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Arch wins Poland

Article | Jul 28, 2014

Austrian Hannes Arch is well on his way to a Red Bull Air Race Championship following a victory in Gdynia, Poland, July 27.

In-flight Charger

Article | Jul 28, 2014

Chip Yates, who set five electric aircraft world records in 2012, now aims to cross the Atlantic on battery power.

Under fire

Article | Jul 23, 2014

A small corps of pilots patrols protected land in Kenya, facing an increasing threat from poachers as inclined to shoot aircraft as elephants.

Airshow star Michael Goulian to serve as AOPA Ambassador

Article | Jul 10, 2014

Legendary airshow and racing pilot Michael Goulian will serve as an “AOPA Ambassador,” the association announced July 10.

Animated firefighting

Article | Jul 07, 2014

The makers of Disney's Planes: Fire and Rescue strove to keep the animated action as realistic as possible.

Lamb takes Malaysia

Article | May 19, 2014

British racing pilot Nigel Lamb edged Austria’s Hannes Arch to win the third leg of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship series in Malaysia.

Foundation Focus: If you believe

Pilot Magazine | Feb 12, 2014

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

Star-studded homage for Bob Hoover

Article | Jan 31, 2014

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

Hat in the Ring helps fund GA programs

Article | Jan 10, 2014

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

Proficient Pilot: Reflections, 1963-2013

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2013

My first magazine article, “Why Not Really Learn to Navigate,” appeared in these pages exactly 50 years ago (June 1963).

Pilots: Corkey Fornof

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2013

If Paul Mantz and Frank Tallman were the household names of Hollywood stunt flying in their day, then surely Corkey Fornof took up that mantle and has worn it ever since.

Aaron Tippin buys ‘Little Toot’ biplane

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2013

Country music performer and general aviation pilot Aaron Tippin recently purchased a tiny biplane--Georgy Meyer's "Little Toot."

Pilot Briefing

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2013

It’s already reached 30,300 feet—a world record for a solar-powered airplane (and beyond expectations)—and stayed aloft 26 hours and 10 minutes for another solar-powered record. Sun power Solar Impulse prepares for U.S.

Letters

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2013

Many readers related to author Chip Wright’s story on the passing of his father and their final flight together. I read the article “Gone West” by Chip Wright with tears in my eyes.

Pilots: James Lipton

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2013

Inside this television host is a pilot

Harrison Ford talks passion for flying, promoting GA

Article | Oct 12, 2012

Actor and pilot Harrison Ford draws a spotlight on flying from the big screen to the halls of Congress. On Oct. 12, the aviation advocate took the stage at the Palm Springs Convention Center to discuss how aviation helped him reinvent his life - and why all pilots should share the value of aviation with the general public - at the keynote session of AOPA Aviation Summit.

5 reasons you can’t miss Summit

Article | Oct 03, 2012

With Palm Springs, Calif., sporting a $200 million facelift for this year's AOPA Aviation Summit, the association is upping the ante. This event is one no pilot will want to miss.

AV8RS teen members get free admission to Summit

Article | Sep 26, 2012

Teen AOPA AV8RS can hear tales of Arctic adventures from "Flying Wild Alaska" stars, jam with flying musicians, and get advice from instructors--for free.

'Uncle Joey' is a pilot

Article | Mar 20, 2012

Dave Coulier, best known as Uncle Joey from the 1980s television series "Full House," recently stopped by AOPA's Frederick, Md., headquarters. He has been a private pilot since 1979.

Test Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2007

GENERAL The speed of sound at sea level on a standard day is 663 knots (763 mph). What is the speed of sound in space? How did the television hero Sky King get his first name? From reader John Schmidt: Why is airline stewardess Vesna Vulovic a celebrity in her home in Serbia? From reader Mark Baird: The pilot of a modified Pitts biplane conducts a preflight check of the flight controls.

Pilots

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 1998

We're all sick of the celebrity/athlete/ pilot type by now. You know the guy: To celebrate logging that first hundred hours he went out and bought himself a Citation and a JetRanger, while his latest contract doubled the price of your stadium seat.