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SIUC Flying Salukis win top spot in 2014 NIFA Safecon

Article | May 21, 2014

The SIUC Flying Salukis won the 2014 national collegiate flying championship competition.

IFR Fix: Weather so bad, it's good

IFR Fix | May 20, 2014

If your favorite instructor hasn’t already called to see if you want to add to your actual-IMC experience, reach out.

Test Pilot

Pilot Magazine | May 13, 2014

1. What aviation safety device was regarded as a gadget, rejected when first introduced in 1931, and considered only for use in an amusement park?

Question of the Month

Article | May 12, 2014

Help With Choosing a Headset

Training Tip: Headed for the heartland

Article | May 09, 2014

The short, chilly days of winter flying are over as you launch a spring project to complete the cross-country requirements for your private pilot certificate.

Club Spotlight

Article | Apr 24, 2014

Lehigh Valley Flying Club in Pennsylvania has adjusted its incentives and policies to keep members involved.

Rotorcraft Rookie: New landing sites

Rotorcraft Rookie | Apr 23, 2014

Public-use heliports aren't very plentiful, but those that are offer unique capabilities and a fun challenge.

Training Tip: The fly-in factor

Article | Apr 11, 2014

Applying your aeronautical “book knowledge” is one way events like the AOPA Regional Fly-Ins can raise your experience level and whet your appetite for aviation.

Vulcanair announces four-seat piston single

Article | Apr 10, 2014

Italian twin-engine airplane manufacturer Vulcanair stepped into the single-engine certified aircraft market April 9 with the announcement of a 180-horsepower, four-seat single.

Training Tip: Discovering the destination

Article | Apr 07, 2014

The airport listing for your cross-country destination says that a GCO is available there. What's a GCO?

Aircraft Spotlight

Article | Mar 15, 2014

Club President John Gaither shares Wings of Carolina’s experience with the M20J.

Meet AOPA AV8R, Cory Orlebeke

Article | Mar 12, 2014

Cory Orlebeke is afraid of heights, but that hasn’t stopped him from soaring in the clouds.

Training Tip: Airspace in a flash

Article | Mar 11, 2014

On any route, the current combination of flight conditions and airspace can present a myriad of decisions to ponder.

Weather Watch: Convective coverages

Pilot Magazine | Mar 10, 2014

Whether you believe in global warming or not, here’s a hard fact: the days are getting warmer as we make our way toward summer.

Test Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Mar 06, 2014

When a military student pilot during World War I made an emergency, off-airport landing in a Curtiss JN–4 Jenny, how did he provide his location to those who could provide rescue?

'Gather on!'

Advocacy | Mar 06, 2014

Pilots from Maine and New England turned out in numbers for the annual Maine Aviation Forum hosted by EAA Chapter 1434.

Training Tip: 'Arrival or through flight'

Article | Mar 04, 2014

Nearing an area of Class C airspace astride your VFR cross-country course, you ponder a decision.

Oklahoma to host cross-country air races

Article | Feb 21, 2014

Pilots are invited to compete in two cross-country racing events coming up in May in Oklahoma.

Ownership: Cold comfort

Pilot Magazine | Feb 18, 2014

An oft-repeated maxim about open-cockpit airplanes says they should be flown only when the air temperature (in Fahrenheit) exceeds the pilot’s age (in years).

Proficiency: Rotorcraft rookie

Pilot Magazine | Feb 18, 2014

“To fly is heavenly,” the expression goes. “To hover is divine.”

Rotorcraft Rookie: Time to go somewhere

Rotorcraft Rookie | Jan 30, 2014

Try a cross-country with only a compass and map for navigation, mental math calculations instead of using an E6B, and hitting checkpoints every five miles.

Training Tip: ALNOT

Article | Jan 27, 2014

In an emergency, time is critical. Taking all measures to mobilize search-and-rescue, and maximizing system effectiveness by providing high-quality information, is your best hedge.