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Pilots: Twice a Volunteer

Pilot Magazine | Mar 10, 2015

A Navy pilot, Frankel first saw action in February 1945 flying a TBF/TBM Avenger over Tokyo.

Pilots: B-17 Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Feb 05, 2015

Last year was the seventieth anniversary of the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) and their final reunion at the old home base in Sweetwater, Texas—Avenger Field, or Sweetwater Airport.

Pilots: Cameraman Kevin LaRosa II

Pilot Magazine | Jan 09, 2015

Kevin LaRosa II has heard the sound of engines and propellers for as long as he can remember.

Pilots: Gene Engledow, 101-year-old-pilot

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2014

Eugene Engledow parks his van in front of his hangar and hops out to show us his airplane.

Debrief: Blade flier Jeffrey Cain

Pilot Magazine | Nov 07, 2014

Flying vintage biplanes requires pilots to develop an intuitive feel for their aircraft and keen rudder acuity. But can a double-leg amputee develop such sensitivity?

‘Glider Bob’: Robert B. Saunders

Pilot Magazine | Oct 02, 2014

Anyone who has ever been around Stemme motorgliders will remember its most colorful and enthusiastic demonstration pilot, Robert B. Saunders.

Pilots: AOPA Ambassador R. Anderson 'Andy' Pew

Pilot Magazine | Sep 08, 2014

As AOPA’s longest serving board member, R. Anderson “Andy” Pew has helped guide the organization through times of tailwinds and turbulence.

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Pilots: Helen Cernik, Piston Single Ferry Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Aug 05, 2014

Helen Cernik has made a dozen ocean crossings (nine Atlantic and three Pacific) in single-engine piston aircraft, mostly Cirrus SR22s and SR20s.

Pilots: Cloudman Craig Peyton

Pilot Magazine | Jul 31, 2014

Peyton’s work has appeared in the films Along Came Polly, The Punisher, and Island of Dr. Moreau. His company, EarthFlight.com, produced Latitude, 40 Degrees North.

Pilots: Legendary test pilot R.A. 'Bob' Hoover

Pilot Magazine | Jun 04, 2014

Listening to Bob Hoover tell the stories of his life, one is apt to wonder Is this for real?