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Women find their wings

Pilot Magazine | May 13, 2014

Mary Latimer has declared 2014 “The Year of the Woman Pilot.”

Water lacking, floatplanes launch from trailer

Article | Apr 24, 2014

A half-ton Dodge truck lines up on the centerline. As the pickup accelerates, the floatplane trailered behind it adds power, lifts off, banks left, and departs: just another floatplane launch by Joe Sprague of Cadillac Aircraft Services in Cadillac, Mich.

Eating the elephant: Become an educated owner

Aircraft Maintenance | Apr 23, 2014

When you set out on a mission to learn about your airplane, it’s amazing how many people step in to help.

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.

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.

Just say ‘no’ to your mechanic

Article | Oct 11, 2013

Saying 'no' to useless maintenance on certain squawk items could save aircraft owners thousands of dollars a year.

Are you really good to go if it doesn’t say so?

Article | Jun 26, 2013

Why do we keep hearing stories about pilots picking up their aircraft after having maintenance done and not verifying the proper maintenance log entry? Owners, pilots, and mechanics all share in the blame.

Club Spotlight

Article | May 13, 2013

The Bowman Eagles was formed 10 years ago for one purpose--to have tailwheel aircraft available to fly.

March IA renewals will require documentation of activity

Advocacy | Mar 04, 2013

Aviation mechanics with inspection authorization must renew their certificates by March 31, and AOPA is reminding members who must renew that under a new FAA policy certificate holders must show that they have been "actively engaged" in the work.