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Adrenaline insider

Article | Aug 19, 2014

Red Bull celebrates National Aviation Day with the first in a series of profiles of the Red Bull Air Force extreme athletes.

'Air Boss' takes No. 1 spot on iTunes Reality TV charts

Article | Aug 12, 2014

New reality docuseries Air Boss debuted at No. 1 on iTunes' Reality TV charts.

World premiere set for Bob Hoover documentary

Article | Aug 06, 2014

A documentary on legendary airshow pilot Bob Hoover is about to make its world premiere.

Briefing: Dusty flies again

Pilot Magazine | Aug 06, 2014

The action may be animated, but the production team behind Disney’s new film Planes 2: Fire and Rescue, sequel to the 2013 animated feature Planes, strove to keep every detail as realistic as possible.

Pilots: Helen Cernik, Piston Single Ferry Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Aug 05, 2014

Helen Cernik has made a dozen ocean crossings (nine Atlantic and three Pacific) in single-engine piston aircraft, mostly Cirrus SR22s and SR20s.

License to Learn: Media mania

Article | Aug 05, 2014

My approval/disapproval relationship (mostly disapproval) with the news-entertainment industry began in 1978, when a TV news anchor described how a collision occurred between a Boeing 727 and a Cessna 172 over San Diego.

Fly Well: Is your wiring firing correctly?

Pilot Magazine | Aug 05, 2014

Don’t blow a fuse from overload; let’s explore a few common and interesting human wiring issues.

Happenstance leads to WWI film

Article | Aug 04, 2014

A chance sighting in a book store led to the making of a documentary film about a group of college students who formed what became the basis for U.S. air power in both world wars.

Disney’s 'Planes' at AOPA tent

Article | Jul 23, 2014

Kids attending EAA AirVenture can join crop duster/air racer/firefighter Dusty Crophopper from Disney's "Planes: Fire and Rescue" for activities on the AOPA campus.

Animated firefighting

Article | Jul 07, 2014

The makers of Disney's Planes: Fire and Rescue strove to keep the animated action as realistic as possible.

Garmin tackles ‘misinformation’ on hacking aircraft avionics

Article | Jun 18, 2014

With much publicity the past several months focusing on hacking and security breaches—in the media, TV shows, and movies—Garmin is setting the record straight on the myths around one such possible breach: hacking aircraft avionics.

Companies seek approval for unmanned aerial filming

Article | Jun 04, 2014

Seven aerial photo and video production companies are asking the FAA for permission to use small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for television and movie filming, the FAA announced June 2.

Fresh search for Lost Patrol

Article | Apr 24, 2014

The vanishing of five U.S. Navy aircraft in 1945 remains one of the legendary mysteries of aviation, one that may soon be solved.

Never again: Snakes alive!

Pilot Magazine | Apr 08, 2014

Once upon a time, two men were flying in a Bonanza across Florida, from St. Petersburg to Vero Beach. It was a warm day, VFR weather, but with occasional isolated showers that are typical of that part of the country.

A plane-crazy America

Pilot Magazine | Apr 08, 2014

The realization may not immediately spring to mind, but the fact is that general aviation’s mass appeal has always been powerful over the past 100-plus years.

'Less of a stunt, more of a sport'

Article | Mar 20, 2014

A California man has moved to Europe to make a mark on the extreme sports world, mastering the art of filming fellow wingsuiters in flight.

Time traveler

Pilot Magazine | Mar 11, 2014

The last of the 1.5 gallons of oil chugs into the left engine’s tank, satisfying the big Pratt & Whitney R-985—for now.

Pilots: Steve Stafford

Pilot Magazine | Mar 06, 2014

Pilots who saw the 1998 motion picture, Six Days, Seven Nights, might have wondered how a de Havilland Beaver could be ditched near the rugged shoreline of Kauai.

Documentary chronicles earliest combat pilots

Article | Mar 06, 2014

A documentary film tells the story of the “first to fly and the first to die for the United States in the Great War.”

Journalist Miles O’Brien loses arm to accident

Article | Feb 26, 2014

Surgeons amputated the left arm of PBS science correspondent and pilot Miles O’Brien when complications arose during surgery for an injury to the arm.

Iowa DOT spin-off promotes aviation in state

Article | Feb 24, 2014

The Iowa Aviation Promotion Group uses volunteers across the state to promote the industry to the public.

Moments of truth

Article | Feb 14, 2014

With words drawn directly from cockpit voice recorders, "Charlie Victor Romeo" is a film that depicts aviation emergencies like no other—and deliberately so.

Fly Well: Check your undercarriage

Pilot Magazine | Feb 12, 2014

“T” is frequently paired with the word “level” and the phrase “should I take some?”

AOPA fights back over incomplete story on GA airport spending in Wisconsin

Advocacy | Feb 10, 2014

AOPA sets the record straight in an inaccurate story on Airport Improvement Program grant spending in Wisconsin.