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Airbus Group joins Perlan Project to soar to 90,000 feet

Article | Jul 28, 2014

The Perlan Project announced Airbus Group as a partner in Perlan Mission II, an effort to soar to 90,000 feet and explore the edges of space.

An electric record

Article | Jun 24, 2014

South Carolina pilot Gary Davis barely made it above the Greenville Downtown Airport Class D airspace, though he most likely set a world record doing it.

‘Got some lift?’

Article | Jun 12, 2014

John Morrical wasted no time asking the burning question of the day on a recent Sunday morning. “We got some lift?” he asked as soon as he walked in the door of the Central Indiana Soaring Society’s clubhouse at Alexandria Airport June 1.

Training Tip: 'Castles in the air'

Article | May 27, 2014

The clouds’ vertical development has already gone beyond what pilots and meteorologists refer to as “fair weather cumulus” or “summer puffies.”

AOPA FOUNDATION JOINS FAA TO LAUNCH AVIATION WEATHER SAFETY CAMPAIGN

News release | May 05, 2014

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Foundation has joined with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and over a dozen other general aviation (GA) stakeholders on an eight month safety campaign titled, “Got Weather?” to help GA pilots prepare for potential weather challenges they may encounter during the 2014 flying season.

Vox populi: Members share their favorite apps

Apps of the week | Apr 28, 2014

In the spirit of the song “Give the people what they want,” this week AOPA highlights five apps that members swear by. They do everything from providing timely information on fixed-base operators to helping with navigational tasks.

A new start for Stemme

Article | Apr 01, 2014

The ultra-sleek, ultra high-tech Rotax-powered Stemme S-10 is back on display at Sun 'n Fun 2014, but that’s not the company’s big news. Under newly named President Mark Stevenson, Stemme has established Stemme USA, Inc.

Aviation camp offers glider training, college visits for Chinese students

Article | Mar 28, 2014

Chinese students get a flying experience and sightseeing opportunities in the United States through a summer aviation camp.

Ohlmann completes first glider flight over Mount Everest

Article | Mar 12, 2014

More than 60 years after Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzin Norgay first ascended Mount Everest, Klaus Ohlmann set his own record on the world’s tallest mountain.

Tucson Soaring Club: Growing the sport of gliders

Article | Mar 10, 2014

The Tucson Soaring Club is trying to grow the sport by training the next generation of glider pilots.

Safety Pilot: Searching for balance

Pilot Magazine | Mar 06, 2014

Only in Washington, D.C., would two seemingly intelligent parties devise a poison budget pill called sequestration.

Motor glider rides Himalayan waves

Article | Jan 28, 2014

A research team is using a Stemme motor glider to photograph Himalayan Mountains from 26,000 feet with a goal of saving lives.

Test Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Nov 20, 2013

From reader John Ritchie: True or False? It is impossible for a jet fighter to shoot itself down by flying into its own gunfire.

Glider pilots aim to reach 90,000 feet on wind power

Article | Oct 30, 2013

A small team is aiming to soar to the far reaches of the stratosphere in a specially designed glider that will transport its pilots to a desperately lonely place.

FAA finalizes Minneapolis-St. Paul Class B

Article | Oct 29, 2013

Lower floors in three sectors of the Class B airspace around Minneapolis-St. Paul take effect in January.

Mooney gets funding to restart production

Article | Oct 09, 2013

Mooney Aircraft has promised for months that it is looking for a funding partner, and now it has one.

Question of the week: PIC of aircraft towing a glider

Article | Oct 04, 2013

True or False: Before acting as pilot in command of an aircraft towing a glider, I must file a flight plan with flight service.

Sonex accepting deposits for personal jet

Article | Jul 28, 2013

For the price of a new light sport aircraft, you could build your own single-seat jet, and Sonex Aircraft is ready to take your deposit on a kit.

Member Profile: Spencer Anderson

Article | Jul 26, 2013

Spencer Anderson’s parents knew he was interested in aviation, but they didn’t know how their son would feel about actually flying. So shortly after his 11th birthday, they treated him to a glider flight.

Cool Stuff: Flugtag

Article | Jul 26, 2013

A flying fuel pump nozzle. A fairy atop a speeding tooth. A soaring pirate ship. A pizza that you can really toss. Or a stone pyramid that converts into an alien spaceship.

Fleming, glider pilot who spoke on unfair arrest, dies

Article | Jul 18, 2013

Robin Fleming, the glider pilot who shared the story of his unwarranted arrest and detention after a legal overflight of a nuclear power plant, has died.

Play time! Five aviation game apps

Article | Jul 01, 2013

This July Fourth weekend, take time for fun with these five aviation game apps.