Pilots

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Flying with fire

As performers crisscrossed the Oshkosh, Wisconsin, night sky with sparks streaming from their wings, the crowd was treated to a tradition with surprisingly deep roots.

Jul 30, 2015 | comments

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Hidden Genius prize entices color vision cure

Private pilot Trevor McKeeman says many of the world’s record-breaking aviation feats were fueled by visions of winning financial prizes and he hopes his Hidden Genius idea will inspire technology buffs to create tools to combat color vision deficiency for pilots.

Jul 28, 2015

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IMC Club on verge of merger with EAA

IMC Club began as a way to exchange real-world instrument flight rules discussions and now the popular monthly meetings and video lesson format is on the verge of merging with the EAA.

Jul 28, 2015 | comments
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Veterans

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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

Advocacy

Groups ask Congress to protect veterans' flight training

Seven general aviation associations, including AOPA, have sent a joint letter asking Congress to stop legislation that would curtail funding for flight training for veterans.

May 19, 2015 | comments
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Diversity

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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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Mission fulfills final wish

Geraldine “Jerrie” Mock, the first woman to circumnavigate the world solo, had her final wish carried out by friends flying in formation to scatter her ashes.

May 06, 2015
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Women

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'You are your pilot in command'

Sport pilot and motivational speaker Jessica Cox was born without arms, but that hasn’t stopped her from tackling everyday hurdles to live a normal life and earn her pilot certificate six years ago.

Jul 22, 2015

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Scholarship winner earns her certificate

AOPA’s 2014 Noe-Singer Flight Training Scholarship winner earned her private certificate just two days before her eighteenth birthday and then shipped off to the Air Force Academy for basic training.

Jul 08, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Pilots: Free Spirit

Nothing stands in her way

Jul 07, 2015
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Physically Challenged

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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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Able Flight announces 2015 scholarship recipients

Seven individuals with disabilities will earn pilot certificates or receive advanced training in 2015 thanks to Able Flight’s scholarship program.

Mar 13, 2015

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California flight school to host Silver Eagles day

San Carlos Flight Center will host a Silver Eagles Celebration on Feb. 7 at San Carlos Airport in the San Francisco Bay area of California.

Jan 16, 2015
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Celebrity

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Flying with fire

As performers crisscrossed the Oshkosh, Wisconsin, night sky with sparks streaming from their wings, the crowd was treated to a tradition with surprisingly deep roots.

Jul 30, 2015 | comments

Slideshow

Light fantastic

Aerobats dazzle even in the daytime, but the night airshow at EAA AirVenture is a magical sight.

Jul 23, 2015

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James Bede, noted aircraft designer

James R. Bede, an aircraft designer whose concepts included a micro jet and a single-engine airplane that evolved into the American Aviation Yankee, has died.

Jul 10, 2015
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