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Pilot hopes around-the-world flight inspires youth

Article | Apr 30, 2013

A solo around-the-world trip is part of an effort by James Anthony Tan to inspire youth around the world to learn about the joys of aviation.

This bird really flies

Article | Apr 28, 2013

Imagine a take-it-out-of-the box-and-plug-it-in device that, within minutes, can transport you into aviation experiences and adventures anywhere in the world. Redbird Flight Simulations founder Jerry Gregoire thought that idea might be a winner, too.

Pilot, 20, readies bid to become youngest 'earthrounder'

Article | Apr 25, 2013

The aircraft's annual inspection is complete. The immersion suit arrived on time, and on May 1, a 20-year-old pilot from Fresno, Calif., plans to depart on a bid to become the Guinness World Records youngest person to fly around the world solo.

Solar Impulse flies over Golden Gate Bridge

Article | Apr 25, 2013

The solar-powered Solar Impulse aircraft continued its world tour by flying over San Francisco's iconic Golden Gate Bridge on April 23.

Useful FBO apps

Article | Apr 19, 2013

When flying to an unfamiliar airport, it’s always helpful to see what services are available at the facility’s FBO. Apps allow users to access information about FBOs around the world.

Earhart namesake creates aviation foundation

Article | Apr 02, 2013

Denver television reporter and private pilot Amelia Rose Earhart has announced plans to create the Fly with Amelia Foundation, a Colorado nonprofit organization that will provide aviation opportunities, free aviation-based educational curriculum to grades K-12, and scholarships to fund flight training for young women. The foundation will work in partnership with the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum to engage the community in flight-based educational activities and promote the future of general aviation through the re-creation and symbolic completion of Amelia Earhart’s 1937 flight around the world in 2014, said Earhart.

‘Goose,’ ‘Iceman’ lend voices to Disney’s ‘Planes’

Article | Mar 29, 2013

Dane Cook gives voice to the character “Dusty,” a crop duster aspiring to race. Image courtesy Disney.

Long trip home

Article | Mar 26, 2013

Bill Harrelson, a distance-record-setting pilot, is back in the United States after a marathon 27-hour, nonstop flight from the southern tip of South America to Key West, Fla. Harrelson, 68, had flown his modified Lancair IV to Punta Arenas, Chile, in a bid to fly around the world over both the north and south poles, but adverse weather at the bottom of the world forced him to abandon the effort.

Who flew first?

Article | Mar 20, 2013

An eminent aviation publication has injected new life into an old assertion that the Wright brothers did it best, but Gustave Whitehead did it first, in the matter of who accomplished the first controlled flight in a powered aircraft. Evidence including a newspaper account written by an eyewitness has never been absolutely discredited that Whitehead, a German émigré to the United States who was trained as a builder of engines, flew his aircraft No.