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Never Again

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2001

My wife and I flew a Piper Tri-Pacer from Fort Worth, Texas, to my sister's home in Washington, D.C., on December 22, 1952, to visit my mother for the last time before she passed away from cancer. L was a young, struggling flight instructor, and this was the third time in three months that my boss had graciously lent me one of his airplanes and given me the time off to make the trip.


Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2001

Making it to the big leagues. It's easy to imagine but hard to do.

Answers for Pilots

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 1999

Is a flying career for you? Recently a member called the AOPA Pilot Information Center with what appeared to be bad news: His government job was being downsized, and he needed a new career. Could his passion for flying offer new job possibilities? It sure could, replied Kitty Pultorak, AOPA's technical services manager and a former customer service representative for a fixed base operator.

Student Sleuths

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 1999

Four people fan out across a strip of high desert terrain outside of Prescott, Arizona, walking slowly away from the charred fuselage of a wrecked airplane. The sun burns brightly overhead.

Sentimental Journey

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 1998

I advanced the thrust levers of the Boeing 757-200 and a pair of flaming Niagaras with 76,400 pounds of enthusiastic thrust propelled TWA Flight 347 along Runway 30L at St. Louis.

AOPA Access

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 1998

During my first flight, I learned something very important: Aviation is addictive. I wanted to turn my passion for flying into a career, but like many AOPA members, I found more questions than answers.

AOPA Expo '97

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 1997

AOPA Expo '97 makes a splash in Central Florida From the exhibit halls at the Marriott World Center to the dance floor at the closing banquet — and from the sun-warmed ramp at Orlando Executive Airport to the cold seawater in Sea World of Florida's Shamu Stadium — members from across the country have voted. The verdict is in: AOPA Expo '97, held in Orlando from October 23 through 25, was a class act.

Beyond the Flight Line

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 1997

It's a typical fall day along Florida's Atlantic coast. Cumulus clouds are beginning to build just inland, but it is clear along the shore.

A Summer of Inspiration

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 1997

For most of us, the words summer camp bring back images of lazing around a lakeside dock, canoe and archery lessons, campfires, and nature crafts. But for teenagers who attend the University of North Dakota's version of summer camp, those words will bring back some distinctly different memories.

Foreign Student Ripoff

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 1997

Dimitrios Dafnopulos, a citizen of both Greece and the Netherlands but currently living in Sicklerville, New Jersey, wanted desperately to start his professional piloting career last year. It was tough, though, with only 640 hours of total flight time and 140 hours of multiengine experience.