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'Little guy at the fence'

Article | Aug 26, 2015

A boy who had waved at airplanes from outside the fence meets an airline pilot, and flies in a Piper Archer with AOPA’s Yasmina Platt.

Friends promote aviation on celebratory trip

Article | Aug 25, 2015

Two college friends celebrated a recent graduation by flying the East Coast—and gave back to the aviation community as they traveled.

Aviation Legends: The world according to Clay Lacy

Pilot Magazine | Aug 10, 2015

Aviation legend Clay Lacy has become synonymous with jet aircraft and Southern California, so it’s with some surprise that when he appears at a Wichita Aero Club luncheon, he’s introduced as a native son.

CAP National Flight Academy solos cadets across the country

Article | Jul 16, 2015

Civil Air Patrol cadet Josh Thompson, 16, could barely contain his pride and enthusiasm after soloing a Cessna 172 during a National Flight Academy solo camp in July at Fort Pickett Army National Guard Base in Blackstone, Virginia.

The pilot shortage

Pilot Magazine | Jul 06, 2015

When a humorist is asked about the looming pilot shortage, he proposes booster seats to solve the problem.

AOPA opposes move to raise unicom fees

Advocacy | Jun 24, 2015

AOPA is opposing a move by the FCC to raise fees for unicoms and other ground station radios for the second year in a row.

House passes transportation appropriations bill

Advocacy | Jun 10, 2015

A major transportation funding bill passes the House while an AOPA-opposed amendment to limit operations at Bob Hope Airport in California is defeated.

Pilot fitness study announced

Article | May 28, 2015

The FAA will work with medical professionals and industry experts to consider the mental and emotional health of airline pilots in light of recent events.