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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.

Club Spotlight

Article | Apr 24, 2014

Lehigh Valley Flying Club in Pennsylvania has adjusted its incentives and policies to keep members involved.

AirSpace Minnesota, Museum of Flight partner for education

Article | Apr 23, 2014

AirSpace Minnesota has partnered with the Museum of Flight to create a new Aviation Learning Center.

AOPA Foundation helps fund Pilots N Paws fly-aways

Article | Apr 23, 2014

Pilots N Paws is using a $10,000 AOPA Foundation grant to rescue more than 200 animals.

Wagstaff to headline Teachers' Day at 2014 AirVenture

Article | Apr 21, 2014

Three-time national aerobatic champion Patty Wagstaff will speak July 29 at Build a Plane's 2014 Teachers' Day event during AirVenture.

Top 10 things to do at AOPA's San Marcos Fly-In

Article | Apr 16, 2014

AOPA's first regional fly-in of 2014 kicks off April 26 in San Marcos, Texas. Here are 10 tips to look forward to the day of the fly-in.

Able Flight announces 2014 scholarships

Article | Apr 16, 2014

Able Flight, the nonprofit organization that works to provide free flight training to individuals with physical disabilities, announced the awards of a record-setting nine scholarships in 2014.

Smith Field: Airport of dreams

Advocacy | Apr 16, 2014

Smith Field in Fort Wayne, Ind., has withstood three separate attacks—in the 1970s, 1990s, and 2002—to close it and redevelop the land. Now, it's thriving.

Medical reform gains momentum

Advocacy | Apr 15, 2014

The movement to exempt thousands of general aviation pilots from the third class medical certification process is gaining momentum in Congress and the aviation community.

Nominations sought for aviation safety award

Article | Apr 14, 2014

The memory of a passenger who perished in an April 1945 airline accident continues to drive an effort to recognize notable achievements in aviation safety.

IFR Fix: What is a clearance?

IFR Fix | Apr 14, 2014

Discussing the pros and cons of possible routes, your CFII poses an unexpected question: “What is an air traffic clearance?”

San Marcos Municipal: An airport rich with history welcomes you

Article | Apr 14, 2014

The site of AOPA's first regional fly-in is at once modern and rich with history, and ready to welcome pilots.