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Custom content for the Mar. 29, 2013, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

Article | Mar 29, 2013

training tips Agonic airports A student pilot is planning a cross-country flight from Hannibal Regional Airport in Missouri to Iowa's Washington Municipal Airport. Adding a wind correction angle to the true course as taught, the trainee determines the true heading, and then proceeds to check the compass card for deviation before determining the compass heading to be flown.

Light sport aerobatic biplane to be offered

Article | Feb 26, 2013

Renegade Light Sport, relocated to Fort Pierce, Fla., has dropped its offering of the 4-G Polish-built Renegade FK-12 Comet aerobatic light sport aircraft in favor of two new LSA models based on the famous Pitts S-2 airframe.

In the News

Article | Feb 13, 2013

Send Us Your News Each month we will share a roundup of stories about flying clubs, whether they are published in aviation media or local papers, and you can help. If your club has received some media coverage—newspaper, TV, radio, or online—let us know so we can share your accomplishments with the flying club community.

LSA buyers 'waiting' to purchase

Article | Jan 18, 2013

Light attendance, the absence of large exhibitors of the past, and a market that appears mired in indecision marked the beginning of the light sport aircraft show in Sebring, Fla., this week. The good news is that there are LSA aircraft available for less than $85,000. Want an American-built engine? Continental and Lycoming officials tell you which models have their engines.

SeaRey approved as a light sport aircraft

Article | Nov 26, 2012

The SeaRey, offered as a kit for 20 years, will now be available as a factory-built light sport aircraft.

Combs to complete 50-state odyssey in LSA

Article | Sep 22, 2012

A little more than two years after he departed on a months-long mission to land a light sport aircraft in all 50 states, sport pilot Michael Combs will finally be able to check off that final, elusive destination: Hawaii.

Lost prop on checkride: Did he pass?

Article | Sep 06, 2012

Colorado pilot Brian Garrett expected a simulated emergency on his checkride, not a real one. Then, two of his aircraft's three propeller blades tore loose.

Worldwide adventures take center stage at Summit

Article | Aug 09, 2012

Experience the challenges, adventures, and triumphs of flying around the world and of a wounded Marine learning to fly during the Oct. 11 keynote session at 8:30 a.m. in the Primrose Ballroom B through D of the Palm Springs Convention Center.

Wings over West Africa: Opportunity, inspiration in the air

Article | Jul 27, 2012

Ghanaian student pilot Lydia Wetsi is learning the skills to build and fly airplanes in a program that has transformed her thinking - about the disability that once kept her out of school but now can't keep her out of the sky, and about sanitation and health practices that could have prevented it.

AOPA, EAA brief pilots on medical exemption request

Advocacy | Jul 26, 2012

AOPA and Experimental Aircraft Association staff outlined their efforts to help pilots bypass the "treadmill of bureaucracy" that can accompany the medical certification process in a forum at EAA AirVenture July 24.