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A 'life changing' mission

Article | Apr 14, 2016

Rep. Steve Pearce (R-N.M.) flew west around the world in a Mooney, on a mission to honor those who died in the Vietnam War.

A flying gig in Guyana

Article | Mar 24, 2016

Pilots wanted: Remote Area Medical brings vital health services to remote places in Guyana flying a single-engine Cessna U206 into a network of unimproved airstrips.

Brussels attacks postpone GA meeting in Europe

Advocacy | Mar 23, 2016

The terrorist attacks in Brussels early March 22 postponed a key meeting between officials with IAOPA Europe and the European Parliament that was scheduled to take place that evening.

Fly for MS returns triumphant

Article | Feb 10, 2016

A dead alternator, a nonfunctioning autopilot, and lack of magnetic course information didn’t dampen the spirits or slow the journey for two pilots bringing multiple sclerosis awareness to South and Central America.

FlyforMS pilots check in from Uruguay

Article | Jan 12, 2016

A pair of New York pilots circumnavigating South America for multiple sclerosis awareness has battled unexpected challenges, equipment issues, and weather delays while spreading their message of hope.

Operator increases fees at 12 Mexico airports

Article | Nov 10, 2015

AOPA is advising members of significant rate increases for landing, ramp, and parking at several Mexico airports operated by concession holder Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico.

Multiple sclerosis flight to tour South America

Article | Oct 28, 2015

Two New York pilots plan to circumnavigate South America in a Cirrus SR22 for multiple sclerosis awareness. The Fly for MS charity flight, scheduled to lift off Nov. 14, will offer flights at stops along the route to those who have multiple sclerosis.

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.