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FAA announces plan to replace WACs

Advocacy | Nov 04, 2015

Following extensive discussions with AOPA, the FAA has announced a new plan to ensure that pilots have all the information they need as the agency phases out world aeronautical charts.

GA groups seek feedback on GPS failures

Advocacy | Oct 14, 2015

AOPA and the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association are launching a survey to gauge the amount of GPS interference and number of outages pilots flying in both countries have experienced.

Club Spotlight

Article | Sep 20, 2015

The Gateway Flying Club has been around since 1976 and like many clubs, faced some challenges when the economy took a downturn over the past several years. Based at Anoka County Blaine Airport (KANE) in Anoka, Minnesota, the club weathered the storm by making adjustments to it finances, including a dry hourly rate and new member specials. Club President Chris Baye and Board Member-at-Large Curt Stoltz share how the club continues to succeed after nearly 40 years.

Proposed 406-MHz ELT mandate for Canada opposed

Advocacy | Jul 16, 2015

AOPA has registered its strong opposition to a Transport Canada proposal to mandate 406-MHz emergency locator transmitters in aircraft currently required to carry ELTs.

Answers for Pilots: Northern Adventures

Article | Jun 12, 2015

Discover places to fly general aviation aircraft in Canada.

Topics Canada, Travel

Aircraft Spotlight

Article | May 17, 2015

If your club is looking for a low-cost trainer, the Cessna 150/152 often comes to mind. But don’t overlook the Piper Tomahawk. When Piper was designing its replacement to the aging Cherokee 140 training fleet in the late 1970s, it surveyed flight instructors and incorporated their input. The result was a reliable trainer that is more spinnable than a 150/152. Nearly 2,500 were made in the five years it was produced. Graham Wilson, chief flight instructor for Windsor Flying Club in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, shares their experience with this T-tail trainer.

Canada seeks eAPIS-style border-crossing requirement

Advocacy | Feb 05, 2015

The Canadian Owners and Pilots Association and AOPA are working together to try to make any new Canadian requirements similar to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Electronic Advance Passenger Information Service as seamless as possible.

Canadian Owners and Pilots Association president to retire

Article | Dec 11, 2014

The world’s second-largest general aviation aircraft owner and pilot organization will soon have new leadership for the first time in nearly two decades.

Vegas wind curtails race

Article | Oct 14, 2014

Canadian Pete McLeod earned a place atop the Red Bull Air Race podium after howling winds cut the racing short Oct. 12 in Las Vegas.

Pilot flies Citabria to Oshkosh for Wounded Warriors

Article | Aug 01, 2014

After six days; flying 5,600 miles at 85 knots in a Citabria from Fairbanks, Alaska, to Oshkosh, Wisconsin; camping out at airports along the way; and eating Mountain House dried food, 21-year-old Alex Mumley-Dupuis said he was ready for a good meal upon arrival at EAA AirVenture.

Flying over Niagara Falls

Video | Jun 06, 2014

Jill Tallman explains how to approach flying over Niagara Falls and what to look out for.

'Pilot Getaways': Put-in-Bay, take-out-memories

Article | May 06, 2014

Put-in-Bay, on South Bass Island in Lake Erie, is home to the nation’s third tallest monument, the world’s longest bar, and an adult spring-break-style party like no other. At sunset, this two-by-four-mile island just three miles off the Ohio mainland, the downtown strip of bars on Delaware Avenue transforms into a music thumpin’, bead throwin’, Mardi Gras party atmosphere.

IMC Club launches Canadian chapter

Article | May 06, 2014

IMC Club, the organization that popularized “organized hangar flying” for instrument pilots through its network of local chapters, announced its first chapter in Canada.

The ‘baby student’

Article | Apr 11, 2014

Nicknamed the "baby student" when he learned to fly, because he was the youngest student at the airport, Ed Adams is one of only a dozen charter members still on the AOPA membership rolls.

75 Years: The first to sign up

Pilot Magazine | Apr 04, 2014

Seventy-five years after its founding in May 1939, a dozen charter members remain active on AOPA’s membership rolls

Buttonville Flying Club: Safety, mentorship, and having fun

Article | Jul 15, 2013

Ultra low dues and access to members’ fleet are among the benefits of joining Canada’s Buttonville Flying Club.

Answers for Pilots: Alaska--Pilot Heaven

Article | Feb 01, 2013

From the jagged, snowy peaks of the Chugach Mountains to the spectacular shoreline of Cook Inlet – from the gorgeous turquoise rivers of the Kenai Peninsula, teeming with fish, to the rugged Brooks Range Mountains in the Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska is breathtaking from the sky and on the ground. Flying is the perfect way to see the vast state. If you are thinking of making a summer trip north, now is a good time to start your planning.

More than 100 Swifts accepted ‘World Domination’ challenge

Article | Dec 03, 2012

More than 100 Globe/Temco Swifts, including one piloted by a veteran of the Royal Canadian Air Force, filled the skies of the United States, Brazil, Canada, and France during an international fly-out on Nov. 4.

Canada releases details in NTSB-FAA employee midair probe

Article | Aug 29, 2012

A controller in the process of radar identifying a Piper Cherokee received a collision alert alarm just before the aircraft collided with a Beechcraft Bonanza May 28, Canada's Transportation Safety Board said Aug. 22.

Answers for Pilots: Canada - Survival in the Wilderness

Article | May 01, 2012

The arrival of spring means it may be time to enjoy a trip to Canada’s great outdoors. Our northern neighbor’s unspoiled wilderness, magnificent mountains, and scenic lakes beckon hikers, hunters, and fisherman each year. Canada is aviation-friendly and there’s no better way to see the country than by air. However, since much of Canada is wilderness area, Canadian Aviation Regulations require pilots to carry survival equipment for many flights. Find out if your trip requires specific gear with lists of recommended survival gear by season and area.

Member Guide

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2012

The arrival of spring means it may be time to plan a trip to Canada's great outdoors.