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Safety Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2012

Start an argument in any hangar merely by asking if spins should be mandatory for the private pilot certificate.

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2012

Whenever receiving my new copy of "Plane and Pilot", I almost always flip first to the last page of the magazine for my visit with Budd Davisson, one of my favorite aviation writers (and a regular contributor to "Flight Training" magazine).

Aviation role sought for winter carnival

Advocacy | Jan 19, 2012

There's no place like Alaska for celebrating winter recreation in the great outdoors - and aviation supporters have opened discussions with officials about a future role for aircraft in a popular annual event known for all kinds of fun from dog sledding to log sawing.

GA Remembers 9/11

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2011

Like every other American and world citizen, you know exactly where you were and what you were doing on the morning of September 11, 2001. For the staff of AOPA, the terrorist attacks of 9/11 changed forever the way we conduct the business of protecting, preserving, and promoting general aviation.

Pilot Briefing

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2011

The elephant at AirVenture The elephant in the room at this year’s EAA AirVenture is a 246-foot-long Zeppelin, the Farmers Airship, that will be offering $400 rides for 45 minutes above the Oshkosh show and surrounding areas. The airship is operated by Airship Ventures, based at Moffett Field in California, and gives rides along the West Coast from Long Beach to Seattle.

FAA replaces D.C. SFRA notam

Article | Jul 01, 2010

The FAA has issued two revised notams for the Washington D.C. Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA); however, the new notams will have little impact on general aviation.

'AOPA Pilot' Online

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2009

D-JET Dawn Sunset over Ontario is the tranquil setting for the dawn of a new entry into the very light jet market, as you’ll see when you get your first look at the Diamond D-JET in our online video. Climb into the cockpit with Editor at Large Tom Horne, who was the very first aviation journalist to fly not only the D-JET, but any single-engine personal jet.

AOPA Action: California Edition

Article | Jul 01, 2008

Van Nuys ‘Prop Park’ gains ground AOPA is pleased to report that plans to turn the former Air National Guard ramp area at Van Nuys Airport into a parking area for light general aviation aircraft are gaining both clarity and momentum. A $6-million contract to level existing buildings and remove hazardous materials has been signed, and construction of new facilities is slated to begin in May 2009.

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2007

AOPA's new Web site passes the checkride Excitement laced with tenseness was undeniably present at AOPA headquarters in Frederick, Maryland, during the wee hours of Wednesday, September 19, 2007. The new launched that day at the crack of dawn after the site had been declared ready for prime time by AOPA's ePublishing and information and technology development teams.

AOPA's Airport Support Network 10-Year Anniversary

Article | Oct 01, 2007

Harnessing the power of a nationwide network Initiative. It's a word AOPA embraces.