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Water lacking, floatplanes launch from trailer

A half-ton Dodge truck lines up on the centerline. As the pickup accelerates, the floatplane trailered behind it adds power, lifts off, banks left, and departs: just another floatplane launch by Joe Sprague of Cadillac Aircraft Services in Cadillac, Mich.

Apr 24, 2014 | comments

Advocacy

Baker honors pilots for protecting backcountry flying

Two men had a vision to protect pilots’ access to backcountry airstrips in Montana, but discovered a nationwide need.

Apr 24, 2014 | comments

Rotorcraft Rookie

Rotorcraft Rookie: New landing sites

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

Apr 23, 2014 | comments
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Aerobatics

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Out of the loop

There is another aircraft nearby, and its pilot is going to unusual lengths to keep you in sight.

Apr 22, 2014 | comments

Article

Reviving Aurora: Friends of wing walker to restore Stearman

Friends of wing walker Jane Wicker want to restore her 450-horsepower Stearman biplane, destroyed in a June 2013 accident that killed Wicker and her pilot.

Apr 16, 2014 | comments

Pilot Magazine

AOPA Fly-ins: Indianapolis

The airport’s FBO, Indy Jet; Indianapolis-area EAA chapters; and the Indianapolis Aviation Authority are working with AOPA to make the May 31 fly-in an event to remember.

Apr 10, 2014
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IFR

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Out of the loop

There is another aircraft nearby, and its pilot is going to unusual lengths to keep you in sight.

Apr 22, 2014 | comments

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: What is a clearance?

Discussing the pros and cons of possible routes, your CFII poses an unexpected question: “What is an air traffic clearance?”

Apr 14, 2014 | comments

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: 'Deviate as necessary'

The clouds were angry, but the passenger was angrier.

Apr 08, 2014
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Takeoffs and Landings

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Water lacking, floatplanes launch from trailer

A half-ton Dodge truck lines up on the centerline. As the pickup accelerates, the floatplane trailered behind it adds power, lifts off, banks left, and departs: just another floatplane launch by Joe Sprague of Cadillac Aircraft Services in Cadillac, Mich.

Apr 24, 2014 | comments

Advocacy

Smith Field: Airport of dreams

Smith Field in Fort Wayne, Ind., has withstood three separate attacks—in the 1970s, 1990s, and 2002—to close it and redevelop the land. Now, it's thriving.

Apr 16, 2014 | comments

Pilot Magazine

Airports and their stories

Airports are where our dreams come true. But although these gateways to the sky are revered by pilots and those who love aviation, they often are vilified by neighbors and damned by detractors.

Apr 08, 2014
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Mountain Flying

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Safety

ASI courses provide credit towards your CFI certificate renewal.

Mar 15, 2014

Article

Motor glider rides Himalayan waves

A research team is using a Stemme motor glider to photograph Himalayan Mountains from 26,000 feet with a goal of saving lives.

Jan 28, 2014 | comments

Article

Glider pilots aim to reach 90,000 feet on wind power

A small team is aiming to soar to the far reaches of the stratosphere in a specially designed glider that will transport its pilots to a desperately lonely place.

Oct 30, 2013 | comments
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