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Pilot flying biplane from England to Australia

Article | Oct 05, 2015

An English pilot is flying a Stearman biplane 13,000 miles from England to Sydney, Austalia, to honor an aviation pioneer.

‘Zen pilot’ changed by earth-rounding flight

Article | Sep 03, 2015

Robert DeLaurentis, who called himself the Zen Pilot before he launched May 18 on a 95-day, round-the-world flight to showcase aviation, returned a changed man.

Holland shines

Article | Sep 02, 2015

Rob Holland’s unprecedented third freestyle victory at the World Aerobatic Championships gave the U.S. team reason to celebrate amid another disappointment.

AOPA to FAA: Keep key world aeronautical charts

Advocacy | Aug 12, 2015

After surveying pilots about their use of world aeronautical charts, AOPA is asking the FAA to continue producing some key charts or offer an alternative.

Mexico extends ELT exemption

Advocacy | Aug 11, 2015

The Mexican government has extended the deadline for installing 406 MHz ELTs in light aircraft. AOPA requested the extension during a March meeting with the leader of the Mexican Civil Aviation Authority.

CBP changes end unwarranted stops

Advocacy | Aug 06, 2015

Ten months after completing a top-down review CBP has made changes that are resulting in improved enforcement and better relations with the general aviation community.

‘Floatplane Odyssey’ recounts earthrounding flight

Article | Jul 30, 2015

A tale of flying adventure, severe injuries, international political maneuvering, and an emergency at sea comes to life in "Floatplane Odyssey," a book that commemorates the twenty-fifth anniversary of Tom Casey’s 1990 around-the-world flight in a Cessna 206 on floats.

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.