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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.

Event

Article | Jul 12, 2013

A Fly-out to the Biggest Fly-In in the World: Oshkosh

A grief-stricken father’s mission

Article | Jun 25, 2013

A Wyoming father whose daughter died in the Utah mountains after surviving a crash wants every pilot to prepare for the worst.

Staying alive: Survival training for after a ditching

Article | Jun 20, 2013

In the chilly ocean off the Southern California coast, GA pilots learned what it feels like to hit the water in a ditching.

CAP wings help with post-tornado efforts

Article | May 30, 2013

Civil Air Patrol wings from four states recently completed a mission to provide assistance to Moore, Okla., still recovering from a tornado that hit May 20.

Massive tornado devastates Oklahoma

Article | May 21, 2013

After a massive tornado ripped through Oklahoma City and its suburbs on May 20, the FAA implemented a temporary flight restriction at the request of local police.

Senators to FCC: Drop 121.5 MHz ELT ban proposal

Article | May 03, 2013

General aviation aircraft owners would spend an aggregate $500 million on dated technology under a revived Federal Communications Commission proposal to eliminate emergency locator transmitters that operate on 121.5 MHz, said five U.S. senators.

The cold truth

Article | Apr 16, 2013

In rugged, remote country, harsh weather can be more life-threatening than an aircraft crash itself. In 2012, AOPA Online Managing Editor Alyssa Miller reported on what she’d learned in a weekend-long winter survival course held in the woods of northwest Montana.