Shell Aviation announces an unleaded avgas that could replace 100LL.
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.
Find out what AOPA told congressional decision makers about FAA modernization.
Indiana farmer Gene Leek enjoyed his 102nd birthday flying in a Citabria over the land he has loved for so long.
A conversation with CNN & PBS NewsHour TV personality and aviation expert Miles O'Brien about overcoming adversity.
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.
Are you #TeamMark or #TeamJim? Find out about the 2014 AOPA Hat in the Ring Challenge.
For venturing out where 100LL is hard to find, Glasair now has the option of a Diesel engine in the Sportsman. Tom Haines files this pilot report.
For the first time in decades, Mooney has two new models in the works.
Go inside the North Caroline facility where Honda Aero is making engines.
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.
Meet the husband and wife team responsible for safely bringing in hundreds of airplanes to the St. Simons regional fly-in.
Santa Monica airport is now in the hands of the City Council after voters reject AOPA supported measure D.
What election results mean for AOPA's advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill.
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.
A look at Redbird Migration, and the technology at the leading edge of flight training.
Check out the latest and greatest airplanes at the 2014 NBAA Convention and Exhibition.
See the top attractions around St. Simons Island in preparation for the Fly In.
See a preview of the future, controlling the airplane with the sound of your voice.
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.
Check out this exclusive behind the scenes clip from Disney's Planes: Fire & Rescue. We find out just how far the producers went to be accurate.
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.
AOPA Pilot Senior Editor Dave Hirschman takes a homebuilt RV-12 on it's first flight.
Learn about the family behind the Aircraft Spruce Company.
See how AOPA staffers react to hypoxia at a simulated 30,000 feet.
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...
Two new monuments commemorate the work of the late Dr. David Nichols who used general aviation to practice medicine on Tangier Island for more than 30 years.
An Inspector General report suggests the costs of ADS-B outweigh the benefits.
There was a little bit of everything at AOPA's Homecoming Fly-In including a variety of aircraft, an aerial performance by Michael Goulian and a chance to be a part of the GA community.
A Customs and Border Protection review concludes there are “opportunities for improvement” and notes that changes have been implemented to increase accountability; improve training; and use CBP personnel, rather than local law enforcement, for stops of GA aircraft.
Pilot Barrington Irvin is flying around the world to get students interested in aviation careers.
We go behind the scenes to show you whats involved in surprising the winner of the AOPA Sweepstakes Debonair.
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.
AOPA surprises the lucking winner of the Debonair Sweepstakes in the air!
Spencer Watson of Aviation Adventures in Manassas, Va. has been voted Best Flight Instructor of 2014.
Paragon Flight Training at Pace Field in Ft. Myers, Florida, wins the award as Flight Trainings Best Flight School in 2014.
Novelist and pilot Tom Young talks about the situation in the Middle East, flying, and his new novel, Sand and Fire.
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