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'We got a rogue vehicle': ATC honored for assists

Article | Mar 07, 2013

The airliner was on short final, descending from a 600-foot overcast, when Philadelphia Tower controller Dave Giberson shifted his attention from the airborne radar to ground radar and saw a blip. He ordered the airliner to abort, and saved lives. Giberson was one of many controllers honored with the Archie League Medal of Safety Award. Find out what caused the blip.

Glacier glory

Article | Feb 14, 2013

Pines flash by in the periphery as Chet Todd approaches Cabin Creek Landing's Runway 20. The tense approach demands full attention, pushing the majestic scenes from moments earlier--the snow-capped mountain peaks, valley fog layers, and frozen lakes of Montana's Glacier National Park--from the mind.

Life vests, fast action key to survival in Hudson

Article | Feb 06, 2013

Even with their personal floatation devices, the 35-degree-Fahrenheit Hudson River nearly claimed the lives of the pilot and passenger of a Cherokee Six on Jan. 27.

Time in type

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2013

As six gloved hands pull six mixture controls to idle cutoff, the rumble of six idling Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp engines gives way to a metallic tink, tink, tink as the Hamilton Standard constant-speed propellers spin to a stop. Seven pilots (two in the lead airplane) simultaneously open their canopies, take off their helmets, dismount, and position the propellers so their blades are horizontal.

Visual Approach

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2013

Aviation photography by Mike Fizer

Wx Watch: Snow watch

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2013

Spotting winter storms before they strike

'Think twice; no shortcuts'

Article | Jan 24, 2013

The recent solo of a student marked a happy milestone for CFI Matt Cole, who sustained serious burns in an aircraft accident in 2001, defied some experts' expectations about his prospects, and returned to aviation.

Sanctuary boundary study raises new overflight concerns

Advocacy | Jan 10, 2013

The possible expansion of boundaries of two national marine sanctuaries in California could result in new restrictions on overflights of the affected areas, AOPA said.

Coast-to-coast efforts boost safety, economies in 2012

Advocacy | Dec 18, 2012

AOPA’s new regional managers worked with headquarters staff to defend pilots’ access to airports, promote tax and economic policies that keep the general aviation industry healthy, and keep the skies safe for GA pilots.

Boeing 737 lands in Antarctica

Article | Dec 06, 2012

The military has landed transport-category cargo airplanes on ice runways in Antarctica for decades--but a citified Boeing 737? That's what happened in late November when a chartered PrivatAir 737 touched down at Troll research station 146 miles from the Antarctic coast.

Event spotlight: Starting from the ground up

Article | Dec 02, 2012

Flying over Manhattan en route to Nantucket for the event. Nantucket Flying Association President Chris McLaughlin introduces the documentary "Shady Lady" before a packed audience at the Dreamland Theater.

Aviation adventures included on Extreme Bucket List

Article | Nov 16, 2012

A former bobsledder has leveraged his relationships in sports to create an Extreme Bucket List that includes aviation adventures - such as flying with the Red Baron Squadron and the Blue Angels.

'Superstorm' Sandy floods East Coast airports

Article | Oct 31, 2012

New York area airports slowly began to reopen as day broke Oct. 31, while Atlantic City, devastated by the wind and flooding of the massive storm Sandy, was preparing for a presidential visit. General aviation airports and aircraft owners across several states were counting losses.

Luminaries celebrate 'Night for Flight'

Article | Oct 12, 2012

A host of notables gathered to fete the AOPA Foundation at the Night for Flight fundraising dinner in Palm Springs, Calif.

Fire and water: Pilot, passenger rescued after ditching Baron

Article | Oct 10, 2012

Smoke and flames filled the cockpit at 11,000 feet, leaving Theodore Wright seconds to act.

Private jet travel pitched at first-class price

Article | Oct 04, 2012

For those craving private jet perks on a budget, a California company has created a patent-pending system to schedule travel on private jets from 40 U.S. cities to more than 500 airports.

NASA high flyer tests new technology

Article | Sep 20, 2012

Cruising above 60,000 feet over the East Coast, a NASA ER-2 (a variant of the venerable U-2) is testing new sensors designed for satellites that will eventually keep tabs on clouds, aerosol vapors, and foliage, among other things. The flight crews will share an operating base with the hurricane-hunting Global Hawk unmanned aircraft systems.

Power loss over rough seas

Article | Sep 13, 2012

Stanley E. Shaw and his adult son sat in the cockpit of the Cessna 185 floatplane, tossed about by six- to eight-foot swells. A sudden loss of power had forced an emergency landing off the California coastline.

NASA launches five-year hurricane hunt

Article | Sep 12, 2012

What do the Saharan Air Layer and hurricanes have in common? NASA is banking on Global Hawk UAVs overflying the storms to see if a connection lies between the two.