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Arch handles the heat

An aggressive but smooth final flight propelled Red Bull Air Race pilot Hannes Arch to the top of the podium in Budapest.

Jul 06, 2015


Five-day flight complete

Solar Impulse 2 pilot André Borschberg proved perpetual flight is possible, and logged just under 118 hours over the Pacific en route to Hawaii.

Jul 06, 2015

Fly like a fighter

Fly like a fighter: 'Unable'

Even in a T-38 jet trainer, sometimes the appropriate response to a clearance is, "Unable," recalls retired Air Force pilot Larry Brown.

Jul 06, 2015 | comments

Aircraft Maintenance

Aircraft maintenance: Tips to clean your engine compartment

Serious problems can arise when attempting to clean an aircraft engine and cowl if proper care isn't taken.

Jul 06, 2015 | comments


Women in Aviation scholarship window opens

Women in Aviation International is offering 98 scholarships valued at more than $480,000, the organization announced July 1.

Jul 03, 2015


Pilots flock to South Carolina's Southeast Aviation Expo

AOPA joined the South Carolina Aviation Association at its pilot-focused 2015 Southeast Aviation Expo for some Southern hospitality, education, and entertainment.

Jul 02, 2015


Secrets of night storms probed

A King Air, Lockheed P-3 Orion, and NASA’s DC-8 are among an armada of vehicles probing night storms in the Great Plains.

Jul 01, 2015 | comments


FltPlan Go adds ADS-B support

FltPlan Go for Android has added support for four Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast receivers, matching the ADS-B capability of the iOS version.

Jul 01, 2015


FAA reauthorization bill delayed

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has delayed plans to release its proposed FAA reauthorization legislation.

Jul 01, 2015


Pilot Getaways: The West Back East

Hidden amidst the farms of Burlington County, about 20 miles east of Philadelphia, the Flying W is a one-stop destination resort served by a long, unobstructed runway.

Jul 06, 2015
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It’s Hard to Be, What You Can’t See: the Art of Being an Example

My best friend Cat and I were talking about the state of aviation and G.A. airports the other day. We decided we both were card-carrying members of the Rose-Colored Glasses Society. Wearing rose-colored glasses has its drawbacks. Many times when you think someone will do the right thing, and they don’t. You might believe that […] Read More

July 7, 2015

NOTAMs: A Lousy System

One of the dirty little secrets about general aviation is that you can spend as much time preparing for a flight as you do actually flying. It’s not something we’re keen to talk about when discussing the amazing efficiency of traveling by GA, but sooner or later every pilot discovers that flying isn’t always faster […] Read More

July 6, 2015

Notes from Paris: F-WILE Beguiles and Intrigues

There are a lot of interesting aircraft displayed during the Paris Air Show every two years, but only one LSA caught my eye in 2015: the Airbus E-Fan technology demonstrator, designated experimental F-WILE. You can see it fly at the link here. Take the time to listen to the entire 7.5 minute audio (it’s okay if […] Read More

June 29, 2015

Featured Videos

AOPA Live This Week - July 2, 2015 13:34 min

Jul 02, 2015

A preview of Airventure 2015. Flying with the most patriotic performer on the airshow circuit, Julie Clark. Cub Scouts get a first taste of aviation at AOPA.