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Scholarship puts aviation career in student's reach

Article | 2015, 05 06

A Michigan high school senior whose dream of a piloting career overmatched the reach of his family’s finances got game-changing news on April 30.

Training Tip: The hazardous attitude of impulsivity

Article | 2015, 05 05

A student learned that the flight school’s most popular trainer was involved in a loss-of-control-on-landing accident the previous day. The pilot flying the trainer said, "It was a classic case of get-down-itis. All I could think was, 'I have to get this plane on the ground.'"

Food flight

Article | 2015, 05 05

There are no dues, and no rules, except to “fly safe” in the South Carolina Breakfast Club. Just enjoy the fun, the fellowship, some flying, and a home-cooked southern breakfast.

Aviation advocates hard at work in California

Advocacy | 2015, 04 29

California benefits from a strong airport system, and that system generates fuel-tax revenue that should go to the support of aviation infrastructure, AOPA said.

Ohio budget bill would increase aviation support

Advocacy | 2015, 04 29

The Ohio House has passed a biennial budget bill that would make available $6 million to meet the needs of the state’s aviation system.

Minnesota sets public meetings on airport zoning

Advocacy | 2015, 04 29

Minnesota’s aviation community will have opportunities to weigh in on proposed changes to airport zoning laws at a series of outreach meetings.

Oklahoma bill limits wind turbines' encroachment

Advocacy | 2015, 04 28

An Oklahoma bill should enhance flight safety by setting a minimum mile-and-a-half distance from airports for the construction of new wind-energy turbines.

IFR Fix: Aircraft for rent, maybe

IFR Fix | 2015, 04 28

A flight school/aircraft rental business had a double scare recently when two of its aircraft didn’t show up at two different destinations on separate days.

Training Tip: No way out but down

Article | 2015, 04 27

Pilots who fly into obviously deteriorating weather don’t always land or turn around in time.

Pete Weber dubbed oldest active living pilot

Article | 2015, 04 27

Every time Pete Weber Jr. of Cameron Park, California, takes an aircraft aloft these days, he beats his own record—at least, unofficially.