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Question of the Month

Article | Mar 15, 2014

What is a realistic per-hour cost of flying as a member of a club?

Congressional Flying Club: Rising from the DC SFRA ashes

Article | Feb 21, 2014

The Congressional Flying Club, hurt by the implementation of the Washington, D.C., Special Flight Rules Area, has managed to be revitalized.

Frugal Flier: A tipping point for 406 MHz ELTs

Pilot Magazine | Feb 18, 2014

A pair of events last year changed my mind about ELTs and spurred me to take a long-delayed action.

AOPA opposes recommendation to phase out 121.5 MHz ELTs

Advocacy | Feb 13, 2014

Rather than being forced to junk working emergency locator transmitters, pilots should be free to choose the best technology for their missions, AOPA is telling the Federal Communications Commission.

Civil Air Patrol expertise sped Nevada rescue

Article | Dec 11, 2013

For pilots, the 60,000-plus-member Civil Air Patrol readily comes to mind when an aerial role in a rescue is launched.

Yacht in the air

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2013

There’s a good chance you’ve used Row 44’s satellite-based, in-flight Wi-Fi system as an airline passenger.

Young flight instructor credits CAP with his success

Article | Nov 25, 2013

A 21-year-old flight instructor says the Civil Air Patrol ignited his interest in aviation and helped him achieve his goals.

Pilot's Choice grants fund mission work, new-pilot outreach

Article | Nov 20, 2013

An organization dedicated to transporting rescue, shelter, and foster animals was selected as the top charity in Lightspeed Aviation Foundation's 2013 Pilot's Choice Awards.

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.

DOT opposes FCC's bid to ban 121.5 MHz ELTs

Article | Aug 20, 2013

The Department of Transportation says that 121.5 MHz ELTs continue to provide a beneficial means of locating missing aircraft and should not be banned.