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Delivering Hope

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2003

We're airborne, and Haiti lies 600 miles from West Palm Beach, Florida, where Missionary Flights International (MFI) is based. That's only four and a half hours by Douglas DC-3 (if there is a tailwind), but light-years away from the life we all know.

Fathers and Sons and Airplanes

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2003

Boeing Field/King County International Airport is south of downtown Seattle, past the stadiums and the old Rainier brewery, in an industrial area between Interstate 5 and the Duwamish Waterway. An unlikely location for a hallowed place.

Member Guide

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2003

AOPA ONLINE Taking a trip? If cold weather is making you dream of sunny skies and warm beaches — or if you'd simply like a change of scenery, AOPA Online can help. The Web site ( is a great resource for pilots considering a flight out of the country.

Guidelines for admission to Mexico

Article | Oct 11, 2002



Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2002

A general aviation paradise awaits just over the Caribbean horizon in the Bahamas Fortunately for general aviation pilots, the adventure of visiting the Bahamas has nothing to do with flying. Instead, you'll find adventure throughout the islands after you've parked the airplane and stepped down to the beach for snorkeling, scuba diving, bone fishing, or deep-sea fishing.

GA Coalition sends letter to Senate in support of Chicago's Meigs Field

Article | May 15, 2002

PAMA GENERAL AVIATION COALITION members: Aircraft Electronics Association Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Experimental Aircraft Association General Aviation Manufacturers Association Helicopter Association International International Council of Airshows, Inc National Aeronautic Association National Air Transportation Association National Aircraft Resale Association National Agricultural Aviation Association National Association of State Aviation Officials National Business Aviation Association Professional Aviation Maintenance Association Small Aircraft Manufacturers Association Soaring Society of America University Aviation Association U.S. Parachute Association ____________________________________ Chairman: Tom Poberezny, EAA President EAA Aviation Center, P.O.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2002

AOPA President Phil Boyer also serves as president of the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations. The International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations (IAOPA) celebrated its fortieth anniversary in February.

A Pioneer Passes

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2002

An era has ended, and another chapter in AOPA's history is written. On February 22, 86-year-old Joseph B.

AOPA tells FAA to withdraw proposed Class B airspace for Raleigh-Durham International Airport

Article | Apr 01, 2002

Manager, Air Traffic Division, ASO-500 Federal Aviation Administration Southern Region Headquarters P.O. Box 20636 Atlanta, Georgia 30320 Dear Sir: The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), representing the interests of over 375,000 general aviation and professional pilots nationwide, respectfully requests that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) withdraw its NPRM for the proposed Class B airspace for Raleigh-Durham International Airport, NC (RDU).

Flying on Adrenaline

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2002

On April 5, 1976, a Learjet entered Texas airspace from Mexico. One of America's aviation pioneers was strapped to the stretcher aboard the "lifeguard" air ambulance flight.

Hangar Talk

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2002

After many years of trial and error learning as a military, corporate, and charter pilot and flight instructor, Professional Aviation Inc. President and Secretary General of the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations John J.


Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2002

A former editor of AOPA Pilot, Mark Twombly flies his Piper Twin Comanche in Florida. One-upmanship is a time-honored tradition in aviation, and in keeping with that spirit I say, "Top this!" I can take off in my airplane from my home field and fly to any of eight different countries nonstop.

Pilot Counsel

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2001

It is against the law to shoot at civilian aircraft in flight. It is against international law.

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.

Pilot Counsel

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2001

Not surprisingly, a recent disaster has spurred pilots to want to learn (or refresh) what they must do to minimize the risk of getting shot down during an in-flight interception. In case you missed it, about three months ago a Peruvian military jet intercepted and shot down an innocent civilian single-engine Cessna 185 on floats (U.S.

AOPA Action

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2001

AOPA Battles 'Class B Creep' "Aircraft calling, stand by and remain clear of the Class Bravo." That's a phrase you may be hearing more from air traffic controllers. In the past six months, AOPA has detected a serious push from FAA facility managers for more Class B airspace.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2001

Phil Boyer, AOPA's president since 1991, has been a member of the association since 1967. Two recent events may seem quite unrelated, but with a bit of reflection it becomes apparent that they really are tied together.

California Action

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2001

AOPA works to redirect sales tax on jet fuel Jack Kemmerly, AOPA's regional representative for California, has been working with various county and city officials to build support for a plan to redirect some or all of the California jet fuel sales tax revenue from the state's general fund to the aeronautics fund. Currently, California collects about $180 million each year from the sales tax on jet fuel.

Turbine Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2001

Behind the scenes at an upstart startup Plowed snow lines the streets of Walled Lake, Michigan, a small town northwest of Detroit, and the lake itself is frozen over. A visitor might believe that nothing exciting will happen here until the spring thaw — but that assumption would be mistaken.

Pilot Briefing

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2001

Turbo Cessna 182 has engine out during flight testing at night Two Cessna Aircraft test pilots landed in the dark in a wheat field on November 15 after the engine on their prototype Cessna T182T Skylane failed. The pilots took off at 6 a.m.

Simpler is safer

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2000

At a recent International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations conference it was fascinating to find that there are more similarities than differences in the general aviation safety challenge. My presentation was about the complexities of GA safety and how we often take something that is quite simple and proceed to make it complicated.

California Action

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2000

Developers look at Hawthorne—again Jack Northrop Field/Hawthorne Municipal Airport is in the spotlight again. The Hawthorne City Council has agreed to consider development of the property and surrounding land for nonaviation uses.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2000

This column is being written as I return from a trip to Edinburgh, Scotland—not to play golf, but to attend the Twentieth World Assembly of the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations (IAOPA). Every two years, the 54 affiliates of this organization are invited to participate in a conference that is designed to share ideas, look ahead to international policies and regulations that could affect general aviation around the world, and network with the officers and delegates of AOPA affiliates in other countries.

Skyway Patrol

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2000

Opportunities for viewing a space shuttle launch from your airplane have improved, thanks to an increasing frequency of flights to support the International Space Station. Flights are scheduled at the rate of one a month through the end of 2000, and will increase from an average of four or five flights a year to eight in 2001.

Coast to Coast

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2000

My wife, Betty, and I were discussing vacation ideas when I received a telephone call from my friend Bill Stoner, the owner of Advanced Helicopter Concepts in Frederick, Maryland. Previously, I had mentioned to him that if he ever needed a Robinson helicopter ferried from the factory in Torrance, California, to customer, I would like to help out.