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Wright Memorial planned for Dayton

Article | May 29, 2013

Ohio engineers are making sure the Wright Flyer doesn't fly.

Cub Scouts Get First Flight Courtesy of the Warrington Flying Club

Article | May 03, 2013

As any general aviation pilot can tell you, building the pilot population is a critical issue for our future. Some of the best ways to do that are to reach outside the aviation community and to educate and inspire children about the wonder of flight.

Pilot Briefing

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2013

Guam to JAX—nonstop World distance record for aircraft in its weight category By Dave Hirschman When Bill Harrelson wanted to prove the long-range performance of his kitbuilt Lancair IV, he flew it from Indiana to Hawaii—a warm-up for a much longer flight. On March 1, Harrelson landed his Lancair in Jacksonville, Florida, after a 38.5-hour nonstop flight from Guam.

Pilots: Angela Masson

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2013

She just didn’t get it. After snagging her certificate at age 17 and setting a cross-country record flying in the Powder Puff Derby, Angela Masson’s first job was instructor for the Claire Walters Flight Academy in Santa Monica, California, which had a contract to give Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine student pilots their first 40 hours.

Dogfight: Flight bags

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2013

Dogfight: Flight bags Tough, simple, proven By Dave Hirschman The modern flight bag is an over-thought, over-stuffed, and over-priced parody of itself. Trying to use one is like entering a house of mirrors: a semi-comedic and confusing exercise in frustration in which the simple items we look for in flight—batteries, a pack of gum, a note pad—are sure to be hidden in some obscure pocket within a pocket.

Pilot Briefing

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2013

A single-engine aircraft is parked in front of a hangar at Lakeland Municipal Airport in Lakeland, Florida, circa 1937. Lakeland Municipal Airport opened on Lakeland Hills Boulevard in 1935.

Who flew first?

Article | Mar 20, 2013

An eminent aviation publication has injected new life into an old assertion that the Wright brothers did it best, but Gustave Whitehead did it first, in the matter of who accomplished the first controlled flight in a powered aircraft. Evidence including a newspaper account written by an eyewitness has never been absolutely discredited that Whitehead, a German émigré to the United States who was trained as a builder of engines, flew his aircraft No.

Pilot Briefing

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2013

Mosquito bomber heading for U.S. Restoration took place in New Zealand By Alton K.

10 Years Later: Meigs

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2013

For pilots and aviation enthusiasts the world over, the word "Meigs" conjures memories of a stinging defeat.

President's Position: Welcome to our world

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2013

Sharing the experience of flight

Waypoints: Throttling George

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2013

The life and times of the new Beechcraft

Wx Watch: Mixed-bag winter IMC

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2013

A low-pressure system full of surprises

Mar. 1, 2013, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

Article | Mar 01, 2013

In This Issue: VOLUME 15, ISSUE 9 — March 1, 2013 Fuller to step down IFR Fix: Your way, or the hard way? FCC floats new 121.5 MHz ELT ban plan Quiz Me: CFI medical certificate Safety >> Picture Perfect >> AOPA Live >> Click here for this week's custom content. Featured Fuller to step down as AOPA president and CEO AOPA President Craig Fuller has notified the Board of Trustees of his intent to step down from his position and from the board.

Twenty-One Flyers celebrates sixtieth anniversary

Article | Feb 26, 2013

The 60-year-old Twenty-One Flyers flying club, begun as an outpost for Sikorsky Aircraft employees, promotes the cooperative approach among its members, where everyone takes an active role in the management of the club, along with maintenance of the club aircraft.