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Holland shines

Article | Sep 02, 2015

Rob Holland’s unprecedented third freestyle victory at the World Aerobatic Championships gave the U.S. team reason to celebrate amid another disappointment.

Turbo the Flying Dog takes off on new adventure

Article | Sep 01, 2015

The next installment of the children's book series chronicling the adventures of Turbo the Flying Dog has landed on bookshelves.

Celebrate 2015 National Aviation Day

Article | Aug 18, 2015

Aviators can help celebrate National Aviation Day Aug. 19 by flying to favorite destinations, introducing friends to flying, or attending discounted U.S. aviation events.

Aviation for a new generation

Article | Aug 11, 2015

“We want kids to learn, but we want them to be passionate, so it has to be fun for them," says flight instructor MayCay Beeler.

'You are your pilot in command'

Article | Jul 22, 2015

Sport pilot and motivational speaker Jessica Cox was born without arms, but that hasn’t stopped her from tackling everyday hurdles to live a normal life and earn her pilot certificate six years ago.

'Pilot Getaways' Editor in Chief John Kounis dies

Article | Jul 14, 2015

John Kounis was a pilot, NASA engineer, world traveler, and an irrepressibly positive force in aviation who co-founded Pilot Getaways magazine with his brother, George, and turned it into an authoritative source for pilots in search of adventure.

FBW fears

Pilot Magazine | Jul 07, 2015

For those wanting to transition from their Citations, Hawkers, Learjets or turboprops, a culture shock awaits.

Letters: From our June 2015 issue

Pilot Magazine | Jul 06, 2015

Wow! We received a tremendous number of responses to Tom Haines’ editorial on the problems with solving the declining pilot population.

Buried in a boneyard

Pilot Magazine | Jul 06, 2015

'That’s All, Brother' navigated through intense German fire and low clouds to drop the first Allied troops to land in Normandy, France, on D-Day, commencing Operation Overlord.

Icon's A5 is for real

Article | Jun 18, 2015

After flying the first fully conforming Icon A5 on June 17 in California's Napa Valley and landing on both water and a hard-surface runway, AOPA Pilot Editor at Large Dave Hirschman says the amphibious LSA more than lives up to its high expectations.

Pilatus PC-24 makes first flight

Article | May 12, 2015

The Pilatus PC-24 jet flew for the first time May 11 in Switzerland for nearly an hour.

P&E: Technique

Pilot Magazine | May 11, 2015

Not done correctly, transitioning to a larger aircraft can and has contributed to accidents.

First flights

Article | Apr 20, 2015

Ask pilots about their first flight, and you can expect they’ll remember it well no matter how long they’ve been flying.

Wichita B-29 overcoming obstacles

Article | Apr 17, 2015

The B-29 named Doc after the cartoon miner in the movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs has faced literally a whirlwind of problems in its bid to fly again after 60 years.

Flight Design C4 flies

Article | Apr 14, 2015

Flight Design’s four-place C4 completed its maiden flight April 9, with no surprises.

Nominations open for Breitling aeronautics awards

Article | Apr 06, 2015

Nominations are open until May 31 for the Breitling Milestone Trophy and the Breitling Youngster Award, honors created to recognize innovation and excellence in aeronautics.

Broad shoulders

Pilot Magazine | Apr 06, 2015

America’s B–52s are operated by the Global Strike Command, an evolution of the Strategic Air Command.

Pilot Briefing

Pilot Magazine | Apr 03, 2015

Several days after his sixty-second surgery for life-threatening wounds suffered in an explosion in Afghanistan, Sgt. Jesse Murphree became the 10,000th passenger flown by volunteer pilots of the Veteran’s Airlift Command.

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Apr 03, 2015

One of the most meaningful and emotional flights of my life occurred on May 23, 1995, 20 years ago this month.

Rollout ceremony held for B-29 'Doc'

Article | Mar 23, 2015

The restorers of a Boeing B-29 Superfortress that almost met its end as a target at a desert weapons-testing range celebrated a milestone March 23.

Rutan drops hints about SkiGull

Article | Mar 16, 2015

Legendary aircraft designer Burt Rutan dropped fresh hints about his final design, a work in progress called SkiGull, through a film production crew.

Did 'The Lost Aviator' murder his rival?

Article | Mar 12, 2015

Australian filmmaker Andrew Lancaster’s great uncle Bill was a dashing aviator from the golden age of flight. Was he also a rival's killer?

Flying forward, sparking interest

Article | Mar 11, 2015

Thousands of women were introduced to aviation during Women of Aviation Worldwide Week, March 2 through 8.