Pilot flying biplane from England to Australia

An English pilot is flying a Stearman biplane 13,000 miles from England to Sydney, Austalia, to honor an aviation pioneer.

Oct 05, 2015


In-flight simulator could save training costs

A California company headed by a former U.S. Navy pilot has developed a helmet-mounted simulator that can be worn in flight.

Oct 05, 2015 | comments


Pilot soloed 70 years ago

George Spencer took an aviation course at a summer school in Connecticut 71 years ago and soloed the next year, 1945.

Sep 30, 2015
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President's Position: Acts of service

As a group, pilots are some of the most generous people I know. And because we tend to feel passionately about GA, we want to share it with others.

Sep 29, 2015


GA groups ask Senate to protect flight training for veterans

Five general aviation organizations, including AOPA, are asking the Senate to protect flight training benefits for veterans.

Sep 16, 2015 | comments


A day to serve

Sept. 11 has become a National Day of Service and Remembrance, and general aviation pilots have abundant opportunities to contribute in unique ways.

Sep 09, 2015 | comments
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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


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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Pilot Briefing: 'Ultimate paradise’

Joe Nall Week, which ran from May 9 through 16 at the aerodrome in Woodruff, South Carolina, is the largest radio control fly-in in the world, attracting about 1,700 RC pilots from all 50 states and 11 countries—and more than 10,000 spectators.

Jun 09, 2015
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Old bird gets new life in flight nurse program

A 40-year-old scrapped helicopter has a new life as a simulator for flight nurses at Case Western Reserve University. The Sikorsky S-76 fuselage forms the first-of-its-kind motion simulator for graduate-level flight nurses.

Sep 22, 2015 | comments


Girls in Aviation Day kicks off Sept. 26

The aviation community will open its wings wide Sept. 26 to welcome girls ages 8 to 16 to the airport or into the cockpit as part of Women in Aviation, International’s Girls in Aviation Day.

Sep 22, 2015


'From barnstormers to jets'

A Texas airport named for a pioneering aviation family is marking a century of continuous operation in 2015.

Sep 21, 2015
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Physically Challenged


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


Deaf pilots connect at Colorado Springs

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.

Aug 20, 2015 | comments

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A crossing gone wrong

It’s become widely accepted in aviation that nearly every accident can be traced not to one single cause, but rather a chain of threats and errors that all contribute to the final outcome.

Jun 09, 2015
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Holland in rarefied air

Rob Holland captured an unprecedented fifth consecutive national aerobatic championship, then added freestyle gold to his mounting medal count.

Sep 29, 2015 | comments


Bonhomme builds lead

British pilot Paul Bonhomme closed in on his third Red Bull Air Race Championship, balancing risks and rewards at the Texas Motor Speedway.

Sep 28, 2015


Reno air races off to fast start

A record 19 aircraft are racing in the Jet Class at the fifty-second National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada.

Sep 17, 2015
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