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2015 Bahamas, Caribbean pilot guides available

The thirty-sixth edition of the Bahamas and Caribbean pilot guides are now available as spiral-bound books or iPad apps.

Feb 19, 2015

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Aircraft Spotlight

The Cessna 150 has been used to teach pilots to fly for decades and is still going strong. It is durable, simple to fly to and inexpensive to operate. It may not be fancy, but most pilots have a soft spot for this reliable little trainer. Pocono Mountains Flying Club President Paul Houle shares how his club is creating new pilots with the venerable Cessna 150.

Feb 15, 2015

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A proposal to remember

When everything seemed to be going wrong, the perfect moment emerged for a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter pilot to propose to his girlfriend—in a hot air balloon with snow falling all around in Southern California.

Feb 12, 2015
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U.S. Travel

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Reach hard-to-reach places in your airplane

You can’t take a major airline to see the swimming pigs in Staniel Cay in the Bahamas, or to see the natural hot springs at a remote corner of Death Valley National Park.

Feb 04, 2015

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Field of seven vies for Collier Trophy

Seven aviation and aerospace endeavors are in the running for the 2014 Robert J. Collier Trophy, awarded annually by the National Aeronautic Association.

Feb 04, 2015

Pilot Magazine

The front lines

Effectively addressing the challenges that GA faces today requires an army of missionaries to help AOPA advance the faith.

Feb 03, 2015
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International Travel

Article

2015 Bahamas, Caribbean pilot guides available

The thirty-sixth edition of the Bahamas and Caribbean pilot guides are now available as spiral-bound books or iPad apps.

Feb 19, 2015

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Solar Impulse control center opens in Monaco

Solar Impulse II, the upgraded version of an all-electric airplane that toured the United States, is set to circle the globe starting in March.

Feb 10, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

Canada seeks eAPIS-style border-crossing requirement

The Canadian Owners and Pilots Association and AOPA are working together to try to make any new Canadian requirements similar to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Electronic Advance Passenger Information Service as seamless as possible.

Feb 05, 2015
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Alaska

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Reach hard-to-reach places in your airplane

You can’t take a major airline to see the swimming pigs in Staniel Cay in the Bahamas, or to see the natural hot springs at a remote corner of Death Valley National Park.

Feb 04, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Splash!

A topic occasionally visited in this column involves engine failure in single-engine airplanes.

Jan 08, 2015

Advocacy

Technology needed to navigate a changing Arctic

General aviation provides vital service to the isolated communities of the Arctic within Alaska, despite a critical lack of supporting infrastructure.

Dec 10, 2014
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Bahamas

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2015 Bahamas, Caribbean pilot guides available

The thirty-sixth edition of the Bahamas and Caribbean pilot guides are now available as spiral-bound books or iPad apps.

Feb 19, 2015

Article

Reach hard-to-reach places in your airplane

You can’t take a major airline to see the swimming pigs in Staniel Cay in the Bahamas, or to see the natural hot springs at a remote corner of Death Valley National Park.

Feb 04, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Group Fly-out: So long, winter

The single consolation for at least one group of East Coast pilots is that they could point their birds south and head to the Bahamas.

Jan 12, 2015
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Canada

Advocacy

Canada seeks eAPIS-style border-crossing requirement

The Canadian Owners and Pilots Association and AOPA are working together to try to make any new Canadian requirements similar to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Electronic Advance Passenger Information Service as seamless as possible.

Feb 05, 2015

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Canadian Owners and Pilots Association president to retire

The world’s second-largest general aviation aircraft owner and pilot organization will soon have new leadership for the first time in nearly two decades.

Dec 11, 2014

Advocacy

AOPA works to end border crossing frustrations

At an Oct. 2 meeting hosted by AOPA, U.S. CBP leaders met with their counterparts from Canada to discuss ways to ease GA border crossings.

Oct 16, 2014 | comments
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Mexico

Advocacy

AOPA works to end border crossing frustrations

At an Oct. 2 meeting hosted by AOPA, U.S. CBP leaders met with their counterparts from Canada to discuss ways to ease GA border crossings.

Oct 16, 2014 | comments

Advocacy

Mexico eases APIS rules for GA pilots

Mexico has lifted a requirement that pilots of arriving and departing private general aviation flights use a third party provider to file advance passenger information system (APIS) manifests.

Sep 29, 2014 | comments

Advocacy

AOPA leads effort to improve border crossings

AOPA has been working with government officials and other pilot groups in Canada and the United States to simplify border crossings for international GA flights.

Aug 07, 2014 | comments
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