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Triple Tree magic

Article | Sep 09, 2014

A cannon fires after Pat Derrick makes a low pass over the grass strip in a Vultee BT-13 Valiant. Derrick is the unofficial alarm clock for hundreds of pilots, their family and friends, camping under the wings of their aircraft at the 400-plus acre Triple Tree Aerodrome in Woodruff, South Carolina.

Catalina Island: Much more than a lunch stop

Article | Sep 08, 2014

The most popular $100 hamburger stop for Southern California pilots is probably the Airport in the Sky on Santa Catalina Island. But most pilots simply leave after lunch and miss out on unique experiences available year-round. Consider spending time at the island while you are in the area for AOPA's Chino Fly-In Sept. 20.

Pilots to highlight GA during two-week state capitals flight

Article | Sep 03, 2014

Two pilots will take off on Sept. 16 and fly to 49 state capitals in two weeks in an effort to promote general aviation and inspire school children.

10 things to do in Southern California

Article | Sep 02, 2014

If you're thinking about attending AOPA's Chino Fly-In on Sept. 20, why not add a day or two and take in some of the area's sights? From amusement parks to museums and from Hollywood landmarks to an observatory, SoCal has it all.

Adrenaline insider

Article | Aug 19, 2014

Red Bull celebrates National Aviation Day with the first in a series of profiles of the Red Bull Air Force extreme athletes.

Light Sport Aircraft: Soul-stirring airplane

Pilot Magazine | Jul 31, 2014

Like a duck that switches from sitting placidly atop the water to a furiously splashing, flapping, quacking master of flight, the Amphibious Carbon Cub leaps into air with a burst of raw energy.<

Earhart completes round-the-world flight with help of GA industry

Article | Jul 31, 2014

Fresh off her around-the-world flight in a Pilatus, Amelia Rose Earhart spoke about her adventure at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 28, and credited the trip’s success with the support she received from the general aviation industry.

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.

Under Fire - Flying in Kenya to protect animals from poachers

Video | Jul 23, 2014

A small corps of pilots in Kenya put their lives on the line to protect wildlife, and their nation’s future. American pilots have once again stepped up to help, making another journey to this equatorial nation to help Kenya Wildlife Service pilots hone flying skills that are often the difference between life and death.

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.

AOPA Live This Week - June 12, 2014

Video | Jun 12, 2014

Fly with us across the Atlantic in a TBM 900. Join us for the adventure. We travel to AOPA's birthplace to celebrate 75 years. Find out how a glider club is soaring to new heights as an airport owner.

Dogfighting over Cape Cod

Video | Jun 12, 2014

Join AOPA Online Associate Editor Jim "Buffet" Moore as he goes head-to-head in a dogfight over Cape Cod Bay. See what it's like to be a fighter pilot.

TBM900 Atlantic Crossing - DE

Video | Jun 11, 2014

Tom Horne flies a TBM 900 across the Atlantic

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.