June 1, 2006
1960: A Cessna 172 brochure introduced "new fly-away business travel freedom in your own flight/sweep Cessna 172 for '60 - you simply get in and GO!" The pamphlet went on to describe the 172: " ...and if you drive, you can fly...LAND-O-MATIC takes over as soon as your Cessna 172 touches the ground, automatically points you straight down the runway."
An aviation student from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, is the 2015 recipient of the $3,000 AOPA Women in Aviation, International student pilot scholarship, AOPA announced March 5.
A metal detector enthusiast recently unearthed fragments of a legendary World War II aircraft, and the U.S. Navy deployed a team to investigate in February.
With solid instrument meteorological conditions extending hundreds of miles in every direction, a VFR-only pilot was stuck on top. The controller who helped him was among those honored March 4 with the Archie League Medal of Safety Award.
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