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Plymouth Airport Chow Hounds DE

Video | Jun 11, 2014

For 24 years, Bob Trinque has been flying friends to breakfast in The Chow Hound, a C-45.

Debonair on deck

Pilot Magazine | Jun 04, 2014

I know I’ve said this for each of the four sweepstakes restoration airplanes I’ve overseen, but I’ll say it again anyway: The Debonair Sweepstakes airplane has been the most ambitious project yet.

Cranberry country

Article | Jun 04, 2014

Lifting external loads that can represent nearly a quarter of a helicopter's total weight is a tricky mission that requires pilots with special skills.

Social media snapshot: AOPA's Indy Fly-In

Article | Jun 02, 2014

Indianapolis Regional Airport, in the middle of America's heartland, played host to the second AOPA Regional Fly-In May 31. See the reaction of attendees at the event, via social media.

Indy Fly-In builds dreams, offers second chances

Article | May 31, 2014

Thanks to perfect weather—clear skies, temperatures in the 80s, and a light breeze—more than 2,000 attended AOPA's Indianapolis Fly-In, including 160 volunteers, with 475 aircraft flying in to Indianapolis Regional, and more than 60 to Indianapolis Metropolitan, the designated reliever.

Camping out, GA style

Article | May 30, 2014

More than a dozen general aviation aircraft filled the designated camping area for AOPA’s Fly-In at Indianapolis Regional Airport. Pilots pitched their tents under wings and behind tails, and swapped stories in the shade of their birds.

Trojan Horsemen to perform at Indy Fly-In

Article | May 29, 2014

The Trojan Horsemen flight demonstration team, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, will delight attendees at AOPA’s Indianapolis Fly-In May 31.

Support for medical reform grows

Advocacy | May 29, 2014

With 111 co-sponsors in the House, legislation to exempt thousands of general aviation pilots from the third class medical continues to gain momentum.

Museum offers inside look at Rolls-Royce, Allison engines

Article | May 21, 2014

Experience throttling up the Allison J35 turbojet engine, igniting the afterburner to produce a fuel flow that would empty a car's gas tank in 22 seconds, or debate the merits of the early Allison V1710 and Rolls-Royce Merlin engines at the interactive Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust Allison Branch museum in Indianapolis.

Debonair to debut new paint scheme at Indy

Article | May 21, 2014

AOPA's freshly painted Sweepstakes Debonair, a seven-eighths scale P-51 Mustang, Curtiss JN-4 Jenny replica, and other rare aircraft will be on display for pilots to ogle at the Indianapolis Regional Fly-In May 31. Plus, go for a flight in a B-17 Flying Fortress, Fairchild PT-26 Cornell, Consolidated Vultee BT-13 Valiant, Boeing PT-17 Stearman Kaydet, or Pitts S2C.

Top 10 reasons to attend AOPA’s Indy Fly-In

Article | May 21, 2014

AOPA’s second regional fly-in of the year, Indianapolis on May 31, is shaping up to be a grand event with plenty of fun, flying, and food. Check out these top 10 reasons you won’t want to miss the fly-in.

AOPA MARKS 75TH ANNIVERSARY TODAY

News release | May 15, 2014

On this day in 1939, five pilots – all unabashed aviation enthusiasts – gathered near Wings Field north of Philadelphia and signed the charter that would launch the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

Fly-in dining: Rick's Cafe Boatyard

Article | May 14, 2014

Rick’s Cafe Boatyard provides a great lakeside escape from the city, just steps away from your tiedown. Perched on an overlook at the southeast shore of Eagle Creek Reservoir in Indianapolis, the restaurant serves great seafood and other specialties. It’s a great stop on the way to AOPA’s Indianapolis Fly-In on May 31.

A rare bird: The ‘Hot Stuff’ PV-2 Harpoon

Article | May 14, 2014

Hot Stuff turns heads on ramps wherever it goes. The warbird’s twin tails are a hallmark of the famous B-25 Mitchell bomber, but Hot Stuff has a tailwheel instead of nosewheel. It’s a rare Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon.

Briefing/Fly-Ins: Pancakes, barbecue, and aviation

Pilot Magazine | May 13, 2014

It wasn’t a perfect day by a VFR pilot’s standards, but that didn’t stop more than 2,500 people from flocking to San Marcos Regional Airport (HYI) in San Marcos, Texas, for AOPA’s very first regional fly-in.

President's Position: Flying fun

Pilot Magazine | May 12, 2014

Flying is fun. Or at least it should be. Most of us can give 100 well-thought-out reasons why we fly—transportation, business, convenience, efficiency, productivity.

Ready for a thrill?

Article | May 08, 2014

Tumble through the sky and grunt through the Gs with airshow performer Air Force Reserve Maj. Billy Werth on 15- to 20-minute thrill rides during the AOPA Fly-In at Indianapolis Regional Airport on May 31.

Medical reform legislation reaches milestone

Advocacy | May 06, 2014

Legislation that would exempt thousands of general aviation pilots from the third class medical certification process has achieved a new milestone with 100 co-sponsors signing on to the House bill.

Jeppesen becomes AOPA corporate premier partner

Article | May 05, 2014

AOPA and Jeppesen announced a new corporate premier partnership May 5 that will support many of the programs that educate and engage AOPA members across the country.

AOPA AND JEPPESEN ANNOUNCE NEW PARTNERSHIP

News release | May 05, 2014

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and Jeppesen, the renowned aviation services company, announced a new corporate premier partnership today that will support many of the programs that educate and engage AOPA pilot members across the country.

EAA chapters unite to host pancake breakfast

Article | Apr 30, 2014

Indianapolis-area Experimental Aircraft Association chapters have fly-in pancake breakfasts down to a science, and they are bringing that expertise to the AOPA Fly-In May 31.

THOUSANDS ATTEND FIRST AOPA REGIONAL FLY-IN

News release | Apr 28, 2014

More than 2,500 people took part in the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) 2014 regional fly-in held in San Marcos, Texas on Saturday. This was the first of seven fly-ins AOPA will host this year.

AOPA’s inaugural regional fly-in kicks off with healthy attendance

Article | Apr 26, 2014

More than 2,500 people and 350 aircraft descended on San Marcos Airport in San Marcos, Texas, for AOPA's first regional fly-in.