She may be pushing 60, but the Dragon Lady can still stop traffic. Find out how a Cold War spy plane brought modern airliners to a halt.
Is flying "On the Step" faster or is it a myth? We interview Red Bull Air Race Challenger Cup Pilot Kevin Coleman. Explore what flying G-A in Europe really looks like. Flying across the Pacific on solar power alone. Learn more about the next AOPA Sweepstakes airplane.
The latest from Aero Friedrichshafen in Germany. Flying a Float Beaver and other seaplanes. Win a ride in a P-51 Mustang.
Photographs and videos captured by those who fly the AirCam, a unique open-cockpit twin, have helped build the aircraft's following. Ride along with Red Bull Air Race World Championship pilot Hannes Arch as he puts his precision-flying skills to the test turning a wind farm into a slalom course. A father, a daughter, and a seaplane rating for two prove to be just the sort of fun that builds an aviation family's bond.
Announced at Sun 'n Fun, AOPA is giving away another airplane, one of many ways the association is supporting new flying clubs with tools, expertise, and assets. A breakthrough that opens the door for cheaper, innovative avionics for your aircraft. And some innovative avionics options rolled out at the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland, Florida.
Those who put their lives on the line to fight for our freedom received a special honor at Sun 'n Fun: A veteran who flew the Flying Fortress during World War II returned to the sky aboard a B-17, along with a Tuskegee Airmen pilot who flew cover (and later, the B-29).
A turboprop arrived from across the Atlantic cloaked in mystery. AOPA Editor at Large Tom Horne got a peek behind the curtain ahead of the unveiling of the TBM 930.
FAA Deputy Administrator Michael Whitaker flies with AOPA Editor in Chief Tom Haines to see Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast traffic and weather information displayed inside the cockpit of a Bonanza, and explains why pilots should equip with the technology. Go behind the scenes of JAARS, a Christian missionary organization based in North Carolina that uses general aviation to reach remote areas of the world.
Find out which two unleaded aviation fuels passed rigorous material compatibility and rig testing and will move forward to Phase 2 testing in aircraft and engines. AOPA Vice President of Regulatory Affairs David Oord explains.
The AOPA You Can Fly 152 Reimagined Sweepstakes airplane has a new owner. A new world record for inverted flat spins. Ike's Super Connie flys again.
Aviation for Millennials! A report from the first Modaero. A small step for legislation, a step forward for medical certificate reform. A roaring start for the Yanks in Abu Dhabi. Rod Machado on how to tame the glideslope needle.
Big movement in Washington as the Senate moves on FAA Reauthorization and the FAA moves on the Part 23 rewrite. A Cirrus parachute rescue caught on tape. We fly the Diamond DA62. A Guinness World Record attempt for a good cause.
AOPA fights for WASP's to be allowed once again to be interred at Arlington National Cemetery. We talk with Florence Shutsy Reynolds about the battle. Coverage from Heli Expo. Flying with a cold? Its a no-go.
FAA Reauthorization is sitting still. Upset recovery training in a corporate jet. We spend a weekend with the grandson of aviation legend Igor Sikorsky. See the new Virgin Galactic spaceship.
The left and the right are coming together against privatized ATC as AOPA stands firm against user fees. Hear the incredible story of Tuskegee Airman Col. Charles McGee during his visit to the National Aviation Community Center. AOPA's online flight planner has some powerful new features that will change your flight planning forever.
AIRR Hearing takes the spotlight in DC. Taking the pulse of the GA industry - the GAMA 2015 numbers are in. Cold weather restricted airports. Blue Angels over Super Bowl 50.
Medical certificate reform, user fees for some, and a privatized air traffic control system, all in the just introduced Aviation Innovation, Reform and Reauthorization Act. A grass strip to dream about. Turning nature against rogue drones.
AOPA’s home in Frederick, Maryland, was squarely in the path of a massive winter storm that dumped snow by the foot and left local pilots and airport crews digging out for days. This brings to mind a little news you can use this week about an easy way to find out if airports along your route are closed, and winter flying tips from the AOPA Air Safety Institute. Even Sebring, Florida was on the chilly side, though near-freezing temperatures, Friday rain and gusty wind on Saturday didn’t douse all the fun at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, which hosted drones for the first time this year. That attraction appealed to many, including visitors who arrived with parents in tow. And dancing with the Northern Lights in a para-glider.
AOPA Live brings you the latest in the light sport aircraft and drone markets from the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida. Go behind the scenes and see what it’s like to fly the light sport Rans S–20 Raven and Rans S–19LS Venterra. Plus, 15 general aviation advocacy groups have banded together to oppose changes to FAA funding and the air traffic control system, and AOPA provides an update on what’s next for third class medical reform.
Procedures for the AOPA Fly-In event at Beaufort, NC. To download the Pilot Information Packet, go to: http://www.aopa.org/mrh-pip
Kevin Coleman is the youngest guy and the only American flying in Red Bull's Challenger Cup series.
Pilot and Photographer Garrett Fisher talks about the challenges and rewards of flying in Europe.
A lot of pilots claim they can get a bit of extra speed at cruise by flying "On the Step." Is there really something for free in aerodynamics? We put flying on the step to the test.
Several manufacturers at Aero Friedrichshafen focus on electric aircraft.
Former missionary pilot Eric Peterson is the winner of AOPA's You Can Fly Sweepstakes 152!
A father, a daughter, and a seaplane rating for two prove to be just the sort of fun that builds an aviation family's bond.
Those who put their lives on the line to fight for our freedom received a special honor at Sun 'n Fun: A veteran who flew the Flying Fortress during World War II returned to the sky aboard a B-17, along with a Tuskegee Airmen pilot who flew cover (and later, the B-29).
Go behind the scenes of JAARS, a Christian missionary organization based in North Carolina that uses general aviation to reach remote areas of the world.
FAA Deputy Administrator Michael Whitaker flies with AOPA Editor in Chief Tom Haines to see Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast traffic and weather information displayed inside the cockpit of a Bonanza, and explains why pilots should equip with the technology.
Ride along with Red Bull Air Race World Championship pilot Hannes Arch as he puts his precision-flying skills to the test turning a wind farm into a slalom course.
The story behind AirCam's stunning videos.
Michael Whitaker, FAA Deputy Administrator, talks about ADS-B
Spencer Suderman sure likes spinning 'round, upside down. The pilot beat his previous record of 81 by doing 98 inverted flat spins.
Super Constellation "Columbine II" flew President Eisenhower as the first Air Force One. Now a team is restoring it. Bruce Haffner shows us the Connie from the ChopperGuy.com NewsCopter.
General Aviation Serves America, this week during flooding along the Louisiana and Texas state line.
A small step for legislation, a step forward for medical certificate reform.
Members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee heard widely differing perspectives on proposed FAA reauthorization legislation.
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association logged a down year for many aircraft makers, though U.S. manufacturers fared better than the rest.
Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Penn.) explains the FAA reauthorization bill (Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act) during a February 4, 2016 press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.
Medical certificate reform, user fees for some, and a privatized air traffic control system, all in the just introduced Aviation Innovation, Reform and Reauthorization Act.
A Dutch company is working with police using birds of prey to attack errant drones.
The annual NTSB list of most wanted safety improvements again includes general aviation this year, and again focuses on loss of control. Much progress has been made improving safety and reducing accidents in recent years.
Paul Harrop talks with MzeroA's Jason Schappert about his new film Flying Again.
A Senate committee has approved the Pilot's Bill of Rights 2, putting third class medical reform over a major hurdle.
Decades in the making and conceived on a clean sheet with revolutionary ideas, the HondaJet received FAA type certification Dec. 9.
You may not realize it, but we’re living in the golden age of weather flying—and things are only going to get better. So what can we expect in the years to come? In this final installment of our Weather Wise video series, we take a look at how technology will change the experience of weather planning and flying.
Responding to a simulated engine-out during training is one thing. Responding to a real engine-out is another, and as pilots we should know how to respond to ensure our chances of a safe landing. In this video, we discuss best practices for responding to an engine failure in cruise and on takeoff, as well as ways to help prevent an engine failure from happening in the first place.
A New York pilot was flying his Cirrus SR22 home to Republic Airport in Farmingdale when the engine quit. A security camera captured the amazing touchdown.
The Aermacchi MB-326 Impala is among few jets that can tailslide in safety. The Impala, a military trainer, and a Sabreliner bizjet are flown by former astronauts in California who teach pilots how to recover from very unusual attitudes.
In-flight weather monitoring is a critical component of good decision making. In this video, we look at how to maintain strong situational awareness with respect to weather, and using that awareness to make good decisions should things not go as planned.
Frigid temperatures require special attention, and that goes beyond preheating at some airports. We'll look at airports where altitude corrections are required for safe instrument approaches.
We’re usually able to make fairly solid go/no-go decisions well in advance of a planned flight. But when conditions are marginal, the decision to launch, postpone, or cancel can be tricky. In this installment of the AOPA Air Safety Institute’s Weather Wise video series, we look at factors to consider when the weather complicates your plans.
The most significant milestone for an aviator is their first solo.
AOPA Live's Paul Harrop shows us it's a team effort to get there.
Presentation from the AOPA High School Aviation Symposium
AeroVenture Institute won AOPA's Flight Training Excellence Award for best flight school 2015.
Todd Shellnutt won AOPA's Flight Training Excellence Award for best flight instructor 2015.
Barrington Irving explains his Flying Classroom and how it's being used in schools across the nation. Presentation from the AOPA High School Aviation Symposium
Flying IFR simplifies weather planning in some ways--but it also increases our exposure to potentially dangerous conditions. In this video, we look at how to anticipate and avoid such conditions during the days and hours leading up to a flight.
Panel discussion, Colleen Conklin, Director, Gaetz Aerospace Institute, ERAU; terry Aunchman, Cirector of Career and Technical Education, Pasco County, FL; Dr. Ken Burns, Chairman, Flight Department, ERAU; Josh Olds, Director, Flight Operations, Waypoint Global Strategies UAS Program
Rod Machado on how to tame the glideslope needle.
AOPA Editor at Large Dave Hirschman and AOPA Pilot Managing Editor Sarah Deener wanted to know just how well your AOPA Sweepstakes You Can Fly Cessna 152 can spin. Only one way to find out, and you can ride along.
Don't think of landing when doing a wheel landing in a tail dragger.
Year after year, unintended stalls are among the leading causes of fatal aviation accidents. The "departure" or "power-on" stall is practiced during flight training, but in a controlled, coordinated scenario at a high altitude. Unexpected stalls during takeoffs or go-arounds are sudden, sharp, and frightening. At low altitude, even a brief loss of aircraft control may be unrecoverable. This video explains the differences in power-on stall training versus real-world scenarios, the aerodynamics of how stalls occur during takeoffs and go-arounds, and techniques pilots can use to prevent them.
This video brought to you by BendixKing by Honeywell.
On January 13, 2013, a Piper Arrow collided with trees during an emergency approach to Delaware’s Dover Air Force Base. Come along as we re-create the pilot's final flight, and seek to understand the circumstances that led him down a path to disaster.
Two airplanes collide in Italy, one pilot is able to ditch into the water in front of a crowded beach. Its all caught on tape. We digest the lessons to be learned from this viral video.
See Prevailance Aerospace upset recovery training in an Extra 330LX.
On December 16, 2012, a Piper Cherokee impacted terrain during an instrument approach to Fayetteville, North Carolina. In this case study, we use ATC audio and radar data to reconstruct the tragic flight and find out what went wrong.
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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
The FAA has just opened a new website making it easier to track down just the NOTAM information you need.
AOPA Pilot Senior Editor Dave Hirschman shows us why tracking that white stripe is a good idea.
Join AOPA Online Associate Editor Jim "Buffet" Moore as he goes head-to-head in a dogfight over Cape Cod Bay. See what it's like to be a fighter pilot.
AOPA President Mark Baker and AOPA Foundation President Bruce Landsberg discuss some of the strategies they used to navigate around thunderstorms during a recent flight.
AOPA has added some powerful tools to help you plan your flight including fuel planning and EFB integration.
One of the major challenges of flying is weather assessment. In this video we cover the major weather issues facing VFR pilots, with an emphasis on how to get a "big picture" understanding of the situation before leaving the ground.
Air traffic control may become a telecommuting task in the not-too-distant future; remote towers equipped with cameras and communication gear are already online in some parts of the world. Watch a demonstration of how this might work at your local airport.
AOPA Senior Features Editor Julie Summers Walker reveals the latest developments from Virgin Galactic’s Mojave Desert outpost where composite space ships are readied for launch.
Preflight weather planning is one of the most important jobs we do as pilots. It’s the foundation for some of our most critical decisions. But with the sheer amount of weather information available these days, how can we be sure we’re getting what we need? In this short video—the first in a series focused on practical weather flying for pilots—we look at strategies for sorting through the chaff and pinpointing the information that really matters for your upcoming flight.
AOPA Online Editor Jim Moore takes us off to the drone races.
This brief video provides a review of angle of attack (AOA), an introduction to the main types of AOA indicators available for GA pilots, and an overview of how they can be beneficial in stall awareness and prevention. Learn how an AOA indicator can help you avoid exceeding the critical angle of attack. Technical assistance and sponsorship of this video brought to you by Aspen Avionics. More information about stall awareness and prevention can be found at the Aerodynamics Safety Spotlight: www.airsafetyinstitute.org/aerospotlight.
Garmin has a new device to help keep your legacy GPS navigation equipment up with the times.
The FAA wants you to equip with an angle of attack indicator in effort to reduce loss of control accidents.
An old dog learns a new trick. Put that Aviat Husky in reverse!
Kestrel Aviation and Eclipse Aerospace merge to form ONE Aviation. Cirrus co-founder, Kestrel founder, and now ONE Aviation CEO Alan Klapmeier explains the benefits to the new company.
A little shy about talking to air traffic control? A new virtual reality lets you fly with other aircraft and communicate with a real controller, all without leaving the ground.
Robinson Helicopters places an order for more than 1,000 Rolls Royce RR300 turbine engines for the R-44.
Daher Sonata adds some impressive new capabilities to the TBM930.
Editor-at-Large Tom Horne flies Diamond's Jet-A sipping, seven-seat, 190-knot, 1,500-nm bid for the light twin of the future.
All the top helicopter news from the 2016 HAI Heli-Expo convention in Louisville, KY.
The Commuter Craft Innovator is making a splash at the Sport Aviation Expo 2016.
Go behind the scenes and see what it’s like to fly the light sport Rans S–20 Raven and Rans S–19LS Venterra.
The de Havilland DHC-1 Super Chipmunk has a storied history as a trainer, aerobat, crop duster, and award-winner. Ride along as AOPA Editor at Large Dave Hirschman probes the secrets of the Super Chipmunk's success.
The Panthera is a super-sleek, carbon-fiber four-seater that will be offered in three variants.
Howard Wright, the current owner of the Hamilton H-47 Metalplane had it converted to a floatplane.
AOPA Pilot Editor-at-Large Tom Horne looks at the airplanes on display at NBAA 2015
In the 1990's, aircraft designer Larry French envisioned a composite version of a classic staggerwing biplane. The Griffion Lionheart is the result. It was sold as a kit, and six were built. One remains flying. AOPA Live's Paul Harrop had a chance to fly this rare beast.
B-25 bomber Panchito and the last surviving Doolittle Raider visit AOPA.
AOPA's Tom Haines gets his Second-in-Command rating in a B-25 bomber.
The Cirrus customization program takes a page from high-end cars.
Ride along as AOPA Pilot Editor at Large Tom Horne puts the new Citation Latitude through its paces.
Textron goes big-cabin with its newest Citation. We get an inside look at the assembly line.
At the top of the G-A market Nextant Aerospace leads the re-manufacturing boom with the 400XTi.
AOPA Pilot Editor at Large Tom Horne gets to fly the Pipistrel Alpha Electro - an electric trainer.
Tecnam's P2010 has arrived in style, and AOPA Pilot Senior Editor Al Marsh puts the four-seater through its paces.
Sandel Avionics demonstrates its new Avilon Flight deck for the King Air.
Two Cessna Skyhawks go head to head to put a set of vortex generators to the test. Will the VGs make any difference in performance?
AOPA Pilot Editor at Large Tom Horne takes a look at the Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion Touch.
Bendix King announced a new electronic replacement for mechanical attitude indicators.
Aspen receives certification for it's integrated Angle of Attack indicator sooner than expected.
Need a way to clean those fingerprints off your panel? These wipes are the perfect solution.
Pilots have a variety of product options to comply with the 2020 ADS-B mandate. See some of the possible solutions displayed at the 2015 AEA International Convention.
How to expand your hangar without rebuilding it.
AOPA Live's Paul Harrop reports on the variety of new avionics products released at the Aircraft Electronics Association show in 2015.
Aircraft Spruce and Specialty Company has renewed a strategic partnership with AOPA.
The new Brazilian mid sized jet has the features of a large jet, and the handling of a small one. With fly-by-wire control, this turbine Goldilocks is just right.
L-3 has released a new line of ADS-B products. See the new NGT-9000 transponder replacement.
See a preview of the future, controlling the airplane 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.
The FAA has announced a proposed rule that would make it easier, faster, and less expensive to get modern safety equipment into general aviation aircraft.
Big movement in Washington as the Senate moves on FAA Reauthorization and the FAA moves on the Part 23 rewrite.
Kidney Stones have been added to the list of conditions an AME can issue... in the office.
Talk was centered on the threat of user fees at the 2015 National Business Aviation Association convention in Las Vegas.
We are seeing movement on Third Class Medical Reform.
AOPA launches program to bring aviation into high schools to help teach STEM and spark interest in general aviation.
FAA announces a new compliance philosophy, where it will seek to educate and retrain pilots first, rather than start an enforcement action.
AOPA President Mark Baker provides an update on third class medical reform at the Colorado Springs Regional Fly-In.
AOPA Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Advocacy Jim Coon provides an update on the progress toward third class medical reform.
AOPA Sr VP Government Affairs chronicles Medical Reform setbacks and a new path forward.
Earlier this week, Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and John Boozman (R-AR) filed an amendment that would add third class medical reform language to the highway bill now being debated in the Senate.
Regarding third class medical reform, Huerta said the FAA is working "continuously and diligently" on improvements--but he cautioned the audience that "the pilot perspective is not the only perspective" on this issue.
Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) on third class medical reform and the Pilot's Bill of Rights 2.
AOPA renews call for the FAA to not withhold traffic data from aircraft not yet equipped with ADS-B out.
Find out what's taking so darned long to get any progress on Third Class Medical reform,and how the measure could start moving forward soon.
Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) unveils his proposal to create a not-for-profit, federally chartered corporation to operate and modernize ATC; AOPA weighs in.
Dr. Jonathan Sackier loses a friend to an aircraft accident, and looks at what we must do to improve GA safety.
Dr. Jonathan Sackier on your eyes and flying.
Tips to pilots for dealing with colds, flu and allergies.
Dr. Jonathan Sackier gives suggestions on talking to the FAA about medical problems.
Dr. Jonathan Sackier talks about Coronary Artery Disease
Dr. Jonathan Sackier talks about vertigo.
Dr. Jonathan Sackier talks about diabetes.
Dr. Jonathan Sackier talks about kidney disease.
AOPA is calling all pilots to action to urge Congress to support the Pilot's Bill of Rights II, which includes Third Class Medical reform. The bill would allow pilots to fly noncommercially in aircraft weighing up to 6,000 pounds carrying five passengers below 14,000 feet in VFR and IFR conditions without the need for a medical certificate.
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.
Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, talks about a new Pilots Bill of Rights that would open the door to flying IFR up to 14,000 feet without a third class medical requirement.
Go beyond the rating on a seaplane tour in Northern Minnesota.
Igor Sikorsky's grandson shows visitors a look at his iconic grandfather's life and times during a special summer weekend at a fishing camp in Maine.
Santa Claus can stuff a lot into a sleigh, and even into a Van's Aircraft RV-10, for that matter. This latter vehicle was his aircraft of choice for a visit that has become a heartwarming tradition on Tangier Island, a remote community in the Chesapeake Bay.
The Beechcraft Heritage Museum celebrates the roots of general aviation with rare artifacts and unique aircraft, and is among many great reasons to attend the AOPA Fly-In Oct. 10 in Tullahoma, Tennessee.
An airport rises from the Nevada desert each year to celebrate the annual Burning Man festival with its exuberant partying and gifting, before disappearing into the night.
See the beautiful Copper River Basin in Alaska and hear how important G-A is to every day life.
Experience the freedom of flying in a seaplane at Surfside Seaplane base near Minneapolis.
Greg Herrick has amassed one of the largest private collections of vintage aircraft in the country, including some beautiful, rare, and airworthy models from aviation's Golden Age. Check out the Golden Wings Flying Museum during AOPA's Minneapolis Fly-In Aug. 22.
Flying clubs have a number of advantages including affordability, the option to choose from a variety of planes, and camaraderie.
Captain Judy Rice and team launch on a round the world flight to raise awareness of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathmatics (STEM) education.
See what it's like to take a trip with Air Journey to South America.
Find out the great sights to see and things to do around the AOPA Salinas Regional Fly In.
Novelist and pilot Tom Young talks about the situation in the Middle East, flying, and his new novel, Sand and Fire.
New York Times publishes a good article on general aviation.
We all know the Federal Government needs to trim the budget. AOPA President Mark Baker has identified ways to trim the FAA budget - that won't hurt the industry.
Tom Haines interviews AOPA President & CEO - elect Mark Baker.
AOPA President & CEO reflects on his years in the left seat for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
Incredible. CBP says it can't find records on a pilot stop and search.
Sen. James Inhofe announces a Pilots' Bill of Rights II at AirVenture 2013.
A special message from AOPA President Craig Fuller.
Is it time to look for another way to fund the FAA, perhaps even consider outsourcing some operations? A discussion during the RTCA symposium in Washington, DC June 6, 2013
EAA Chairman Jack Pelton on the FAA holding AirVenture at Oshkosh hostage to air traffic control user fees.
AOPA President talks about end of the controller furlough, and examining changes in FAA funding.
Two men from Ohio have successfully shared the costs and adventures of owning a T-34 for over 30 years.
The AOPA Finance Company is making flight training loans available at very reasonable rates. Loans can be used for all flying purposes, and are exclusive to AOPA members.
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.
Recreational Aviation Foundation a recipient of an AOPA Foundation Giving Back Award.
AOPA hopes to help more flying clubs get started.
New resource to help pilots finance aircraft, avionics, and engine purchases.
Tom Haines interviews Adam Meredith and Joe Dini of the new AOPA Aviation Finance Company, LLC.
Annual report on the health of the aviation industry from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.
AOPA expert Ray Speciale (CPA, attorney-at-law) explains tax issues aircraft owners need to be aware of before filing federal income tax.
New law provides tax advantages for buying new aircraft or equipment this year.
Col. Charles McGee shares the incredible story of the Tuskegee Airmen and their fight for equal opportunity in the military.
Flying clubs do much more than to rent aircraft at lower cost, though that is often the reason that pilots join in the first place. We visited one club (among many) where the enthusiasm is infectious.
AOPA unveiled a new look (including a new logo) for 2016, updating a legendary aviation brand with an eye on drawing a new generation into the fun of flying.
The end of the year is approaching! Help the AOPA Foundation meet the matching challenge grants for the Hat in the Ring Society.
AOPA President Mark Baker and Interim Executive Director of the AOPA Foundation George Perry reflect on 2015.
Help the AOPA Foundation meet the matching challenge grants for the Hat in the Ring Society.
AOPA hosts a variety of activities around the complex at AirVenture 2015.
AOPA welcomed thousands of pilots to headquarters in Frederick, MD.
Dassault rolls out the Falcon 5X, in style.
Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Indiana) talks about the progress of Third Class Medical reform in Congress, how AOPA members can help get rid of the medical requirement, and the integration of unmanned aerial systems into the national airspace system.
Watch as a series of delays, poor decisions, and lack of preparation turns a four hour cross-country flight into a 30-hour survival crisis for a pilot and his family in the unforgiving Idaho backcountry.
A look at the ambitious plan to go from zero to ready to solo in one week.
Watch as Eric Peterson learns that he is the winner of AOPA's You Can Fly Sweepstakes 152!
Aviation for Millennials! A report from the first Modaero.
Four great locations across the country for AOPA's 2016 Fly-Ins!
Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee shares his story with the audience at the National Aviation Community Center.
Julie Walker shows us Triple Tree Aerodrome, a place where kids are always welcome and aviators never have to grow up.
AOPA Live brings you the latest in the light sport aircraft and drone markets from the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida.
Country music songwriter and singer Dierks Bentley talks about what aviation means to him at the NBAA convention.
What happens behind the scenes when a Red Bull Air Race pilot clips one of those giant inflated pylons? A team swings into action with spare parts and a plan to make sure pilots (and the crowd) won’t have long to wait.
A special report from the Red Bull Air Races in Las Vegas.
Rain didn’t wash out the fun in Tullahoma, Tennessee where more than 2,500 gathered for the final AOPA Fly-In of 2015.
All the sights and sounds from the Colorado Springs regional Fly-In.
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