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'Beyond the Powder' to reach public television in June

Beyond the Powder, a documentary that meshes the history of women pilots during the 1929 Women’s Air Derby with their modern counterparts, will be made available to public television stations nationwide beginning in June.

Jan 26, 2016

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Red Bull adds two pilots to race roster

Two Red Bull pilots sharing similar first names are moving up from the Challenger to the Master Class for the 2016 Red Bull Air Race World Championship.

Jan 20, 2016 | comments

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New faces in Red Bull races

A French aerobatic champion is among three new pilots gearing up for Red Bull Air Race action in 2016, making history as she flies.

Jan 13, 2016
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Veterans

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Colorado VFW holiday food, toy drive 'gratifying'

Pilots delivered more than two tons of food and toys to Veterans of Foreign Wars members during the Colorado Aviation Business Association’s fifth annual holiday charity drive and airlift.

Dec 09, 2015

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Long days on Long Wings

A select group of NASA pilots fly the WB-57, a Cold War holdover that operates (strictly for science) much like the more famous U-2.

Nov 23, 2015 | comments

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'A once-in-a-lifetime experience'

As the rumble of the North American B-25 Mitchell’s radial engines filled the air, now Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Dick Cole stood unassuming in the open bay of AOPA’s National Aviation Community Center.

Nov 08, 2015
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Diversity

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Tuskegee University announces engineering scholarships

Incoming Tuskegee University freshmen who have an eye on jump-starting their engineering careers can apply for a scholarship funded by Lockheed Martin that covers an intensive summer program of engineering-preparation courses.

Nov 10, 2015

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High Hopes program: ‘You can’

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.

Aug 12, 2015 | comments

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Tuskegee Airman returns to the cockpit

World War II veteran and Tuskegee Airman Lt. Floyd Collins, a former P-51 pilot, was cool and confident when he returned to a cockpit in Maryland for a sight-seeing flight near the nation's capital.

Jul 17, 2015 | comments
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Women

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'Beyond the Powder' to reach public television in June

Beyond the Powder, a documentary that meshes the history of women pilots during the 1929 Women’s Air Derby with their modern counterparts, will be made available to public television stations nationwide beginning in June.

Jan 26, 2016

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New faces in Red Bull races

A French aerobatic champion is among three new pilots gearing up for Red Bull Air Race action in 2016, making history as she flies.

Jan 13, 2016

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No more tears

New private pilot Stephanie Stechschulte says she was a panicky passenger before she earned a pilot certificate.

Jan 12, 2016 | comments
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Physically Challenged

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Able Flight accepting scholarship applications for 2016

Able Flight, the nonprofit organization that helps people with disabilities learn to fly, is accepting scholarship applications for 2016.

Oct 23, 2015

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Automating aviation

The skilled aviator's mind will remain the primary safety device on aircraft for years to come.

Oct 07, 2015 | comments

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Saluting America's aviation team

When Danny Croy pulled back on the yoke from his perch in the left seat of a Cessna 172, his face revealed a confidence that often escaped the autistic 19-year-old. Croy is not comfortable with significant changes in routine, but the short discovery flight from the Frederick, Maryland, airport left him beaming. An army of airport employees working behind the scenes keeps the airport running smoothly and helps make experiences like these happen.

Sep 03, 2015 | comments
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Celebrity

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Red Bull adds two pilots to race roster

Two Red Bull pilots sharing similar first names are moving up from the Challenger to the Master Class for the 2016 Red Bull Air Race World Championship.

Jan 20, 2016 | comments

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Holland ‘top of the world’

Rob Holland remains the undisputed master of the four-minute freestyle. The reigning world champion in that event, Holland once again took on the best pilots in the world at the FAI World Air Games in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and the result was a familiar one.

Dec 08, 2015 | comments

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Mangold killed in crash

Mike Mangold, who distinguished himself at every stage of an aviation career that spanned military service, racing, and airshows, died in a Dec. 6 crash.

Dec 07, 2015
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