Weather

Weather

Advocacy

Pilots, community transform two Oregon airports

Two general aviation airports located two miles apart in a remote section of northeast Oregon are coming alive, thanks to pilots and area residents.

Nov 20, 2014

Article

Kitsap Aviation Squadron offers 'great people, great airport'

Bremerton National Airport in Bremerton, Washington, is home to the Kitsap Aviation Squadron.

Nov 20, 2014

Aircraft Maintenance

Aircraft maintenance: Heater health for your single

The No. 1 concern with any aircraft cabin heating system is safety. In the muffler-based heating systems found in single-engine aircraft, the primary danger comes from carbon monoxide. Here are tips for inspecting your heating system to make sure it’s safe.

Nov 12, 2014
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Autumn

Pilot Magazine

BizAv showtime

Every autumn the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) holds its annual convention, an event that serves as the turbine-powered world’s biggest get-together.

Nov 11, 2014

Article

Top 10 reasons to come home to Frederick

A high-adrenaline aerobatic demonstration, warbird rides, and gourmet food trucks are among the highlights of AOPA’s Homecoming Fly-In at Frederick Municipal Airport in Maryland Oct. 4.

Sep 23, 2014

Pilot Magazine

P&E Weather Watch: ‘Back door’ cold fronts

When we think of cold fronts we immediately conjure up a number of facts relevant to our flight planning—that they can be angry, fast-moving (say, 50-plus mph across the ground), and violent, packed with severe thunderstorms and the worst turbulence.

Aug 08, 2014
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Hurricane

Article

Port-A-Cool wants you to chill out

Port-A-Cool is trying to keep things cold with its new Hurricane evaporative cooler.

Aug 19, 2014

Article

Pilots invited to help with humanitarian project in Bahamas

Bahamas Habitat is gathering pilots to fly to the islands Feb. 20 through 23 to work with Bahamas Methodist Habitat on projects ranging from putting up drywall in a medical center to painting the Zion Children’s Home.

Feb 05, 2014

Article

A careful balance

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

Nov 14, 2013 | comments
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Spring

Pilot Magazine

What’s in your hangar?

For more than 25 years, the FAA has taken the position that hangars at federally funded airports should be reserved for aeronautical use.

Oct 03, 2014

Pilot Magazine

P&E Weather Watch: ‘Back door’ cold fronts

When we think of cold fronts we immediately conjure up a number of facts relevant to our flight planning—that they can be angry, fast-moving (say, 50-plus mph across the ground), and violent, packed with severe thunderstorms and the worst turbulence.

Aug 08, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Briefing: Flight for a cause

Two pilots from Fairbanks, Alaska, are flying to EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh this summer, and they’ve decided to make the journey a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project.

Jul 31, 2014
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Summer

Advocacy

Pilots, community transform two Oregon airports

Two general aviation airports located two miles apart in a remote section of northeast Oregon are coming alive, thanks to pilots and area residents.

Nov 20, 2014

Aircraft Maintenance

Aircraft maintenance: Heater health for your single

The No. 1 concern with any aircraft cabin heating system is safety. In the muffler-based heating systems found in single-engine aircraft, the primary danger comes from carbon monoxide. Here are tips for inspecting your heating system to make sure it’s safe.

Nov 12, 2014

Pilot Magazine

P&E/Proficiency: Alaskan adventure

Dwayne King, the founder of the Christian nonprofit Kingdom Air Corps who has decades of experience flying in northern Alaska and eastern Russia, specializes in training missionary pilots how to fly safely in remote areas over unforgiving terrain.

Nov 07, 2014
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Thunderstorms

Pilot Magazine

The Bonanza goes to war

Few students of the Vietnam War know much about the QU–22B Pave Eagle, the most unusual Bonanza you’ve never seen. Well, it’s mostly Bonanza; the highly modified airframe has a number of unique parts. Only 27 were built, plus six predecessor YQU–22A models.

Aug 06, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Weather Watch: Gusts and squalls

A gust front at EAA’s AirVenture in 2011, about to attack AOPA’s tent site.

Jul 31, 2014

Article

Safety

Thunderstorms cause relatively few accidents – on average, about five per year – but 75 percent of them are fatal.

Jun 16, 2014
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Winter

Pilot Magazine

M2entoring

A winter storm had left more than a foot of powdery snow on the airport, which—while largely cleared off the taxiways and runways—made conditions for a first flight more unusual than normal.

Nov 11, 2014

Pilot Magazine

P&E/Proficiency: Alaskan adventure

Dwayne King, the founder of the Christian nonprofit Kingdom Air Corps who has decades of experience flying in northern Alaska and eastern Russia, specializes in training missionary pilots how to fly safely in remote areas over unforgiving terrain.

Nov 07, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Membership News & Notes: Success in 2014

This year has been a good one for AOPA’s advocacy team in the states.

Nov 07, 2014
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