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Baseball star Ken Griffey Jr. named Hat in the Ring co-chair

News release | Jun 11, 2015

Ken Griffey Jr., the 13-time Major League Baseball All-Star and accomplished private pilot, has been named an honorary co-chair of the AOPA Foundation’s Hat in the Ring Society.

Pacific crossing foiled

Article | Jun 01, 2015

Solar Impulse 2 was forced to land in Japan after a cold front made the Pacific Ocean crossing to Hawaii too dangerous to attempt.

Tight finish in Rovinj

Article | Jun 01, 2015

Austrian Hannes Arch won by the narrowest margin, and American Michael Goulian made the final round in the Red Bull Air Race in Rovinj, Croatia.

Party under the space shuttle

Article | Jun 01, 2015

The good that pilots are doing to help others was given a Hollywood bash May 30 at the Los Angeles Science Center.

Bonhomme wins Japan

Article | May 18, 2015

British pilot Paul Bonhomme remains unbeaten in the 2015 Red Bull Air Race World Championship, while Americans Michael Goulian and Kirby Chambliss improved in Japan.

Writing it forward (in reverse)

Article | May 14, 2015

The pilot who wrote messages of love and hope over New Orleans moved many hearts while carrying forward a tradition nearly as old as airplanes.

Airplane dreams in action

Article | Apr 24, 2015

Friends of AOPA old and new had plenty to see and do at Sun 'n Fun, and plenty to marvel at and dream about.

Solar Impulse 2 lands in China

Article | Mar 31, 2015

Solar Impulse 2 pilot Bertrand Piccard endured a somewhat longer flight than expected and landed safely in China March 31.

World Air Games pilots named

Article | Mar 18, 2015

Four-time U.S. National Aerobatic Champion and two-time World Freestyle Champion Rob Holland will be among the pilots flying for their country in Dubai.

Rutan drops hints about SkiGull

Article | Mar 16, 2015

Legendary aircraft designer Burt Rutan dropped fresh hints about his final design, a work in progress called SkiGull, through a film production crew.

Solar Impulse nears departure

Article | Mar 03, 2015

Crews prepared Solar Impulse 2, the gossamer aircraft powered by the sun and designed to inspire, for a hoped-for March 7 departure from Abu Dhabi.

Command performance

Article | Feb 18, 2015

An online video service launched to give enthusiasts an aerobatic ride-along from multiple camera perspectives is expanding into a more interactive experience.

Hartzell among inductees in National Aviation Hall of Fame

Article | Dec 18, 2014

Propeller pioneer Robert Hartzell is among four people who will be inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame in 2015.

Hoover wins aviation's top prize

Article | Dec 15, 2014

After 70 years of achievements in aviation, the industry honored Robert A. “Bob” Hoover with its top award, the NAA Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy.

Breitling jets plan U.S. tour

Article | Dec 10, 2014

The Breitling Jet Team has announced an itinerary of 18 stops for the team's first U.S. tour in 2015.

NAA honors Bob Hoover

Article | Nov 26, 2014

Tickets are available online for the Dec. 12 Wright Memorial Dinner in Washington, D.C., as the National Aeronautic Association honors R.A. "Bob" Hoover.

An unforgettable hour

Article | Nov 19, 2014

Patty Wagstaff is a patient teacher, with the skill and experience to get the most out of the Extra 300L—and her student.

Clubs made Sporty's possible

Article | Nov 12, 2014

Sporty’s Pilot Shop founder Hal Shevers said he might never have made aviation his career if not for local flying clubs.

Spreading Wings event to honor Tucker

Article | Oct 30, 2014

Premier aerobatic pilot and GA supporter Sean D. Tucker will be honored at the Spreading Wings Gala at the Wings Over the Rockies Museum in Denver Nov. 15.

Perlan pilots win contest

Article | Sep 29, 2014

The Perlan Project is less than a year away from the first flight of a glider being built to ride waves near the edge of space. While construction continues in Oregon, the team’s pilots are staying proficient in more ordinary aircraft.

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.

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.