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'Pilot Getaways': Put-in-Bay, Take-out-Memories

Article | May 06, 2014

Put-in-Bay, on South Bass Island in Lake Erie, is home to the nation’s third tallest monument, the world’s longest bar, and an adult spring-break-style party like no other. At sunset, this two-by-four-mile island just three miles off the Ohio mainland, the downtown strip of bars on Delaware Avenue transforms into a music thumpin’, bead throwin’, Mardi Gras party atmosphere.

EAA chapters unite to host pancake breakfast

Article | Apr 30, 2014

Indianapolis-area Experimental Aircraft Association chapters have fly-in pancake breakfasts down to a science, and they are bringing that expertise to the AOPA Fly-In May 31.

$100 Hamburger names best airport eateries

Article | Apr 29, 2014

Twenty six airport restaurants have been named the best of the best in $100 Hamburger's top U.S. fly-in restaurants.

GA stops and searches continue

Advocacy | Apr 24, 2014

A father and his 14-year-old son were helping another pilot ferry a newly purchased aircraft from California to their home field in Virginia. The three made an overnight stop in Albuquerque before flying on to Illinois for fuel. But shortly after they parked the aircraft in Marion, Ill., they were approached by as many as 18 uniformed and non-uniformed law enforcement officers who came running toward the airplane.

Sun 'n Fun welcomes arrivals

Slideshow | Apr 01, 2014

AOPA Technical Editor Mike Collins captured the gathering crowd with a camera at the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland, Fla.

Agreement assures ATC services at AirVenture through 2022

Article | Mar 21, 2014

The Experimental Aircraft Association has entered into an agreement with the FAA that will assure the availability of air traffic control services for EAA AirVenture.

Coast to coast for animal rescue

Article | Jan 27, 2014

A New York pilot's first animal rescue flight took him coast to coast and became a mission to deliver one dog to a new home.

Alton Bay ice airport opens for 2014 season

Article | Jan 23, 2014

The Alton Bay ice airport, a popular winter destination for pilots in the Northeast, opened Jan. 19 for the 2014 season.

Proficient Pilot: Flying is for the birds

Pilot Magazine | Jan 17, 2014

“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the Earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”

Letters: Mighty Seabird

Pilot Magazine | Jan 17, 2014

Barry Schiff’s story on the Grumman HU–16B Albatross and his reflections on “A Bygone Era” had readers flying down memory lane.

Chandelle Flying Club touts convenient, economical flying

Article | Jan 03, 2014

The Chandelle Flying Club was created to offer members convenient, economical flying.

The whales of Baja

Pilot Magazine | Dec 23, 2013

Dawn casts the barren Pacific coast of the Baja Peninsula in a soft light as we overfly the dusty airstrip at San Ignacio.

Pilots: Tom Davis

Pilot Magazine | Dec 19, 2013

Thirty-three years of service in the United States Navy didn’t make Tom Davis wealthy or famous.

The new soverign

Pilot Magazine | Dec 19, 2013

Owner/pilots who’ve reached the top of the single-pilot (SP) jet food chain—most likely in the form of a Cessna Citation CJ4 or Embraer Phenom 300—sometimes wonder, what’s next?

Pilots: Big Mac pilot

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2013

“Every single time I leave the ground, I’m looking forward to the next time,” says Reginald “Reggie” Webb, owner of a Lancair IV-P.

Yacht in the air

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2013

There’s a good chance you’ve used Row 44’s satellite-based, in-flight Wi-Fi system as an airline passenger.

Quick Look: Gulfstream V

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2013

The Gulfstream V was the world’s first ultra-long-range corporate jet.

Waypoints: A blank, but not ageless canvas

Pilot Magazine | Nov 21, 2013

To those of you who bought new airplanes this year, thank you!

IFR Fix: Worse weather wanted

Article | Nov 18, 2013

Before this phase of the flight, terrain was of no concern—a state of situational awareness underscored by the topographic blankness of IFR charts.

Nantucket Flying Association: No aircraft yet, but promotes GA

Article | Nov 18, 2013

Although the Nantucket Flying Association has no aircraft, it still considers itself a flying club.

A careful balance

Article | Nov 14, 2013

Pilots of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration handle risk with teamwork, blending science and adventure in a unique flying job.

SJ30 still going strong after all these years

Article | Oct 21, 2013

Ed Swearingen's idea for a business jet in the 1980s may finally reach market.

Dogfight: Tower or no tower

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2013

Uh, oh. Senior Editor Dave Hirschman takes on his boss—Editor in Chief Tom Haines—in this discussion on which is the better airstrip: one with an air traffic control tower or one without.

A Passion for Flight

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2013

Mark Baker’s entry into general aviation is classic, quintessential—a textbook case. As a kid he rode his bicycle to the airport and sidled up to the old guys there to hear flying stories while he freely poked around the airplanes, bumming rides when he could.

Young blood

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2013

At 7 o’clock on a June morning—an hour when many teenagers on summer vacation still would be asleep—eight high school students form an attentive group around a Glasair Aviation employee.