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Solar Impulse in California

Solar Impulse 2 completed the Hawaii-to-California leg of its round-the-world journey April 23.

Apr 25, 2016 | comments

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AOPA Beaufort Fly-In features top-notch beach

Pilots visiting the AOPA Fly-In at Beaufort, North Carolina, May 21 will be a short hop from Cape Lookout National Seashore, voted the top national park beach by USA Today and 10Best.com readers.

Apr 21, 2016 | comments

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Solar Impulse 2 launches

Solar Impulse 2 pilot Bertrand Piccard strapped into the cockpit in the predawn darkness April 21, preparing for a long-awaited launch.

Apr 21, 2016 | comments
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AOPA Beaufort Fly-In features top-notch beach

Pilots visiting the AOPA Fly-In at Beaufort, North Carolina, May 21 will be a short hop from Cape Lookout National Seashore, voted the top national park beach by USA Today and 10Best.com readers.

Apr 21, 2016 | comments

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Pearl Harbor prepares for transition

An aviation museum at the heart of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is being studied in detail to reconstruct the Day of Infamy, bullet by bullet.

Apr 20, 2016 | comments

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Hayward Air Rally heads for Stead

Reno/Stead Airport in Reno, Nevada, is the new destination that awaits competitors in the Hayward Air Rally on June 24.

Apr 19, 2016
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International Travel

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A 'life changing' mission

Rep. Steve Pearce (R-N.M.) flew west around the world in a Mooney, on a mission to honor those who died in the Vietnam War.

Apr 14, 2016 | comments

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A flying gig in Guyana

Pilots wanted: Remote Area Medical brings vital health services to remote places in Guyana flying a single-engine Cessna U206 into a network of unimproved airstrips.

Mar 24, 2016

Advocacy

Brussels attacks postpone GA meeting in Europe

The terrorist attacks in Brussels early March 22 postponed a key meeting between officials with IAOPA Europe and the European Parliament that was scheduled to take place that evening.

Mar 23, 2016
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Alaska

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Alaska considers increasing fuel tax

Because of the dramatically low price of crude oil, Alaska is facing a budget short fall in excess of $3 billion. Consequently, the state government is looking for ways to decrease services or find supplemental streams of revenue.

Dec 03, 2015

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FAA announces plan to replace WACs

Following extensive discussions with AOPA, the FAA has announced a new plan to ensure that pilots have all the information they need as the agency phases out world aeronautical charts.

Nov 04, 2015 | comments

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OpenAirplane passes 10,000-member mark

OpenAirplane, a free service that offers renter pilots a "universal checkout," allowing them to rent aircraft at multiple participating locations, has surpassed 10,000 members.

Sep 29, 2015
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Bahamas

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Bahamas deals for pilots

If turquoise water, white sand beaches, and aviation fuel credits sound enticing, there are deals to be had in the Bahamas.

Apr 13, 2016

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Staniel Cay airport in the Bahamas reopens

Staniel Cay Airport reopened Nov. 18, with a newly paved 3,000-foot-by-75-foot runway, said the Bahamas Ministry of Transport and Aviation.

Nov 23, 2015

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Disaster relief continues after Hurricane Joaquin

General aviation pilots are still needed to help deliver relief supplies in South Carolina after severe flooding, caused in part by Hurricane Joaquin, devastated the area.

Oct 14, 2015 | comments
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Canada

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FAA announces plan to replace WACs

Following extensive discussions with AOPA, the FAA has announced a new plan to ensure that pilots have all the information they need as the agency phases out world aeronautical charts.

Nov 04, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

GA groups seek feedback on GPS failures

AOPA and the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association are launching a survey to gauge the amount of GPS interference and number of outages pilots flying in both countries have experienced.

Oct 14, 2015

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Club Spotlight

The Gateway Flying Club has been around since 1976 and like many clubs, faced some challenges when the economy took a downturn over the past several years. Based at Anoka County Blaine Airport (KANE) in Anoka, Minnesota, the club weathered the storm by making adjustments to it finances, including a dry hourly rate and new member specials. Club President Chris Baye and Board Member-at-Large Curt Stoltz share how the club continues to succeed after nearly 40 years.

Sep 20, 2015
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Mexico

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Fly for MS returns triumphant

A dead alternator, a nonfunctioning autopilot, and lack of magnetic course information didn’t dampen the spirits or slow the journey for two pilots bringing multiple sclerosis awareness to South and Central America.

Feb 10, 2016

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Operator increases fees at 12 Mexico airports

AOPA is advising members of significant rate increases for landing, ramp, and parking at several Mexico airports operated by concession holder Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico.

Nov 10, 2015

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FAA announces plan to replace WACs

Following extensive discussions with AOPA, the FAA has announced a new plan to ensure that pilots have all the information they need as the agency phases out world aeronautical charts.

Nov 04, 2015 | comments
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