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Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club taps youth for aviation efforts

The Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club is targeting the next generation of African-American pilots.

Sep 29, 2014

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Perlan pilots win contest

The Perlan Project is less than a year away from the first flight of a glider being built to ride waves near the edge of space. While construction continues in Oregon, the team’s pilots are staying proficient in more ordinary aircraft.

Sep 29, 2014

Advocacy

Medical advisory board supports third class reform

The AOPA Medical Advisory Board is the latest group to urge quick action on the proposed FAA rule that would allow thousands more pilots to fly without the need for a third class medical certificate.

Sep 29, 2014 | comments

Technique

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: 'One harrowing experience'

Even brief flight under actual conditions can expose how well your basic instrument flying is serving.

Sep 30, 2014

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Medical advisory board supports third class reform

The AOPA Medical Advisory Board is the latest group to urge quick action on the proposed FAA rule that would allow thousands more pilots to fly without the need for a third class medical certificate.

Sep 29, 2014 | comments
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Perlan pilots win contest

The Perlan Project is less than a year away from the first flight of a glider being built to ride waves near the edge of space. While construction continues in Oregon, the team’s pilots are staying proficient in more ordinary aircraft.

Sep 29, 2014

Advocacy

Watchdog report highlights problems with NextGen mandate

A new report from the Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General says delays, cost overruns, and technical problems continue to plague the FAA's implementation of ADS-B.

Sep 25, 2014 | comments
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Opinion

Backdoor Rule Making?

On February 10, 2014, the Cessna Aircraft Company did something quite unprecedented in the history of piston GA: It published a revision to the service manual for cantilever-wing Cessna 210-series airplanes that added three new pages to the manual. Those three pages constituted a new section 2B to the manual, titled “Airworthiness Limitations”: This section […] Read More

September 24, 2014

Reflections on Being an Aviator

Serious aviators share a common characteristic—their passion for flight. Whether he or she is a professional earning a living in Business Aviation or a private pilot enjoying the magnificent foliage of a fall weekend, aviators go aloft to experience something very special and fulfilling. Aviation is a meaningful motivator for their way of life. It […] Read More

September 19, 2014

Mandate-ON!

I was listening to NPR on the commute home from work a few weeks ago. The commentator was talking about complaints. She had a rather novel idea. Listen to yourself and hear what you complain about most. Take that item and commit yourself to becoming part of the solution. What if we, as aviation lovers […] Read More

September 19, 2014

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AOPA Live This Week - September 25, 2014 18:38 min

Sep 26, 2014

The DOT Inspector General is critical of FAA's progress on ADS-B, says costs outweigh benefits. Avidyne shows off its plug and play replacement for the Garmin GNS 530. An around the world flight to encourage kids to pursue aviation and STEM education.

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Advocacy

Medical advisory board supports third class reform

The AOPA Medical Advisory Board is the latest group to urge quick action on the proposed FAA rule that would allow thousands more pilots to fly without the need for a third class medical certificate.

Sep 29, 2014 | comments

Advocacy

Houston Executive gets new tower

A new air traffic control tower is slated to open at Houston Executive Airport Oct. 1.

Sep 29, 2014

Advocacy

IAOPA holds 27th World Assembly in Beijing

Leaders of the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations’ (IAOPA) 73 worldwide affiliates convened in Beijing in September for their twenty-seventh biennial World Assembly to discuss challenges confronting the world’s general aviation community.

Sep 26, 2014
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Companies offer upgrades on remote electrical boxes

Remote electrical outlet makers SwitchBox and Regal have introduced new models in time for winter's chill.

Sep 26, 2014

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Aspen offers vision trial

Aspen Avionics announced certification of a VFR primary flight display and a certified synthetic vision trial available at the other end of the Evolution line.

Sep 24, 2014 | comments

Article

Top 10 reasons to come home to Frederick

A high-adrenaline aerobatic demonstration, warbird rides, and gourmet food trucks are among the highlights of AOPA’s Homecoming Fly-In at Frederick Municipal Airport in Maryland Oct. 4.

Sep 23, 2014
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Health and Medical

Advocacy

Medical advisory board supports third class reform

The AOPA Medical Advisory Board is the latest group to urge quick action on the proposed FAA rule that would allow thousands more pilots to fly without the need for a third class medical certificate.

Sep 29, 2014 | comments

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AOPA MEDICAL ADVISORY BOARD SUPPORTS THIRD CLASS MEDICAL REFORM

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Medical Advisory Board is the latest group to urge quick action on the proposed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rule that would allow thousands more pilots to fly without the need for a third class medical certificate.

Sep 29, 2014
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Travel

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Mexico eases APIS rules for GA pilots

Mexico has lifted a requirement that pilots of arriving and departing private general aviation flights use a third party provider to file advance passenger information system (APIS) manifests.

Sep 29, 2014

Advocacy

IAOPA holds 27th World Assembly in Beijing

Leaders of the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations’ (IAOPA) 73 worldwide affiliates convened in Beijing in September for their twenty-seventh biennial World Assembly to discuss challenges confronting the world’s general aviation community.

Sep 26, 2014
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Financial

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Supersonic bizjet project hits 'high gear'

Aerion, the Reno, Nevada, company formed in 2002 to reintroduce supersonic flight to commercial aviation, has found a collaborator for its work.

Sep 25, 2014 | comments

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OpenAirplane gains traction

Just over a year after launch, OpenAirplane has 71 aircraft rental locations and counting, with a new location joining each week.

Sep 25, 2014 | comments
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