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Legacy 450 gets FAA certification

Embraer announced that its newest design—the Legacy 450—has earned FAA certification.

Sep 01, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

Presidential TFRs have major impact on Alaska

Recognizing that "Alaska is different," the Secret Service is allowing seaplane activity to continue in the Anchorage area during President Barack Obama's visit.

Sep 01, 2015 | comments

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Latitude tours into service

Cessna’s Citation Latitude has reached its first customers, and the company is putting the new midsize jet on a coast-to-coast tour.

Sep 01, 2015

Advocacy

Flight Watch frequency end date changed to Sept. 24

The FAA will discontinue the use of the dedicated Flight Watch radio frequency 122.0 MHz on Sept.24, a week earlier than previously announced.

Aug 31, 2015 | comments

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Think Global Flight spreads education message

California nonprofit Think Global Flight recently completed a "two-month around the world flight of adventure educating and inspiring" more than 20,000 students.

Sep 01, 2015

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New e-publication focuses on IFR flying

Pilot proficiency information source PilotWorkshops announced the release of IFR Focus, a free monthly electronic publication for instrument pilots and students.

Sep 01, 2015

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Turbo the Flying Dog takes off on new adventure

The next installment of the children's book series chronicling the adventures of Turbo the Flying Dog has landed on bookshelves.

Sep 01, 2015

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Training Tip: Controlling crosswind takeoffs

Crosswind landings get all the glory when student pilots, pilots, and instructors share ideas about training techniques. But crosswind takeoffs are no less demanding.

Aug 31, 2015

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Oregon's McNary Field airspace changes cause confusion

Pilots flying near Salem, Oregon, should be vigilant about McNary Field's recent Class D airspace expansion; a small notch has been cut out of the airspace for operations at nearby Independence State Airport.

Aug 31, 2015 | comments

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Restored BT-13 Honors the Women Airforce Service Pilots

Women Airforce Service Pilots veteran Elizabeth Strohfus was at the Minneapolis Fly-in to appreciate the efforts of those restoring a Vultee BT-13 Valiant to honor Strohfus and her fellow aviatrixes.

Aug 28, 2015
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Opinion

Networking 101: A Very Necessary Class

Meeting and staying in touch with the people who can help us personally and professionally – networking – is much like discussing the weather; everyone talks about it, but hardly anyone does anything about it, or more succinctly, most people have no idea how to network successfully. Aviation’s no different from any other profession though. […] Read More

August 27, 2015

GA pilots evaluate ADS-B options

I’ve been on the hunt since AirVenture for evidence that ADS-B is really the future of air traffic separation and services. And, having flown from south Florida to Lake Superior, to Kalispell, Montana, and back, I’ve got news. Aviators are adopting ADS-B. Not in droves, mind you, but being ADS-B equipped myself, I can see […] Read More

August 26, 2015

Special Mission Aircraft

My last flight assignment consisted of four days in Hawaii. It was one of those trips which make me (almost) feel guilty for associating it with the word “work.” Of course, there are plenty of journeys which are the polar opposite: long overnight flights, challenging weather, and minimum rest. But when you’re relaxing on a […] Read More

August 11, 2015

AOPA Live This Week- August 27, 2015

One of the Women Airforce Service Pilots, whose contributions to the war effort are honored by the National WASP World War II Museum in Texas, was on hand in Minnesota to see for herself the restoration of a Vultee BT-13 Valiant that will become the first aircraft in the museum’s collection flown by WASPs. Also this week, AOPA’s National Aviation Community Center drew a different kind of crowd, about 100 fitness fanatics, for a workout with an “air-obic” twist, and Tom Haines reports from Alaska.