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‘Floatplane Odyssey’ recounts earthrounding flight

A tale of flying adventure, severe injuries, international political maneuvering, and an emergency at sea comes to life in "Floatplane Odyssey," a book that commemorates the twenty-fifth anniversary of Tom Casey’s 1990 around-the-world flight in a Cessna 206 on floats.

Jul 30, 2015

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IMC Club on verge of merger with EAA

IMC Club began as a way to exchange real-world instrument flight rules discussions and now the popular monthly meetings and video lesson format is on the verge of merging with the EAA.

Jul 28, 2015 | comments

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Training Tip: Precip's potential pitfalls

Many student pilots ask: Is precipitation a no-go item for VFR flight?

Jul 24, 2015
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Autumn

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Pilot Briefing: 2015 Sweepstakes

The “Reimagined” AOPA 2015 Sweepstakes 152 was built on an overly optimistic forecast.

Jan 09, 2015

Pilot Magazine

BizAv showtime

Every autumn the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) holds its annual convention, an event that serves as the turbine-powered world’s biggest get-together.

Nov 11, 2014

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Top 10 reasons to come home to Frederick

A high-adrenaline aerobatic demonstration, warbird rides, and gourmet food trucks are among the highlights of AOPA’s Homecoming Fly-In at Frederick Municipal Airport in Maryland Oct. 4.

Sep 23, 2014
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Hurricane

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One pumped-up C90B

Jeff Gorman just bought a King Air—his sixth consecutive King Air, to be precise.

Apr 07, 2015

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Pilot Briefing: Saving airports

A little more than six years ago—on November 24, 2008—22 pilots at Sky Manor Airport invested enough deposit money to buy the privately owned Pittstown, New Jersey, facility.

Feb 04, 2015

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Port-A-Cool wants you to chill out

Port-A-Cool is trying to keep things cold with its new Hurricane evaporative cooler.

Aug 19, 2014
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Spring

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Delta State University orders DA42 FTD from Frasca

Delta State University has placed an order for a Level 6 Diamond DA42 FTD (flight training device) from Frasca International, to be delivered in the spring of 2016.

Jul 24, 2015

Advocacy

Befriending neighbors

After noise complaints raised tension in recent years, a Cape Cod airport has bonded with the community through airplanes, classic cars, fire engines, and ice cream.

Jun 17, 2015

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Pilot Getaways: Seaside tradition

Enjoy the beach, bay, and treasured wetlands of Ocean City, Maryland, on your way to our from the AOPA Homecoming Fly-In in Frederick, Maryland, on June 6.

May 26, 2015
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Summer

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‘Floatplane Odyssey’ recounts earthrounding flight

A tale of flying adventure, severe injuries, international political maneuvering, and an emergency at sea comes to life in "Floatplane Odyssey," a book that commemorates the twenty-fifth anniversary of Tom Casey’s 1990 around-the-world flight in a Cessna 206 on floats.

Jul 30, 2015

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Training Tip: Precip's potential pitfalls

Many student pilots ask: Is precipitation a no-go item for VFR flight?

Jul 24, 2015

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'All about doing the impossible'

Pilots who are passionate about aviation can change lives, said Ben Walton, founder of the Summit Aviation Cancer Camp in Bozeman, Montana.

Jul 23, 2015
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Thunderstorms

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Never Again: Speaking up

I was influenced by the senior pilot to my right, who I believed had experience in dealing with decisions like this.

Jul 07, 2015

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On the move

When the weather takes a turn for the worse we pilots do three things, guaranteed: We frantically begin checking and rechecking metars, TAFs, and Nexrad radar; tune in The Weather Channel, and wonder where the adverse conditions are headed.

Jul 07, 2015

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Test Pilot

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Jul 06, 2015
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Winter

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Globetrotter

Bill Harrelson’s weight-class world record flight over both the north and south poles almost ended before it began.

May 13, 2015

Pilot Magazine

National Bushwheel Awareness Week: Quirky gathering in the Idaho wilderness

Turbulent plumes of swirling mountain air jostle our pair of Carbon Cubs as we approach Johnson Creek Airport (3U2) for the start of National Bushwheel Awareness Week, a quirky annual gathering that attracts more than 100 backcountry airplanes and the STOL fanatics who fly them.

Apr 06, 2015

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Weather Watch

In convective seasons of yore, pilots were advised to check three big weather products for the best preflight advice concerning the location and intensity of any anticipated thunderstorms.

Apr 06, 2015
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