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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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Midair collision during EAA event claims two

A midair collision involving two aircraft participating in an EAA Young Eagles event near Buffalo, New York, claimed the lives of two occupants of one aircraft.

Sep 29, 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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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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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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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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Women

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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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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

Pilot Magazine

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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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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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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