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King Schools unveils Alaskan Aviation Adventure Sweepstakes

Article | Jul 28, 2014

King Schools has opened entries for its annual Alaskan Aviation Adventure Sweepstakes.

Under fire

Article | Jul 23, 2014

A small corps of pilots patrols protected land in Kenya, facing an increasing threat from poachers as inclined to shoot aircraft as elephants.

Wingsuit pilots race

Article | Jul 23, 2014

A field of 52 wingsuit pilots took turns racing through an aerial course, four at a time, in a first-of-its-kind event organized by Red Bull.

Father, son fly 'ultimate cross country'

Article | Jul 10, 2014

At some point, Rodney Bowers recalled, “somebody called it ‘the ultimate cross-country’” and the name stuck.

Pilot retracing ‘Flight of Passage’ journey

Article | Jun 25, 2014

Chris and April Nesin are flying across the United States in the same 1949 Piper PA-11 that teenagers Kern and Rinker Buck flew across the country in 1966. Rinker Buck later penned the memoir “Flight of Passage” about the journey.

Get some smash on

Article | Jun 10, 2014

Nosing into a shallow dive to build speed, a pair of Marchetti SF.260s approach head-on, and the instant the wingtips pass, the fight is on.

'Pilot Getaways': Put-in-Bay, Take-out-Memories

Article | May 06, 2014

Put-in-Bay, on South Bass Island in Lake Erie, is home to the nation’s third tallest monument, the world’s longest bar, and an adult spring-break-style party like no other. At sunset, this two-by-four-mile island just three miles off the Ohio mainland, the downtown strip of bars on Delaware Avenue transforms into a music thumpin’, bead throwin’, Mardi Gras party atmosphere.

Lindbergh backs innovation

Article | Mar 26, 2014

The grandson of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh plans to re-create their 1931 seaplane journey to China, demonstrating green technology along the way.

'Less of a stunt, more of a sport'

Article | Mar 20, 2014

A California man has moved to Europe to make a mark on the extreme sports world, mastering the art of filming fellow wingsuiters in flight.

Bahamas Pilot Challenge winners announced

Article | Mar 14, 2014

PilotMall.com announces the winners of the 2013 Bahamas Pilot Challenge.

Turnout strong at 'Fly it Forward' events

Article | Mar 12, 2014

AOPA regional managers “flew it forward” to give women and girls their first taste of aviation during Women of Aviation Worldwide Week.

Flights introduce women, girls to aviation

Article | Mar 06, 2014

AOPA President Mark Baker flew four women and girls on two flights March 4 as part of Women of Aviation Worldwide Week activities designed to introduce more women and girls to aviation.

Airshow pilot, wing walker seek to inspire women

Article | Mar 04, 2014

Woman to woman, what’s it take to break into the aviation industry, either for a career or a hobby? Have a dream. Get an education. Be disciplined and persevere. It’s never too late.

Motor glider rides Himalayan waves

Article | Jan 28, 2014

A research team is using a Stemme motor glider to photograph Himalayan Mountains from 26,000 feet with a goal of saving lives.

Coast to coast for animal rescue

Article | Jan 27, 2014

A New York pilot's first animal rescue flight took him coast to coast and became a mission to deliver one dog to a new home.

Cool Stuff: DEAA Camp

Article | Oct 03, 2013

What did you do last summer? No, it’s not the topic of your latest English paper. But if it were, 24 Albuquerque middle and high school students would definitely have something to write about after participating in the Double Eagle Aviation Adventure summer challenge.

AOPA AV8RS at Summit 2013

Article | Oct 03, 2013

AOPA and Youth Aviation Adventure (YAA) are sponsoring a free three-hour hands-on discovery program for teens ages 13-18 at Airportfest at Meacham International Airport on October 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The Unlikeliest Astronaut

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2013

Alone in the sleek, composite shell of an experimental spacecraft he helped build, suspended beneath the broad wings of the 'White Knight' carrier airplane, test pilot Mike Melvill is glad to finally get busy.

Visual Approach

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2013

Shiprock was visible from more than 30 miles away as Dave Hirschman and Chris Rose flew toward it from the southeast on a cool and crisp autumn morning.

License to Learn: Aviation photography

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2013

I don't understand contemporary art. Neither did a night janitor working the London's Eyestorm Gallery in November 2001.

Safety Pilot: Low-impact aerobatics: The Swiss way

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2013

Learning about unusual attitudes—not the pilot’s but the aircraft’s—is an excellent skill and need not be painful. It’s good experience since most of us work hard to avoid them.

ASF - Weather

Article | Mar 25, 2013

Weather and Flight Experience Alaska Adventure While flying part-time for an air taxi in Southeast Alaska I was asked by the owner to transport his daughter and daughter-in-law to a strip about 40 miles down the coast. The weather was pretty typical, low clouds, rain and fog, bringing the visibility to less than a mile.