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Caucus members work to speed up medical reform

Advocacy | Aug 28, 2014

Members of the House General Aviation Caucus are asking the Department of Transportation to expedite rulemaking for third-class medical reform.

Training Tip: All available resources

Article | Aug 25, 2014

Today’s destination, a grass strip far from congested airspace, is a popular port of call for local general aviation pilots because of its back-to-basics character.

IFR Fix: The 'flexible safety buffer'

IFR Fix | Aug 22, 2014

When it comes to establishing personal minimums, you need a working definition of the term.

Total immersion

Article | Aug 20, 2014

“A lot of firsts” is how Kayla Graham describes participating in an air rally designed to promote France’s general aviation sector.

'Rod Machado's How to Fly an Airplane Handbook' launches

Article | Aug 19, 2014

Respected author and aviation funny man Rod Machado has written a new book he hopes will get you back to basics.

Weigh in on new pilot standards

Advocacy | Aug 13, 2014

A draft revision of airman certification standards remains open for comment through Aug. 25.

IFR Fix: Careful what you wish for

IFR Fix | Aug 12, 2014

The Skyhawk’s cockpit is sweltering as the pilot monitors the engine oil temperature and waits for the center controller to call.

Training Tip: Information 'upon request'

Article | Aug 11, 2014

It’s a pilot’s responsibility to obtain a complete preflight briefing, so don’t let an unasked question undermine your effort.

Rev. White’s Air Force

Pilot Magazine | Aug 07, 2014

While the Rev. Russell White works on his latest model—a balsa wood F4U Corsair with a 30-inch wingspan—he launches into his well-practiced version of Eagle Flight Squadron’s birth.

5 tips to help you renew your CFI certificate

Article | Aug 06, 2014

Some flight instructor refresher courses can be dry, monotonous, tedious, and downright painful—but not the Air Safety Institute’s eFIRC.

License to Learn: Media mania

Article | Aug 05, 2014

My approval/disapproval relationship (mostly disapproval) with the news-entertainment industry began in 1978, when a TV news anchor described how a collision occurred between a Boeing 727 and a Cessna 172 over San Diego.

Return of the Astore

Pilot Magazine | Aug 05, 2014

Luigi Pascale is the head designer at Tecnam and he designed the Astore, Tecnam’s new luxury Light Sport aircraft with an all-metal airframe.

Training Tip: Loadings and landings

Article | Aug 04, 2014

New pilots may underestimate the physical effort needed to rotate some aircraft to the landing attitude.

Fly like a fighter: O say, can you see?

Fly like a fighter | Aug 04, 2014

On his first lesson in defensive dogfighting in an F-15B, an Air Force pilots learns that stepping up to the new aircraft is harder than he thought. In a 7-G turn at 420 knots, he couldn't lift his head to look outside the cockpit, forcing him to fly blind off his instructor's commands.

Pilot to use L-139 to draw girls to aviation

Article | Aug 01, 2014

When Dianna Stanger hops out of her new L-139 prototype fighter on the flight line at airshows and fly-ins among the other warbirds, she hopes girls and young women will become inspired to enter aviation as a hobby or career.

Boeing introduces solution to stem global pilot shortage

Article | Aug 01, 2014

Boeing’s Flight Services division is offering a pipeline from zero flight time to airline qualified in two years, the company announced this week at EAA Airventure.

Redbird 'Flying' Challenge Cup wraps up at EAA AirVenture

Article | Aug 01, 2014

With sweaty palms and racing hearts, they walked onto the stage to strap on the simulator. It may not have been the pressure of a real airplane, but with an audience, performing a spot landing, steep turn, and lazy 8 in a simulator feels far beyond any stress of a normal flight.

Letters: Traffic dead ahead?

Pilot Magazine | Jul 31, 2014

Tom Haines’ ‘Waypoints’ column on the ADS-B debate received a lot of response from members who, like the author, see its promise.

Light Sport Aircraft: Soul-stirring airplane

Pilot Magazine | Jul 31, 2014

Like a duck that switches from sitting placidly atop the water to a furiously splashing, flapping, quacking master of flight, the Amphibious Carbon Cub leaps into air with a burst of raw energy.<

Earhart completes round-the-world flight with help of GA industry

Article | Jul 31, 2014

Fresh off her around-the-world flight in a Pilatus, Amelia Rose Earhart spoke about her adventure at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 28, and credited the trip’s success with the support she received from the general aviation industry.

WomenVenture participants swarm Boeing Plaza at AirVenture

Article | Jul 30, 2014

A throng of women in purple T-shirts arrived at Boeing Plaza on Thursday, July 30, ready to proclaim to everyone at EAA AirVenture that they love aviation.

Baker: Medical reform is AOPA's top priority

Article | Jul 30, 2014

AOPA President Mark Baker reiterated his position that the FAA must respond to the association’s request for action on the long-dormant third class medical reform petition.

Able Flight celebrates new sport pilots

Article | Jul 29, 2014

After earning their wings to become sport pilots, six pilots in Able Flight’s training program were honored July 29 at EAA AirVenture.