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Flying Particles: Safe aircraft at a low cost

Article | Sep 27, 2013

One of the Flying Particles flying club's goal is to provide safe aircraft at the lowest reasonable cost.

Training Tip: One small step

Article | Sep 23, 2013

Remember how strange it seemed to learn that an aircraft is steered on the ground with foot pedals, and the throttle is worked by hand?

A passion for flight

Article | Aug 29, 2013

Mark Baker, set to be appointed as AOPA's fifth president and CEO Sept. 6, is committed to ensuring open access to aviation.

Born to fly like a bird

Article | Aug 08, 2013

Suspended upside down by his feet from a skysurfing wing attached to a hoist, Yves Rossy wiggled and twisted, struggling to break free from bindings without using his hands. It wasn’t a Houdini stunt, but a test of a life-saving escape move in case he lost control of the wing in the air.

License to Learn: Turbulence—yuck!

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2013

I don’t like clear air turbulence, and my passengers like it even less. It’s one of those things that saps the fun from flying, because it affects the neural nooks that are the primitive levels of our biology. It’s unlikely that you or your passengers will learn to like turbulence, but by understanding and sharing with your passengers what it can and can’t do to your mind and airplane, you can make turbulence tolerable.

Teachers learn about STEM resources for the classroom

Article | Aug 01, 2013

Teachers visited EAA AirVenture to learn about programs they can use in the classroom. From models to actual airplanes, there are many ways to include STEM education.

Truth in animation

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2013

Tucked away in a grove of evergreen trees, the rust-lined fuel truck had fallen into disuse. A visit from Disney filmmakers gave the vehicle new life, in a way, as a star in the animated film Planes.