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Pilots flock to South Carolina's Southeast Aviation Expo

AOPA joined the South Carolina Aviation Association at its pilot-focused 2015 Southeast Aviation Expo for some Southern hospitality, education, and entertainment.

Jul 02, 2015

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SIUC team takes first place in 2015 Air Race Classic

Two pilots representing Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (SIUC) took first place in the 2015 Air Race Classic, which concluded on June 25.

Jul 01, 2015

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Aircraft Spruce co-founder Bob Irwin remembered

Aircraft Spruce and Specialty Co. announced the death of co-founder Bob Irwin on June 26 in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. He was 95.

Jul 01, 2015
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Veterans

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GA GROUPS ASK CONGRESS TO PRESERVE FLIGHT TRAINING FOR VETERANS

GA GROUPS ASK CONGRESS TO PRESERVE FLIGHT TRAINING FOR VETERANS

May 19, 2015

Advocacy

Groups ask Congress to protect veterans' flight training

Seven general aviation associations, including AOPA, have sent a joint letter asking Congress to stop legislation that would curtail funding for flight training for veterans.

May 19, 2015 | comments

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North Carolina technical college to launch aviation program

Asheville-Buncombe Technical College in North Carolina is launchinga two-year associate's degree that will enable students to obtain a restricted airline transport pilot certificate.

May 13, 2015
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Diversity

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing: 'Ultimate paradise’

Joe Nall Week, which ran from May 9 through 16 at the aerodrome in Woodruff, South Carolina, is the largest radio control fly-in in the world, attracting about 1,700 RC pilots from all 50 states and 11 countries—and more than 10,000 spectators.

Jun 09, 2015

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Mission fulfills final wish

Geraldine “Jerrie” Mock, the first woman to circumnavigate the world solo, had her final wish carried out by friends flying in formation to scatter her ashes.

May 06, 2015

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New lease for LAX landmark

A restaurant with a view of Los Angeles International Airport built as a tribute to aviation heroes is poised to land a new lease.

Jan 20, 2015 | comments
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Women

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SIUC team takes first place in 2015 Air Race Classic

Two pilots representing Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (SIUC) took first place in the 2015 Air Race Classic, which concluded on June 25.

Jul 01, 2015

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Women in Aviation names Sept. 26 'Girls in Aviation Day'

Women in Aviation International has named Sept. 26 "Girls in Aviation Day," an offshoot of the organization's popular Girls in Aviation Day event held at its annual conference.

Jun 17, 2015

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Career Profile

McSally ‘stumbled’ into a military career, became the first American woman to fly in combat.

Jun 17, 2015
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Physically Challenged

Pilot Magazine

A crossing gone wrong

It’s become widely accepted in aviation that nearly every accident can be traced not to one single cause, but rather a chain of threats and errors that all contribute to the final outcome.

Jun 09, 2015

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Able Flight announces 2015 scholarship recipients

Seven individuals with disabilities will earn pilot certificates or receive advanced training in 2015 thanks to Able Flight’s scholarship program.

Mar 13, 2015

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California flight school to host Silver Eagles day

San Carlos Flight Center will host a Silver Eagles Celebration on Feb. 7 at San Carlos Airport in the San Francisco Bay area of California.

Jan 16, 2015
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Celebrity

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Baseball star Ken Griffey Jr. named Hat in the Ring co-chair

Ken Griffey Jr., the 13-time Major League Baseball All-Star and accomplished private pilot, has been named an honorary co-chair of the AOPA Foundation’s Hat in the Ring Society.

Jun 11, 2015

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Pacific crossing foiled

Solar Impulse 2 was forced to land in Japan after a cold front made the Pacific Ocean crossing to Hawaii too dangerous to attempt.

Jun 01, 2015 | comments

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Tight finish in Rovinj

Austrian Hannes Arch won by the narrowest margin, and American Michael Goulian made the final round in the Red Bull Air Race in Rovinj, Croatia.

Jun 01, 2015 | comments
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