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'Hat in the Ring' invests in aviation's future

Article | Dec 13, 2012

Don Bernard likes to say that submarines and aircraft have a lot in common. The medium in which they operate may differ, but with the right skills and instruments, you can get them where they are going.

Flying high with Aaron Tippin

Article | Dec 03, 2012

A flight in a T-6 Texas was the highlight of a day with country music legend Aaron Tippin, but that wasn't all of the stops the star pulled out for one AOPA member.

Ownership: Tube and fabric 101

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2012

Tips for the prospective owner.

Nose artist Jerri Bergen: Cowlings are her canvas

Article | Nov 27, 2012

Some artists paint portraits, others prefer landscapes. Jerri Bergen, however, paints noses--of aircraft.

Piper celebrates 75 years

Article | Nov 12, 2012

Hundreds of people were on hand and 84 aircraft - including Piper products that represented the company's lineage going back to the J-3 Cub - flew in to help Piper Aircraft Inc. celebrate its seventy-fifth anniversary Nov. 9 through 11.

Aviation-themed park debuts at SC airport

Article | Nov 02, 2012

Walk through an entranceway fashioned from an aircraft fuselage, picnic, watch aircraft, play in an aviation-themed playground, or stroll along "walking runways" or a "perimeter taxiway" at this park.

EAA chairman: Only change is at the top

Article | Oct 25, 2012

Jack Pelton, the new chairman of the Experimental Aircraft Association, said the departure of CEO Rod Hightower will not change the organization's mission or priorities.

Hightower out at EAA

Article | Oct 22, 2012

In a surprise move, Experimental Aircraft Association President and CEO Rod Hightower stepped down on Oct. 22 and newly elevated EAA Chairman Jack Pelton agreed to run the 175,000-member organization on an interim basis

Summit news and product briefs

Article | Oct 11, 2012

Aero & Marine offers California use tax service Even nonresidents can be hit with a use tax for using, storing, or registering an aircraft in California, Aero & Marine Tax Professionals’ Tom Alston warned at AOPA Aviation Summit. However, many pilots who use their aircraft for business can use a commercial interstate flight hours test to avoid the tax legally, Alston said.

Go ballistic: Bid on ususual attitude course

Article | Sep 27, 2012

Watch the world spin in your windscreen in a ballistic roll, and become familiar with an upside-down view. Bid for the experience in the AOPA Foundation's A Night For Flight online auction.

Dine with Harrison Ford, 'Flying Wild Alaska' pilots, Dave Coulier

Article | Sep 13, 2012

Call it the ultimate $100 hamburger run. Fly in to Palm Springs, Calif., for the AOPA Foundation's A Night for Flight charity gala and dine with Harrison Ford and AOPA Editor in Chief Tom Haines; the Discovery Channel's "Flying Wild Alaska" pilots John Ponts and Luke Hickerson; and comedian Dave Coulier and Discovery Channel's 'Flying Wild Alaska' pilot Doug Stewart.

‘It just couldn’t be so’

Article | Sep 10, 2012

Robert Odegaard gained acclaim across the country both as a pilot, and an expert in the restoration of vintage aircraft. The North Dakota native was killed Sept. 7 while practicing for an airshow near his home.

Pilots: Nick Baker

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2012

Meet Capt’n Nick. A business-jet captain for NetJets Aviation, who flies affluent clients to destinations in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean, Nick Baker also transports less well-heeled passengers to a place they’ve never been before—the aviation world of yesteryear.

Wild weekend with Sean Tucker

Article | Aug 29, 2012

It's your first aerobatic routine, and you're performing for an audience of one - airshow performer and aerobatic champion Sean D. Tucker. No pressure.

YouTube accident pilot: ‘I was going to abort’

IFR Fix | Aug 10, 2012

The June 30 crash of a Stinson 108-3 in Stanley, Idaho, has been viewed--from an inside-the-cockpit perspective--a million times since one of the passengers posted video on Aug. 4. Pilot Les Gropp, who suffered a broken jaw (his passengers walked away), said a gust of wind lifted him into the air as he was about to abort the ill-fated takeoff.

Reconciliation of former combatants inspires, heals

Article | Aug 09, 2012

Retired Brig. Gen. Dan Cherry shot down one MiG during his combat tours in Vietnam, and wondered as he watched the parachute deploy (narrowly missing it) what would become of the pilot. Amid the intense tempo of aerial combat, such thoughts were pushed aside until a chance encounter 36 years later with the F-4 Phantom he flew in Vietnam sparked a search. What Cherry found has led to healing and reconciliation for many veterans on both sides of the Pacific Ocean.

MT breathes new life into old propellers

Article | Jul 31, 2012

MT-Propeller will begin producing two-blade ground-adjustable aluminum propellers for the vintage market.

Flight of 75 Cubs marks 75th

Article | Jul 23, 2012

Piper Cub pilots and their passengers in Hartford, Wis., were up before dawn July 22, eating breakfast and getting an updated briefing before 75 vintage Piper J-3s began launching just after sunrise--heading for EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh and continuing their celebration of the iconic airplane's seventy-fifth anniversary.

Cubs 2 Oshkosh deadline approaching

Article | Jul 05, 2012

The registration deadline for Cubs 2 Oshkosh - the mass arrival of Piper Cubs at EAA AirVenture on July 22 to commemorate the iconic airplane's seventy-fifth anniversary - is fast approaching.

Former gang member helps save a piece of Air Force history

Article | Jul 03, 2012

A decade ago, Hualdo Mendoza was in trouble, mixed up with the gang life and kicked out of school. Today, he is a leading expert on a highly specialized aviation art: the restoration of fabric aircraft skins. That skill recently landed him a seat in a U.S. Air Force supersonic trainer, a thank you from the Hat in the Ring squadron.

As 'old school' as it gets

Article | Jul 02, 2012

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome has for half a century fielded a vintage fleet of pioneer, World War I, and barnstorming aircraft in weekend shows that test the skills of a select group of pilots.