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Pilot lost at sea

Ronald Hutchinson was last heard from over Pennsylvania at about 13,000 feet, and may have succumbed to hypoxia.

Sep 02, 2014

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Chicago steakhouse features vintage aviation photos

A new steakhouse on Chicago’s North Shore is decorated with more than 200 vintage aviation photographs.

Aug 29, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Airlift provides lift

Operators will donate their aircraft—from Mustangs to CJ3s to Citation Xs. They will donate their time—in flights as long as to three hours. And they will donate their fuel—not for one day, but for two, to the athletes’ home bases to Trenton and back home again.

Jul 31, 2014

Technique

Advocacy

Caucus members work to speed up medical reform

Members of the House General Aviation Caucus are asking the Department of Transportation to expedite rulemaking for third-class medical reform.

Aug 28, 2014

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Pipistrel introduces electric trainer

Pipistrel, the Slovenian manufacturer of several eco-friendly, electrically powered airplanes, has announced its new two-seat trainer, the WATTsUP.

Aug 27, 2014 | comments
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Technology

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HondaJet creator honored

HondaJet designer (and Honda Aircraft Co. CEO) Michimasa Fujino is being honored by fellow engineers for his innovation.

Aug 25, 2014
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Opinion

Time is Money

One of the first things people discover about flying is that it requires an abundance of two resources: time and money. The money part is pretty obvious. Anyone who inquires about flight instruction at a local school will figure that one out before they even take their first lesson. The importance of time is a […] Read More

September 2, 2014

Life on the Trailing Edge

I just got back from EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh. It was a grueling week for me that included ten different Forums Plaza lectures, two “stump the IA” sessions at the AOPA seminar tent, and my first-ever AirVenture press conference. I’m still recovering. AirVenture marked the release of my new book Manifesto, the first of what […] Read More

August 26, 2014

Why does what happens at Santa Monica Airport matter?

Santa Monica airport has been in the news lately. Most recently supporters of closing Santa Monica Airport lost a round in court. A Los Angeles judge dismissed a lawsuit that challenged a November ballot measure to protect the facility from closure. More information on the ballot initiative can be found here. Since this blog is […] Read More

August 23, 2014

AOPA Forums thread

Question: Do you have recommendations for a carbon monoxide detector?

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Advocacy

Advocacy

Caucus members work to speed up medical reform

Members of the House General Aviation Caucus are asking the Department of Transportation to expedite rulemaking for third-class medical reform.

Aug 28, 2014

Advocacy

AOPA opposes Virginia development

A proposal to build hundreds of homes next to Stafford Regional Airport in Virginia is ill-advised, AOPA has told local officials.

Aug 27, 2014

Advocacy

Nevada gov. urged to add aviation trust fund money to budget

Nevada’s governor is being asked to add funding to the budget for the state aviation trust fund.

Aug 27, 2014
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Gear and Products

Apps of the week

Specific apps for general aviation

An aviation dictionary of pilot terms, advanced avionics handbook, airport identification codes, and more are available at your fingertips through Google Play and iTunes apps.

Aug 25, 2014

Article

New generation of ADS-B receiver brings new features

Stratus 2 is a partnership among manufacturer Appareo, Sporty's Pilot Shop, and Foreflight. Because Stratus 2 was built with Foreflight in mind, the level of integration is slick and complete. However, that partnership also is the product's Achilles' heel.

Aug 25, 2014 | comments

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Lightspeed PFX gets personal

With all the recent attention to in-the-ear and on-the-ear headsets, Lightspeed has fired back with a cutting edge new over-the-ear model that takes noise attenuation and audio processing to new levels.

Aug 20, 2014 | comments
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Health and Medical

Advocacy

Caucus members work to speed up medical reform

Members of the House General Aviation Caucus are asking the Department of Transportation to expedite rulemaking for third-class medical reform.

Aug 28, 2014

News release

KEY LAWMAKERS WORK TO EXPEDITE MEDICAL REFORM

– Key lawmakers are asking the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Administration to expedite a review of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) proposed rulemaking on third-class medical reform.

Aug 20, 2014
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Travel

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Education, social events planned for ‘Flying’ Aviation Expo

The Flying Aviation Expo will offer something for everyone at its inaugural event in Palm Springs, California.

Aug 27, 2014

Article

Total immersion

“A lot of firsts” is how Kayla Graham describes participating in an air rally designed to promote France’s general aviation sector.

Aug 20, 2014
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Financial

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DeSoto heliport hangs the welcome sign

The DeSoto Heliport is officially open for business. But don’t look for it in your GPS. The Texas facility is so new that it doesn’t yet have an identifier.

Aug 28, 2014

Advocacy

Nevada gov. urged to add aviation trust fund money to budget

Nevada’s governor is being asked to add funding to the budget for the state aviation trust fund.

Aug 27, 2014
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