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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.

Trailer released for 'Planes: Fire & Rescue'

Article | Feb 07, 2014

Disney has released a trailer for the second installment of the “Planes” franchise.

Fairmount club: Getting more students into airplanes

Article | Jan 28, 2014

The goal of the Fairmount Flying Club is to get more students into general aviation aircraft.

News video touts benefits of Boulder Municipal Airport

Advocacy | Jan 15, 2014

A video highlights how Boulder Municipal Airport was a community asset during devastating floods in September.

'Inside Air Shows' features Goulian team

Article | Jan 14, 2014

Check out Episode 2 of LiveAirShowTV’s new series "Inside Airshows" as it takes a special look inside Goulian Aerosports.

My $1 Million Education

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2013

Senior Editor Dave Hirschman had an epiphany: What have all his years of flying cost him? And what else has he gained? Readers could relate.

Quick Look: Gulfstream V

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2013

The Gulfstream V was the world’s first ultra-long-range corporate jet.

Weekend seaplane odyssey

Article | Nov 13, 2013

As a baker's dozen of pilots discover, moving five seaplanes--four of them on straight floats--1,200 nm from Minneapolis to Florida is an adventure in flying, and a lesson in human relations.

Question of the Month

Article | Nov 13, 2013

What began as a discussion of flying club web sites and recruitment evolved into a larger discussion of other marketing techniques.

What's your favorite airplane movie?

Article | Nov 05, 2013

Pilots have discriminating taste when it comes to aviation movies. It’s not just about the actors or special effects, but about the plot’s trueness to aviation, historical accuracy, and physics of flight. With that in mind, what's your favorite aviation movie?

A memorable day

Article | Nov 05, 2013

A New Jersey pilot with a quarter-century of aviation under his belt will count Oct. 24 among the more memorable days of his flying career. Not everyone can say they were surrounded by armed men with FBI vests, and smile about it.

Cops for Kids fly-in marks fifteenth year

Article | Oct 31, 2013

When police from 10 law enforcement agencies converged by air and land on a target in Loma Linda, Calif.,the mission was clear.

Embraer announces upgrades, design changes

Article | Oct 21, 2013

Embraer today revealed several big changes now in the works for its line of executive jets.

AOPA AV8RS at Summit 2013

Article | Oct 03, 2013

AOPA and Youth Aviation Adventure (YAA) are sponsoring a free three-hour hands-on discovery program for teens ages 13-18 at Airportfest at Meacham International Airport on October 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Cool Stuff: Lawn chair balloonist

Article | Oct 03, 2013

Joe Barbera didn’t “imagine” himself stuck in a tree. Yet that is just what happened hours after the Washington state man sat back in his lawn chair contraption, attached to 80 helium balloons, and lifted off.

Letters

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2013

Editor in Chief Thomas B. Haines received many comments on his column, which suggested that “aviation is our common ground, but not much else.”

New blog spotlights AOPA's advocacy

Article | Sep 25, 2013

AOPA members know that advocacy is a vital component of the association’s mission of preserving the freedom to fly. How does the advocacy process work?

IFR Fix: BADDA BINGG

IFR Fix | Sep 13, 2013

Even if you never fly to this destination, the IAP makes good review material for a ground session of an IFR proficiency session.

Spreading aviation

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2013

It’s a bright, breezy day at the seaplane base in Lakeland, Florida, the second day of the 2013 annual Sun ’n Fun International Fly-In and Expo. The winds are a little strong—gusting to 20 mph—but the crowds are gathering for the events.

Pilots Peanut pilot

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2013

From the time Craig Schulz, 60, built aircraft models and briefly flew his Cox U-Control Curtiss P–40, he wanted to fly. The P–40 model was wrecked by a friend of his father, Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz, shortly after it was purchased.

East Hill Flying Club: Recruiting is the heart of the beast

Article | Aug 09, 2013

An award-winning flight school, social memberships, and a strong fleet are among the reasons to join Ithaca, N.Y.-based East Hill Flying Club.

Honor Flight salutes veterans

Slideshow | Aug 05, 2013

As the B-29 Fifi and three B-25 North American Mitchell bombers flew overhead at EAA AirVenture for a missing man salute, a hush fell over the crowd while taps played through loudspeakers.