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Foundation Focus: Giving back

Pilot Magazine | May 12, 2014

Paying it forward or giving it back—either way helps to strengthen general aviation and is a critical part of the AOPA Foundation’s mission.

Stamp honors black aviator

Article | Mar 13, 2014

The chief flight instructor of the Tuskegee Airmen, C. Alfred "Chief" Anderson, is honored with a stamp from the U.S. Postal Service.

Colorado pilot creates barter website

Article | Mar 13, 2014

A student pilot in Aurora, Colo., has created a website that will let users barter goods and services for flight instruction.

Documentary chronicles earliest combat pilots

Article | Mar 06, 2014

A documentary film tells the story of the “first to fly and the first to die for the United States in the Great War.”

Nebraska seeks wind-test tower safety upgrade

Advocacy | Feb 27, 2014

AOPA is working to support a bill under consideration in Nebraska’s legislature to strengthen requirements for the anti-collision marking of temporary meteorological evaluation towers.

The Bell UH-1B Huey: A Flying Symbol

Pilot Magazine | Feb 19, 2014

Seriously wounded and huddling in the dank underbrush, men struggled to stay alive and remain hidden from nearby and approaching Viet Cong guerillas.

Visual Approach: Sunset Stearman

Pilot Magazine | Feb 19, 2014

Veterans Airlift Command founder Walt Fricke seems to hang motionless in his Stearman PT–13.

Topics Veterans, Pilots

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.

Fly Well: Insure, insure, insure…

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2013

The number-one cause of bankruptcies? Massive medical expenses—so dodging disease makes sense.

Topics Veterans, Pilots

Honor Flight continues despite government shutdown

Article | Oct 02, 2013

Honor Flight leader says flights will continue despite government closure. Veterans will see as many monuments as possible, but congressmen are planning to help then enter closed memorials.

Topics Veterans, Pilots