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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

Article

Beechcraft, Cessna flying clubs merge

Two venerable flying clubs have merged to form the new Textron Aviation Employees' Flying Club.

Aug 20, 2014 | comments

Advocacy

AOPA leads effort to speed medical reform

In an AOPA-led effort, seven influential general aviation organizations are asking the Department of Transportation and the administration to expedite a review of the FAA's proposed rulemaking on third class medical reform.

Aug 18, 2014 | comments

Technique

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

Article

Werth loses engine

Veteran airshow performer Billy Werth teaches students to consider roads in case of emergency. On Aug. 10, he took his own advice.

Aug 20, 2014 | comments
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Technology

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Scorpion tour seeks customers

Textron AirLand’s Scorpion jet, designed for surveillance and light attack, is participating in military exercises and exhibitions even as flight tests continue.

Aug 13, 2014 | comments

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Bearhawk shows quick-build LSA

Bearhawk Aircraft owner Mark Goldberg flew the company’s first quick-build light sport kitplane to EAA AirVenture, a 9.7-hour journey from Texas.

Aug 13, 2014
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Opinion

Commercial Certificate Not Required–Concluding Thoughts

  Commercial Certificate Not Required—Part 1 and Part 2 generated a number of meaningful responses from aviators who believe that employees should be allowed to fly their personal aircraft, or a rental, on company business and be reimbursed as is routinely done with employees using their personal car.  For example, we know of no company […] Read More

August 22, 2014

Judgment, and the Day

It was windy yesterday—blowing hard out of the south and gusting to near 40 knots, according to the anemometer mounted on the top of the FBO building that sits midfield at our little airport tucked into the Mad River Valley, near Warren, Vermont. Weather was inbound. But for the day conditions were still high overcast, […] Read More

August 18, 2014

Bursting bubbles with, ‘Birdmen’

As an aviation enthusiast, you are no doubt aware of the legend of Orville and Wilbur Wright. You may even be familiar with the exploits of their arch nemesis, Glenn Curtiss. May I say with the best of intentions, however, you probably don’t know the whole story behind these amazingly talented men and the struggles […] Read More

August 11, 2014

Blog Posts

The great Northwest

August 22, 2014

Pushing the Envelope

August 20, 2014

Surprises all around

August 19, 2014

Why be normal?

August 15, 2014

Oshkosh or bust

August 14, 2014

Calling all Fools

August 13, 2014

Thanks, Annabelle

August 13, 2014

The cover letter

August 13, 2014

AOPA Forums thread

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

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Featured Videos

AOPA Live This Week - August 21, 2014 16:51 min

Aug 21, 2014

AOPA demands swift action on medical certificate reform. Some incredible aircraft at the AOPA fly-in to Spokane, Washington. Low and slow from Alaska to Oshkosh to support wounded warriors.

Advocacy

Advocacy

Legislators push for quick action on medical reform

Lawmakers are asking DOT and the administration to expedite a review of the FAA’s proposed rulemaking on third class medical reform.

Aug 20, 2014 | comments

Advocacy

AOPA leads effort to speed medical reform

In an AOPA-led effort, seven influential general aviation organizations are asking the Department of Transportation and the administration to expedite a review of the FAA's proposed rulemaking on third class medical reform.

Aug 18, 2014 | comments

Advocacy

Montana’s GA community throws a party

Montana pilots will have two reasons to celebrate when they fly in to Seeley Lake Airport on Sept. 13.

Aug 18, 2014
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Gear and Products

Article

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

Article

'Rod Machado's How to Fly an Airplane Handbook' launches

Respected author and aviation funny man Rod Machado has written a new book he hopes will get you back to basics.

Aug 19, 2014

Article

Port-A-Cool wants you to chill out

Port-A-Cool is trying to keep things cold with its new Hurricane evaporative cooler.

Aug 19, 2014
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Health and Medical

Members only

Medication do’s and don’ts

Pilots may not be aware that certain drugs, even over the counter, may produce adverse side effects that can affect cognitive function, including reaction time, judgment, and decision making skills, all of which are obviously needed while flying.

Jul 03, 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

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

Article

Adrenaline insider

Red Bull celebrates National Aviation Day with the first in a series of profiles of the Red Bull Air Force extreme athletes.

Aug 19, 2014
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Financial

Article

FAA warns flight sharing services

While private pilots may share certain costs with passengers under certain circumstances, they cross the line when spreading the word.

Aug 20, 2014 | comments

Article

Beechcraft, Cessna flying clubs merge

Two venerable flying clubs have merged to form the new Textron Aviation Employees' Flying Club.

Aug 20, 2014 | comments
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