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Test Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2006

GENERAL A pilot often wore gloves when landing and/or taxiing one type of popular pioneer airplane but not because he needed protection from cold or fire. What type of airplane was it? Eugene Jacques Ballard served throughout World War I as a combat pilot in the French Flying Corps and received numerous decorations including the Legion of Honor, France's highest honor.

Pilot Briefing

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2005

Everest helo landing triggers an avalanche of debate It seemed about as likely as seeing a yeti. A helicopter landing on Mount Everest? How could that be? The landing of a Eurocopter Ecureuil/AStar AS350 B3 helicopter on the Earth's highest point on May 14 and again the following day touched off a debate within the mountaineering community.

AOPA Action

Article | Oct 01, 2004

AOPA to Pilots: Take Election Security Concerns Seriously The 2004 presidential election is only a few weeks away, and security officials remain extremely concerned that terrorists will try to disrupt or influence the outcome with renewed attacks within the United States. The specter of the attacks on Spanish trains in March, which helped sway national elections there, looms large for security agencies in the United States.

The Coast Guard's Air Force

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2003

Coast Guard Lt. Todd Fisher is flying patrol in his orange Aerospatiale HH-65 Dolphin out over the Florida Straits when he looks down and spots what he calls "a target of interest." A fishing boat.