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In the News

Article | Jan 11, 2013

Send Us Your NewsEach month we will share a roundup of stories about flying clubs, whether they are published in aviation media or local papers, and you can help. If your club has received some media coverage—newspaper, TV, radio, or online—let us know so we can share your accomplishments with the flying club community.

In the News

Article | Dec 15, 2012

A monthly collection of articles about flying clubs from around the Web.

Diabetes mellitus on oral medications

Article | Oct 26, 2012

Diet-controlled diabetes mellitus is one of the five medical conditions that your aviation medical examiner may grant issuance if you come to your examination with the proper documentation.

Heard at Summit

Article | Oct 15, 2012

Find out what people had to say at AOPA Aviation Summit in this highlight of some of the notable quotes heard during the show.

Tips and secrets from 'Flying Wild Alaska' pilots

Article | Oct 13, 2012

The Discovery Channel's "Flying Wild Alaska" pilots - John Ponts, Doug Stewart, and Luke Hickerson - traveled south to Palm Springs, Calif., for AOPA Aviation Summit to share flying tips with pilots and encourage future aviators. AOPA asked the pilots-turned-celebrities what it’s like flying for a TV show in Alaska, their pet peeves, and more. As you’ll see, their newfound fame hasn't gone to their heads. These serious (but comical) aviators put safety first and provide advice on communication, backcountry flying, and more.

10 questions for Dave Coulier

Article | Oct 12, 2012

Comedian and pilot Dave Coulier, best known as the loveable Uncle Joey on the 1990s sitcom "Full House", reveals how he earned his instrument rating in the busy Los Angeles airspace and how his knack for cracking jokes plays out in the air.

Missing men, a mythic triangle made for television

Article | Oct 11, 2012

On April 20, 1980, a Greensboro, N.C., pharmacist called home from the Bahamas and reported he had one more stop to make before flying home in a Cessna 310. He was never heard from again.

Resources at risk

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2012

Flight, film, and education inspire conservation action

Go ballistic: Bid on ususual attitude course

Article | Sep 27, 2012

Watch the world spin in your windscreen in a ballistic roll, and become familiar with an upside-down view. Bid for the experience in the AOPA Foundation's A Night For Flight online auction.

90-day old airport hosts first fly-in in China

Advocacy | Aug 30, 2012

It's not Oshkosh, but the first ever fly-in by AOPA-China in Faku in the Shenyang province had all the passion and enthusiasm for general aviation characteristic of airshows worldwide.

Hollywood's precision pilot shares tips at Summit

Article | Jul 19, 2012

If you've seen a movie with aerial footage or an aircraft in flight, chances are Craig Hosking was involved. One of Hollywood's most experienced precision pilots, Hosking has served as a pilot or aerial coordinator in more than 100 titles.

Cheers, join the family of aviators at Summit

Article | Jun 21, 2012

Expand your network of aviation friends at AOPA Aviation Summit in Palm Springs, Calif., Oct. 11 through 13.

SpaceX capsule delivers cargo to space station

Article | May 30, 2012

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) made history May 25 as the first private company to dock a spacecraft with the International Space Station.

Boeing 727 crashed on purpose for science, television

Article | May 03, 2012

The pilot set the jetliner on a crash course and hit the silk, leaving a Boeing 727 packed with cameras, instruments, and crash test dummies to make a final plunge to the Sonoran Desert in the name of science and entertainment.

Pilot Briefing

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2012

World records in the works There is a flurry of world records poised to hit the news this year. Three pilots are planning to circle the globe, either for a record or for good causes.

Able Flight success

Article | Apr 20, 2012

Adam Kisielewski was feeling the pressure. The former U.S. Marine who had lost his left arm and a portion of his right leg in combat in Iraq was about to take a sport pilot checkride, and the usually cocky 28-year-old was rattled.

Bouncing Back

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2012

It was a beautiful day in the Columbia River Gorge. Hood River Airport is located in a picturesque valley, surrounded by mountains. A pilot was in his backyard garden enjoying the sunshine. He heard an airplane engine start to sputter, then quit, and listened to the sound of a loud impact in the neighboring vineyard.

Resuming the journey: A pilot's return to flight

Article | Mar 20, 2012

A journey that began with backcountry flights in Alaska takes twists and turns for one woman to become a pilot, only to have to put those dreams aside as life events interfere. Now, an opportunity to return to Alaska for some summer flights has once again ignited the desire to get back in the left seat.

IFR Fix: A show of hands

IFR Fix | Feb 17, 2012

IFR Fix readers weigh in on a variety of topics through informal polls. What does the emerging portrait reveal? Perhaps a syllabus for recurrency training.

Flying into the Big Game

Article | Feb 09, 2012

"Welcome to Indy. You're the first piston we've seen all weekend," the van driver said as he drove two pilots across the ramp to Million Air's welcome hangar, complete with a red carpet and enclosed canopy for Super Bowl weekend.

Letters

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2012

Mike Collins touched my heart with his article "Honoring the Tuskegee Airmen" (December 2011 AOPA Pilot). Lt. Col. William Holloman III of the famed 332nd Fighter Group was a dear friend and passed away in 2010. Bill was a national treasure. Prior to his passing, he was looking forward to climbing back into a Stearman.

Film tributes to Tuskegee Airmen debut in January

Article | Jan 04, 2012

A pair of film tributes will debut in January paying homage to aviators who risked everything for a country that refused to let them eat at the same lunch counters or ride at the front of a bus.

Honoring the Tuskegee Airmen

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2011

There was a lot going through Matt Quy's mind that steamy August morning as he flew his 1944 Boeing PT-13 Stearman down the final approach to Runway 19 Left at Washington Dulles International Airport. His wife, Tina, sat in the front cockpit. To his left, he could see the Washington Monument in the distance. The wind singing in the biplane's flying wires confirmed his airspeed: Fast. In a relative way, of course.