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Pilot touts productivity of GA aircraft

Article | Mar 29, 2013

It’s a classic general-aviation-versus-the-airlines scenario: A businessman and his friend need to fly from Columbia, S.C., to Orlando, Fla., for a 9 a.m. business meeting.

Forums to advance aviation set at Sun ’n Fun

Article | Mar 27, 2013

No doubt you have heard about The Center to Advance the Pilot Community, AOPA’s energetic and far-reaching initiative to increase the number of student pilots who go on to earn a pilot certificate, and to reverse the decline in the number of active pilots. So, consider yourself invited to meet the center’s team members and participate in four forums that they will present at the thirty-ninth annual Sun ’n Fun Fly-in and Expo, April 9 through 14 at Florida’s Lakeland Linder Regional Airport.

Wings of Carolina Flying Club: Safe, low-cost flying

Article | Mar 25, 2013

Sanford, N.C.-based Wings of Carolina Flying Club, started in 1961, has a simple goal: provide safe aeronautical training, low-cost aviation education, inexpensive hourly aircraft rates, and flying fun. The nonprofit club, which operates as a 501(c)(7), currently has 350 members—and that number grows daily, said president Jan Squillace.

Student pilot who hit SUV earns his ticket

Article | Feb 21, 2013

In early November 2012, then-student pilot Will Davis's first solo cross-country went viral around the world after his wife’s video showed him clipping an SUV as he landed at Northwest Regional Airport in Roanoke, Texas.

'Top Gun' returns in 3-D

Article | Jan 28, 2013

"Top Gun" has been remastered in 3-D and will return to select IMAX theaters beginning Friday, Feb. 8, for a six-day engagement.


Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2013

letters.html A former AOPA vice president of public relations, Charles Spence, celebrated the life of William Piper Sr. on the seventy-fifth anniversary of Piper Aircraft.

Editor's pick: Top 10 apps for 2012

Article | Dec 21, 2012

AOPA e-Newsletter and Social Media Editor Benét J. Wilson share the top 10 apps that she’s reviewed in 2012. Did your favorite app make the list?

'Top Gun' returns--in 3-D

Article | Dec 13, 2012

Although plans for a "Top Gun 2" sequel apparently were abandoned following director Tony Scott's recent death, the original movie has been remastered in 3-D and will return to theaters for a six-day engagement in February.