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Solar Impulse in California

Article | Apr 25, 2016

Solar Impulse 2 completed the Hawaii-to-California leg of its round-the-world journey April 23.

AOPA Beaufort Fly-In features top-notch beach

Article | Apr 21, 2016

Pilots visiting the AOPA Fly-In at Beaufort, North Carolina, May 21 will be a short hop from Cape Lookout National Seashore, voted the top national park beach by USA Today and 10Best.com readers.

Solar Impulse 2 launches

Article | Apr 21, 2016

Solar Impulse 2 pilot Bertrand Piccard strapped into the cockpit in the predawn darkness April 21, preparing for a long-awaited launch.

Pearl Harbor prepares for transition

Article | Apr 20, 2016

An aviation museum at the heart of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is being studied in detail to reconstruct the Day of Infamy, bullet by bullet.

Hayward Air Rally heads for Stead

Article | Apr 19, 2016

Reno/Stead Airport in Reno, Nevada, is the new destination that awaits competitors in the Hayward Air Rally on June 24.

A 'life changing' mission

Article | Apr 14, 2016

Rep. Steve Pearce (R-N.M.) flew west around the world in a Mooney, on a mission to honor those who died in the Vietnam War.

Bahamas deals for pilots

Article | Apr 13, 2016

If turquoise water, white sand beaches, and aviation fuel credits sound enticing, there are deals to be had in the Bahamas.

Earthrounder pilot not allowed to land in US

Article | Apr 07, 2016

Michel Gordillo was on his way to Sun 'n Fun, where he planned to talk about his upcoming attempt to fly a Van's Aircraft RV-8 around the world via the Arctic and Antarctic poles, but the U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials wouldn't let him enter the country.

AirCam Video Production

Video | Apr 03, 2016

The story behind AirCam's stunning videos.

Pilot Getaways: Florida's family beach

Article | Mar 28, 2016

If you're looking for a vacation spot that everyone can enjoy, fly to Florida's Beach where historic family fun awaits, no matter which direction you choose.

A flying gig in Guyana

Article | Mar 24, 2016

Pilots wanted: Remote Area Medical brings vital health services to remote places in Guyana flying a single-engine Cessna U206 into a network of unimproved airstrips.

First Air Force One flies again

Article | Mar 24, 2016

A Lockheed Constellation named “Columbine II,” the first aircraft to fly as Air Force One, arrived in Virginia March 23 under its own power.

Build your skill set

Article | Mar 23, 2016

AOPA will offer a packed schedule of seminars during the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In and Expo to help you save money, and perhaps much more.

Brussels attacks postpone GA meeting in Europe

Advocacy | Mar 23, 2016

The terrorist attacks in Brussels early March 22 postponed a key meeting between officials with IAOPA Europe and the European Parliament that was scheduled to take place that evening.

Pilot Getaways: Rockets and dunes

Article | Mar 21, 2016

In New Mexico’s high desert, rugged mountains encircle an arid land spiked with yuccas and agaves. In this landscape, one can visit a desert within a desert and explore the past, present, and future of space exploration.

Florida airport campsite draws a crowd

Article | Mar 09, 2016

An airport campsite developed by the members of a Florida aviation community is becoming a popular spot for pilots in search of recreation destinations.

Solar Impulse back in the air

Article | Mar 03, 2016

Solar Impulse 2 made a successful test flight Feb. 26, the first flight following months of fundraising and upgrades.

Virgin Galactic unveils 'Unity' spaceship

Article | Feb 24, 2016

Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic rolled out Virgin Spaceship Unity, a two-pilot, six-passenger spaceship designed to offer its occupants an unparalleled view of Earth from 62 miles above the planet.

OpenAirplane gains lift

Article | Feb 22, 2016

Fresh investment and a promotional contest in conjunction with Lightspeed Aviation have given OpenAirplane a boost.

Fly for MS returns triumphant

Article | Feb 10, 2016

A dead alternator, a nonfunctioning autopilot, and lack of magnetic course information didn’t dampen the spirits or slow the journey for two pilots bringing multiple sclerosis awareness to South and Central America.

Colorado tool promotes airport sustainability

Advocacy | Feb 04, 2016

Colorado has rolled out a general aviation airport sustainability program that is much more than recycling or an effort to join the growing “green movement.”

Sport Aviation Expo loses leader

Article | Feb 01, 2016

The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo will continue in 2017 under new leadership. Bad weather has dampened attendance in recent years, and the event may adjust its schedule.

Digging out, days later

Article | Jan 28, 2016

Snow fell by the foot across Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, and West Virginia Jan. 23, and many runways and taxiways remained closed days later.

Winds, rain curtail Sport Aviation Expo

Article | Jan 28, 2016

The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo had two good days, one rained out, and one that was nearly blown away.

New faces in Red Bull races

Article | Jan 13, 2016

A French aerobatic champion is among three new pilots gearing up for Red Bull Air Race action in 2016, making history as she flies.