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'Get your bid on'

Watches for every kind of aviator and two pieces of unique aviation jewelry are available to the highest bidder in the AOPA Foundation’s online auction.

Nov 23, 2015


Delaware celebrates aviation jobs

Delaware state leaders celebrated general aviation’s economic engine with a jobs rally at Dassault Falcon Jet in New Castle Nov. 20.

Nov 23, 2015


Texas seeks comments on tower-marking rules

The Texas Department of Transportation has proposed rules for enforcing a flight-safety law passed this year requiring the marking and registration of meteorological evaluation towers.

Nov 23, 2015


Long days on Long Wings

A select group of NASA pilots fly the WB-57, a Cold War holdover that operates (strictly for science) much like the more famous U-2.

Nov 23, 2015 | comments


FAA begins decommissioning VORs

The FAA is launching the first phase of its plan to decommission lesser-used VORs and create a minimum operational network.

Nov 24, 2015 | comments


Hartzell offers new props for King Air 350

You're going to see a lot more futuristic-looking, swept-blade propellers on King Airs next year now that Hartzell is testing them for the King Air 350.

Nov 23, 2015


SocialFlight launches Where2Ride motorcycle app

Where2Ride, a free mobile app from SocialFlight, the maker of a popular aviation event app, presents motorcyclists with interactive maps of cycling events, destinations, and popular bike rides, the company announced Nov. 17.

Nov 24, 2015


FAA urges pilots to test headsets

The FAA is warning pilots that they may be missing important sounds, including cockpit warnings, when wearing noise-canceling headsets.

Nov 25, 2015 | comments


PilotWorkshops releases 'Real World VFR'

Find a remote island airport at night, land at Boston’s Logan International Airport in a Cessna 172, fly the Hudson River VFR Corridor, encounter VFR flight into instrument conditions, and more in PilotWorkshops’ “Real World VFR” video program released Nov. 25.

Nov 25, 2015


Staniel Cay airport in the Bahamas reopens

Staniel Cay Airport reopened Nov. 18, with a newly paved 3,000-foot-by-75-foot runway, said the Bahamas Ministry of Transport and Aviation.

Nov 23, 2015
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The Day After the Holiday: Flying Home Safely

The day before a holiday, given there are blue skies, is a silly, noisy day in the airpark. People are on the move. My pilot neighbors who have decided to fly to family are loading up and heading out, sometimes en masse, wisely using their aircraft to avoid what can be dangerously packed highways of […] Read More

November 30, 2015

Encouraging People to Replace Us

Finding young people to grab the reins from us old guys in aviation is a bit like the weather … everyone talks about why we need to do something, but not everyone is clear about how to actually make that happen. Certainly doing nothing is the wrong answer. So what can we do to increase […] Read More

November 25, 2015

Why I fly high

I take a lot of long trips in my Cessna T310R, and more than half of them involve cruising up in the high teens and low Flight Levels, simply because those are the altitudes at which my airplane is happiest, fastest, and most efficient. But from what I’ve been able to tell, the great majority […] Read More

November 23, 2015