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AV8RS teen members get free admission to Summit

Article | Sep 26, 2012

Teen AOPA AV8RS can hear tales of Arctic adventures from "Flying Wild Alaska" stars, jam with flying musicians, and get advice from instructors--for free.

Dine with Harrison Ford, 'Flying Wild Alaska' pilots, Dave Coulier

Article | Sep 13, 2012

Call it the ultimate $100 hamburger run. Fly in to Palm Springs, Calif., for the AOPA Foundation's A Night for Flight charity gala and dine with Harrison Ford and AOPA Editor in Chief Tom Haines; the Discovery Channel's "Flying Wild Alaska" pilots John Ponts and Luke Hickerson; and comedian Dave Coulier and Discovery Channel's 'Flying Wild Alaska' pilot Doug Stewart.

It's official: Alaska appreciates general aviation

Advocacy | Sep 05, 2012

Nowhere are pilots and their aircraft more vital to the well-being of their communities than in Alaska.

User survey asks feedback on Alaska training strips

Advocacy | Aug 29, 2012

You can practice short-field landings on a long, wide runway, but will you have mastered the technique when trying to land in truly tight confines?

FAA proposes closing down DF in Alaska

Advocacy | Aug 15, 2012

The FAA has asked for public comment by Sept. 10 on the proposed decommissioning of all direction finder (DF) facilities in Alaska, and 29 associated approaches, citing lack of use and the availability of newer technologies.

Resuming the Journey: Alaska mountain flying

Article | Aug 08, 2012

The two pilots took off in a Cessna 172 from a private 2,200-foot grass strip in Alaska and headed for Wiseman, about 40 miles east. The pilots were going to fly through the mountain passes of the Brooks Range, not over them, using that tried and true navigation: pilotage. The highest peak on the chart was 5,903 feet.

'Flying Wild Alaska' pilots bring adventure to Summit

Article | Aug 02, 2012

You've watched "Flying Wild Alaska" pilots fly through severe turbulence, battle fierce winds, and deal with airsick passengers. During AOPA Aviation Summit, talk to three of the pilots featured on the Discovery Channel show.

FAA seeks accelerated field approvals

Advocacy | Jul 25, 2012

The FAA is seeking comments on a new informational resource that it hopes will accelerate the often-lengthy process of reviewing and issuing field approvals of aircraft modifications.

Infrared vision comes to your 172

Article | Jul 20, 2012

You know that show, "Flying Wild Alaska," where the Tweto family operates a flying service? The daughter, Ariel Tweto, is learning to fly in the Discovery Channel series in a Cessna 172 equipped with possibly the first infrared vision system on any Skyhawk.

Resuming the Journey: Flying the Champ in Alaska

Article | Jul 20, 2012

The Brooks Range offers a picturesque backdrop for a lesson in the rudder dance demanded by the Champ, a conventional-gear workhorse that is decidedly unconventional to pilots accustomed to a Cessna 172.