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Event Spotlight

Article | Nov 19, 2015

In 10 theaters in 10 states from coast to coast, moviegoers had the opportunity to see a documentary about R.A. “Bob” Hoover, Flying the Feathered Edge. At the screening in Hamilton, New Jersey, several flying clubs came out, many with non-aviation friends, to share the wonder of aviation and honor our veterans, including Hoover who served in WWII.

Wyoming's Hot Springs County Airport opens

Advocacy | Nov 17, 2015

Aviation safety was enhanced and night operations began when the new Hot Springs County Airport near Thermopolis, Wyoming, opened to the public Nov. 7.

A reason to fly

Article | Nov 10, 2015

In 2015 Ed Loxterkamp had a lot of explaining to do. He needed to explain to his wife why flying to every AOPA Regional Fly-In was so important. He told her: "Mark Baker made me do it."

Pilot Getaways: Earn a floatplane rating vintage style

Article | Nov 09, 2015

If you’ve never flown a Piper J-3 Cub (or if it’s just been a while), you can try your hand at the stick while earning your seaplane rating at Jack Brown’s Seaplane Base in quiet central Florida.

Pilot Briefing: Musings

Pilot Magazine | Nov 05, 2015

The mark to point you home

The drone pro

Article | Nov 04, 2015

A pilot who long ago built a general aviation business in New Jersey was also among the first unmanned aircraft operators approved for commercial work.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Nov 03, 2015

Reaching members across the nation

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.

Idaho's Big Creek Lodge taking shape

Article | Oct 21, 2015

Seven years after a fire leveled Idaho’s historic Big Creek Lodge, the structure is rising from ashes with the help of pilots, donations, and the U.S. Forest Service.

Answers for Pilots: Holiday flights with family

Article | Oct 19, 2015

Ways to minimize stress and distractions when flying with the family

Low and slow with James Brown

Article | Oct 07, 2015

Two days after a period of rain that drenched the southeast—and made the state of South Carolina a disaster zone—AOPA flew along the swollen, muddy James River from Richmond, Virginia, to the base of the Blue Ridge mountains.

Texas toast

Article | Sep 30, 2015

A long, hot day of waiting capped by an aerobatic twofer did not prove the best possible recipe for solid scores for a new competitor at the 2015 U.S. National Aerobatic Championships.

Holland in rarefied air

Article | Sep 29, 2015

Rob Holland captured an unprecedented fifth consecutive national aerobatic championship, then added freestyle gold to his mounting medal count.

Bonhomme builds lead

Article | Sep 28, 2015

British pilot Paul Bonhomme closed in on his third Red Bull Air Race Championship, balancing risks and rewards at the Texas Motor Speedway.

Personal best

Article | Sep 24, 2015

Finding satisfaction, with or without a trophy, is one of the keys to making a long career in competition aerobatics.

Corner man

Article | Sep 23, 2015

Pilots flying the lowest categories in the U.S. National Aerobatic Championships must learn patience, first.

Tony Hawk hosts Sky Combat Ace premiere

Article | Sep 22, 2015

World-renowned former pro skateboarder Tony Hawk will help host the grand opening for aerial battle specialists Sky Combat Ace during their San Diego location premier Sept. 26.

MODAERO touts spring break for millennial pilots

Article | Sep 22, 2015

College students shaking off their winter blues will have an additional spring break option besides Panama City Beach, Florida; Cancun, Mexico; and Hilton Head, South Carolina, when the first MODAERO fly-in spreads its wings in south Texas next March.

Gyrocopter pilot breaks transcontinental record

Article | Sep 17, 2015

It took many years but a gyrocopter pilot from Missouri has broken the coast-to-coast and back record by 16 days.

California wildfires look 'like a war zone'

Article | Sep 17, 2015

Western wildfires ignited blazes in six states, triggering multiple firefighting TFRs as crews continue to battle a pair of massive California fires.

Tullahoma AOPA Fly-In offers Jack Daniel Distillery tour

Article | Sep 17, 2015

A tour of the Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee, the nation’s oldest distillery, should be part of your plans for the AOPA’s Tullahoma Regional Fly-In.

Coming together

Article | Sep 17, 2015

With the U.S. National Aerobatic Championships just days away, pilots converge from the corners of the country, practicing and polishing along the way.

Burning Man airport appears, disappears without a trace

Article | Sep 10, 2015

Black Rock City Municipal Airport springs from a dry Nevada lake bed each year for a week of exuberant partying that culminates in the fiery destruction of massive wooden art structures.

Pilot Getaways: Powder & the Polar Express

Article | Sep 08, 2015

In the corner of Colorado at the base of the imposing San Juan Mountains, Durango serves as a gateway to a huge array of unique adventures.