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No barriers to the sky

A Wisconsin pilot with a congenital heart defect is able to solo thanks to the sport pilot regulations.

Dec 19, 2014 | comments

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Training Tip: Fog's thinly veiled threat

What’s the sneakiest cloud in the sky when it comes to ensnaring a VFR pilot in less-than-VFR conditions?

Dec 19, 2014 | comments

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Power, and distraction

After a complete electrical failure during an initial climb from the departure airport, the pilot of a Beech King Air 200 learned a valuable lesson from a simple but costly omission.

Dec 19, 2014 | comments
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Veterans

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Honoring the 'Flying Minute Men'

The "Flying Minute Men" of World War II gathered for a Dec. 10 ceremony in Washington, D.C., to receive the highest honor conferred by Congress.

Dec 10, 2014 | comments

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Inspired to serve others

Giving an injured U.S. Marine a taste of the freedom of flight set a Mississippi pilot on a course to do much more.

Nov 24, 2014 | comments

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Embry-Riddle selects four Hoover scholars

Four students studying to become professional pilots at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University have been named recipients of $25,000 scholarships that honor aviation luminary Bob Hoover.

Oct 28, 2014
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Diversity

Pilot Magazine

‘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

Advocacy

Colorado airport designated Emily Warner Field

A Colorado county airport will bear the name of a history-making pilot after local officials voted to honor her pioneering aviation career.

Dec 18, 2014

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Honoring Jerrie Mock

A Tennessee pilot has duplicated the paint scheme on Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock's Cessna 180 to honor her legacy.

Dec 05, 2014

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New England Ninety-Nines offer flight training scholarships

The New England Section and Eastern New England Chapter of The Ninety-Nines are offering flight training and education scholarships for men and women.

Dec 02, 2014
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Physically Challenged

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Inspired to serve others

Giving an injured U.S. Marine a taste of the freedom of flight set a Mississippi pilot on a course to do much more.

Nov 24, 2014 | comments

News release

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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Celebrity

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Hartzell among inductees in National Aviation Hall of Fame

Propeller pioneer Robert Hartzell is among four people who will be inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame in 2015.

Dec 18, 2014 | comments

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Hoover wins aviation's top prize

After 70 years of achievements in aviation, the industry honored Robert A. “Bob” Hoover with its top award, the NAA Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy.

Dec 15, 2014 | comments

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Breitling jets plan U.S. tour

The Breitling Jet Team has announced an itinerary of 18 stops for the team's first U.S. tour in 2015.

Dec 10, 2014
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