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'Beyond the Powder' to reach public television in June

Article | Jan 26, 2016

Beyond the Powder, a documentary that meshes the history of women pilots during the 1929 Women’s Air Derby with their modern counterparts, will be made available to public television stations nationwide beginning in June.

Red Bull adds two pilots to race roster

Article | Jan 20, 2016

Two Red Bull pilots sharing similar first names are moving up from the Challenger to the Master Class for the 2016 Red Bull Air Race World Championship.

New faces in Red Bull races

Article | Jan 13, 2016

A French aerobatic champion is among three new pilots gearing up for Red Bull Air Race action in 2016, making history as she flies.

Red Bull Air Races to visit Indy in 2016

Article | Dec 16, 2015

The Red Bull Air Race World Championship will return to a racing destination in Germany and visit the home of the Indy 500 in 2016.

Air racing excitement added to AOPA Foundation auction

Article | Dec 09, 2015

Imagine witnessing the incomparable thrill of air racing as a VIP spectator after flying a Breitling Extra 300 race plane with its celebrity pilot.

Mangold killed in crash

Article | Dec 07, 2015

Mike Mangold, who distinguished himself at every stage of an aviation career that spanned military service, racing, and airshows, died in a Dec. 6 crash.

Budget-friendly aviation gift guide

Article | Nov 18, 2015

The holiday season is here, and there are a variety of aviation-oriented gifts to keep pilots happy and safe without breaking the budget of friends, loved ones, or fellow pilots.

Pilot Briefing: News

Pilot Magazine | Nov 05, 2015

TFR Avoidance, Bond is back, Red Bull Air Races, Drones, and more

Red Bull Aces crowns wingsuit race champ

Article | Oct 27, 2015

Forty of the world’s best wingsuit pilots soared side by side over Northern California Oct. 22 through 24 for a series of three-dimensional Red Bull Aces competitions. Defending champion Andy Farrington of the United States won the race.

Bonhomme takes championship, announces retirement

Article | Oct 19, 2015

Paul Bonhomme won the Red Bull Air Race World Championship Oct. 18 after the final race of the season at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, breaking the three-way tie of two championships with Americans Mike Mangold and Kirby Chambliss.