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New group seeks to protect, promote GA in Washington

Advocacy | 2015, 01 28

Pilots in Washington State have another voice advocating for them on airport, economic, legislative, and public perception issues: the Washington State Aviation Alliance.

Aircraft taxes should go into aviation fund, AOPA says

Advocacy | 2015, 01 28

Under a current Washington law, only 10 percent of the aircraft excise taxes that aircraft owners pay go to the Washington State Division of Aeronautics, while the other 90 percent go into the general fund. AOPA is advocating for legislation that would direct 100 percent of the tax to aviation use.

Cirrus chute deployment taped near Hawaii

Article | 2015, 01 27

A Seattle pilot on a ferry flight from California to Maui deployed his airframe parachute near Hawaii and was videotaped by the Coast Guard.

‘Seattle II’ to retrace 1924 epic flight

Article | 2015, 01 22

It has an engine from the Golden Age of Aviation, an open cockpit, and a long-range cruise speed of about 90 mph. For the Seattle II, a Douglas World Cruiser reproduction, a brief first flight in December started a new chapter in a Seattle couple’s quest to fly it around the world in 2016.

Sky Commuter prototype reappears, in an auction

Article | 2015, 01 14

A prototype of a 1990 flying car called the Sky Commuter has reappeared in an auction in Arizona.

Lightspeed adds stylish touch to annual promotion

Article | 2015, 01 09

Lightspeed Aviation has added a new twist to its popular promotion for a $500 getaway package. In addition to gift cards for avgas, a rental car, dining, and lodging, the company will give away its Markham leather flight bag.

AOPA announces five new fly-in locations for 2015

Article | 2015, 01 08

AOPA has announced plans for five new fly-ins in 2015 following the success of last year's inaugural events. Events will be held in California, Colorado, Maryland, Minnesota, and Tennessee.

Simulation from scratch

Article | 2014, 12 30

Flight instructor Xylon Saltzman wasn’t satisfied with what the general aviation simulation market had to offer, so he created his own.

Glider certificate leads to powered flight, scholarship

Article | 2014, 12 30

Chris Zaboji of Reston, Virginia, was a certificated sailplane pilot long before he earned a private pilot certificate in a single-engine airplane in November at age 17. But that wasn’t his only accomplishment of 2014: Zaboji also earned a $5,000 grant from the Soaring Society of America.

Colorado airport designated Emily Warner Field

Advocacy | 2014, 12 18

A Colorado county airport will bear the name of a history-making pilot after local officials voted to honor her pioneering aviation career.