February 1, 2012
AOPA Publications staff
Looking for an affordable steed that belies its age with remarkable speed and a miserly fuel burn? Associate Editor Ian J. Twombly discovers that the 40-plus-year-old Mooney M20E fills the bill for a Budget Buy without sacrificing those attributes. Fly along in this online video.
On brand-new wings
Editor in Chief Tom Haines likes aircraft of all shapes and sizes—witness his first time at the controls of a Boeing 737-700 in this online video, which chronicles the sale and delivery of the newest member of Southwest Airlines’ fleet.
What could be better than those big fat tires on the 2012 Tougher than a Tornado Husky? How about floats? Dave Hirschman discovers the joy of seaplane flying in an Aviat Husky in this online video.
Flying wild in Alaska
If you haven’t tuned in to Discovery Channel’s homage to flying in Alaska and its reality show featuring the affable Tweto family, view this video clip of a segment of the popular aviation-themed show, Flying Wild Alaska.
View an AOPA Live interview on icing strategies, an AOPA Live video on user-fee threats, and a video on how to use our new iPad app for AOPA Pilot and Flight Training magazines.
Able Flight, the nonprofit organization that works to provide free flight training to individuals with physical disabilities, announced the awards of a record-setting nine scholarships in 2014.
Smith Field in Fort Wayne, Ind., has withstood three separate attacks—in the 1970s, 1990s, and 2002—to close it and redevelop the land. Now, it's thriving.
Internet giant Google will acquire Titan Aerospace, the New Mexico-based developer of high-altitude unmanned aircraft systems.
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