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'Living in the Age of Airplanes' filmmaker headlines Barnstormer's Party

Brian J. Terwilliger, creator of the popular One Six Right and the new Living in the Age of Airplanes, will be on hand June 5 during the Frederick Fly-In Barnstormer’s Party where he will host a question-and-answer session with attendees after a special screening.

May 27, 2015

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Texas storms scrub Ladies Love Taildraggers, Bluebonnet fly-ins

The Ladies Love Taildraggers Fly-In that had been scheduled May 28 through 30 has been canceled in light of storms and floods that have pummeled Texas.

May 27, 2015

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Country star named Hat in The Ring Society co-chair

Multi-Platinum selling singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley has been named an honorary co-chairman of the AOPA Foundation’s Hat in The Ring Society.

May 26, 2015

Technique

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Unusual attitudes to the extreme

Loss of control is the No. 1 cause of fatalities in aviation, and the National Transportation Safety Board has named the problem to its Most Wanted list to promote safety education and flight training on that subject.

May 28, 2015

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Texas storms scrub Ladies Love Taildraggers, Bluebonnet fly-ins

The Ladies Love Taildraggers Fly-In that had been scheduled May 28 through 30 has been canceled in light of storms and floods that have pummeled Texas.

May 27, 2015
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Technology

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Carter seeks factory

After years of development, Jay Carter’s remarkable flying machine is being marketed to aerospace manufacturers.

May 21, 2015 | comments

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Cessna halts orders for diesel Cessna 182

Cessna Aircraft has confirmed no new purchase agreements are being accepted for the Cessna 182 JT-A diesel-engine Skylane, and numerous dealers have confirmed the project is on hold indefinitely.

May 14, 2015
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Opinion

Converging Technologies Promise Really Different Planes

If you think aircraft in the future will look like and operate like those we now find familiar, let me try to dissuade you of that. There are technologies converging that are clearly going to change the essentials of the flying process and experience. Consider these. Additive manufacturing The FAA has now cleared the first […] Read More

May 27, 2015

Advancing an Aviation Education … The Hard Way

Last month I pointed the finger at a couple of unique instructors, both of whom were key to my life of flying airplanes. A few e-mails rightly took me to task wondering about my own role in years of education experience, so this month, I decided to share an early experience from not long after […] Read More

May 24, 2015

When to say “no” to maintenance

Ken is the proud owner of a late-model high-performance single-engine airplane. It’s a gorgeous machine, with wall-to-wall glass in the cockpit, a big turbocharged engine, 500 hours on the Hobbs meter, almost no squawks, and still under factory warranty on both engine and airframe. So when Ken took it to a well-known factory-authorized service center […] Read More

May 12, 2015

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AOPA Live This Week - May 21, 2015 16:36 min

May 21, 2015

Among the many attending the AOPA Fly-In in Salinas, California, a helicopter pilot who is on a mission to inspire young girls to follow in her footsteps. With a special screening at the AOPA homecoming Fly-In in Frederick, Maryland on the horizon, we visit with the filmmaker behind Living in the Age of Airplanes. Watch inspiration in action as scaled-down aircraft converge on Triple Tree Aerodrome for the world’s largest RC event.

Advocacy

Advocacy

Tower-marking bill signed in Texas

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a bill to require the marking and registration of meteorological evaluation towers, a known hazard to aviation.

May 27, 2015

Advocacy

Idaho aviators gather for fifth annual expo

General aviation pilots in Idaho gathered in Idaho Falls for the fifth annual Idaho Aviation Expo on May 15 and 16.

May 27, 2015

Advocacy

Groups ask Congress to protect veterans' flight training

Seven general aviation associations, including AOPA, have sent a joint letter asking Congress to stop legislation that would curtail funding for flight training for veterans.

May 19, 2015 | comments
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Gear and Products

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Flight Outfitters introduces new bags

When it comes to certain types of gear, aviation has no shortage of choices. Now pilots have two more choices with Lift and Thrust, courtesy of new manufacturer Flight Outfitters.

May 22, 2015

Aircraft Maintenance

Aircraft maintenance: 10 tips to protect aircraft tires

Aircraft tires are extremely resilient and reliable, but they're also critically important to safe takeoffs and landings. Here are 10 tips that can help you get the most from your tires, fly as safely as possible, and take good care of those round rubber friends.

May 21, 2015 | comments

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iCloth Avionics Wipes Product Review

Need a way to clean those fingerprints off your panel? These wipes are the perfect solution.

May 21, 2015
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Health and Medical

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B-25 training nostalgic for pilots

Sabrina Kipp has 29,000 hours of flying under her belt and multiple type ratings including the Boeing 737, but her newest accomplishment—a second-in-command type rating in the North American B-25 Mitchell bomber—has special meaning.

May 14, 2015 | comments
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Travel

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Berlin's never-ending airport saga

Berlin’s much-anticipated, 5.1 billion euro ($5.5 billion) brand-new airport—Berlin Brandenburg/Willy Brandt International Airport (EDDB)—may lose its construction permit before it's completed.

May 28, 2015

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Pilot Getaways: Seaside tradition

Enjoy the beach, bay, and treasured wetlands of Ocean City, Maryland, on your way to our from the AOPA Homecoming Fly-In in Frederick, Maryland, on June 6.

May 26, 2015
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Financial

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Applications open for AOPA scholarships

Applications are now open for almost $120,000 worth of scholarships that will help student pilots and teens achieve their aviation goals.

May 22, 2015

Aircraft Maintenance

Aircraft maintenance: 10 tips to protect aircraft tires

Aircraft tires are extremely resilient and reliable, but they're also critically important to safe takeoffs and landings. Here are 10 tips that can help you get the most from your tires, fly as safely as possible, and take good care of those round rubber friends.

May 21, 2015 | comments
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