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‘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.

Tax exemptions draw aviation business to Colorado Springs

Advocacy | 2014, 12 02

A Colorado city that once touched off an “exodus” of general aviation aircraft from its airport by taxing aircraft, parts, and related equipment has reversed course.

IFR Fix: Why 'No SID'?

IFR Fix | 2014, 11 21

Your CFII usually follows up route-planning drilling with a review of appropriate regulations, and today’s selection is 14 CFR 91.185, "IFR Operations: Two-way radio communications failure."

Pilots, community transform two Oregon airports

Advocacy | 2014, 11 20

Two general aviation airports located two miles apart in a remote section of northeast Oregon are coming alive, thanks to pilots and area residents.