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Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2012

Of all the technological changes that have impacted our lives over the past decade or so, the most dramatic have been in the way we consume information.

Aerospace luminaries reflect on Lindbergh anniversary

Article | May 23, 2012

Charles Lindbergh believed in motion. Honoring him with something static, such as a statue, was not a solution, declared Reeve Lindbergh, the aviation pioneer's youngest daughter with wife Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Reeve Lindbergh made the observation at an intimate dinner celebrating the thirty-fifth anniversary of the launch of the Lindbergh Fund, which today is called the Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2012

It seems like just a few days ago that I joined my colleague Dave Hirschman to begin a 12-day adventure that any pilot might enjoy. Dave flew the Tougher than a Tornado AOPA Sweepstakes Husky, and I piloted my own Husky (N24HU) from our headquarters in Frederick, down the Gulf Coast of Florida to Key West, then back north to Lakeland to spend a week at Sun 'n Fun, before returning home.

Online airspace tool receives engineering award

Advocacy | Apr 23, 2012

Software used by Kansas transportation officials to analyze potential hazards to aviation from proposed structures has been recognized with an engineering excellence award. In a news release, the Kansas Department of Transportation noted the participation in the project of AOPA Airport Support Network volunteers and Eudora High School students, who helped beta test the program and suggested modifications.

Frederick airport 'most female-friendly'

Article | Apr 18, 2012

It's official: Frederick Municipal Airport, the home base of AOPA, is the most female-friendly airport in the United States. Local pilots flew 242 women and girls out of the airport on March 10 to secure the national title.

AOPA Action

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2012

Responding to member concerns, AOPA and the Experimental Aircraft Association will request an exemption that would allow many pilots flying the most common single-engine aircraft recreationally to use a driver's license and self-certification medical standard.

Vermont CFI, DPE is National CFI of the Year

Article | Mar 01, 2012

Hobart Caleb "Hobie" Tomlinson of Huntington, Vt., has been named the 2012 National Certificated Flight Instructor of the Year.

Pilot Briefing

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2012

Is light-sport industry signaling a turnaround? Record-setting days took place at the eight-year-old Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo national showcase for Light Sport aircraft in January.

New Voices for GA

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2012

A new crew is ready for takeoff. Their mission: Build strong local general aviation communities and strengthen AOPA's relationships with state and local governments across the country. AOPA's new team of regional managers has deep roots in aviation, and their arrival marks the first overhaul of AOPA regional advocacy and representation in decades.

Innovative GA concepts earn award nominations

Article | Feb 09, 2012

Two pioneering general aviation aircraft designs, and two advances at the other end of the aircraft spectrum, have been nominated for the National Aeronautic Association's 2011 Robert J. Collier Trophy.

Living Legends of Aviation awards conferred

Article | Jan 27, 2012

On Jan. 24, a star-studded group of the industry's luminaries, visionaries, and lifelong devotees received recognition from the Living Legends of Aviation organization at a Beverly Hills, Calif. A Living Legend of Aviation Award was presented to Jeppesen CEO and President Mark Van Tine in recognition of his leadership role in the industry, and "AOPA Pilot" columnist Barry Schiff joined eight other inductees as 2012 Living Legends.

Fuller unveils effort to boost flight training excellence

Article | Jan 26, 2012

In a speech delivered Jan. 26 on AOPA Live, AOPA President Craig Fuller unveiled a new initiative designed to encourage best practices and recognize flight training providers who put those practices to work every day.

Helicopter group honors members' achievements

Article | Jan 10, 2012

Helicopter Association International has announced the winners of its 2012 Salute to Excellence Awards, honoring those who uphold the helicopter industry's highest traditions.

April 1, 2011, issue of 'AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition' newsletter

Article | Apr 01, 2011

Training Tips: Practical pattern politics; FLIGHT TRAINING NEWS: California instructor named CFI of the Year; AOPA News: Spread out your premium payments; Trainning Products: Zuluboard Mini Economy kneeboard; Final Exam question: Question: What does LAHSO mean and can a student pilot accept one?

Fly-Outs: Wings over the vines

Article | Mar 01, 2011

Prepare to be transported. Land at the friendliest little airport in Virginia—Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport (JGG)—travel just one mile to Wedmore Place at the Williamsburg Winery and take a step back in time.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2011

By the time I leveled off at 11,000 feet, a quick glance at the Garmin 530 showed that I was only 20 minutes from Freeport, Bahamas—20 more minutes of deep blue Caribbean below me. My Bonanza is a headwind magnet, but today we were tooling along with about 20 knots on the tail, so the miles to dry land were ticking by quickly.

AOPA’s Haines to receive Bahamas travel writer honors

Article | Dec 01, 2010

AOPA Senior Vice President and Editor in Chief Thomas B. Haines has been named Bahamas Travel Writer of the Year by The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation.

The place to be

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2010

It’s hard to imagine the balmy sea breezes of Southern California sitting here in my Frederick, Maryland, office on a day so hot and humid that eggs could fry on sidewalks and even the most fanatic flier can’t fathom stepping into his or her trusty Cessna 172. All the opening of the windows and/or doors and starting up the engine will do is move the oppressive air around, but provide no relief.

Fly-Outs: September

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2010

RIR Flabob AirportRiverside, California Glasair Aviation and Flabob Airport will co-host the Glasair Fly-In, marking the thirtieth anniversary of the debut of the Glasair design, September 10 through 13. Officials at Glasair are anticipating at least 50 Glasairs and 30 Glastars and Sportsmen at the airport for the weekend.

AOPA Action

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2010

FAA plan charts modernization through 2018 The FAA recently released its updated implementation plan for the transition to a modernized air transportation system. The plan outlines how the agency will act on recommendations from the industry and continue to expand satellite-based navigation and surveillance.

Pilot Counsel:

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2010

There is a relatively little known federal law called the Equal Access To Justice Act (EAJA) that benefits, and should continue to benefit, aircraft owners and pilots. It was enacted in 1980 to help persons who fight the government to recover attorneys’ fees and other costs if the government was not justified in taking action against them in the first place.

The Lucky Ones

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2008

In the 51 years since AOPA gave away its first prize airplanes on national TV, winners have received brand-new aircraft and painstakingly restored antiques. The fortunate few have won singles and twins, fixed gear and retractable models, fabric-covered and metal airplanes.

AOPA Action

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2007

FAA awards ADS-B contract Mark your calendar for 2020. The FAA recently awarded an ITT Corporation team the $1.8 billion contract to build and operate the automatic dependent surveillance broadcast (ADS-B) ground infrastructure.

Pilot Briefing

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2007

First VLJ show draws nearly all manufacturers Seven airframe manufacturers and a cadre of curious buyers and potential buyers attended the VLJ Exhibition and Trade Show at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport in North Carolina on March 4. Produced and promoted by JetPool, the first-ever event was held in one of Wilson Air Center's hangars.