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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.