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Eyes in the sky

Here’s a riddle: What job requires a private pilot certificate, but never asks you to leave the ground?

Oct 21, 2014

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Humanitarian pilot Peter VandenBosch has died

Peter VandenBosch, pilot, author, founder of a charitable aviation organization that has flown thousands of patients to medical care, has died.

Oct 16, 2014

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NTSB rules on Dayton airshow accident

Veteran airshow pilot Charlie Schwenker was flying slower to help wing walker Jane Wicker get into position on the modified Stearman’s bottom wing.

Oct 16, 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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‘Glider Bob’: Robert B. Saunders

Anyone who has ever been around Stemme motorgliders will remember its most colorful and enthusiastic demonstration pilot, Robert B. Saunders.

Oct 02, 2014

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Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club taps youth for aviation efforts

The Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club is targeting the next generation of African-American pilots.

Sep 29, 2014

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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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Women

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Record-setting aviatrix Jerrie Mock dies

Geraldine “Jerrie” Mock, who in 1964 became the first woman to fly solo around the world, died Sept. 30 at her home in Quincy, Florida, according to news reports. She was 88.

Oct 02, 2014

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Take advantage of aviation scholarships

Check out scholarships for flight training, airport management, aviation engineering, and more.

Sep 29, 2014

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Catholic Aviation Association combines GA, faith

The Catholic Aviation Association wants to use faith, flying, and fellowship to promote general aviation.

Sep 17, 2014
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Physically Challenged

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AOPA ANNOUNCES 2014 FLIGHT TRAINING SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Foundation Saturday awarded $65,000 in flight training scholarships to prospective pilots from eight states as part of its program to expand the pilot community and support flight training.

Oct 04, 2014

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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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Celebrity

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Perlan pilots win contest

The Perlan Project is less than a year away from the first flight of a glider being built to ride waves near the edge of space. While construction continues in Oregon, the team’s pilots are staying proficient in more ordinary aircraft.

Sep 29, 2014

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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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