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Safety

Two tragic accidents that occurred within a week of each other, involved pilot incapacitation at high altitudes.

Sep 12, 2014

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Casting begins for 'Air Fare America'

Television show Air Fare America has opened a casting call for a pilot, a chef, and a picker/hangar rat.

Sep 11, 2014

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Racing Aces announce $5,000 scholarship

The air racing team known as the Racing Aces has created a $5,000 scholarship for women seeking flight training or other kinds of aviation training or education.

Sep 10, 2014
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Veterans

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Briefing: Our candidates in Congress

The idea that Congress doesn’t accomplish much isn’t new.

Sep 05, 2014

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Taildraggers to jet fighters, return to GA roots

School was out, and he hadn’t made the cut for the Pony League baseball team. So in the summer of 1954, Dean Stickell started riding his bicycle to Frederick Municipal Airport in Maryland.

Sep 03, 2014

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Pilot flies Citabria to Oshkosh for Wounded Warriors

After six days; flying 5,600 miles at 85 knots in a Citabria from Fairbanks, Alaska, to Oshkosh, Wisconsin; camping out at airports along the way; and eating Mountain House dried food, 21-year-old Alex Mumley-Dupuis said he was ready for a good meal upon arrival at EAA AirVenture.

Aug 01, 2014
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Diversity

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Meet AOPA AV8R, Ty'Niyah Harris

Ty’Niyah Harris’ original plans were to become a marine biologist. But a trip to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia to learn about marine biology ultimately helped her find her passion in aviation.

Jul 24, 2014

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Church aviation ministry offers education, careers

A Maryland church is using its aviation ministry to teach youth and forge career paths.

Jul 22, 2014

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Group turns to GA to help disadvantaged youth

East Bay Aviators, a nonprofit organization based at Hayward Executive Airport in California, is hoping to reach out to African-American inner-city youths to teach them how to fly.

May 12, 2014
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Women

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Racing Aces announce $5,000 scholarship

The air racing team known as the Racing Aces has created a $5,000 scholarship for women seeking flight training or other kinds of aviation training or education.

Sep 10, 2014

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Letters: Tall Tale (That’s True)

The rare warbirds Senior Editor Dave Hirschman found on a Texas ranch—and the story of their owner—elicited many comments from our members.

Sep 04, 2014

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Record setter gets second chance at pilot certificate

A double heart valve replacement kept Rachel Carter—who at 9 years old had set the unofficial record for youngest pilot of a transcontinental flight—from earning her private pilot certificate after her medical certificate was denied. Many years later, she received her medical and is able to resume her quest for a private pilot certificate.

Sep 03, 2014
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Physically Challenged

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Able Flight celebrates new sport pilots

After earning their wings to become sport pilots, six pilots in Able Flight’s training program were honored July 29 at EAA AirVenture.

Jul 29, 2014

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2014 Citation Special Olympics Airlift - DE

AOPA Live's Paul Harrop takes you on an inspiring flight. The Citation Special Olympics Airlift brings together dozens of jets to transport athletes to the Special Olympics USA Games. AOPA transported one of the West Virginia teams.

Jul 03, 2014

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FBI: $10,000 bounty for laser-pointing perps

After a temporarily blinding green laser flashed into the cockpit of a Robinson R22 on a training flight at North Carolina’s Cape Fear Regional Jetport on May 6, the CFI and student helped police track down the person shining the laser. Now, the FBI is offering to reward those who provide information on laser incidents that lead to the arrest of such individuals.

Jun 04, 2014 | comments
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Celebrity

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Texas turnabout

A single point now separates the top three pilots in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, with two races left – including Las Vegas.

Sep 08, 2014

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Werth loses engine

Veteran airshow performer Billy Werth teaches students to consider roads in case of emergency. On Aug. 10, he took his own advice.

Aug 20, 2014 | comments

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'Rod Machado's How to Fly an Airplane Handbook' launches

Respected author and aviation funny man Rod Machado has written a new book he hopes will get you back to basics.

Aug 19, 2014
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