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NAA celebrates memorable aviation records of 2012

Article | Feb 21, 2013

Felix Baumgartner celebrates a safe landing after setting world freefall records for speed and altitude Oct. 14.

Aeronautical milestones compete for Collier Trophy

Article | Feb 05, 2013

Seven projects and teams that advanced aviation and aerospace during 2012 are in the running to receive the National Aeronautic Association’s Robert J. Collier Trophy when a new recipient is selected March 11.

David Clark: 70 years of flying under pressure

Article | Jan 24, 2013

Red Bull Stratos jumper Felix Baumgartner, U-2 pilots, and NASA astronauts from John Glenn to Neil Armstrong, among other high fliers, have a tailor in common, and a connection that extends to every general aviation pilot who flies with pale green ear cups.

NAA honors aviation careers of service

Article | Sep 26, 2012

The National Aeronautic Association has announced that it will honor well-known aviation educators Martha and John King of King Schools for significant contributions to pilot training at a ceremony Nov. 13.

Aviation groups, volunteers receive public benefit awards

Article | Sep 17, 2012

The Lightspeed Aviation Foundation has been honored in Washington, D.C., for its work to promote growth of the pilot population and advance aviation education.

Concordia the top U.S. glider at world championships

Article | Aug 23, 2012

Tightly packed groups of gliders vied for speed and the power of thermals, though there was only one collision--with no injuries--at the World Glider Championships. High in the sunlit silence, though hardly hov’ring there, sailplane pilots from around the world posted “tremendous” speeds at the Thirty-second World Gliding Championships in Uvalde, Texas—the first time the biennial event has taken place on U.S.

Human-powered helicopter flight sets record

Article | Aug 15, 2012

The National Aeronautic Association has certified a duration record for human-powered helicopter flight claimed by a team from the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering for a flight on June 21 in College Park, Md.

Volunteer pilots, organizations honored for service

Article | Jul 11, 2012

Pilots who fly in service of others, and the organizations that support work on disaster relief, helping sick children, animal rescue, and many other causes will be honored at a special ceremony in September. The National Aeronautic Association and Air Care Alliance have named the recipients of this year's National Public Benefit Flying Awards.

High-flying pilots press on with Colorado mountain show

Article | Jun 27, 2012

The air is thin over Breckenridge, Colo. Above 10,000 feet msl, Gary Rower's 450-horsepower Stearman will put out less than half its available horsepower. But Rower is preparing to take his act to new heights July 4, with performances billed as "The Highest Show on Earth."

Whiteside sets new speed records in ‘Steadfast’

Article | Apr 26, 2012

Veteran racing pilot Will Whiteside claimed four new piston speed records during a series of flights April 23 in California, and is now taking aim at the "granddaddy" of aviation performance marks: a 1972 climb from a standing start to 10,000 feet by Lyle Shelton in 91.9 seconds.

Yachting's LSA: Akoya luxury amphib to land in US

Article | Apr 26, 2012

A sleek amphibious airplane from France that draws design inspiration from the world of high-speed sailing is preparing to make a splash in the United States.

Redbird, Bahamas Habitat donate wings to island missionary

Article | Apr 02, 2012

Bahamas Methodist Habitat Executive Director Abraham McIntyre could soon earn his wings and the freedom "to be able to move when I need to move" after natural disasters thanks to Redbird Flight Simulations and Bahamas Habitat.

Search homing in on Earhart's airplane

Article | Mar 20, 2012

Seventy-five years after Amelia Earhart's disappearance in the Pacific, a nonprofit group has announced it will launch the most intensive effort yet to find pieces of her wrecked airplane and solve the mystery of where her flight ended.

Dreamliner wins Collier Trophy

Article | Mar 14, 2012

Boeing took airline fuel efficiency to a new level with the 787 Dreamliner, and earned a Robert J. Collier Trophy for the effort.

Coyne announces NATA departure

Article | Mar 08, 2012

Honored for a lifetime of aviation achievement in November, National Air Transportation Association President Jim Coyne announced March 5 his plan to depart the organization representing FBOs, flight schools, repair stations, and charter operators in 2013.

Will Whiteside shatters time-to-climb records

Article | Mar 08, 2012

Veteran racing pilot and world record holder Will Whiteside, flying a Russian Yakovlev 3U dubbed 'SteadFast', has added four new records to his collection, pending expected certification and ratification by national and international organizations.

Red Bull Stratos capsule ready

Article | Mar 07, 2012

A test flight of the Red Bull Stratos balloon that will carry parachutist Felix Baumgartner to a record-setting high-altitude jump could occur in Roswell, N.M., as early as next week.

Innovative GA concepts earn award nominations

Article | Feb 09, 2012

Two pioneering general aviation aircraft designs, and two advances at the other end of the aircraft spectrum, have been nominated for the National Aeronautic Association's 2011 Robert J. Collier Trophy.

Hangar Talk

Article | Oct 01, 2005

Everyone knows that VFR and IFR have different sets of rules," says Bruce Landsberg, executive director of the AOPA Air Safety Foundation. "But while VFR is always VFR, IFR has elements of both, depending on the conditions." See "Safety Pilot Landmark Accidents: Radar Service Terminated," page 94.

GA Coalition sends letter to Senate in support of Chicago's Meigs Field

Article | May 15, 2002

PAMA GENERAL AVIATION COALITION members: Aircraft Electronics Association Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Experimental Aircraft Association General Aviation Manufacturers Association Helicopter Association International International Council of Airshows, Inc National Aeronautic Association National Air Transportation Association National Aircraft Resale Association National Agricultural Aviation Association National Association of State Aviation Officials National Business Aviation Association Professional Aviation Maintenance Association Small Aircraft Manufacturers Association Soaring Society of America University Aviation Association U.S. Parachute Association ____________________________________ Chairman: Tom Poberezny, EAA President EAA Aviation Center, P.O.

AOPA Action

Article | Oct 01, 2000

FAA Administrator to Speak at AOPA Expo 2000 FAA Administrator Jane Garvey is scheduled to address AOPA members on Saturday morning, October 21, at AOPA Expo 2000 in Long Beach, California. This year's AOPA Expo, from October 20 through 22, features a record number of seminars, exhibits, and product demonstrations.