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Meet AOPA AV8RS member Tyler Hoppe

AV8RS | Dec 01, 2012

Tyler Hoppe says he got hooked on aviation on his first commercial flight. But that feeling of flight is what has kept his interest soaring.

Last flying B-29 grounded by engine trouble

Article | Nov 16, 2012

The Commemorative Air Force is seeking donations to replace a bad engine on the B-29 Superfortress "Fifi," the last airworthy (pending repairs) B-29 left in the world.

Pilot, city commissioner honored with Let’s Go Flying Award

Article | Oct 11, 2012

Jamie Beckett of Winter Haven, Fla., is the recipient of AOPA's 2012 Let's Go Flying Award for his efforts in promoting and defending general aviation. The award was presented Oct. 11 during AOPA Aviation Summit in Palm Springs, Calif.

Glimpse the warbird display in a flash

Article | Jul 25, 2012

'Glacier Girl,' F4U Corsairs, P-51s, a B-25, B-17, MiG-21, L-19 Bird Dog, and F8 Bearcat are just a few of the aircraft showcases in this year's warbird display at EAA AirVenture. Here's a 360-degree look.

Fly-Outs: Warbirds with dinner

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2012

How about an aviation history lesson and a first-class meal?

Groundswell of opposition halts bid to ground warbirds

Article | Apr 30, 2012

The nation's airworthy warbirds have survived, for now, another attempt to knock them out of the sky. Warbird operators and enthusiasts bombarded lawmakers with calls and letters as word spread of a proposed amendment to defense legislation that would have grounded vintage military aircraft.

GA roots focus of Graves' town hall

Advocacy | Apr 02, 2012

Protecting pilots and antique aircraft, the beginning and foundation of general aviation, were the focus of a town hall hosted by Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) March 31 at Sun 'n Fun in Lakeland, Fla.

Youth serves the future of the Commemorative Air Force

Article | Mar 31, 2012

The Commemorative Air Force has grown from a small band of pilots who purchased a P-51 in 1957 into a world leader in warbirds, with 9,000 members operating 156 vintage aircraft to honor American military aviation history and heritage. As the organization looks to the future, the door has been opened to the next generation willing and able to take up the mission.