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Lake Havasu Balloon Festival

Lake Havasu City, Arizona, was treated to a colorful display as the local balloon festival marked its fifth year.

Jan 23, 2015

Article

‘Seattle II’ to retrace 1924 epic flight

It has an engine from the Golden Age of Aviation, an open cockpit, and a long-range cruise speed of about 90 mph. For the Seattle II, a Douglas World Cruiser reproduction, a brief first flight in December started a new chapter in a Seattle couple’s quest to fly it around the world in 2016.

Jan 22, 2015 | comments

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Cuba by GA may take time

General aviation operators may have to wait a while longer before flying to Cuba (particularly under Part 91).

Jan 22, 2015 | comments
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U.S. Travel

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New lease for LAX landmark

A restaurant with a view of Los Angeles International Airport built as a tribute to aviation heroes is poised to land a new lease.

Jan 20, 2015 | comments

Article

Lightspeed adds stylish touch to annual promotion

Lightspeed Aviation has added a new twist to its popular promotion for a $500 getaway package. In addition to gift cards for avgas, a rental car, dining, and lodging, the company will give away its Markham leather flight bag.

Jan 09, 2015

Pilot Magazine

AOPA Fly-In 2014: From sea to shining sea

In an effort to increase member engagement, one of AOPA President Mark Baker’s first acts as the association’s new leader was to move away from one annual convention and instead host a series of regional fly-ins to “meet the members where they are.”

Dec 10, 2014
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International Travel

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Cuba by GA may take time

General aviation operators may have to wait a while longer before flying to Cuba (particularly under Part 91).

Jan 22, 2015 | comments

Article

Route set for Solar Impulse 2 round-the-world flight

Twelve years of study, research, design, and testing will culminate in late February or early March when Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) launches on a solar-powered attempt to circumnavigate the world.

Jan 22, 2015 | comments

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Air Shepherd targets poachers

Air Shepherd is a nonprofit organization created by the Lindbergh Foundation to support the same approach to fighting poachers that proved successful against insurgents and terrorists who plant roadside bombs.

Jan 21, 2015 | comments
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Alaska

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

Advocacy

Pilots urged to complete Lake Hood Seaplane Base survey

AOPA is urging pilots who use the Lake Hood Seaplane Base in Anchorage, Alaska, to participate in a master planning survey.

Nov 17, 2014
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Bahamas

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

Pilot Magazine

Bahamas Fishing Adventure: Fresh catch

The indescribably blue ocean around the Bahamas is intriguing from any height, but when seen from the close proximity of a seaplane, it dazzles.

Jan 12, 2015

Pilot Magazine

The Meridian Club: Luxury, with a runway

A luxury hotel at one of the world’s most idyllic beaches sees its paved, 2,500-foot runway both as part of its heritage, and a key to its future.

Jan 12, 2015
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Canada

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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

Article

Vegas wind curtails race

Canadian Pete McLeod earned a place atop the Red Bull Air Race podium after howling winds cut the racing short Oct. 12 in Las Vegas.

Oct 14, 2014
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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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