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Summit shaping up to be Texas-sized

Slideshow | Oct 09, 2013

The old saying, "Everything's bigger in Texas," is holding true for AOPA Aviation Summit 2013. About 400 exhibitors are filling the Fort Worth Convention Center in Texas, and nearly 100 aircraft are flying in to Fort Worth Meacham International Airport for the static display at Airportfest.

Cooperation is the key to GA growth, Baker tells House

Article | Oct 04, 2013

GA delivers jobs, but user fees, unfunded mandates, and excessive regulation can stifle growth, AOPA President Mark Baker told the House Small Business Committee.

Fly in 'Fifi,' other warbirds at Summit

Article | Oct 02, 2013

The Commemorative Air Force AirPower History Tour and Cavanaugh Flight Museum will have warbirds on display and give flights at AOPA Aviation Summit in Fort Worth, Texas.

Summit kicks off first North Texas Aviation Week

Article | Sep 23, 2013

The first North Texas Aviation Week begins with the AOPA Aviation Summit.

Whirly-Girls to offer more than $60,000 in scholarships

Article | Aug 27, 2013

The nonprofit Whirly-Girls announces scholarships for female helicopter pilots and will award them at Heli-Expo in 2014.

King Schools offers helicopter FIRC

Article | Aug 01, 2013

King Schools is launching an online flight instructor refresher course (FIRC) tailored for helicopter instructors.

Fuller given EAA Chairman's Award

Article | Jul 31, 2013

AOPA President Craig Fuller was presented with the EAA Chairman’s Award July 30 for his significant contributions to general aviation.

Huey flights offered during Oshkosh

Article | Jul 19, 2013

Interested in experiencing a flight in the venerable Bell UH-1 Huey helicopter, the U.S. military’s workhorse in Vietnam? Visitors to EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis., will have that opportunity in nearby Fond Du Lac, Wis., on Monday, July 29; Tuesday, July 30; and Thursday, Aug. 1.

Cessna financial results down in second quarter

Article | Jul 18, 2013

Cessna parent company Textron issued its second quarter earnings report.

EAA, CAF to hold heavy bomber weekend

Article | Jul 16, 2013

The Experimental Aircraft Association and Commemorative Air Force are holding a “Heavy Bomber Weekend,” a rare gathering of historic World War II aircraft.

AeroVelo wins Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition

Article | Jul 12, 2013

Toronto’s AeroVelo has won the AHS International’s Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition, established in 1980.

Catalina airshow returns backed by Scheyden

Article | Jul 12, 2013

After thrilling audiences with a water-powered jet pack, DC-3, Grumman Albatross, and more in 2012, the Catalina Air Show and Festival appeared to be a one-time event--until Scheyden Precision Eyewear stepped in to sponsor the show for its second year.

Torrance Airport Association to hold meeting on proposed helicopter route

Article | Jul 01, 2013

The Torrance Airport Association is holding a meeting to discuss a proposal to modify a West Pacific Coast Highway helicopter route.

HAI moves to new headquarters

Article | Jun 27, 2013

Helicopter Association International has moved into a new, larger headquarters building that will allow it to grow for the next 20 years.

Bell Helicopter unveils new five-seat model

Article | Jun 20, 2013

Bell Helicopter has unveiled a brand-new five-seater scheduled for a first flight in 2014.

Friends rally to support mechanic’s pledge

Article | Jun 06, 2013

Friends and strangers are standing behind the helicopter mechanic who took responsibility for the in-flight power loss that nearly caused a helicopter crash.

Mentor Matters: Expanded circling protection in effect

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2013

For years, circling approaches in the United States have been more difficult to execute while providing less safety margin, relative to those in most of the rest of the world. After years of deliberation, the FAA is finally bringing some needed changes to the protection afforded to circling aircraft.

Mechanic takes responsibility for Honolulu emergency

Article | May 22, 2013

Cruising over Honolulu at 3,000 feet, the Robinson R-22's engine suddenly quit. Quick action by the pilot saved lives, and the mechanic took responsibility.

Graves encourages GA activism

Article | Apr 13, 2013

Pleased with the success of a House of Representatives campaign to garner support opposing a federal $100-per-flight user fee for general aviation, Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) encouraged Sun ’n Fun International Fly-In & Expo attendees to assure that their representative and senators are members of the respective GA caucuses.

Helicopter rides carry visitors back in history

Article | Apr 12, 2013

Huey pilots clear the turn from crosswind to downwind at Lakeland. Landing zone manager Lee Stuart directs the AAHF Cobra.

Kings to offer online helicopter FIRC

Article | Apr 11, 2013

Noting that helicopter flight instructors frequently have to “make do” with training materials designed for fixed-wing CFIs, King Schools co-chairman John King announced that his company is providing the first ever dedicated helicopter flight instructor refresher course online. Like other versions of the King FIRC, the helicopter course will focus on scenario-based training and risk management, showing the CFIs how to teach risk management to their students.