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Group works to preserve hangar with a history

Article | Feb 21, 2013

A Connecticut aviation museum is raising funds to restore one of the original hangars Glenn Curtiss built on the grounds of a racetrack turned airport, the birthplace of modern helicopters and the Corsair fighter.

Aircraft claims mount in storm's aftermath

Article | Nov 08, 2012

Among the billions of dollars in losses left in the wake of Hurricane Sandy will likely be millions of insured losses to aircraft, with one flooded airport on the Connecticut coast accounting for a large portion of the total.

GA flights help hurricane relief effort

Article | Nov 06, 2012

Pilots from across the country converged on three airports in New York and New Jersey, delivering tens of thousands of donated supplies to a region still reeling from Hurricane Sandy.

Wx apps of the week

Article | Nov 01, 2012

Thanks to the iPhone and iPad, apps have revolutionized the way pilots fly. To that end, AOPA will begin showcasing five aviation-related apps weekly. As those on the East Coast dig out from the aftereffects of Hurricane Sandy, this week let's take a look at weather apps.

East Coast airports recovering from Sandy's wrath

Article | Nov 01, 2012

Airports flooded by storm surge and ravaged by wind were slowly returning to service Nov. 1, though many lighting, communications, and navigation systems remained offline.

'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.

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.

New Orleans aircraft owners seek answers after flood

Article | Sep 06, 2012

Assurances from the city that Lakefront Airport in New Orleans would remain above water as Hurricane Isaac arrived proved too optimistic, and several aircraft were lost as the waters rose.

Louisiana airports flooded by Isaac

Article | Aug 31, 2012

Much of Lakefront Airport in New Orleans remained under water Friday morning, and business owners said there had been no word from the city on when a drainage valve might be opened to clear the water. At least one other airport, St. John the Baptist in nearby Reserve, La., was also under water. Losses are certain at both facilities, though the magnitude remained unknown Aug. 31.

Florida braces for hurricane strike

Article | Aug 23, 2012

With Tropical Storm Isaac expected to strengthen into a hurricane, and take a track toward Florida, it's not too soon for aircraft owners to pay attention – and consider making arrangements to protect vulnerable aircraft. Sound preparation includes a close look at aircraft insurance to verify what limits are in place, how those limits might be affected by the presence of a watch or warning, and whether the policy covers relocation by a professional pilot to keep an aircraft out of harm's way.