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'Get your bid on'

Article | Nov 23, 2015

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.

Budget-friendly aviation gift guide

Article | Nov 18, 2015

The holiday season is here, and there are a variety of aviation-oriented gifts to keep pilots happy and safe without breaking the budget of friends, loved ones, or fellow pilots.

Cool ideas for aviation-related Halloween costumes

Article | Oct 15, 2015

Halloween is around the corner and stylish aviators, whether they are adults or children, should be looking for the perfect costume.

Watch worn on moon to be auctioned

Article | Oct 13, 2015

A watch worn by astronaut Dave Scott during one of three moonwalks of the Apollo 15 mission will be auctioned in Boston Oct. 22. It could bring $1 million.


Pilot Magazine | Oct 13, 2015

Letters from our September issue

New effort launches to cut TFR violations

Advocacy | Sep 29, 2015

AOPA is working with the military, government agencies, and flight planning service providers to help general aviation pilots avoid violating temporary flight restrictions.

ForeFlight now connected to Garmin data

Article | Sep 17, 2015

You first heard in July that certain Garmin avionics will talk to electronic flight bag ForeFlight. Now,45 days later, ForeFlight has announced what the two will talk about.

Tied to aviation history, building the future

Article | Jul 09, 2015

From World War II pilots to astronauts and commercial airlines, Breitling has served the aviation community with reliable, efficient timepieces since the early days of flying. Now, the Swiss manufacturer is investing in the next generation of pilots with the Breitling Aviation Scholarship Fund.

FltPlan Go adds ADS-B support

Article | Jul 01, 2015

FltPlan Go for Android has added support for four Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast receivers, matching the ADS-B capability of the iOS version.

Lightspeed announces summer headset deals

Article | Jun 30, 2015

Pilots, listen up: Lightspeed Aviation is offering discounts of up to $100 on a trio of noise reducing, Bluetooth-capable headsets in its summer headset sale.

Cheap chills

Article | Jun 25, 2015

Pilots have options (besides suffering and sweating) when the summer sun drives cockpit temperatures north of comfortable. Air conditioning can cost less than you might think.

Fly Well: Eyes on the prize

Pilot Magazine | Jun 03, 2015

The eye is elegant, delicate, and complex—but, like sophisticated airplanes, stuff fails and preventative maintenance is key.

11-year-old launches business to fund Embry-Riddle dream

Article | May 13, 2015

Trevor Simoneau is a kid with a plan. The 11-year-old aspiring pilot wants to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and launched a business selling custom-printed T-shirts to pay for fuel for flight training.

Apple Watch takes flight

Article | Apr 16, 2015

The first thing aviation software developers had to figure out about the Apple Watch was just how much data to deliver.

Fly Well

Pilot Magazine | Apr 03, 2015

Aviation gives us a magic carpet to ride, but comprehending how your body is affected by flight is as important as understanding how carb icing occurs.

AOPA, Aircraft Spruce renew strategic partnership

Article | Mar 27, 2015

AOPA and premier aviation retailer Aircraft Spruce and Specialty Co., celebrating its fiftieth anniversary, have renewed their strategic partnership.

Pilot Briefing: Chart challenge

Pilot Magazine | Feb 04, 2015

Aeronautical charts include a surprising amount of topographical and airspace details.

Lightspeed adds stylish touch to annual promotion

Article | Jan 09, 2015

Lightspeed Aviation has added a new twist to its popular promotion for a $500 getaway package. In addition to gift cards for avgas, a rental car, dining, and lodging, the company will give away its Markham leather flight bag.

Lightspeed PFX gets personal

Pilot Magazine | Oct 03, 2014

With all the recent attention to in-ear and on-ear headsets, Lightspeed has fired back with a cutting edge new over-the-ear model that takes noise attenuation and audio processing to new levels.

Breitling becomes AOPA Strategic Partner

Article | Oct 02, 2014

AOPA and famed Swiss watch maker Breitling have announced a Strategic Partnership that will support programs to educate and engage the next generation of pilots across the country.

A hotspot for everywhere

Article | Aug 05, 2014

Sporty’s Pilot Shop is offering a solution for pilots who need to stay in touch everywhere: a mobile hotspot delivering voice and data via satellite.

Garmin pilotizes the VIRB camera system

Article | Apr 01, 2014

Garmin's VIRB action camera now includes a host of accessories to make it more useful in the cockpit. An audio cable captures intercom and ATC communications, and a new removable filter reduces propeller blur.

VFR cockpit app enhanced

Article | Mar 12, 2014

Interactive airspace alerts, notam organization, enhanced flight tracking, and expanded European coverage have been added with the latest release of Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck VFR.

Applications open for Lightspeed Aviation Foundation awards

Article | Jan 07, 2014

The Lightspeed Aviation Foundation is now taking applications for its Pilot's Choice Awards.

Dogfight: Flight bags

Pilot Magazine | Dec 23, 2013

Senior Editors Dave Hirschman and Ian Twombly debate the merits of a flight bag—bells, whistles, and a zipper or two.