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Bettles Airport lighting system crucial for pilots

Advocacy | 2014, 09 10

AOPA is opposing an FAA proposal to decommission Bettles Airport’s approach lighting system because such a move could negatively impact IFR operations at the airport.

Triple Tree magic

Article | 2014, 09 09

A cannon fires after Pat Derrick makes a low pass over the grass strip in a Vultee BT-13 Valiant. Derrick is the unofficial alarm clock for hundreds of pilots, their family and friends, camping under the wings of their aircraft at the 400-plus acre Triple Tree Aerodrome in Woodruff, South Carolina.

‘152Reimagined’ intrigues pilots at AirVenture

Article | 2014, 08 07

AOPA’s ‘152Reimagined,’ a yellow-and-black refurbished Cessna 152, caused a flurry of excitement at the association’s exhibit during EAA AirVenture.

Fly-Ins: Indianapolis

Article | 2014, 08 04

Three dozen pilots camped under their wings at Indianapolis Regional Airport the evening before the second AOPA Regional Fly-In of the year. Another 500 aircraft and more than 2,000 attendees joined May 31, including students pilots; families with generations of pilots; and area pilots, EAA chapters, and Civil Air Patrol members who volunteered to cook, direct traffic, and park airplanes.<

Pilot flies Citabria to Oshkosh for Wounded Warriors

Article | 2014, 08 01

After six days; flying 5,600 miles at 85 knots in a Citabria from Fairbanks, Alaska, to Oshkosh, Wisconsin; camping out at airports along the way; and eating Mountain House dried food, 21-year-old Alex Mumley-Dupuis said he was ready for a good meal upon arrival at EAA AirVenture.

Pilot to use L-139 to draw girls to aviation

Article | 2014, 08 01

When Dianna Stanger hops out of her new L-139 prototype fighter on the flight line at airshows and fly-ins among the other warbirds, she hopes girls and young women will become inspired to enter aviation as a hobby or career.

Avgas replacement: It’s not just about octane

Article | 2014, 07 31

After testing more than 3,000 formulas over a 10-year period, Shell Aviation submitted its candidate fuel to the FAA for consideration as a fleet-wide, unleaded avgas replacement in July.

Earhart completes round-the-world flight with help of GA industry

Article | 2014, 07 31

Fresh off her around-the-world flight in a Pilatus, Amelia Rose Earhart spoke about her adventure at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 28, and credited the trip’s success with the support she received from the general aviation industry.

SAM LS completes spin testing

Article | 2014, 07 31

The experimental SAM LS has successfully completed spin testing, SAM Aircraft Founder Thierry Zibi announced July 30 at EAA AirVenture.

SocialFlight to create nationwide Parade of Planes

Article | 2014, 07 30

Online aviation event hub SocialFlight is working with aircraft manufacturers to host a nationwide Parade of Planes during the month of September.