated to a colorful display as the local balloon festival marked its fifth year.
Airplane repossession is a specialized field, and Nick Popovich is a specialist within it. These days he'll pass on general aviation aircraft in favor of bigger game.
Harrison Ford presented his legacy award to AOPA President Mark Baker at the Twelfth Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards.
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.
General Aviation is on the NTSB Top Ten Most Wanted List of Safety Improvements for 2015.
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 by touring in a seaplane.
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.
Get a look at one very capable light sport aircraft.
Proposed rule changes for Medical Certificate reform are still bottled up in the Department of Transportation and the Office of Management and Budget. The FAA has still not released much needed ruling on drones.
Learn the ins and outs of flying to the Bahamas.
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.
Preview of the 2015 AOPA Fly-Ins.
The history of AFOne and how it ended up as part of the Reagan Presidential Library.
With 50 years between logbook entries a rusty pilot returns to the cockpit.
Not every forced landing results in fatalities or even injuries, but a little knowledge on what to do in a survival situation can go a long way. In this video from the AOPA Air Safety Institute, we discuss survival kit essentials and what actions you can take to help reduce the time it takes to get found. For more information, be sure to also download the
Survive: Beyond the Forced Landing
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A look back at our seven successful regional fly-ins of 2014.
See a group of general aviation pilots fly in holiday cheer. Pilots joined Santa to bring greens, school supplies and gifts to the residents of Tangier Island, a remote fishing village in Virginia.
After 70 years of achievements in aviation, the industry honored Robert A. “Bob” Hoover with its top award, the NAA Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy.
FAA Deputy Administrator Michael Whitaker spoke with AOPA President Mark Baker about learning to fly, NextGen modernization, medical certification reform, and more.
David Hartman interviews Bob Hoover on his remarkable flying career as he receives the 2014 NAA Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy.
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.
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.
Actor and comedian Dave Coulier talks about his Bonanza and his contribution to the AOPA Foundation's silent auction.
Canadian Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association President Psutka talks about drones, Nav Canada, and his impending retirement.
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.
Family-owned and operated Showalter Flying Service on Orlando Executive Airport is being sold to Atlantic Aviation after 70 years of business. Bob Showalter talks about the decision.
AOPA Pilot Senior Editor Dave Hirschman shows us why tracking that white stripe is a good idea.
Its a famous Gooney Bird! Learn about this C-47 turned DC-3 and where it has been.
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.
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