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‘Floatplane Odyssey’ recounts earthrounding flight

A tale of flying adventure, severe injuries, international political maneuvering, and an emergency at sea comes to life in "Floatplane Odyssey," a book that commemorates the twenty-fifth anniversary of Tom Casey’s 1990 around-the-world flight in a Cessna 206 on floats.

Jul 30, 2015

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Flying Clubs

Flying clubs have a number of advantages including affordability, the option to choose from a variety of planes, and camaraderie.

Jul 28, 2015

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Light fantastic

Aerobats dazzle even in the daytime, but the night airshow at EAA AirVenture is a magical sight.

Jul 23, 2015
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Light fantastic

Aerobats dazzle even in the daytime, but the night airshow at EAA AirVenture is a magical sight.

Jul 23, 2015

Slideshow

Sights of Oshkosh

Pilots flocked to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, to check out aircraft of all shapes and sizes at EAA AirVenture July 20 through 26.

Jul 23, 2015

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AOPA has something for everyone at 2015 AirVenture

AOPA has nearly four dozen events planned at the association’s front-row position on the flight line during EAA AirVenture, July 20 through July 26.

Jul 15, 2015
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International Travel

Article

‘Floatplane Odyssey’ recounts earthrounding flight

A tale of flying adventure, severe injuries, international political maneuvering, and an emergency at sea comes to life in "Floatplane Odyssey," a book that commemorates the twenty-fifth anniversary of Tom Casey’s 1990 around-the-world flight in a Cessna 206 on floats.

Jul 30, 2015

Article

Berlin's never-ending airport saga

Berlin’s much-anticipated, 5.1 billion euro ($5.5 billion) brand-new airport—Berlin Brandenburg/Willy Brandt International Airport (EDDB)—may lose its construction permit before it's completed.

May 28, 2015

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Pilot plans around-the-world flight to promote GA

A pilot from California is set to launch May 18 on an around-the-world flight to demonstrate that personal aviation is “truly available to everyone.”

May 13, 2015
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Alaska

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Pilot wins water wings

Arizona flight instructor (and newly hired airline pilot) Blake Godfrey won the King Schools Alaska Seaplane Rating Sweepstakes.

May 22, 2015

Advocacy

Expanded Alaska complex could squeeze GA access, safety

AOPA has submitted formal comments noting concerns about the proposed expansion of military operations areas in the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex.

May 13, 2015

News release

AOPA AVIATION FINANCE NOW OFFERS PERSONAL USE AIRCRAFT LOANS TO MEMBERS IN ALASKA AND HAWAII

AOPA AVIATION FINANCE NOW OFFERS PERSONAL USE AIRCRAFT LOANS TO MEMBERS IN ALASKA AND HAWAII

Apr 09, 2015
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Bahamas

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Bahamas airport closed

A 3,030-foot runway on Staniel Cay in the Exuma Islands of the Bahamas is out of action, and a tour operator hopes to change that.

May 11, 2015

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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
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Canada

Advocacy

Proposed 406-MHz ELT mandate for Canada opposed

AOPA has registered its strong opposition to a Transport Canada proposal to mandate 406-MHz emergency locator transmitters in aircraft currently required to carry ELTs.

Jul 16, 2015 | comments

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Answers for Pilots: Northern Adventures

Discover places to fly general aviation aircraft in Canada.

Jun 12, 2015

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Aircraft Spotlight

If your club is looking for a low-cost trainer, the Cessna 150/152 often comes to mind. But don’t overlook the Piper Tomahawk. When Piper was designing its replacement to the aging Cherokee 140 training fleet in the late 1970s, it surveyed flight instructors and incorporated their input. The result was a reliable trainer that is more spinnable than a 150/152. Nearly 2,500 were made in the five years it was produced. Graham Wilson, chief flight instructor for Windsor Flying Club in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, shares their experience with this T-tail trainer.

May 17, 2015
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Mexico

Advocacy

Baker works to simplify U.S., Mexico border-crossing flights

Border-crossing procedures, Mexican airport fees, and an exemption for 406-MHz ELTs were discussed during a meeting between AOPA President Mark Baker and Mexican Civil Aviation Authority General Director Gilberto Lopez Meyer.

Apr 08, 2015 | comments

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Lobo:Labs launches FlashPass eAPIS app

Lobo:Labs has released its new FlashPass 2.1 app for iOS 7 and 8 devices. The new app integrates U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Electronic Advance Passenger Information System (eAPIS) and Mexican APIS to make cross-border operations easier for pilots.

Mar 25, 2015

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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