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Film festival to reopen Air Force Museum theater

Article | Feb 11, 2013

A first-of-its-kind aviation film festival will mark the grand reopening of the giant-screen theater of the Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, from April 11 through 14.

Pilot Briefing

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2013

It’s already reached 30,300 feet—a world record for a solar-powered airplane (and beyond expectations)—and stayed aloft 26 hours and 10 minutes for another solar-powered record. Sun power Solar Impulse prepares for U.S.

Letters

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2013

Many readers related to author Chip Wright’s story on the passing of his father and their final flight together. I read the article “Gone West” by Chip Wright with tears in my eyes.

AOPA Action

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2013

Responding to member concerns, AOPA and the Experimental Aircraft Association will request an exemption that would allow many pilots flying the most common single-engine aircraft recreationally to use a driver's license and self-certification medical standard.

Letters

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2013

letters.html A former AOPA vice president of public relations, Charles Spence, celebrated the life of William Piper Sr. on the seventy-fifth anniversary of Piper Aircraft.

Former Cessna chair, Tuskegee CFI to join hall of fame

Article | Dec 19, 2012

A former Cessna chairman who used money from air racing prizes to meet payroll during the Depression is among the inductees to the National Aviation Hall of Fame, the board of trustees announced Dec. 17.

Wright factory to be preserved

Article | Dec 11, 2012

The original factory where the Wright brothers built their first mass-produced aircraft was at risk in 2008 when the then-occupant, a car parts factory, closed. The factory could be part of the Dayton historical tour in a couple of years.

Jet in a Box

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2012

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), a not-for-profit individual membership association, effectively serves the interests and needs of its members as aircraft owners and pilots, and establishes, maintains, and articulates positions of leadership to promote the economy, safety, and popularity of flight in aircraft.

Never Again: Music in the night

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2012

What is the engine telling you?

Pilot Briefing

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2012

An aerial perspective The art of Michael Collier By Dave Hirschman Seeing impressive vistas from the air is a fringe benefit of general aviation flying for most pilots. But for Michael Collier—a geologist, author, physician, photographer, and Cessna 180 owner and pilot—that aerial perspective is the reason he flies.

Answers for Pilots: Ah, the Islands!

Article | Dec 01, 2012

Winter escape! Island Retreat! Glorious vacation! I'm referring to the islands of the Bahamas - a popular aviation destination, and it's easier to fly there to than you may realize. Not sure what's involved in flying across the border? Here's a rundown of the requirements for a general aviation flight from the United States to the Bahamas.