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Aviation, jazz histories mesh in upcoming performance

Article | Sep 16, 2015

The histories of powered flight and jazz—two uniquely American originals—will intertwine in an unusual live performance Oct. 3 at George Mason University’s Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas, Virginia.

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French pilot, 22, wins Sailplane Grand Prix

Article | Sep 16, 2015

Maximilian Seis, a 22-year-old glider pilot from France, has won the sixth World Sailplane Grand Prix Championship.

Aircraft Maintenance: Take a break to learn about your brakes

Aircraft Maintenance | Sep 16, 2015

Aircraft brake systems don't usually get too much attention until something fails. That's risky because a failure in the brake system can cause a lot of damage.

Burning Man airport appears, disappears without a trace

Article | Sep 10, 2015

Black Rock City Municipal Airport springs from a dry Nevada lake bed each year for a week of exuberant partying that culminates in the fiery destruction of massive wooden art structures.

Pilot examiner gives his 10,000th checkride

Article | Sep 09, 2015

Tennessee Aviation Hall of Famer, retired NASA employee, and Designated Pilot Examiner Clyde Shelton recently awarded his 10,000th certificate, but he's not quite ready to give up the right seat.

Fly like a Fighter: Too tired to notice

Fly like a fighter | Sep 09, 2015

Every time we fly we need to assess whether we are rested enough to take to the skies. If not, then we should act as pilot in command and take charge to delay, reschedule, or cancel the flight.

A day to serve

Article | Sep 09, 2015

Sept. 11 has become a National Day of Service and Remembrance, and general aviation pilots have abundant opportunities to contribute in unique ways.

Saluting America's aviation team

Article | Sep 03, 2015

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.

‘Zen pilot’ changed by earth-rounding flight

Article | Sep 03, 2015

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.

Flying shark eats records

Article | Sep 03, 2015

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