October 11, 2013
By AOPA ePublishing staff
A bird's-eye view of the Fort Worth Convention Center.
NTSB Board Member Earl Weener asssured pilots that the NTSB is “aviation friendly.”
Baseball legend Ken Griffey Jr. talks about his flying life with AOPA Editor in Chief Tom Haines.
Reminiscent of a North American AT-6, Yak-52, and North American T-28 Trojan, the SAM LS light sport aircraft is the warbird of the LSA market.
Dr. Jonathan Sackier moved to the United States to become a pilot.
AOPA Vice President Ed Thompson, left, with Neal Snowden, president of Aero Space Reports, an AOPA Strategic Partner and Airportfest sponsor.
Country music star Aaron Tippin performed his signature patriotic songs for several hundred AOPA members at The Flying Saucer outdoor concert venue in downtown Fort Worth, Texas Oct. 10.
Fort Worth, Texas, was hopping with aviation action during AOPA Aviation Summit 2013. AOPA photographers were there to capture the action as attendees got to hear from a baseball legend, dance to the music of a country star, and get an early look at a warbird-inspired light sport aircraft.
Collaboration between the German government, academia, and airplane manufacturers may make future aircraft cabins more protective of pilots and passengers. The Safety Box team plans to apply auto racing technology to general aviation.
A father and his 14-year-old son were helping another pilot ferry a newly purchased aircraft from California to their home field in Virginia. The three made an overnight stop in Albuquerque before flying on to Illinois for fuel. But shortly after they parked the aircraft in Marion, Ill., they were approached by as many as 18 uniformed and non-uniformed law enforcement officers who came running toward the airplane.
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