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Flying Musicians Association opens 2016 scholarship

Article | Dec 28, 2015

The Flying Musicians Association has announced its 2016 FMA Solo Program scholarship to help high school musicians and student aviators achieve their goal of solo flight.

College offers flying start

Article | Dec 21, 2015

A community college in Illinois offers flight training and a degree program for aspiring aviators, and is spreading the word beyond the state line.

Santa’s colonel

Article | Dec 15, 2015

A red telephone on the desk of a colonel at the heart of America's air defense rang for Santa on a December night in 1955.

(Bull)fighter pilot

Article | Nov 10, 2015

Retired matador Victor Huerta has had many accomplishments in his career, but his most recent accomplishment is that he has become a private pilot.

Pilots: North Carolina Craft Brewer

Pilot Magazine | Nov 09, 2015

What happens when passions for flight, brewing intersect

WAI chapters hold special day for girls

Article | Oct 05, 2015

Women in Aviation chapters in the United States, Canada, Africa, and other locations spent Sept. 26 sharing the excitement of aviation with girls and women.

1 plane, 1 pilot, 2 saves

Article | Sep 16, 2015

For Brian Rowser, rescuing Christian Herrera was the second occasion in two weeks that a search flight he piloted produced a happy ending.

P&E: Technology paradox

Pilot Magazine | Sep 03, 2015

We posed the question to esteemed colleagues Rod Machado and George Perry—how has technology helped or hindered our flying skills?

P&E: Dogfight

Pilot Magazine | Sep 03, 2015

Editor at Large Dave Hirschman and frequent contributor Chip Wright debate the merits of glass versus steam.

Turbo the Flying Dog takes off on new adventure

Article | Sep 01, 2015

The next installment of the children's book series chronicling the adventures of Turbo the Flying Dog has landed on bookshelves.

License to Learn: I'm a fan

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2015

My experience suggests that students who join flying clubs are more likely to complete their training compared to attending traditional flight schools.

High altitude, thin margins

Article | Aug 27, 2015

Flying west from Colorado Springs, pilots can explore the breathtaking scenery of the Front Range while learning valuable lessons in density altitude, weather, and flight planning.

Deaf pilots connect at Colorado Springs

Article | Aug 20, 2015

Neil Anthony Thomas said he earned his pilot certificate without having met another deaf pilot. In the year or so since he met Todd Barker at Colorado Springs Municipal Airport, he's connected to a community.

High Hopes program: ‘You can’

Article | Aug 12, 2015

Convincing teens and wounded veterans that they can—not only fly but achieve their dreams—is the central purpose behind the High Hopes for Colorado nonprofit at Colorado Springs Municipal Airport.

Never Again: The long and winding river

Pilot Magazine | Aug 10, 2015

I made a poor decision to attempt a flight into unfamiliar terrain, with marginal weather, and without a chart to follow.

How to share aviation

Article | Aug 05, 2015

Ceci Stratford, a pilot from Simi Valley, California, gives back to aviation by sponsoring Flight Training scholarships.

Wipaire offers scholarship, Caravan interiors

Article | Jul 24, 2015

Wipaire now offers the Aurora interior for Cessna Caravans to include divans and cabinets. The company also announced a seaplane scholarship.

The flying toothbrush

Article | Jul 22, 2015

Canadian pilot Raphaël Langumier’s 4-year-old daughter took a shine to aerobatics. Now, Léa wanted to know, how does a toothbrush float in outer space?