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Engine-out spin

Article | Jul 09, 2014

Veteran CFI Rich Stowell paid tribute to Harry Hawker with a power-off spin, creating a video that is part salute, part message to pilots.

Unusual attitudes

Article | Jun 11, 2014

Plymouth Municipal Airport in Plymouth, Mass., home of the AOPA Fly-In July 12, has a long history of unusual attitudes.

Get some smash on

Article | Jun 10, 2014

Nosing into a shallow dive to build speed, a pair of Marchetti SF.260s approach head-on, and the instant the wingtips pass, the fight is on.

Pilots: Legendary test pilot R.A. 'Bob' Hoover

Pilot Magazine | Jun 04, 2014

Listening to Bob Hoover tell the stories of his life, one is apt to wonder Is this for real?

Briefing: Record-setter

Pilot Magazine | May 13, 2014

Airshow performer Spencer Suderman appears to have set a new world record with an 81-turn, three-minute-plus inverted flat spin in a Pitts S–2B that took him from 23,000 feet to less than 2,000 feet over the California desert.

Ready for a thrill?

Article | May 08, 2014

Tumble through the sky and grunt through the Gs with airshow performer Air Force Reserve Maj. Billy Werth on 15- to 20-minute thrill rides during the AOPA Fly-In at Indianapolis Regional Airport on May 31.

Aviation shines at Endeavor Awards

Article | May 05, 2014

A star-studded evening at the California Science Center in Los Angeles honored those who volunteer their time and aircraft to helping others.

IFR Fix: Out of the loop

IFR Fix | Apr 22, 2014

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

Reviving Aurora: Friends of wing walker to restore Stearman

Article | Apr 16, 2014

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.

AOPA Fly-ins: Indianapolis

Pilot Magazine | Apr 10, 2014

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.

Wagstaff teams for teaching

Article | Mar 27, 2014

Airshow legend Patty Wagstaff has partnered with Southeast Aero, U.S. distributor of Extra Aircraft, to offer aerobatic training in St. Augustine, Fla.

Wagstaff To Serve As AOPA Ambassador

News release | Mar 19, 2014

Patty Wagstaff brings excitement about flying everywhere she goes, and as an AOPA Ambassador her mission is to share that energy with pilots and aviation enthusiasts at AOPA events across the country.

Wagstaff becomes AOPA Ambassador

Article | Mar 19, 2014

Legendary airshow pilot Patty Wagstaff will serve as an AOPA Ambassador and will meet fans, sign autographs, and speak about the demanding and exciting world of competitive and demonstration flying at the AOPA booths at major airshows and several AOPA Fly-Ins in 2014.

World record attempt for inverted flat spins

Article | Mar 17, 2014

California airshow performer Spencer Suderman attempts to set a new world record for flat spins.

New upset recovery course

Article | Mar 05, 2014

A Wisconsin company is now offering its upset training course to all pilots.

Fly like a fighter: Rudders and trim

Article | Feb 10, 2014

Find out how military pilots flying T-38s use rudder and trim to perform Lazy 8s with 90 degrees of bank and 30 degrees of pitch.

History on parade

Pilot Magazine | Jan 23, 2014

For 50 years, members of the Commemorative Air Force have gathered each fall to present an airshow featuring the organization’s vintage military aircraft.

'Inside Air Shows' features Goulian team

Article | Jan 14, 2014

Check out Episode 2 of LiveAirShowTV’s new series "Inside Airshows" as it takes a special look inside Goulian Aerosports.

Technique: What to do if you’re upside down

Pilot Magazine | Dec 23, 2013

Airshow star and aerobatic instructor Greg Koontz will gladly give you his one-flight upset training course if you insist, but he knows you probably won’t remember it a year later.

Can airshows come back?

Pilot Magazine | Dec 19, 2013

Airshows in the United States have endured many setbacks in their long history, but no single season has brought as much adversity as 2013.

Roll up your sleeves for spark plug inspections

Aircraft Maintenance | Dec 17, 2013

Roll up your sleeves and get into the how-to of maintaining your aircraft's spark plugs yourself.

Rockwell Collins offers 3-D display

Article | Oct 22, 2013

Rockwell Collins now offers its first 3D moving map called Airshow 500 for private jets.

Weather snarls world championship

Article | Oct 17, 2013

An elite field of the world's best aerobatic pilots got back in the air Oct. 16 after days of waiting out weather.

Warbirds, weather headline 50th CAF Airsho

Article | Oct 16, 2013

Vintage aircraft and the weather steal the show at the Commemorative Air Force's 50th Airsho.