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Aircraft, hangars damaged in Michigan wind storm

Thousands of Michigan residents remained without power late April 14 after strong winds toppled trees and power lines, peeled back roofs, and destroyed three general aviation aircraft the evening of April 12.

Apr 14, 2014

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Training Tip: The fly-in factor

Applying your aeronautical “book knowledge” is one way events like the AOPA Regional Fly-Ins can raise your experience level and whet your appetite for aviation.

Apr 11, 2014 | comments

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: 'Deviate as necessary'

The clouds were angry, but the passenger was angrier.

Apr 08, 2014
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Autumn

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75 Years: There at the beginning

The Pylon Club—a flying club based at Patco Field in Norristown, Pennsylvania—was having another of its fly-outs.

Apr 04, 2014

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Weekend seaplane odyssey

As a baker's dozen of pilots discover, moving five seaplanes--four of them on straight floats--1,200 nm from Minneapolis to Florida is an adventure in flying, and a lesson in human relations.

Nov 13, 2013 | comments

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Waypoints: An AirVenture unlike any other

This summer I attended what is now called EAA AirVenture for the twenty-fourth time—20 in a row.

Oct 01, 2013
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Hurricane

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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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Pilots help open children’s home in Bahamas

Abused or neglected children on Current Island, Eleuthera, in the Bahamas now have a safe place to go—Zion Children’s Home. Two new houses, dedicated June 23, can accommodate eight boys and eight girls, along with a house parent in each.

Jun 27, 2013
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Spring

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Training Tip: The fly-in factor

Applying your aeronautical “book knowledge” is one way events like the AOPA Regional Fly-Ins can raise your experience level and whet your appetite for aviation.

Apr 11, 2014 | comments

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Sticking around San Marcos? There's a lot to do

If you're planning to spend some time in San Marcos, Texas, for AOPA's regional fly-in, these suggestions may inspire you to get to know the city a little better.

Apr 07, 2014 | comments

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AOPA Fly-In: San Marcos

Friendly, spacious, and ready to welcome pilots to AOPA’s first regional fly-in of 2014.

Mar 11, 2014
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Summer

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Question of the week: Reading TAFs

Question: When reading TAFs in the summer months you know you’ll see the term “VCTS” more than you’d like. That means thunderstorms in the vicinity. How is “vicinity” defined?

Apr 07, 2014

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Bendix/King introduces new Internet connection system

Bendix/King on March 13 introduced a new system for connecting pilots and passengers to the Web at a cost and weight that is lower than systems available previously.

Mar 14, 2014 | comments

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Weather Watch: Convective coverages

Whether you believe in global warming or not, here’s a hard fact: the days are getting warmer as we make our way toward summer.

Mar 10, 2014
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Thunderstorms

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: 'Deviate as necessary'

The clouds were angry, but the passenger was angrier.

Apr 08, 2014

Article

Question of the week: Reading TAFs

Question: When reading TAFs in the summer months you know you’ll see the term “VCTS” more than you’d like. That means thunderstorms in the vicinity. How is “vicinity” defined?

Apr 07, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Weather Watch: Convective coverages

Whether you believe in global warming or not, here’s a hard fact: the days are getting warmer as we make our way toward summer.

Mar 10, 2014
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Winter

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‘I was getting a little nervous up here’

The low-time pilot was trapped above the clouds, with bad weather for hundreds of miles. He had no autopilot, no GPS, and was not talking to ATC. Fortunately, an air traffic controller spotted him and took action.

Mar 27, 2014 | comments

Aircraft Maintenance

Aircraft maintenance: Cold weather checkup

Even late-winter presents a number of unique challenges to the aircraft’s systems, and it pays to take the time to do what you can to protect your aircraft (and yourself) while we’re still in winter’s grip.

Mar 24, 2014

Pilot Magazine

An icy long weekend

We all know the hassles associated with winter-weather flying.

Mar 10, 2014
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