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New VAC program helps returning vets

Article | Jul 29, 2013

The Veterans Airlift Command, a volunteer organization that provides wounded combat veterans with free transportation on general aviation aircraft, has added a new mission—helping Iraq and Afghanistan veterans return to civilian life.

Veterans group shares message at Sun ’n Fun

Article | Apr 10, 2013

Disabled American Veterans staff Lynn May, Mike Jones, and Calvin Peacock join Panchito owner Larry Kelley (center) and pilot Matt Sager with DAV’s Kerry Ward (right) in front of the iconic World War II bomber. Larry Kelley, owner and pilot of Panchito, a B-25J Mitchell bomber that he has lovingly restored and maintains, has joined forces with the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Flight Team to spread the message to American veterans that “they are not alone.” “I saw that the DAV was at sports events and NASCAR races but realized that they needed to be at airshows,” Kelley said.

Brain direct: In pursuit of an aircraft-mind connection

Article | Apr 04, 2013

Future pilots might be invited to have a tiny sensor surgically implanted in their brain, extending the fly-by-wire concept straight to the motor cortex. A more palatable option, perhaps, is simply donning a headset, though accuracy suffers.

Fly like a fighter: Join the gaggle

Fly like a fighter | Apr 04, 2013

While stationed in Okinawa, Japan, flying the F-15 I made periodic trips to the Philippines to fly in Cope Thunder exercises—the Pacific version of Red Flag. They would schedule up to 70 aircraft in a very dynamic war training event with airplanes split Blue Air against Red Air.

Tenn. Senate passes flight training exemption from new fees

Article | Mar 22, 2013

Tennessee took a step forward in keeping flight training in the state affordable and accessible March 18 when the state Senate passed a bill that would exempt flight schools from new fees and other administrative burdens. When the Tennessee Higher Education Commission announced new regulations and fees affecting Part 141 flight schools in 2012, the additional cost to flight schools—which would be passed on to customers—was enough to make potential students think twice about staying in the state for training.

NFL salutes World War II veteran's service

Article | Nov 08, 2012

World War II veteran Bill Linkenhoker had been chosen as honorary coin-toss captain for the Nov.4 National Football League game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis between the Colts and the Miami Dolphins. But Linkenhoker, 89, was in Savannah, Ga.

AirCam river run

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2012

Following the Mississippi low and slow.

Veteran flies veteran on milestone mission

Article | Aug 23, 2012

Don Catalano says the best days of his life are when he gets the chance to transport wounded warriors and other patients in his Piper Meridian as a volunteer pilot for Patient Airlift Services.

Become an ambassador for GA

Advocacy | Apr 26, 2012

Pilots can help promote general aviation and serve their communities by creating charitable events at airports, or adding a charitable element to an existing aviation event. Here are tips for creating a charitable event or helping an existing cause.