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Question of the week: Acting as pilot in command

Question: One of my friends is working to raise money for a charity. She wants to offer an airplane ride as a prize to one of the donors and has asked me to be the pilot in command. If am a private pilot, then how many hours of flight time would I need to have logged in order to act as pilot in command on this flight?

Apr 21, 2014

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Reviving Aurora: Friends of wing walker to restore Stearman

Friends of wing walker Jane Wicker want to restore her 450-horsepower Stearman biplane, destroyed in a June 2013 accident that killed Wicker and her pilot.

Apr 16, 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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Veterans

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Stamp honors black aviator

The chief flight instructor of the Tuskegee Airmen, C. Alfred "Chief" Anderson, is honored with a stamp from the U.S. Postal Service.

Mar 13, 2014

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Colorado pilot creates barter website

A student pilot in Aurora, Colo., has created a website that will let users barter goods and services for flight instruction.

Mar 13, 2014

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Documentary chronicles earliest combat pilots

A documentary film tells the story of the “first to fly and the first to die for the United States in the Great War.”

Mar 06, 2014
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Diversity

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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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Stamp honors black aviator

The chief flight instructor of the Tuskegee Airmen, C. Alfred "Chief" Anderson, is honored with a stamp from the U.S. Postal Service.

Mar 13, 2014

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New Red Tails monument honors subset of Tuskegee Airmen

A monument to the Red Tail pilots was three years in the making.

Nov 25, 2013
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Women

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Reviving Aurora: Friends of wing walker to restore Stearman

Friends of wing walker Jane Wicker want to restore her 450-horsepower Stearman biplane, destroyed in a June 2013 accident that killed Wicker and her pilot.

Apr 16, 2014 | comments

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Women form club within West Valley Flying Club

Female pilots and enthusiasts who belong to California's Palo Alto West Valley Flying Club formed the Women of West Valley for camaraderie and to encourage more to fly.

Apr 11, 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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Physically Challenged

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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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AeroShell's Able Flight scholarship honors Alan Henley

AeroShell has funded an ongoing flight training scholarship for Able Flight in honor of Alan Henley, the paralyzed former AeroShell Aerobatic Team leader.

Apr 01, 2014

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AOPA Foundation makes donation to Able Flight

Able Flight has received and $8,000 check from the AOPA Foundation.

Mar 10, 2014
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Celebrity

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Foundation Focus: If you believe

Perhaps the most famous group of American pilots in World War I was the 94th Aero Squadron.

Feb 12, 2014

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Star-studded homage for Bob Hoover

Aviation luminaries will gather in Hollywood Feb. 20 and 21 to pay special tribute to living aviation legend R.A. "Bob" Hoover.

Jan 31, 2014

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Hat in the Ring helps fund GA programs

The Hat in the Ring Society helps fund programs to preserve general aviation.

Jan 10, 2014
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