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AOPA, CBP building on progress

Advocacy | May 02, 2016

Following a successful campaign to end unwarranted searches of general aviation aircraft, AOPA and U.S. Customs and Border Protection are looking at other ways to improve the experience of pilots flying cross-border operations.

AOPA Beaufort Fly-In features top-notch beach

Article | Apr 21, 2016

Pilots visiting the AOPA Fly-In at Beaufort, North Carolina, May 21 will be a short hop from Cape Lookout National Seashore, voted the top national park beach by USA Today and 10Best.com readers.

Pearl Harbor prepares for transition

Article | Apr 20, 2016

An aviation museum at the heart of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is being studied in detail to reconstruct the Day of Infamy, bullet by bullet.

Hayward Air Rally heads for Stead

Article | Apr 19, 2016

Reno/Stead Airport in Reno, Nevada, is the new destination that awaits competitors in the Hayward Air Rally on June 24.

Pilot Getaways: Florida's family beach

Article | Mar 28, 2016

If you're looking for a vacation spot that everyone can enjoy, fly to Florida's Beach where historic family fun awaits, no matter which direction you choose.

Build your skill set

Article | Mar 23, 2016

AOPA will offer a packed schedule of seminars during the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In and Expo to help you save money, and perhaps much more.

Pilot Getaways: Rockets and dunes

Article | Mar 21, 2016

In New Mexico’s high desert, rugged mountains encircle an arid land spiked with yuccas and agaves. In this landscape, one can visit a desert within a desert and explore the past, present, and future of space exploration.

Florida airport campsite draws a crowd

Article | Mar 09, 2016

An airport campsite developed by the members of a Florida aviation community is becoming a popular spot for pilots in search of recreation destinations.

Colorado tool promotes airport sustainability

Advocacy | Feb 04, 2016

Colorado has rolled out a general aviation airport sustainability program that is much more than recycling or an effort to join the growing “green movement.”

Super Bowl 50 flight advisory imminent

Advocacy | Jan 05, 2016

Pilots should be on the lookout for special flight operation procedures that the FAA will publish in advance of the NFL’s Super Bowl Feb. 7 in Santa Clara, California.

Pilot Getaways: Fly-in dining

Article | Jan 04, 2016

Ask a recreational pilot in central North Carolina about his favorite daytrip, and he’ll likely tell you about a little private airport right in the center of the Sandhills where you can get the finest hickory-smoked barbecue around.

Pilot Getaways: Killington, Vermont

Article | Dec 07, 2015

Surrounded by one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world, Killington, Vermont, is a destination for all ages.

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.