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Grant put to good work

A California pilot group demonstrated the power of general aviation to respond in times of need, putting an AOPA Foundation grant to good use.

Apr 29, 2015

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'Celebrate a life with flight'

Michigan pilot Jim Hesseman hopes pilots will offer comfort to grieving families by sponsoring “white feather flights.” He offers resources to help.

Apr 29, 2015 | comments

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Pete Weber dubbed oldest active living pilot

Every time Pete Weber Jr. of Cameron Park, California, takes an aircraft aloft these days, he beats his own record—at least, unofficially.

Apr 27, 2015
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Veterans

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Auctioning atomic history

Capt. Robert Lewis kept careful notes and collected photos during and after the Enola Gay’s fateful mission on Aug. 6, 1945.

Apr 16, 2015 | comments

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Pilot Briefing

Several days after his sixty-second surgery for life-threatening wounds suffered in an explosion in Afghanistan, Sgt. Jesse Murphree became the 10,000th passenger flown by volunteer pilots of the Veteran’s Airlift Command.

Apr 03, 2015

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Doolittle Raider Hite remembered

Lt. Col. Robert L. Hite died March 29. Hite, 95, was one of three surviving members of the group of 80 airmen who lifted their nation’s morale in the dark, early days of World War II.

Apr 02, 2015
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Diversity

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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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‘Glider Bob’: Robert B. Saunders

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

Oct 02, 2014

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Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club taps youth for aviation efforts

The Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club is targeting the next generation of African-American pilots.

Sep 29, 2014
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Women

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‘You have your own path’

Ask questions, work hard, keep learning, and be yourself: These were among the pieces of advice offered by a panel of prominent women in general aviation at a Women in Aviation, International luncheon April 24.

Apr 25, 2015

Advocacy

Volunteers make Michigan airport a fun classroom

Pilots and other volunteers introduced aviation to about 80 students who took field trips to Michigan's Ann Arbor Municipal Airport.

Apr 02, 2015

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Air racing revs up in 2015

Want to participate in an air race in 2015? You don't need to be a Red Bull pilot to race in these upcoming events.

Mar 13, 2015
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Physically Challenged

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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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Inspired to serve others

Giving an injured U.S. Marine a taste of the freedom of flight set a Mississippi pilot on a course to do much more.

Nov 24, 2014 | comments
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Celebrity

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Airplane dreams in action

Friends of AOPA old and new had plenty to see and do at Sun 'n Fun, and plenty to marvel at and dream about.

Apr 24, 2015

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Solar Impulse 2 lands in China

Solar Impulse 2 pilot Bertrand Piccard endured a somewhat longer flight than expected and landed safely in China March 31.

Mar 31, 2015 | comments

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World Air Games pilots named

Four-time U.S. National Aerobatic Champion and two-time World Freestyle Champion Rob Holland will be among the pilots flying for their country in Dubai.

Mar 18, 2015 | comments
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