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'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.

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.