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Postcards

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2004

Flying for fun and points in the International Air Rally Ever want to explore Canada by air, visit places you'd probably never seek out on your own, and have a chance at winning some money while you're at it? Then consider signing up with the eight-day-long International Air Rally, an annual event that's a combination of tourist adventure and flying competition. The entry fee of $990 Canadian (about $760 in U.S.

Letters

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2004

Into the valley of fire I just finished reading "Into the Valley of Fire" in my July issue of AOPA Pilot. What a fantastic story by Patrick R.

Answers for Pilots

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2004

Flying here is similar — but different Yearning for your first international flight? Think Canada, where flight rules are similar to those in the United States. But don't think the flight planning will be a breeze, say AOPA's technical specialists.

Beaver Fever

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2002

As a young lad growing up in Hopkins, Minnesota, Jon Strom and his father made annual treks across the Canadian border to fish for the wily northern pike. The father-and-son team admit that they never caught the biggest fish in Canada but it didn't matter to young Jon: "The trip in the chartered de Havilland Beaver was always the best part of the adventure." Some years later, at age 18, the younger Strom left Minnesota to attend the University of Denver, where he became a civil engineer.

Answers for Pilots

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2001

An easy international adventure "I am planning an IFR flight from Michigan to Ohio in the near future," an AOPA member recently wrote in an e-mail message to AOPA . "The most direct route will include flying through Canadian airspace from north of Detroit to east of Cleveland.

The Gimli Glider

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2000

When a giant Boeing 767 runs out of fuel at 41,000 feet, hearts beat faster and knuckles turn white. It happened to Air Canada Flight 143, carrying 61 passengers and a crew of eight, at 8:15 p.m.

Answers for Pilots

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 1999

Tips for trips to Mexico and beyond Thinking of flying off on a new adventure? Ask AOPA Pilot Information Center specialist Dave Yinger about his favorite adventure flight and you'll see a wry grin and sparkle in his eyes: Fly south of the border, he'll tell you. Baja California, other parts of Mexico, and countries in Central America remind pilots of the "wild and wooly" days before urban sprawl — when the West was wild and flight was young; the days of bush pilots, gauchos, and barnstormers in open-cockpit biplanes.

Postcards

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 1996

From Moose Jaw to beyond La Ronge The Canada of Saskatchewan and Alberta offers plenty of open farmland, lakes, and vast expanses of uninhabited forest. Flying this relatively unknown part of Canada is also the opportunity to test the verity of the curmudgeon's view of Canada: "A few acres of snow," as expressed by Voltaire.