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Civil Air Patrol extends fleet life 10 years

Article | Oct 31, 2014

The Civil Air Patrol is extending the life of many of its aircraft through a thrifty refurbishment program.

Garmin introduces new ADS-B solution

Article | Oct 28, 2014

Garmin announced a new Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) solution Oct. 28 that meets FAA requirements for ADS-B Out while delivering traffic and subscription-free weather to mobile devices.

Meeting the mandate

Pilot Magazine | Oct 22, 2014

This year has not yet come to a close, but my mind is on January 1, 2020. That’s when the FAA has mandated that aircraft must be equipped for ADS-B Out in order to operate in airspace where a Mode C transponder is required today.

Aircraft Spotlight

Article | Oct 15, 2014

The Tiger seats four, has a 180-hp engine, and burns 10 gph.

Frederick Aero Club bills itself as a true flying club

Article | Oct 14, 2014

The Frederick Aero Club has structured itself to encourage members to fly regularly.

Phenom Update

Pilot Magazine | Oct 03, 2014

The recession has taken its toll on all business jet manufacturers, but Brazil’s Embraer appears to have felt its sting the least.

Club Spotlight

Article | Sep 17, 2014

The Silver City Flying Club in central Connecticut rotates two aircraft between two airports.

President's Position: One step closer to reality

Pilot Magazine | Aug 05, 2014

We’ve been talking about the need to find an unleaded replacement for avgas since the United States began phasing out leaded fuels in the early 1970s.

AOPA tests new ways to open doors to aviation

Article | Jul 25, 2014

AOPA is testing whether aircraft ownership can be more affordable than many people believe with the development of “Reimagined Aircraft.”

AOPA TESTING NEW WAYS TO OPEN DOORS TO AVIATION

News release | Jul 25, 2014

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) wants to open new doors to aviation by exploring the concept that aircraft ownership can be made more accessible and affordable through the development of “Reimagined Aircraft,” the Association announced Friday.

Under fire

Article | Jul 23, 2014

A small corps of pilots patrols protected land in Kenya, facing an increasing threat from poachers as inclined to shoot aircraft as elephants.

Textron on a (special) mission

Article | Jul 16, 2014

Textron Aviation, parent of both Cessna and Beechcraft, is pushing the intelligence and surveillance capabilities of its GA product line at the Farnborough International Airshow.

AOPA celebrates 75 years at Wings Field

Article | Jun 12, 2014

A small group of guests of Fly Advanced, the FBO and flight school at Wings Field near Philadelphia, celebrated AOPA’s seventy-fifth anniversary on June 11.

Answers for Pilots: Aircraft Purchasing

Article | May 16, 2014

AOPA has an assortment of helpful resources for those looking to purchase an aircraft, including the help of insurance experts in AOPA Insurance Services and help with financing through AOPA Financing Company, LLC.

Second launch: Swearingen design gets update

Article | May 07, 2014

The Utah firm that purchased the SJ30 type certificate in 2011 has broken ground on the first phase of a planned factory.

Club Spotlight

Article | Apr 24, 2014

Lehigh Valley Flying Club in Pennsylvania has adjusted its incentives and policies to keep members involved.

Eating the elephant: Charting a course to aircraft ownership

Aircraft Maintenance | Apr 10, 2014

For all its regulations and costs, there are options out there to make the dream of aircraft ownership a reality for most pilots.

Answers for Pilots: Introducing AOPA's Guide to Starting a Flying Club

Article | Mar 17, 2014

AOPA has a new guide to starting a flying club with an extensive section explaining the various types of aviation insurance a flying club might need, and specific information on AOPA's new flying club insurance available through AOPA Insurance Services.

Cost comparison

Pilot Magazine | Mar 11, 2014

A visitor pulled up to my hangar in an S-class Mercedes recently with a few questions—and assumptions—about flying.

Santa Monica advocates prep for next round

Advocacy | Feb 27, 2014

AOPA leaders were in Santa Monica this week, pledging their continuing support to protect the embattled airport.

Diesel-upgrade program launched for Cessna 172

Article | Feb 24, 2014

A Cessna 172 diesel-engine upgrade program, and advanced avionics, are seen adding efficiency, safety, and value to the aircraft.