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Dolderer takes Red Bull lead

Two races into the 2016 Red Bull Air Race World Championship, Matthias Dolderer has become the man to beat.

Apr 25, 2016 | comments

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Solar Impulse 2 launches

Solar Impulse 2 pilot Bertrand Piccard strapped into the cockpit in the predawn darkness April 21, preparing for a long-awaited launch.

Apr 21, 2016 | comments

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A 'life changing' mission

Rep. Steve Pearce (R-N.M.) flew west around the world in a Mooney, on a mission to honor those who died in the Vietnam War.

Apr 14, 2016 | comments
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Veterans

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A 'life changing' mission

Rep. Steve Pearce (R-N.M.) flew west around the world in a Mooney, on a mission to honor those who died in the Vietnam War.

Apr 14, 2016 | comments

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First Air Force One flies again

A Lockheed Constellation named “Columbine II,” the first aircraft to fly as Air Force One, arrived in Virginia March 23 under its own power.

Mar 24, 2016 | comments

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Col. McGee shares Tuskegee experience, encourages youth

Col. Charles E. McGee spoke to about 100 attendees at AOPA’s National Aviation Community Center in Frederick, Maryland, Feb. 13, sharing what he called the “Tuskegee Experience” as part of a Black History Month event.

Feb 16, 2016
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Diversity

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Col. McGee shares Tuskegee experience, encourages youth

Col. Charles E. McGee spoke to about 100 attendees at AOPA’s National Aviation Community Center in Frederick, Maryland, Feb. 13, sharing what he called the “Tuskegee Experience” as part of a Black History Month event.

Feb 16, 2016

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Tuskegee University announces engineering scholarships

Incoming Tuskegee University freshmen who have an eye on jump-starting their engineering careers can apply for a scholarship funded by Lockheed Martin that covers an intensive summer program of engineering-preparation courses.

Nov 10, 2015

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High Hopes program: ‘You can’

Convincing teens and wounded veterans that they can—not only fly but achieve their dreams—is the central purpose behind the High Hopes for Colorado nonprofit at Colorado Springs Municipal Airport.

Aug 12, 2015 | comments
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Women

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Women share secrets of success

Women who have climbed to the top of their aviation fields and completed feats many would have thought impossible shared secrets to their success during the twenty-seventh annual International Women in Aviation Conference March 10 through 12 in Nashville.

Mar 17, 2016

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Noted WASP pilot Elizabeth Strohfus dies

Elizabeth Strohfus, a pilot who ferried military aircraft during World War II as a member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots, died March 6.

Mar 17, 2016

Advocacy

Reaching out to women

Every year during the week of International Women’s Day on March 8, pilots invite women to join the aviation community.

Mar 17, 2016
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Physically Challenged

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Able Flight accepting scholarship applications for 2016

Able Flight, the nonprofit organization that helps people with disabilities learn to fly, is accepting scholarship applications for 2016.

Oct 23, 2015

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Automating aviation

The skilled aviator's mind will remain the primary safety device on aircraft for years to come.

Oct 07, 2015 | comments

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Saluting America's aviation team

When Danny Croy pulled back on the yoke from his perch in the left seat of a Cessna 172, his face revealed a confidence that often escaped the autistic 19-year-old. Croy is not comfortable with significant changes in routine, but the short discovery flight from the Frederick, Maryland, airport left him beaming. An army of airport employees working behind the scenes keeps the airport running smoothly and helps make experiences like these happen.

Sep 03, 2015 | comments
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Celebrity

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Dolderer takes Red Bull lead

Two races into the 2016 Red Bull Air Race World Championship, Matthias Dolderer has become the man to beat.

Apr 25, 2016 | comments

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Solar Impulse 2 launches

Solar Impulse 2 pilot Bertrand Piccard strapped into the cockpit in the predawn darkness April 21, preparing for a long-awaited launch.

Apr 21, 2016 | comments

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Hoover statue to be unveiled at Smithsonian

Aviation legend, airshow performer, and test pilot Bob Hoover, 94, will be honored with a life-size bronze statue at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

Mar 17, 2016
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