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‘Got some lift?’

Article | Jun 12, 2014

John Morrical wasted no time asking the burning question of the day on a recent Sunday morning. “We got some lift?” he asked as soon as he walked in the door of the Central Indiana Soaring Society’s clubhouse at Alexandria Airport June 1.

PilotWorkshops offers IFR Bootcamps

Article | Jun 10, 2014

PilotWorkshops is offering a new series of personal training sessions for instrument-rated pilots who want to knock off rust or build confidence.

Attendees enjoy AOPA Learn To Fly Day events

Article | Jun 09, 2014

Free flights and a static display were among the highlights of AOPA’s annual Learn To Fly Day.

King Schools offers ATP training course discount

Article | May 27, 2014

King Schools is offering a discount on its ATP video course to beat Aug. 1 training changes.

HondaJet progresses

Article | May 20, 2014

Honda Aircraft Co. reported the new HondaJet remains on track for delivery in 2015, with a new color option unveiled in Geneva.

Learn, compete in Redbird's simulator challenge

Article | May 16, 2014

It’s not too late to sign up for Redbird Flight Simulations’ Flying Challenge Cup.

License to Learn: The four C-note lesson

Pilot Magazine | May 12, 2014

A friend recently took his first flight lesson at a Midwest flight school and paid $400 for 1.2 hours of dual instruction. Shocked?

Zulu Flight Training heads across the pond

Article | Apr 11, 2014

Continental Motors' Zulu Flight Training is opening locations in Europe.

Same as it ever was

Pilot Magazine | Apr 08, 2014

Today someone will walk in to a flight school and plunk down a bunch of money to fulfill a dream.

Airports and their stories

Pilot Magazine | Apr 08, 2014

Airports are where our dreams come true. But although these gateways to the sky are revered by pilots and those who love aviation, they often are vilified by neighbors and damned by detractors.

Redbird launches simulator challenge

Article | Apr 01, 2014

Redbird Flight Simulations is encouraging pilots from all over the world to show their stuff in the company's new 'Flying' Challenge Cup.

At Seattle Museum of Flight, students become pilots

Article | Mar 20, 2014

What would it be like to fly? The Seattle Museum of Flight poses that question to thousands of fourth through twelfth grade students each month.

Dogfight: Simulators

Pilot Magazine | Mar 10, 2014

The young dog is ready for the future; the old dog, not so much. Senior editors Ian J. Twombly
and Dave Hirschman debate the viability of simulation in training.

Proficiency: To new heights

Pilot Magazine | Mar 10, 2014

The FAA’s recent proposal to decrease the amount of flight simulator experience that students can log toward instrument ratings comes just as computer-based simulation is rapidly becoming more realistic than ever.

New upset recovery course

Article | Mar 05, 2014

A Wisconsin company is now offering its upset training course to all pilots.

Stall the Pig

Pilot Magazine | Feb 18, 2014

Since the crash of Air France Flight 447 in 2009, the flight training departments for all categories of jet operators have taken an introspective look at how to handle high-altitude stalls.

Untapped potential

Article | Jan 23, 2014

Basic and advanced aviation training devices are more advanced than ever, yet still struggle to realize the potential that many have envisioned.

Program promotes GA education in North Dakota

Advocacy | Jan 22, 2014

An education program in North Dakota helps promote general aviation.

Member Profile

Article | Jan 17, 2014

Ever since Sean Patrick Cothran sat in an F-15 Eagle as a 4-year-old at an Atlanta air show, he’s known what he must become — a pilot.

AOPA asks FAA to rescind new training standards

Advocacy | Jan 13, 2014

AOPA asks the FAA to rescind a new training policy and consider efficiency of simulator time.

Instrument Insights: Special PIC certifications

Pilot Magazine | Dec 23, 2013

Anyone with an instrument rating—especially pilots who first spent hours sneaking around beneath low clouds or in poor visibilities—appreciates their new ability to fly anywhere in any kind weather.

Pilgrim Aviation 'flies' Cessna 150 to a mall

Article | Nov 26, 2013

Pilgrim Aviation is hoping that a Cessna 150 parked at Hanover Mall in Massachusetts will promote general aviation and attract new pilots.