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Fire spares vintage aircraft

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, a Rhinebeck, New York, destination where airshows feature replica and vintage aircraft, is recovering from a fire.

Sep 03, 2015 | comments

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Aerobatic budget

Competing in the aerobatic box requires dollars, and lots of them. Where there’s a will, and perhaps a willingness to share, there’s a way.

Sep 03, 2015 | comments

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‘Zen pilot’ changed by earth-rounding flight

Robert DeLaurentis, who called himself the Zen Pilot before he launched May 18 on a 95-day, round-the-world flight to showcase aviation, returned a changed man.

Sep 03, 2015
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U.S. Travel

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Fire spares vintage aircraft

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, a Rhinebeck, New York, destination where airshows feature replica and vintage aircraft, is recovering from a fire.

Sep 03, 2015 | comments

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Latitude tours into service

Cessna’s Citation Latitude has reached its first customers, and the company is putting the new midsize jet on a coast-to-coast tour.

Sep 01, 2015

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Friends promote aviation on celebratory trip

Two college friends celebrated a recent graduation by flying the East Coast—and gave back to the aviation community as they traveled.

Aug 25, 2015
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International Travel

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‘Zen pilot’ changed by earth-rounding flight

Robert DeLaurentis, who called himself the Zen Pilot before he launched May 18 on a 95-day, round-the-world flight to showcase aviation, returned a changed man.

Sep 03, 2015

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Holland shines

Rob Holland’s unprecedented third freestyle victory at the World Aerobatic Championships gave the U.S. team reason to celebrate amid another disappointment.

Sep 02, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

AOPA to FAA: Keep key world aeronautical charts

After surveying pilots about their use of world aeronautical charts, AOPA is asking the FAA to continue producing some key charts or offer an alternative.

Aug 12, 2015 | comments
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Alaska

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Airvan flies on floats

Alaska floatplane operators will be getting a new choice soon when the Mahindra Aerospace Airvan on floats comes online in 2016.

Sep 02, 2015

Advocacy

Presidential TFRs have major impact on Alaska

Recognizing that "Alaska is different," the Secret Service is allowing seaplane activity to continue in the Anchorage area during President Barack Obama's visit.

Sep 01, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

AOPA to FAA: Keep key world aeronautical charts

After surveying pilots about their use of world aeronautical charts, AOPA is asking the FAA to continue producing some key charts or offer an alternative.

Aug 12, 2015 | comments
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Bahamas

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Bahamas airport closed

A 3,030-foot runway on Staniel Cay in the Exuma Islands of the Bahamas is out of action, and a tour operator hopes to change that.

May 11, 2015

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2015 Bahamas, Caribbean pilot guides available

The thirty-sixth edition of the Bahamas and Caribbean pilot guides are now available as spiral-bound books or iPad apps.

Feb 19, 2015

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Reach hard-to-reach places in your airplane

You can’t take a major airline to see the swimming pigs in Staniel Cay in the Bahamas, or to see the natural hot springs at a remote corner of Death Valley National Park.

Feb 04, 2015
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Canada

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Proposed 406-MHz ELT mandate for Canada opposed

AOPA has registered its strong opposition to a Transport Canada proposal to mandate 406-MHz emergency locator transmitters in aircraft currently required to carry ELTs.

Jul 16, 2015 | comments

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Answers for Pilots: Northern Adventures

Discover places to fly general aviation aircraft in Canada.

Jun 12, 2015

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Aircraft Spotlight

If your club is looking for a low-cost trainer, the Cessna 150/152 often comes to mind. But don’t overlook the Piper Tomahawk. When Piper was designing its replacement to the aging Cherokee 140 training fleet in the late 1970s, it surveyed flight instructors and incorporated their input. The result was a reliable trainer that is more spinnable than a 150/152. Nearly 2,500 were made in the five years it was produced. Graham Wilson, chief flight instructor for Windsor Flying Club in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, shares their experience with this T-tail trainer.

May 17, 2015
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Mexico

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AOPA to FAA: Keep key world aeronautical charts

After surveying pilots about their use of world aeronautical charts, AOPA is asking the FAA to continue producing some key charts or offer an alternative.

Aug 12, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

Mexico extends ELT exemption

The Mexican government has extended the deadline for installing 406 MHz ELTs in light aircraft. AOPA requested the extension during a March meeting with the leader of the Mexican Civil Aviation Authority.

Aug 11, 2015 | comments

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Baker works to simplify U.S., Mexico border-crossing flights

Border-crossing procedures, Mexican airport fees, and an exemption for 406-MHz ELTs were discussed during a meeting between AOPA President Mark Baker and Mexican Civil Aviation Authority General Director Gilberto Lopez Meyer.

Apr 08, 2015 | comments
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