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Safety

Article | Sep 12, 2014

Two tragic accidents that occurred within a week of each other, involved pilot incapacitation at high altitudes.

Casting begins for 'Air Fare America'

Article | Sep 11, 2014

Television show Air Fare America has opened a casting call for a pilot, a chef, and a picker/hangar rat.

Racing Aces announce $5,000 scholarship

Article | Sep 10, 2014

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.

Texas turnabout

Article | Sep 08, 2014

A single point now separates the top three pilots in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, with two races left – including Las Vegas.

Letters: Tall Tale (That’s True)

Pilot Magazine | Sep 04, 2014

The rare warbirds Senior Editor Dave Hirschman found on a Texas ranch—and the story of their owner—elicited many comments from our members.

Proficient Pilot: Gotta have a static

Pilot Magazine | Sep 04, 2014

Prior to cleaning the airplane, the static ports had been covered with duct tape to prevent contaminants from entering the static system (a good thing).

Oil platform helo hazard

Article | Sep 03, 2014

Citing two accidents likely involving methane-induced power loss, the NTSB is urging regulators to protect offshore helicopter operators.

Taildraggers to jet fighters, return to GA roots

Article | Sep 03, 2014

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.

Record setter gets second chance at pilot certificate

Article | Sep 03, 2014

A double heart valve replacement kept Rachel Carter—who at 9 years old had set the unofficial record for youngest pilot of a transcontinental flight—from earning her private pilot certificate after her medical certificate was denied. Many years later, she received her medical and is able to resume her quest for a private pilot certificate.

AOPA hosts helicopter event

Article | Sep 02, 2014

AOPA hosted the recent East Coast Helicopter Operations conference..

Pilot lost at sea

Article | Sep 02, 2014

Ronald Hutchinson was last heard from over Pennsylvania at about 13,000 feet, and may have succumbed to hypoxia.

Chicago steakhouse features vintage aviation photos

Article | Aug 29, 2014

A new steakhouse on Chicago’s North Shore is decorated with more than 200 vintage aviation photographs.

Education, social events planned for ‘Flying’ Aviation Expo

Article | Aug 27, 2014

The Flying Aviation Expo will offer something for everyone at its inaugural event in Palm Springs, California.

50 years later, pilot re-creates first solo flight

Article | Aug 25, 2014

A South Carolina pilot celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of his first solo flight by re-enacting it.

Topics Pilots

Werth loses engine

Article | Aug 20, 2014

Veteran airshow performer Billy Werth teaches students to consider roads in case of emergency. On Aug. 10, he took his own advice.

'Rod Machado's How to Fly an Airplane Handbook' launches

Article | Aug 19, 2014

Respected author and aviation funny man Rod Machado has written a new book he hopes will get you back to basics.

Adrenaline insider

Article | Aug 19, 2014

Red Bull celebrates National Aviation Day with the first in a series of profiles of the Red Bull Air Force extreme athletes.

Brits dominate Ascot

Article | Aug 18, 2014

British pilots thrilled their home crowd and tightened up the Red Bull Air Race World Championship Aug. 17 in Ascot, United Kingdom.

Appleton crash factual report released

Article | Aug 14, 2014

The NTSB on Aug. 12 released a lengthy factual report on the February 2012 crash that killed Micron Technology CEO Steve Appleton in Idaho.

EasyFBO founder a finalist in 'Entrepreneur' contest

Article | Aug 13, 2014

John Hill’s EasyFBO app puts him in the final round of Entrepreneur magazine’s College Entrepreneur of 2014 contest.

IFR Fix: Careful what you wish for

IFR Fix | Aug 12, 2014

The Skyhawk’s cockpit is sweltering as the pilot monitors the engine oil temperature and waits for the center controller to call.

World premiere set for Bob Hoover documentary

Article | Aug 06, 2014

A documentary on legendary airshow pilot Bob Hoover is about to make its world premiere.

Test Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Aug 06, 2014

From reader Frederick Cohen: True or False? The first successful ditching (no fatalities) of a passenger flight in a jetliner was performed by Capt. Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger when he landed US Airways Flight 1549, an Airbus A320-200, in the Hudson River on January 15, 2009.

Mentor Matters: Garmin approach advice

Pilot Magazine | Aug 05, 2014

As is the case with many seemingly complicated topics in the study of advanced flight decks, there’s actually a pretty simple explanation for what “activating an approach” within a Garmin navigator does.