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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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‘Zen pilot’ changed by earth-rounding flight

Robert DeLaurentis, who called himself the Zen Pilot before he launched May 18 on a 95-day, round-the-world flight to showcase aviation, returned a changed man.

Sep 03, 2015

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Flying shark eats records

Powered by one very souped-up Cessna Skyhawk engine, a prototype from Brazil has claimed speed and climb marks that shatter records.

Sep 03, 2015 | comments
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Veterans

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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

News release

GA GROUPS ASK CONGRESS TO PRESERVE FLIGHT TRAINING FOR VETERANS

GA GROUPS ASK CONGRESS TO PRESERVE FLIGHT TRAINING FOR VETERANS

May 19, 2015
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Diversity

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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

Pilot Magazine

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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Women

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Turbo the Flying Dog takes off on new adventure

The next installment of the children's book series chronicling the adventures of Turbo the Flying Dog has landed on bookshelves.

Sep 01, 2015

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Midwest LSA Expo set for September

The seventh annual Plane & Pilot Midwest LSA Expo will take place Sept. 10 through 12 at Mount Vernon Airport in Mount Vernon, Illinois.

Aug 27, 2015

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‘Beyond the Powder’ to debut in September

Beyond the Powder, a new documentary on women air racers, will debut Labor Day weekend on public television stations in northeast Ohio.

Aug 18, 2015
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Physically Challenged

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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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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

Pilot Magazine

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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Celebrity

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Eustace to be honored for record free fall

Alan Eustace, whose free-fall jump set a world record in October 2014, will receive the Aero Club of Northern California's Crystal Eagle Award.

Sep 02, 2015

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Bonhomme gains ground

Britain’s Paul Bonhomme made four solid flights to win the Red Bull Air Race World Championship race in Ascot, United Kingdom.

Aug 17, 2015

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Loose part downed Ford

Harrison Ford lost power and landed short of the runway on March 5 because of a failure within the vintage airplane’s carburetor, the NTSB found.

Aug 11, 2015
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