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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.

Mooney to sell first new airplane in online auction

Article | Apr 10, 2014

Mooney, back in the business of producing high-performance aircraft in Kerrville, Texas, since February, will sell its first completed airplane in an online auction.

A new start for Stemme

Article | Apr 01, 2014

The ultra-sleek, ultra high-tech Rotax-powered Stemme S-10 is back on display at Sun 'n Fun 2014, but that’s not the company’s big news. Under newly named President Mark Stevenson, Stemme has established Stemme USA, Inc.

Redbird launches simulator challenge

Article | Apr 01, 2014

Redbird Flight Simulations is encouraging pilots from all over the world to show their stuff in the company's new 'Flying' Challenge Cup.

Do you have the right stuff? Take the EFB challenge

Article | Mar 26, 2014

MyGoFlight is launching a contest to test pilots on their EFB skills.

Boeing Employee Flying Association has 'CFI of the Year'

Article | Mar 26, 2014

The winner of the 2014 FAA’s General Aviation Awards CFI of the Year is Howard Wolvington, a flight instructor for the Boeing Employees Flying Association.

Agreement assures ATC services at AirVenture through 2022

Article | Mar 21, 2014

The Experimental Aircraft Association has entered into an agreement with the FAA that will assure the availability of air traffic control services for EAA AirVenture.

Always something going on at AOPA campus at Sun ‘n Fun

Article | Mar 11, 2014

Whether you’re at Sun ‘n Fun for a day or the week, there will always be something happening at the expanded AOPA campus.

Craftsmanship: Where Wacos take wing

Pilot Magazine | Mar 11, 2014

There’s nothing about the two-story brick building in the small central Pennsylvania town of Emigsville to suggest that the two master craftsmen inside create some of the world’s finest vintage biplanes.

New perspective

Pilot Magazine | Feb 19, 2014

I lucked into my first airplane ride in a Cherokee 140 when I was 15 years old, and for the next two years, all my lawn-mowing money went straight into the cash register of the local FBO.

Just Aircraft Super Stol: No runway? No problem

Pilot Magazine | Feb 19, 2014

This 400-foot “runway” has a swamp at one end and a two-story brick building at the other.

Briefing: Spend a Saturday with AOPA

Pilot Magazine | Feb 18, 2014

For the first time in its seventy-five year history, AOPA will meet its members where they fly and share the joy of flight at a series of one-day regional fly-ins.

Pilot Briefing: AOPA announces fly in locations and dates

Pilot Magazine | Jan 23, 2014

For the first time in its 75-year history, AOPA will meet its members where they fly and share the joy of flight at a series of one-day regional fly-ins.

Atlantic crossing beckons

Article | Jan 09, 2014

Cluster balloonist Jonathan Trappe still aims to cross the Atlantic Ocean, and he is working on a new approach.

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.

Disney's 'Planes' available on Blu-ray, DVD

Article | Nov 19, 2013

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Disney's Planes was released Nov. 19 as a Blu-ray 3-D combo pack, Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, digital HD, and on demand.

From lawn mower to powered parachute

Article | Nov 19, 2013

The high cost of flying didn’t stop Landon Clipp from reaching to the skies. But it did make him look into another type of flying that most don’t consider — powered parachutes. At 7, Landon started flying remote-control airplanes. But a one-day visit with his Boy Scout troop to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2008 made the then 12-year-old realize he could be the one in the sky. “Once I came to the ultralights area and saw how relatively cheap powered parachutes were, I know I could do that.”

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.

Terrafugia turns to crowdfunding site Wefunder

Article | Nov 07, 2013

In its quest to bring a roadable aircraft to production, Terrafugia turns to crowdsource funding website Wefunder.

Jetman over Mount Fuji

Article | Nov 06, 2013

Swiss pilot Yves Rossy, better known as Jetman, looped and rolled over one of the world’s most famous mountains Nov. 6.

Preserving a lost art

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2013

I’m concentrating so intently during this formation checkride that my whole world is reduced to lining up two small and normally unrelated objects: the lead airplane’s aileron hinge and spinner.

Scholarships open for helo pilots, maintenance, more

Article | Oct 31, 2013

Scholarship applications have opened for rotary-wing commercial pilots and maintenance technicians, students seeking careers in the aircraft electronics and aviation maintenance industry, women in aviation maintenance, and Young Eagles.

Mooney gets funding to restart production

Article | Oct 09, 2013

Mooney Aircraft has promised for months that it is looking for a funding partner, and now it has one.

Street-legal airplane: A test drive

Article | Oct 04, 2013

The Plane Driven PD-2, a conversion kit for the Glasair Sportsman, offers the capability to "Fly above the traffic... drive through the weather."

Waypoints: An AirVenture unlike any other

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2013

This summer I attended what is now called EAA AirVenture for the twenty-fourth time—20 in a row.

Briefing: Inverted Jenny stamp to be reissued

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2013

The 24-cent airmail stamp with the inverted Jenny, originally issued May 10, 1918, was scheduled to be reissued as a $2 stamp.

AirVenture 2013

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2013

EAA AirVenture is traditionally viewed as a showcase for the lighter end of general aviation, with the emphasis on the Experimental, amateur-built category.

Young blood

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2013

At 7 o’clock on a June morning—an hour when many teenagers on summer vacation still would be asleep—eight high school students form an attentive group around a Glasair Aviation employee.

Pilots: Jack Schulte

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2013

Jack Schulte prefers to fly in summer—and he does so for six months a year. In June, July, and August, he flies a Cessna 182 in the Mountain West from his home at Alpine Airpark in Wyoming.

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.

Piper flies Archer on unleaded fuel

Article | Sep 11, 2013

Piper celebrated a round trip to Oshkosh, Wis., on unleaded fuel, though the fuel remains elusive. The company arranged special deliveries along the route.

New FlyQ EFB features increased safety, ease of use

Article | Sep 11, 2013

Terrain and obstacle avoidance warnings and a simple one-tap preflight data check are among the updates in AOPA's FlyQ EFB 1.2.

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.

Pilot Briefing Flying to Japan

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2013

The mitsubishi MU–2—the stocky, futuristic-looking high-wing twin turboprop—marks a significant milestone this month: The model first flew in Nagoya, Japan, 50 years ago on September 14.

EAA Founder Paul Poberezny dies

Article | Aug 22, 2013

Paul Poberezny, the energetic, charismatic, and personable founder of the Experimental Aircraft Association, died Aug. 22 at the age of 91.

Opinion Leaders blog launches

Article | Aug 21, 2013

Is this the beginning of the end of VFR flying? Will AirVenture shrink to a fraction of its current size? What’s so bad about the “dive and drive” approach? Leaders in aviation are sharing their opinions on these topics and more in AOPA’s new Opinion Leaders blog.

Born to fly like a bird

Article | Aug 08, 2013

Suspended upside down by his feet from a skysurfing wing attached to a hoist, Yves Rossy wiggled and twisted, struggling to break free from bindings without using his hands. It wasn’t a Houdini stunt, but a test of a life-saving escape move in case he lost control of the wing in the air.

EAA hints at AirVenture 2014

Article | Aug 07, 2013

After closing out EAA AirVenture 2013 with about 500,000 attendees, the association revealed what it has its sights set on for 2014: remembering the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I and celebrating the seventy-fifth anniversary of the jet engine.

Honor Flight salutes veterans

Slideshow | Aug 05, 2013

As the B-29 Fifi and three B-25 North American Mitchell bombers flew overhead at EAA AirVenture for a missing man salute, a hush fell over the crowd while taps played through loudspeakers.

SocialFlight connecting pilots, events

Article | Aug 03, 2013

For many pilots, it’s hard to justify a simple $100 hamburger flight with rising fuel prices. But they are ready to lift off if they know they can attend a safety seminar or airshow, meet up with fellow pilots, and get a meal all at one event.

Healthy options popping up at airshows

Article | Aug 03, 2013

For such a health-conscious demographic as pilots whose ability to continue their passion or career depends on good health, airshows that target aviators are some of the unhealthiest attractions.