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Gulfstream sets world speed record

Article | Oct 21, 2013

A Gulfstream G650 completed the fastest westbound around-the-world flight for a non-supersonic aircraft.

Catalyst for change

Article | Oct 12, 2013

AOPA President Mark Baker presented Lightspeed Aviation Foundation's Allan Schrader with an AOPA Presidential Citation Oct. 11 at AOPA Aviation Summit in Fort Worth, Texas.

Aerobatic pilots vie for world title

Article | Oct 10, 2013

The World Aerobatic Championships are under way in Texas.

Young blood

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2013

At 7 o’clock on a June morning—an hour when many teenagers on summer vacation still would be asleep—eight high school students form an attentive group around a Glasair Aviation employee.

Triple Tree Fly-In: ‘Where airplanes happen to show up’

Article | Sep 12, 2013

More than 800 aircraft, their pilots, and passengers joined the festivities Sept. 4 through 8 at the Triple Tree Fly-In, which founder Pat Hartness calls an "event for people, where airplanes happen to show up."

In Earhart's footsteps

Article | Jul 31, 2013

In 1937, Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, flew into history by attempting to circumnavigate the world in Earhart’s Lockheed Electra. As we all know, the airplane disappeared on July 2, presumably somewhere near Howland Island in the South Pacific.

Cool Stuff: Flugtag

Article | Jul 26, 2013

A flying fuel pump nozzle. A fairy atop a speeding tooth. A soaring pirate ship. A pizza that you can really toss. Or a stone pyramid that converts into an alien spaceship.

Dogfight: The E6B computer

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2013

This month, we welcome esteemed aviation writer Barry Schiff into the ring. He and Senior Editor Dave Hirschman debate the merits of one of aviation's finest inventions--the E6B computer.

Proficient Pilot: Another nail in the coffin

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2013

Thirty-two years ago I wrote a feature article titled, "Death of an Airport" (August 1981 "AOPA Pilot"). It described how the city council of Santa Monica, California, had been conducting a war of attrition against aviation users in an unveiled attempt to close one of the oldest airports in the country.