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Berlin's never-ending airport saga

Article | May 28, 2015

Berlin’s much-anticipated, 5.1 billion euro ($5.5 billion) brand-new airport—Berlin Brandenburg/Willy Brandt International Airport (EDDB)—may lose its construction permit before it's completed.

Pilot plans around-the-world flight to promote GA

Article | May 13, 2015

A pilot from California is set to launch May 18 on an around-the-world flight to demonstrate that personal aviation is “truly available to everyone.”

Baker works to simplify U.S., Mexico border-crossing flights

Advocacy | Apr 08, 2015

Border-crossing procedures, Mexican airport fees, and an exemption for 406-MHz ELTs were discussed during a meeting between AOPA President Mark Baker and Mexican Civil Aviation Authority General Director Gilberto Lopez Meyer.

Lobo:Labs launches FlashPass eAPIS app

Article | Mar 25, 2015

Lobo:Labs has released its new FlashPass 2.1 app for iOS 7 and 8 devices. The new app integrates U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Electronic Advance Passenger Information System (eAPIS) and Mexican APIS to make cross-border operations easier for pilots.

World Air Games pilots named

Article | Mar 18, 2015

Four-time U.S. National Aerobatic Champion and two-time World Freestyle Champion Rob Holland will be among the pilots flying for their country in Dubai.

2015 Bahamas, Caribbean pilot guides available

Article | Feb 19, 2015

The thirty-sixth edition of the Bahamas and Caribbean pilot guides are now available as spiral-bound books or iPad apps.

Solar Impulse control center opens in Monaco

Article | Feb 10, 2015

Solar Impulse II, the upgraded version of an all-electric airplane that toured the United States, is set to circle the globe starting in March.

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.

Cuba by GA may take time

Article | Jan 22, 2015

General aviation operators may have to wait a while longer before flying to Cuba (particularly under Part 91).

Route set for Solar Impulse 2 round-the-world flight

Article | Jan 22, 2015

Twelve years of study, research, design, and testing will culminate in late February or early March when Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) launches on a solar-powered attempt to circumnavigate the world.

Air Shepherd targets poachers

Article | Jan 21, 2015

Air Shepherd is a nonprofit organization created by the Lindbergh Foundation to support the same approach to fighting poachers that proved successful against insurgents and terrorists who plant roadside bombs.

Pilot to overfly both poles in earth-rounding bid

Article | Dec 30, 2014

A retired airline pilot flying a modified Lancair IV single-engine airplane has launched a new bid to fly around the world and over both poles.

Shooting volcanoes

Slideshow | Oct 15, 2014

Pilot Haukur Snorrason’s dramatic images of Iceland’s most recent (and now record-setting) volcanic eruption are only the latest in a long and colorful progression.

Mexico eases APIS rules for GA pilots

Advocacy | Sep 29, 2014

Mexico has lifted a requirement that pilots of arriving and departing private general aviation flights use a third party provider to file advance passenger information system (APIS) manifests.

IAOPA holds 27th World Assembly in Beijing

Advocacy | Sep 26, 2014

Leaders of the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations’ (IAOPA) 73 worldwide affiliates convened in Beijing in September for their twenty-seventh biennial World Assembly to discuss challenges confronting the world’s general aviation community.

Total immersion

Article | Aug 20, 2014

“A lot of firsts” is how Kayla Graham describes participating in an air rally designed to promote France’s general aviation sector.

Under fire

Article | Jul 23, 2014

A small corps of pilots patrols protected land in Kenya, facing an increasing threat from poachers as inclined to shoot aircraft as elephants.

Under Fire - Flying in Kenya to protect animals from poachers

Video | Jul 23, 2014

A small corps of pilots in Kenya put their lives on the line to protect wildlife, and their nation’s future. American pilots have once again stepped up to help, making another journey to this equatorial nation to help Kenya Wildlife Service pilots hone flying skills that are often the difference between life and death.

Global weather data available

Article | Jul 21, 2014

Baron Services, which provides the digital weather data delivered to many avionics systems and portable devices, is offering new data for world travelers.

Colorado pilot earns spot in French air race

Article | Jun 18, 2014

A trilingual pilot from Colorado who recently became a flight instructor will soon travel to France to fly in the Tour Aérien Des Jeunes Pilotes.

AOPA Live This Week - June 12, 2014

Video | Jun 12, 2014

Fly with us across the Atlantic in a TBM 900. Join us for the adventure. We travel to AOPA's birthplace to celebrate 75 years. Find out how a glider club is soaring to new heights as an airport owner.

TBM900 Atlantic Crossing - DE

Video | Jun 11, 2014

Tom Horne flies a TBM 900 across the Atlantic

Lamb takes Malaysia

Article | May 19, 2014

British racing pilot Nigel Lamb edged Austria’s Hannes Arch to win the third leg of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship series in Malaysia.

‘Upset’ ties Red Bull races in second round

Article | Apr 15, 2014

The next stop is Putrajaya, Malaysia, on May 17 and 18 for the 2014 Red Bill Air Race World Championship, following an “electrifying” contest in Rovinj, Croatia.

Around the world on zero fuel

Article | Apr 09, 2014

Solar Impulse 2, an updated and larger version of the groundbreaking aircraft that has captured imagination and support around the world, was unveiled April 9.

Bahamas Pilot Challenge winners announced

Article | Mar 14, 2014

PilotMall.com announces the winners of the 2013 Bahamas Pilot Challenge.

Pilots invited to help with humanitarian project in Bahamas

Article | Feb 05, 2014

Bahamas Habitat is gathering pilots to fly to the islands Feb. 20 through 23 to work with Bahamas Methodist Habitat on projects ranging from putting up drywall in a medical center to painting the Zion Children’s Home.

Stewart International Airport 'takeoff fee' opposed

Article | Nov 20, 2013

AOPA strongly opposes a new ‘takeoff fee’ to be levied against general aviation aircraft at Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, N.Y.

Helicopter Foundation International offers scholarships

Article | Oct 18, 2013

Helicopter Foundation International is offering scholarships to help bolster the ranks of commercial rotary-wing pilots and maintenance technicians.

All Nippon Airways acquires Pan Am International Flight Academy

Article | Aug 26, 2013

ANA Holdings, the parent company of All Nippon Airways, has acquired Pan Am International Flight Academy in Miami.

International Flying Club: Low cost, minimal dues

Article | Jul 19, 2013

Chicago’s International Flying Club is a low-cost option for pilots and students.

Visual Approach

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2013

Pilot Skip Gibbs regularly uses his Bonanza A36 to bring medical volunteers and supplies to remote areas of Mexico. Just before sunset, Gibbs was flying to the historic city of El Fuerte in the state of Sinaloa where LIGA International Flying Doctors of Mercy has been doing good works since 1934.

ICAO flight plan now required for all border crossings

Article | May 15, 2013

Mandatory use of International Civil Aviation Organization flight plans has expanded to include all border crossings, even if only an overflight.

FAA offers charts correction for Kansas City International

Article | May 02, 2013

The FAA's AeroNav Products has issued a safety alert to warn pilots about two charts being released May 2 for Kansas City International Airport that are incorrect and should not be used.

Safety Pilot: Low-impact aerobatics: The Swiss way

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2013

Learning about unusual attitudes—not the pilot’s but the aircraft’s—is an excellent skill and need not be painful. It’s good experience since most of us work hard to avoid them.

Richmond International to discount fuel on NASCAR weekend

Article | Apr 04, 2013

General aviation pilots visiting Richmond International Airport in Richmond, Va., April 22 through 28 will save 6 cents per gallon on purchases of 100LL or Jet A fuel. The Capital Regional Airport Commission, which owns and operates the airport, is waiving its 6-cents-per-gallon fuel flowage fee for the week.

Internationalbrief

Article | Mar 24, 2013

Brief: Modified rules issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) affecting private aircraft on international flights The modified rules issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) affecting private aircraft on international flights goes into effect on Dec. 18 and becomes mandatory on May 18, 2009.

A year of progress on international freedom to fly

Advocacy | Dec 21, 2012

Five decades into the fight to extend freedom to fly to every corner of the globe, IAOPA marked 2012 with collaboration, cooperation, and the promise for more.

SpaceX delivers the goods to International Space Station

Article | Oct 11, 2012

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) is leading the pack of private contractors, having returned to American hands the ability to fly cargo to the International Space Station.

Palm Springs International chief details Summit prep

Article | Sep 28, 2012

A desert setting and perfect weather provide a majestic setting for AOPA Aviation Summit, and Palm Springs International's Tom Nolan says the service and experience at his airport will be just as impressive.

Flying in the land of elephants

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2012

Flying safari provides a real-world Wild Kingdom experience

Pilot Briefing

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2012

Sailing in with a splash Luxury LSA promises access to land, water, snow A $394,000 amphibious tailwheel airplane from France named Akoya that draws design inspiration from the world of high-speed sailing is preparing to make a splash in the United States. The cost of the light sport aircraft (LSA) includes training and a three-year maintenance and aircraft warranty.

AOPA to host International Learn to Fly Day June 2

Article | May 30, 2012

AOPA is teaming with Maryland's Frederick Municipal Airport to host International Learn to Fly Day on Saturday, June 2. The event, part of a worldwide effort, will include a free day-long event designed to introduce the local community to general aviation.