April 1, 2012
AOPA Publications staff
Senior Editor Al Marsh has become our unofficial, official Light Sport aircraft reporter. He has flown 14 models of LSA in recent years and adds the Kitfox to his growing list of aircraft flown with this issue. Because he has spent so much time in the type, his comparisons between models add cachet to his reports. Fly along with him in the Kitfox in Florida in this online video.
The photographs featured in this month’s story on photographer John Scurlock are just the tip of the iceberg—or in this case, mountains. See more of Scurlock’s aerial art in this online slideshow.
Rebirth of the pioneer RV
Meet the dedicated people who helped restore the very first Van’s RV in this online video produced by Technical Editor Mike Collins.
Keep 'Em Flying
AOPA President Craig Fuller has introduced a new association initiative, which takes aim at building the pilot population, getting and keeping pilots back in the air—and continuing the user fee fight in Washington, D.C. Hear his speech in this online video.
Winter in Montana takes on a whole new meaning if you are in an aircraft accident and fighting for survival, as ePublishing Managing Editor Alyssa J. Miller discovered in a mock weekend survival clinic featured in this online video.
Light Sport Aircraft,
A half-ton Dodge truck lines up on the centerline. As the pickup accelerates, the floatplane trailered behind it adds power, lifts off, banks left, and departs: just another floatplane launch by Joe Sprague of Cadillac Aircraft Services in Cadillac, Mich.
Public-use heliports aren't very plentiful, but those that are offer unique capabilities and a fun challenge.
Dinners at Waypoint Café at California's Camarillo Airport will have an outside dining option to watch airplanes and helicopters take off and land, and learn more about general aviation in the process.
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