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Warbird community mourns two

Article | Feb 08, 2016

Jeff Pino, who led Sikorsky from 2006 to 2012, and Nicholas Tramontano, also a warbird owner and pilot, had departed Stellar Airpark in Chandler, Arizona, for a sightseeing flight Feb. 5 in Pino's vintage P-51 Mustang, which crashed and burned for unknown reasons.

Mangold killed in crash

Article | Dec 07, 2015

Mike Mangold, who distinguished himself at every stage of an aviation career that spanned military service, racing, and airshows, died in a Dec. 6 crash.

Forrest Bird remembered

Article | Aug 05, 2015

Dr. Forrest Bird, an AOPA member since 1946 whose invention of the first reliable, low-cost respirator saved millions of lives, died Aug. 2.

'Pilot Getaways' Editor in Chief John Kounis dies

Article | Jul 14, 2015

John Kounis was a pilot, NASA engineer, world traveler, and an irrepressibly positive force in aviation who co-founded Pilot Getaways magazine with his brother, George, and turned it into an authoritative source for pilots in search of adventure.

Renowned composer dies in crash

Article | Jun 23, 2015

Hollywood and the aviation community mourned the death of James Horner, who was killed June 22 in a California airplane crash.

Doolittle Raider Hite remembered

Article | Apr 02, 2015

Lt. Col. Robert L. Hite died March 29. Hite, 95, was one of three surviving members of the group of 80 airmen who lifted their nation’s morale in the dark, early days of World War II.

Remembering Doolittle Raider Edward Saylor and his mission

Article | Feb 02, 2015

Edward J. Saylor, an engineer with the Doolittle Raiders whose successful attack on Japan’s mainland helped change the course of World War II in the Pacific, died Jan. 28 at the age of 94.

Head of National Gay Pilots Association killed in accident

Article | Oct 30, 2014

Steven Moore, executive director of the National Gay Pilots Association, died Oct. 27 when his Mooney crashed after takeoff at Boulder Municipal Airport in Denver.

Humanitarian pilot Peter VandenBosch has died

Article | Oct 16, 2014

Peter VandenBosch, pilot, author, founder of a charitable aviation organization that has flown thousands of patients to medical care, has died.

Record-setting aviatrix Jerrie Mock dies

Article | Oct 02, 2014

Geraldine “Jerrie” Mock, who in 1964 became the first woman to fly solo around the world, died Sept. 30 at her home in Quincy, Florida, according to news reports. She was 88.