Weather

Weather

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New England digs out

The blizzard of Jan. 26 and 27 impacted airports around New England, and prompted some creativity as cleanup began.

Jan 28, 2015 | comments

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Upwind private pilot scholarship open to teens

The Upwind Summer Scholarship Program, which gives high school students a chance to earn their private pilot certificate in the summer between their junior and senior year, is accepting applications for its 2015 scholarship.

Jan 23, 2015

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Around the world, over the poles

During a 24-day pole-to-pole adventure filled with dynamic weather conditions and unanticipated routing changes of thousands of miles in a modified Lancair IV single-engine airplane capable of carrying 361 gallons of fuel in nine tanks, 68-year-old Bill Harrelson landed in North Carolina Jan. 21 unofficially shattering the pole-to-pole speed record.

Jan 22, 2015 | comments
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Autumn

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing: 2015 Sweepstakes

The “Reimagined” AOPA 2015 Sweepstakes 152 was built on an overly optimistic forecast.

Jan 09, 2015

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

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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
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Hurricane

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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

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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

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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

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New England digs out

The blizzard of Jan. 26 and 27 impacted airports around New England, and prompted some creativity as cleanup began.

Jan 28, 2015 | comments

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
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Summer

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Upwind private pilot scholarship open to teens

The Upwind Summer Scholarship Program, which gives high school students a chance to earn their private pilot certificate in the summer between their junior and senior year, is accepting applications for its 2015 scholarship.

Jan 23, 2015

Article

Question of the Month

Michael Vanderweide noted on AOPA’s Flying Club Facebook Page that his club, based in Virginia, has a Stratus 2 and iPad and hangar temperatures can exceed the 30 degree minimum and the 100 degree maximum that this equipment is supposed to be stored in, and he’s looking for suggestions to keep these two things warm during the winter and cool during the summer in a hangar. His question generated several responses. See what other flying clubs suggested.

Jan 18, 2015

Advocacy

FAA deputy administrator a new pilot

Many student pilots are nervous come checkride day. When you’re a top official at the agency responsible for the safe operation of the largest airspace system in the world, it can add to the pressure.

Dec 18, 2014 | comments
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Thunderstorms

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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

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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

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New England digs out

The blizzard of Jan. 26 and 27 impacted airports around New England, and prompted some creativity as cleanup began.

Jan 28, 2015 | comments

Article

Question of the Month

Michael Vanderweide noted on AOPA’s Flying Club Facebook Page that his club, based in Virginia, has a Stratus 2 and iPad and hangar temperatures can exceed the 30 degree minimum and the 100 degree maximum that this equipment is supposed to be stored in, and he’s looking for suggestions to keep these two things warm during the winter and cool during the summer in a hangar. His question generated several responses. See what other flying clubs suggested.

Jan 18, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Group Fly-out: So long, winter

The single consolation for at least one group of East Coast pilots is that they could point their birds south and head to the Bahamas.

Jan 12, 2015
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