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AOPA Aviation Summit Registration now open

Article | Apr 18, 2012

From the return of the highly anticipated Parade of Planes, a Palm Springs exclusive, to resort parties and outdoor adventures, AOPA Aviation Summit in sunny Palm Springs, Calif., offers an experience like no other. New learning opportunities offer more than 100 hours of engaging education that uses hands-on demonstrations and practice activities to help you retain and recall the information when you need it most.

Icon, Microsoft make dreams a virtual reality

Article | Mar 01, 2012

Flying a sleek airplane built for two low over the Big Island of Hawaii may be a dream flight, but Microsoft Flight and Icon have teamed to make that scenario a little more realistic.

Hangar Talk

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2012

The Pitts Special, like its free-thinking, self-educated designer, Curtis Pitts, is an American original. The iconic biplane epitomizes the independent, resourceful, and outlandish nature of its creator—and its uncompromising, exhilarating,and totally impractical design exudes raw energy and attitude.

Letters

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2011

What a fantastic article about the flight to Greenland "Epic Flight: Greenland Adventure," October 2011 AOPA Pilot. Dave Hirschman's writing exactly exemplifies the spirit at the heart of anyone who loves aviation.

AOPA Media

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2011

Epic Flight: Greenland Adventure General aviation aircraft can take us to amazing places—this month we’ve gone out of this world. Three Bonanzas left western Maryland, briefly stopped at the last U.S.

Hangar Talk

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2011

Pilots tend to regard Greenland as a steppingstone to somewhere else—and the gigantic, barren, and seemingly endless expanse of rock and ice is seldom a destination. But Adrian Eichhorn, an airline and former corporate pilot who had overflown the remote region many times at high altitude in jets, thought the towering fjords, massive ice cap, and otherworldly landscape would make the ultimate backdrop for general aviation flying.

Epic Flights: Greenland adventure

Article | Aug 01, 2011

Towering and timeless, the icy peaks of Greenland's remote west coast rise slowly into view at a distance of more than 50 miles.

Fly-Outs: Backcountry adventure

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2011

Flying in Idaho's spectacular backcountry is one of those "bucket list" items for the adventurous pilot. And flying to Wilson Bar - a one-way airstrip with a blind approach and no go-around - represents the essence of Idaho mountain flying.

Oh, the places you’ll go!

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2011

Bob Gannon in Palmyra, Syria It’s been a peaceful 10 years for Bob Gannon’s next-door neighbors in Las Vegas, Nevada. But when noises started coming from his place around mid-January 2011, there was no cause for alarm.