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2015 Giving Back grant applications open

Article | May 07, 2015

The AOPA Foundation has announced that it will once again award 10 Giving Back grants to charities that are doing good work through general aviation.

FAA makes UAS moves

Article | May 06, 2015

The FAA announced May 6 new industry partnerships and a new app to help keep unmanned aircraft flying safely.

Explore the beauty of aircraft maintenance, restoration

Aircraft Maintenance | May 06, 2015

Understanding our aircraft ultimately makes us safer pilots, builds confidence, and reinforces the need to preserve the fleet of general aviation aircraft.

Fly like a fighter: Spin cycle

Fly like a fighter | May 06, 2015

A "simple" power-on stall got really exciting, but then turned into a nonevent because of the training the pilot had received.

Doolittle Raiders celebrate honor, say goodbye to friends

Article | May 06, 2015

It took 72 years, 11 months, 28 days, and an act of Congress, but the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders finally received the Congressional Gold Medal for their heroic raid bombing Japan's mainland in 1942.

Real Pilot Story: From Miscue to Rescue

Video | May 06, 2015

Watch as a series of delays, poor decisions, and lack of preparation turns a four hour cross-country flight into a 30-hour survival crisis for a pilot and his family in the unforgiving Idaho backcountry.

Proficient Pilot: Big trouble

Pilot Magazine | May 06, 2015

Like many airports in the United States, many of Israel’s airports are under pressure to close because of escalating real-estate values and urban sprawl that suffocates their boundaries.

Letters from our April 2015 issue

Pilot Magazine | May 06, 2015

Readers weigh in on the assortment of information in our P&E section, which offers technique tips, ownership ideas, and ways to stay proficient.

Training Tip: The hazardous attitude of impulsivity

Article | May 05, 2015

A student learned that the flight school’s most popular trainer was involved in a loss-of-control-on-landing accident the previous day. The pilot flying the trainer said, "It was a classic case of get-down-itis. All I could think was, 'I have to get this plane on the ground.'"

Destination confusion

Article | May 05, 2015

The NTSB has urged the FAA to change procedures and update software to help avoid wrong-airport landings.