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Pilot Getaways: Chesapeake Bay Escape

Article | Oct 01, 2014

For decades, pilots have headed to Bay Bridge Airport in the Chesapeake Bay for scenic coastal flying and great seafood. Check it out after attending the AOPA Homecoming Fly-In on Oct. 4.

Mexico eases APIS rules for GA pilots

Advocacy | Sep 29, 2014

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.

IAOPA holds 27th World Assembly in Beijing

Advocacy | Sep 26, 2014

Leaders of the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations’ (IAOPA) 73 worldwide affiliates convened in Beijing in September for their twenty-seventh biennial World Assembly to discuss challenges confronting the world’s general aviation community.

Cool Aerial Shots October 2014

Article | Sep 26, 2014

A strong cold front sweeping through England recently ignited strong showers and storms. One of the storms passing through the Midlands spawned a menacing funnel cloud or possible tornado near East Midlands airport, which was photographed just as a Ryanair jet was taking off. However, it’s not clear if the vortex photographed is an actual tornado, because there is no view of the ground. In order for a funnel cloud to be classified as a tornado, it must make ground contact. Credit: Alamy News Team, from ITV News

OpenAirplane gains traction

Article | Sep 25, 2014

Just over a year after launch, OpenAirplane has 71 aircraft rental locations and counting, with a new location joining each week.

Pilot Getaways: Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

Article | Sep 24, 2014

If you have sophistication and a sense of humor, then Nemacolin Woodlands Resort is the place for you. It is the kind of place where you can enjoy the finer things in life without taking yourself too seriously. Pilot Getaways recommends checking it out before or after AOPA's Homecoming Fly-In on Oct. 4.

Santa Paula, California: The town time forgot

Article | Sep 17, 2014

The Santa Paula, California, airport evokes an old-time airfield, complete with antique airplanes dating back almost a century. Consider visiting the field when you attend the AOPA Fly-In at Chino, California, on Sept. 20.

Casting begins for 'Air Fare America'

Article | Sep 11, 2014

Television show Air Fare America has opened a casting call for a pilot, a chef, and a picker/hangar rat.

Bettles Airport lighting system crucial for pilots

Advocacy | Sep 10, 2014

AOPA is opposing an FAA proposal to decommission Bettles Airport’s approach lighting system because such a move could negatively impact IFR operations at the airport.

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.

Texas turnabout

Article | Sep 08, 2014

A single point now separates the top three pilots in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, with two races left – including Las Vegas.

Test Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Sep 05, 2014

Who wrote, “If you would measure the heartbeat of a city, take the pulse of its airport?”

New partners help SocialFlight 'energize' aviation

Article | Sep 04, 2014

SocialFlight, an Internet site and mobile app that helps pilots pinpoint aviation events and destinations, is expanding internationally through partnerships with aviation industry leaders, said the Sudbury, Massachusetts-based startup.

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.

Education, social events planned for ‘Flying’ Aviation Expo

Article | Aug 27, 2014

The Flying Aviation Expo will offer something for everyone at its inaugural event in Palm Springs, California.

Total immersion

Article | Aug 20, 2014

“A lot of firsts” is how Kayla Graham describes participating in an air rally designed to promote France’s general aviation sector.

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.

Brits dominate Ascot

Article | Aug 18, 2014

British pilots thrilled their home crowd and tightened up the Red Bull Air Race World Championship Aug. 17 in Ascot, United Kingdom.

How to handle aircraft maintenance when traveling

Aircraft Maintenance | Aug 18, 2014

Having to deal with any form of aircraft maintenance when you're far from home isn't fun. Your resources are limited, you don't necessarily know the local fixed-base operator, and your options may be very limited. When you're away from home, it's in your best interest to become your own maintenance manager and advocate.

Successful in Spokane

Article | Aug 17, 2014

“I want to spend every day here!” cried a small boy as the fourth 2014 AOPA Regional Fly-In in Spokane, Washington, came to a close at Felts Field Aug. 16.