August 1, 2011
AOPA Publications staff
STORIES WITH ENHANCED CONTENT
The breathtaking photography by Chris Rose that accompanies Dave Hirschman’s Epic Flight through the Canyonlands is just a small slice of the visual entertainment from this trip. Produced by the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF), this incredible video will have you believing that you are flying in the Waco biplane right alongside Hirschman and crew.
Methodical Risk Taker
Stunt helicopter pilot Chuck Aaron considers the risks in flipping a helicopter on its back for the thrill of an audience—but does it anyway. In this video by sponsor Red Bull, Aaron shares the gut-wrenching maneuvers with you and makes you (somewhat) glad you’re still on the ground.
Flying Skeletons and Electric Hummingbirds
Aviation can take many forms as Senior Editor Al Marsh discovered when he went on assignment to discover rubber-band aircraft and Styrofoam airplanes. These online videos show that flight has many faces—and so do the people who experience it without ever leaving the ground.
Aircraft Power and Fuel
Shell announced Dec. 3 the development of an unleaded aviation fuel that will be submitted for certification as a "performance drop-in" avgas replacement.
An Indiana company has secured ASTM approval for a high-octane and unleaded formula that could replace 100 LL.
A small team is aiming to soar to the far reaches of the stratosphere in a specially designed glider that will transport its pilots to a desperately lonely place.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.