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AOPA Fly-In: Kick back in the sun

Pilot Magazine | Oct 22, 2014

Join us for the unofficial end to the flying season on November 8 at St. Simons Island, Georgia.

Airport stories: It’s a good day

Pilot Magazine | Oct 03, 2014

Any day at the Alexandria, Indiana, airport is a good day for members of the Central Indiana Soaring Society.

A week in the sun

Pilot Magazine | Oct 02, 2014

Take a vacation in the southwest with friends and pick up a glider rating in the process.

‘Glider Bob’: Robert B. Saunders

Pilot Magazine | Oct 02, 2014

Anyone who has ever been around Stemme motorgliders will remember its most colorful and enthusiastic demonstration pilot, Robert B. Saunders.

Stemme S10-VT: Powersailing

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2014

Originally designed in 1984, the German-built Stemme mates a turbocharged 115-horsepower Rotax 914F engine with a sailplane airframe capable of a 50:1 glide ratio.

Perlan pilots win contest

Article | Sep 29, 2014

The Perlan Project is less than a year away from the first flight of a glider being built to ride waves near the edge of space. While construction continues in Oregon, the team’s pilots are staying proficient in more ordinary aircraft.

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.