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Fatal crash at Reno

Article | Sep 10, 2014

Racing pilot Lee Behel, who co-founded the Sport Class at the National Championship Air Races, was killed Sept. 8 during a qualifying run.

Racing Aces announce $5,000 scholarship

Article | Sep 10, 2014

The air racing team known as the Racing Aces has created a $5,000 scholarship for women seeking flight training or other kinds of aviation training or education.

Texas turnabout

Article | Sep 08, 2014

A single point now separates the top three pilots in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, with two races left – including Las Vegas.

Brits dominate Ascot

Article | Aug 18, 2014

British pilots thrilled their home crowd and tightened up the Red Bull Air Race World Championship Aug. 17 in Ascot, United Kingdom.

Pilot to use L-139 to draw girls to aviation

Article | Aug 01, 2014

When Dianna Stanger hops out of her new L-139 prototype fighter on the flight line at airshows and fly-ins among the other warbirds, she hopes girls and young women will become inspired to enter aviation as a hobby or career.

The Red Bull’s Hangar-7 museum

Video | Jul 30, 2014

Red Bull’s modern Hangar-7 museum in Salzburg, Austria, showcases classic aircraft.

Arch wins Poland

Article | Jul 28, 2014

Austrian Hannes Arch is well on his way to a Red Bull Air Race Championship following a victory in Gdynia, Poland, July 27.

In-flight Charger

Article | Jul 28, 2014

Chip Yates, who set five electric aircraft world records in 2012, now aims to cross the Atlantic on battery power.

Wingsuit pilots race

Article | Jul 23, 2014

A field of 52 wingsuit pilots took turns racing through an aerial course, four at a time, in a first-of-its-kind event organized by Red Bull.

Red Bull Aces

Video | Jul 23, 2014

Check out the Red Bull Aces wing suit team.

AIR SHOW STAR MICHAEL GOULIAN TO SERVE AS AOPA AMBASSADOR

News release | Jul 10, 2014

Legendary air show and racing pilot Michael Goulian will serve as an “AOPA Ambassador,” the Association announced Thursday.

Airshow star Michael Goulian to serve as AOPA Ambassador

Article | Jul 10, 2014

Legendary airshow and racing pilot Michael Goulian will serve as an “AOPA Ambassador,” the association announced July 10.

Team flying Cirrus SR22 wins Air Race Classic

Article | Jun 24, 2014

A past winner was among the three members of a team that flew a Cirrus SR22 to victory in the 2014 Air Race Classic.

Colorado pilot earns spot in French air race

Article | Jun 18, 2014

A trilingual pilot from Colorado who recently became a flight instructor will soon travel to France to fly in the Tour Aérien Des Jeunes Pilotes.

Lamb takes Malaysia

Article | May 19, 2014

British racing pilot Nigel Lamb edged Austria’s Hannes Arch to win the third leg of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship series in Malaysia.

Wanted: Kirby Chambliss?

Article | Apr 17, 2014

Kirby Chambliss dodges the Texas Star Ferris wheel, whizzes under a bridge, zigzags between trees, and buzzes police vehicles with sirens blaring in a promotional video for the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, which comes to Texas Sept. 6 and 7. Can the police #CatchKirby?

‘Upset’ ties Red Bull races in second round

Article | Apr 15, 2014

The next stop is Putrajaya, Malaysia, on May 17 and 18 for the 2014 Red Bill Air Race World Championship, following an “electrifying” contest in Rovinj, Croatia.

AOPA Fly-ins: Indianapolis

Pilot Magazine | Apr 10, 2014

The airport’s FBO, Indy Jet; Indianapolis-area EAA chapters; and the Indianapolis Aviation Authority are working with AOPA to make the May 31 fly-in an event to remember.

AOPA works for Texas pilots

Article | Mar 19, 2014

Texas is certainly an aviation-minded state, though AOPA has still worked hard in recent years to keep the Lone Star skies friendly to general aviation.

Hersman to leave NTSB

Article | Mar 12, 2014

National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman will leave the NTSB effective April 25.

Bonhomme first winner as Red Bull racing returns

Article | Mar 06, 2014

Red Bull Air Racing has returned for 2014, with Paul Bonhomme, twice a world champion of past years’ competitions, claiming a victory.

Oklahoma to host cross-country air races

Article | Feb 21, 2014

Pilots are invited to compete in two cross-country racing events coming up in May in Oklahoma.

Briefing: Light Sport industry report card

Pilot Magazine | Feb 18, 2014

Industry leaders at the U.S. Light Sport Expo in Sebring, Florida, in January were asked to grade the success of the Light Sport Aircraft (LSA).

Red Bull adds race stop

Article | Feb 03, 2014

The Red Bull Air Race, set to return to action this month, has added a new stop to the 2014 series on Croatia's Mediterranean coast.

Pilots: Bill Brennand

Pilot Magazine | Jan 23, 2014

The only thing worse than having a propeller come apart in flight, is to have it come apart at low altitude.

Houghton out, Reno at crossroads

Article | Jan 06, 2014

The Reno Air Racing Association, citing ongoing financial woes, has opted to do without the services of its longtime leader.

Air Race Classic accepting entries for 2014 event

Article | Jan 02, 2014

The Air Race Classic began accepting entries for the June event on Jan. 2.

Red Bull race tickets on sale

Article | Dec 04, 2013

Tickets for the 2014 Red Bull Air Race World Championship series, including two U.S. races, are now on sale.

Championship races in fiscal danger

Article | Nov 25, 2013

Organizers of the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nev., need to raise $500,000 by Dec. 15 to ensure they can insure the 2014 event.

Jetman uses 'senses' as his instruments

Article | Nov 19, 2013

With a nickname like Jetman, you’d think Yves Rossy would be a cartoon character or the hero in a new comic book series. Yet Rossy is a down-to-Earth aviator who made headlines throughout the United States this summer and fall, visiting and flying his jet-powered wing at events such as EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis. and the National Championship Air Races in Reno. Then in November, he made headlines in Japan when he flew his unique jet-powered wingsuit above Mount Fuji nine times as part of a celebration of the mountain’s official designation as a World Heritage Site, BBC reported.

Air Race Classic organizers prepare for 2014 race

Article | Oct 15, 2013

Air Race Classic organizers are getting the word out about the 2014 race.

Red Bull Air Race back in 2014

Article | Oct 07, 2013

After a three-year hiatus, the Red Bull Air Race returns with seven competitions worldwide and some of the favorite pilots in the race's eight-year history.

Hinton makes Reno magic in 'Voodoo'

Article | Sep 16, 2013

A new airplane brings the same result for Reno race champion Steven Hinton.

Racing under way in Reno

Article | Sep 12, 2013

The National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nev. mark 50 years with thunder in the desert.

Pilots: Fran Bera

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2013

It was June 23, 1955, my seventeenth birthday, as I nervously began taxiing the Aeronca Champ in which I was taking my private pilot checkride. Fran Bera, the designated examiner, sat in the rear of the tandem cockpit, observing my every move. Mine was only one of more than 3,000 flight tests she would conduct, and my examiner was to become one of the most successful woman racing pilots of all time (if not the most successful).

Truth in animation

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2013

Tucked away in a grove of evergreen trees, the rust-lined fuel truck had fallen into disuse. A visit from Disney filmmakers gave the vehicle new life, in a way, as a star in the animated film Planes.

Continental announces ambitious goals

Article | Jul 29, 2013

Continental Motors, fresh off the acquisition of the former Thielert Aircraft Engines’ Centurion line of turbodiesel engines, outlines its plans for improving them.

Teams finish Air Race Classic despite weather challenges

Article | Jun 26, 2013

The 2013 Air Race Classic lost a stop due to the weather, but 42 teams still completed the course.

Behind the scenes of the little turboprop that could

Article | Jun 07, 2013

Just how realistic can you make an airplane with eyes, a mouth, and a dream of competing in an international air race? DisneyToon Studios took on the challenge with the upcoming Disney’s "Planes."

New course, old ties for 2013 AirVenture Cup

Article | May 09, 2013

Organizers of a cross-country air race that is flown just before EAA AirVenture gets under way in Oshkosh, Wis., each summer announced a new race course--and a reconnection with the world's largest gathering of general aviation aircraft and pilots--for 2013.

Ready to race? Sport Air Racing League has an event for you

Article | May 07, 2013

If you've been wanting to take your flying to a more competitive level, the Sport Air Racing League's 2013 season is under way.

Jetman coming to Oshkosh, Reno

Article | May 02, 2013

Now it's confirmed: Jetman Yves Rossy will tumble backward off the skid of a helicopter at not only EAA AirVenture 2013 but the Reno, Nev., National Championship Air Races and Air Show later in the year.

Fly like a fighter: Join the gaggle

Fly like a fighter | Apr 04, 2013

While stationed in Okinawa, Japan, flying the F-15 I made periodic trips to the Philippines to fly in Cope Thunder exercises—the Pacific version of Red Flag. They would schedule up to 70 aircraft in a very dynamic war training event with airplanes split Blue Air against Red Air.

Red bulls under glass

Pilot Magazine | Mar 20, 2013

The diverse collection includes former German Air Force Alpha Jets, a North American B–25J Mitchell that once served as a firefighting airplane, an Extra 300 LP, a Lockheed P–38 Lightning once flown by Marvin “Lefty” Gardner, and a Bell TAH–1F Cobra.

Air Race Classic closes in on registration goal

Article | Mar 15, 2013

Entries for the 2013 Air Race Classic, the longest running all-women pilots transcontinental air race, are now at 80 percent and are expected to reach a goal of 55 teams before the April 1 deadline.

Air Race Classic champs award aviation scholarship

Article | Feb 15, 2013

The Racing Aces, the winning team of the 2012 Air Race Classic, presented university student Whitney Brouwer with a $5,000 scholarship.

Former Cessna chair, Tuskegee CFI to join hall of fame

Article | Dec 19, 2012

A former Cessna chairman who used money from air racing prizes to meet payroll during the Depression is among the inductees to the National Aviation Hall of Fame, the board of trustees announced Dec. 17.