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World record bid ends in fatal crash

An accident claimed a 17-year-old pilot seeking the world record as the youngest pilot in command to fly a single-engine airplane around the world.

Jul 24, 2014

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Under fire

A small corps of pilots patrols protected land in Kenya, facing an increasing threat from poachers as inclined to shoot aircraft as elephants.

Jul 23, 2014 | comments

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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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Veterans

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Trojan Horsemen to perform at Indy Fly-In

The Trojan Horsemen flight demonstration team, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, will delight attendees at AOPA’s Indianapolis Fly-In May 31.

May 29, 2014

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Doolittle Raiders a step closer to Congressional Gold Medal

Seventy-two years after successfully bombing Japan, changing the course of World War II in the Pacific, the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders are a step closer to being honored with a Congressional Gold Medal.

May 20, 2014 | comments

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A rare bird: The ‘Hot Stuff’ PV-2 Harpoon

Hot Stuff turns heads on ramps wherever it goes. The warbird’s twin tails are a hallmark of the famous B-25 Mitchell bomber, but Hot Stuff has a tailwheel instead of nosewheel. It’s a rare Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon.

May 14, 2014 | comments
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Diversity

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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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Group turns to GA to help disadvantaged youth

East Bay Aviators, a nonprofit organization based at Hayward Executive Airport in California, is hoping to reach out to African-American inner-city youths to teach them how to fly.

May 12, 2014

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Changing perceptions, growing numbers

Fly It Forward events held in 96 locations on four continents gave 5,703 girls and women their first general aviation experience.

Apr 10, 2014
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Women

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Under fire

A small corps of pilots patrols protected land in Kenya, facing an increasing threat from poachers as inclined to shoot aircraft as elephants.

Jul 23, 2014 | comments

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WomenVenture to celebrate seventh year at EAA AirVenture

Women attending EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, can participate in a slate of events focused on excitement and career possibilities within the aviation community.

Jul 22, 2014

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Organizations offer range of training scholarships

Five aviation organizations offer scholarships for flight training, education, and advanced certification.

Jun 30, 2014
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Physically Challenged

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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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Able Flight announces 2014 scholarships

Able Flight, the nonprofit organization that works to provide free flight training to individuals with physical disabilities, announced the awards of a record-setting nine scholarships in 2014.

Apr 16, 2014

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Membership News & Notes: AOPA supports Able Flight

AOPA President Mark Baker presented an $8,000 check to Able Flight Executive Director Charles Stites to help the organization with its efforts to offer free flight training to the disabled.

Apr 04, 2014
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Celebrity

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Under fire

A small corps of pilots patrols protected land in Kenya, facing an increasing threat from poachers as inclined to shoot aircraft as elephants.

Jul 23, 2014 | comments

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Airshow star Michael Goulian to serve as AOPA Ambassador

Legendary airshow and racing pilot Michael Goulian will serve as an “AOPA Ambassador,” the association announced July 10.

Jul 10, 2014

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Animated firefighting

The makers of Disney's Planes: Fire and Rescue strove to keep the animated action as realistic as possible.

Jul 07, 2014
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