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2015 Endeavor Awards nominations open

Article | 2014, 12 23

Nominations are open until Jan. 31, 2015, for the Endeavor Awards, bestowed to honor the service of individual pilots who participate in public benefit flying.

Van Nuys Airport spreads the spirit

Article | 2014, 12 22

Each year, Van Nuys Airport sponsors a special holiday program at a local elementary school that features a visit from Santa Claus and friends.

Training Tip: Fog's thinly veiled threat

Article | 2014, 12 19

What’s the sneakiest cloud in the sky when it comes to ensnaring a VFR pilot in less-than-VFR conditions?

IFR Fix: Power, and distraction

IFR Fix | 2014, 12 19

After a complete electrical failure during an initial climb from the departure airport, the pilot of a Beech King Air 200 learned a valuable lesson from a simple but costly omission.

Objections renewed to new Islip landing fees

Advocacy | 2014, 12 18

AOPA continues to urge the town of Islip, New York, to rescind a revised landing fee schedule.

Colorado airport designated Emily Warner Field

Advocacy | 2014, 12 18

A Colorado county airport will bear the name of a history-making pilot after local officials voted to honor her pioneering aviation career.

New Hampshire airports seek 'dependable' funding

Advocacy | 2014, 12 17

Members of New Hampshire’s airports community exchanged ideas on how to secure dependable funding at the annual meeting of the Granite State Airport Management Association.

IFR Fix: Timing the handoff

IFR Fix | 2014, 12 12

No one likes to blow a radio exchange with ATC, but it's not possible to know exactly when a handoff from one center sector to another, or from a center to approach, is going to happen.

Training Tip: A matter of course

Article | 2014, 12 12

How would you react to looking down while flying a cross-country and seeing an apparently uncharted airport below?

Seaplane 'footprint' small in Adirondack Park

Advocacy | 2014, 12 11

Seaplanes “require no roads, trails or infrastructure to support their use,” wrote AOPA President Mark Baker in a letter to the Adirondack Park Administration.