March 1, 2012
By AOPA Communications staff
Author Dave Hirschman and Photographer Chris Rose have spent the last month trying to convince other office-bound staffers that their assignment in the Bahamas wasn’t all sand, sea, and sunshine. Take a look at Warren Morningstar's video and Rose's slideshow and see for yourself the fruits of their labor (pineapple, star fruit, piña colada). February in Maryland? Or is it better in the Bahamas? With GA, you can get there from here.
Pop a big grin on your face and fly along with Editor at Large Tom Horne as he has a whale of a good time in the happy little Ercoupe, a budget buy for those without any pretensions, in this online video.
The skies were clear and the mood was bright at the eighth annual LSA Expo in Florida. Watch the video of an interview with Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association (LAMA) President Dan Johnson.
Things You Don't Want to See in DC
Purposely putting yourself in harm’s way sounds like a very bad idea, but for Senior Editor Dave Hirschman it’s all in the line of duty. Join him in this online video as he meets up with some things in the sky you don’t want to see from your cockpit.
And there's more…
In cooperation with Goodyear Aviation, we’ve produced some instructional videos for taking care of your aviation tires, plus listen as pilot Mike Trapp describes his ordeal after ditching in Lake Huron, and take a ride in a MiG–29.
California pilot Christopher Braun has created a revamped version of the cleco plier that is said to be lighter and more ergonomic.
What’s legal when it comes to modifying older aircraft? The starting point in any analysis of a potential aircraft modification is to answer the question: Is this a major alteration or a minor alteration?
The most popular $100 hamburger stop for Southern California pilots is probably the Airport in the Sky on Santa Catalina Island. But most pilots simply leave after lunch and miss out on unique experiences available year-round. Consider spending time at the island while you are in the area for AOPA's Chino Fly-In Sept. 20.
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