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New pilot wins Sporty’s RV-12 Sweeps airplane

Article | May 16, 2015

A new airplane for a new private pilot: Sporty’s surprised Rick Okikawa of California May 16 with the news that he had won the Sporty’s 2015 RV-12 Sweepstakes airplane.

Cessna halts orders for diesel Cessna 182

Article | May 14, 2015

Cessna Aircraft has confirmed no new purchase agreements are being accepted for the Cessna 182 JT-A diesel-engine Skylane, and numerous dealers have confirmed the project is on hold indefinitely.

Decision point

Article | May 14, 2015

A new collaboration seeks to give medical helicopter pilots tools to balance urgent imperatives and flight safety, and reduce accidents caused by inadvertent flight into IMC.

Civil Air Patrol buys gas engine Cessna 182s

Article | May 11, 2015

The Civil Air Patrol ordered 17 gasoline-powered Cessna Skylane 182s in April as the diesel Skylane JT-A waits for certification.

Baker works to simplify U.S., Mexico border-crossing flights

Advocacy | Apr 08, 2015

Border-crossing procedures, Mexican airport fees, and an exemption for 406-MHz ELTs were discussed during a meeting between AOPA President Mark Baker and Mexican Civil Aviation Authority General Director Gilberto Lopez Meyer.

North Dakota’s aviation growth presents challenges

Advocacy | Mar 25, 2015

A growing general aviation sector has an annual $1.5 billion impact in North Dakota, making support of the state’s 89 public-use airports a priority, AOPA said.

Navy probes Florida crash site

Article | Mar 04, 2015

A metal detector enthusiast recently unearthed fragments of a legendary World War II aircraft, and the U.S. Navy deployed a team to investigate in February.

Air Safety Institute rekindles spirit of fun, learning, and flying

Article | Feb 10, 2015

During 2015, the Air Safety Institute will bring the aviation community together with captivating aviation safety seminars at exciting new locations whenever the opportunity arises.

Fresh Skyhawks for CAP

Article | Feb 05, 2015

Search and rescue remains a core function of the Civil Air Patrol, although the 21 new Cessna 172s recently purchased have a different mission.

Price of refusal

Article | Jan 15, 2015

An emergency medical services pilot fired after refusing to fly is seeking federal whistleblower protection.

Honoring the 'Flying Minute Men'

Article | Dec 10, 2014

The "Flying Minute Men" of World War II gathered for a Dec. 10 ceremony in Washington, D.C., to receive the highest honor conferred by Congress.

AOPA Fly-In 2014: From sea to shining sea

Pilot Magazine | Dec 10, 2014

In an effort to increase member engagement, one of AOPA President Mark Baker’s first acts as the association’s new leader was to move away from one annual convention and instead host a series of regional fly-ins to “meet the members where they are.”

Pilot Briefing

Pilot Magazine | Dec 05, 2014

A fundraising campaign is under way to build what was considered the Concorde of its time, the Handley Page H.P.42 25-passenger biplane.

Test Pilot

Article | Nov 07, 2014

What was America’s first production turboprop-powered airplane?

Lightspeed 2014 Pilots Choice grant recipients named

Article | Nov 06, 2014

Eight aviation charities, selected through online voting, will receive grants from $2,000 to $10,000.

Civil Air Patrol extends fleet life 10 years

Article | Oct 31, 2014

The Civil Air Patrol is extending the life of many of its aircraft through a thrifty refurbishment program.

OpenAirplane teams with Cirrus

Article | Oct 21, 2014

Standardized training offered by Cirrus is now accepted by OpenAirplane, thanks to an agreement between the companies.

AOPA Foundation names 2014 Giving Back grant recipients

Article | Oct 09, 2014

The AOPA Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2014 Giving Back grants that recognize good works done through general aviation by nonprofit organizations.

AOPA FOUNDATION NAMES ITS 2014 "GIVING BACK" GRANT RECIPIENTS

News release | Oct 08, 2014

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Foundation has announced its 2014 “Giving Back” grants that recognize good works done through general aviation by non-profit organizations.

Aviation expo highlights busy Kansas agenda

Advocacy | Sep 18, 2014

The 2014 Kansas Aviation Expo will reach far beyond geographic boundaries when it celebrates the state’s proud tradition of aeronautical enterprise.

Taildraggers to jet fighters, return to GA roots

Article | Sep 03, 2014

School was out, and he hadn’t made the cut for the Pony League baseball team. So in the summer of 1954, Dean Stickell started riding his bicycle to Frederick Municipal Airport in Maryland.

Plymouth Fly-In

Pilot Magazine | Aug 08, 2014

Blue skies and temperatures in the 70s greeted the more than 2,300 visitors to the third AOPA fly-in in Plymouth, Massachusetts, Saturday, July 12.

Fly-Ins: Indianapolis

Article | Aug 04, 2014

Three dozen pilots camped under their wings at Indianapolis Regional Airport the evening before the second AOPA Regional Fly-In of the year. Another 500 aircraft and more than 2,000 attendees joined May 31, including students pilots; families with generations of pilots; and area pilots, EAA chapters, and Civil Air Patrol members who volunteered to cook, direct traffic, and park airplanes.<

Consolidated PBY–5a Catalina: Stand up and salute

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2014

The PBY is heralded for its yeoman work in search-and-rescue operations, especially by the thousands of sailors and downed airmen who owe their lives to one.