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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.

Game apps to play during the Thanksgiving holiday

Article | Nov 22, 2013

Spend time during the Thanksgiving holiday playing these five game apps.

Member Profile: Matthew Cahn

Article | Nov 19, 2013

Matthew Cahn received Microsoft Flight Simulator as a Christmas gift one year. Knowing that the game had piqued his son’s interest in aviation, Matthew’s father arranged for him to go flying with a friend in November 2012. Less than a year later, Matthew is the one doing the flying. A freshman at Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, Matthew, now 15, has about 14 hours logged in a Cessna 172 and plans to solo on or near his 16th birthday on Nov. 7, 2014. He hopes to follow that up a year later and earn his private pilot certificate. His goal is to become a commercial pilot. “It would be cool to fly around the country and maybe the world,” he explains.

AOPA Foundation auctions aviation items

Article | Nov 14, 2013

A flight in a P-51 D Mustang, an unusual attitude course, and your airplane in the pages of AOPA Pilot magazine are among the items up for bid in the AOPA Foundation's annual online auction.

FAA issues final rule on air carrier pilot training

Advocacy | Nov 06, 2013

The FAA has published a final rule that stresses basic pilot skills and better tracking of remedial training for crewmembers to avoid "events that, although rare, are often catastrophic," such as the February 2009 crash of Colgan Air Flight 3407 near Buffalo, N.Y.

Spirit of innovation alive and well at Redbird Migration

Article | Oct 30, 2013

Redbird focused on cutting aviation costs at its third-annual Migration conference in San Marcos, Texas.

Iron Maiden rocker sings Eclipse praises

Article | Oct 23, 2013

Bruce Dickinson’s new maiden is not iron, it is aluminum. The lead singer for the legendary heavy metal band Iron Maiden is a new proponent for the Eclipse 550, an all-aluminum light twinjet.

Air Safety Institute offers downloadable presentations

Article | Oct 17, 2013

The Air Safety Institute has launched a new way to bring its free safety education content to anyone interested in sharing general aviation safety information at local community events.

Fuller named Redbird chairman

Article | Oct 16, 2013

Weeks after handing the reins of AOPA over to a new president and CEO, Craig Fuller has been named chairman of Redbird Flight Simulations.

Developers present five aviation apps

Apps of the week | Oct 14, 2013

Five aviation developers pitch their apps covering aircraft performance, weather, flight training, radio navigation, and video training.

Stay sharp with simulation

Article | Oct 12, 2013

PC simulator expert Bruce Williams covered the multitude of ways simulation can help pilots in a seminar at AOPA Aviation Summit.

Summit shaping up to be Texas-sized

Slideshow | Oct 09, 2013

The old saying, "Everything's bigger in Texas," is holding true for AOPA Aviation Summit 2013. About 400 exhibitors are filling the Fort Worth Convention Center in Texas, and nearly 100 aircraft are flying in to Fort Worth Meacham International Airport for the static display at Airportfest.

SAFE to host first regional proficiency meeting in Texas

Article | Oct 09, 2013

The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators is kicking off the first of a series of regional pilot proficiency meetings in Texas.

President's Position: Thank you!

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2013

With this month’s column, I conclude five enjoyable years in the left seat at AOPA. You and I have shared an extraordinary journey through some very challenging times.

Letters: East/West Fly-Off

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2013

Our continuing series—“Fly Off”—pitted two trainers in an aerial drag race. Readers had some interesting thoughts.

NH Flying Association: Limited membership, more aircraft access

Article | Aug 23, 2013

The New Hampshire Flying Association limits membership to 17 so members have better access to its fleet.

AOPA Jay adds 'real-world excitement' to aerospace course

Article | Aug 08, 2013

A Florida school district’s newest career-education offering is an aerospace technology class that will put five AOPA Jay flight-training devices in the classroom.

One-on-one type training

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2013

The vast majority of my training in turbine airplanes has been simulator-based, and conducted at facilities run by CAE/Simuflite, FlightSafety International, CAE, and Simcom. The training was excellent, with a daily mix of formal classroom sessions and time spent in the simulators.

Starr Aviation, SAFE partner on Pilot Proficiency Project

Article | Jul 30, 2013

Starr Aviation announced July 29 that insured pilots can earn accident forgiveness on their policies by taking pilot proficiency training at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis., other major aviation events, and at quarterly dedicated safety events.

Sim developers team up on G1000 AATD

Article | Jul 28, 2013

By replacing actual Garmin hardware with a G1000 simulation created by Flight1 Aviation Technologies, Elite Simulation Solutions hopes its new, more affordable Elite PI-1000 will appeal to flight schools.