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Oregon airspace initiative could impact GA

Advocacy | Jul 28, 2015

AOPA is urging members to review an airspace initiative by the Oregon Air National Guard that could have a major impact on IFR operations.

Aircraft maintenance: Tips for cleaning your aircraft's interior

Aircraft Maintenance | Jul 17, 2015

When it’s time to clean your airplane’s interior, start with a clean slate—empty out all of those flashlights, batteries, pens, paper charts, and foggles that are stuffed everywhere and put them in a box—and then get to work.

New tax law encourages aircraft purchasers to buy in Missouri

Article | Jul 09, 2015

An AOPA-backed aircraft tax exemption for out-of-state buyers will help boost Missouri’s economic engine and benefit aircraft mechanics and pilots considering the purchase of Missouri-based aircraft.

P&E: Ownership

Pilot Magazine | Jul 07, 2015

Remaking a middle-aged Cessna 172—on a budget

Aircraft maintenance: Tips to clean your engine compartment

Aircraft Maintenance | Jul 06, 2015

Serious problems can arise when attempting to clean an aircraft engine and cowl if proper care isn't taken.

Draken upgrades L-39 team

Article | Jun 30, 2015

Draken International is fitting its Black Diamond Jet Team with an upgrade package including a new engine for the L-39 Albatros.

Aircraft maintenance: Tips for refinishing, protecting your bird

Aircraft Maintenance | Jun 22, 2015

Depending on the condition of your aircraft's paint, you may want to remove the oxidation and stained paint that lies close to the surface of the paint layer.

AOPA-backed tax exemption signed into law

Advocacy | Jun 17, 2015

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has signed an AOPA-backed bill to remove a 6 percent sales tax on maintenance performed on general aviation aircraft.

How to clean an airplane, part 1

Aircraft Maintenance | Jun 11, 2015

Keeping your aircraft clean has significant benefits to its performance and long-term health.

South Carolina axes aircraft maintenance tax

Advocacy | Jun 10, 2015

South Carolina pilots can soon fly a little farther: An aviation-friendly bill that passed the state House and Senate eliminates sales tax from general aviation aircraft maintenance.

P&E: Avionics

Pilot Magazine | Jun 10, 2015

Software upgrade for Evolution displays

P&E: ADS-B

Pilot Magazine | Jun 10, 2015

Today, however, there’s a lot of uncertainty about ADS-B, and many aircraft owners and pilots are understandably confused. We’re going to do our best to change that.

P&E: Dogfight

Pilot Magazine | Jun 10, 2015

Senior Editors Jill W. Tallman and Dave Hirschman are making the trek to Oshkosh for the really big show—should they fly over Lake Michigan or not?<

P&E: On Instruments

Pilot Magazine | Jun 10, 2015

Let’s talk about nonprecision approaches: those without glideslope or other vertical guidance.

P&E: Never Again

Pilot Magazine | Jun 10, 2015

I got my DUATS briefing through my electronic flight bag flight planning program—72 pages, including some presidential TFRs in Chicago.

Big names headline AOPA Homecoming

Article | Jun 03, 2015

The Breitling Jet Team, aerobatic stars Michael Goulian and Sean D. Tucker, NTSB Chairman Christopher A. Hart, retired Navy Cmdr. Kirk S. Lippold, and filmmaker Brian Terwilliger are some of the big names headlining AOPA’s Homecoming Fly-In in Frederick, Maryland, June 6.

Safety Pilot: Trust but verify

Pilot Magazine | Jun 03, 2015

The quote, “First, do no harm”—often attributed, erroneously, to the Hippocratic Oath—does have application to aircraft mechanics.

Pilot Getaways: Seaside tradition

Article | May 26, 2015

Enjoy the beach, bay, and treasured wetlands of Ocean City, Maryland, on your way to our from the AOPA Homecoming Fly-In in Frederick, Maryland, on June 6.

Aircraft maintenance: 10 tips to protect aircraft tires

Aircraft Maintenance | May 21, 2015

Aircraft tires are extremely resilient and reliable, but they're also critically important to safe takeoffs and landings. Here are 10 tips that can help you get the most from your tires, fly as safely as possible, and take good care of those round rubber friends.

Embracing the Mustang

Article | May 14, 2015

Cal-Pacific Airmotive on Salinas Municipal Airport never set out to become a P-51 parts source and premier rebuilder of Mustangs.