Weather

Weather

Advocacy

Alaska camera network complete

Alaskan aviators now have 221 cameras scattered across the state that can be accessed online, offering a real-time picture of fast-changing conditions during daylight hours.

Mar 05, 2015 | comments

Article

Stuck on top, no gyro in IMC: Top ATC assists

With solid instrument meteorological conditions extending hundreds of miles in every direction, a VFR-only pilot was stuck on top. The controller who helped him was among those honored March 4 with the Archie League Medal of Safety Award.

Mar 04, 2015 | comments

Article

Alton Bay draws crowd

An ice runway that has become a New England destination tradition continues: 2,600 feet of Alton Bay have been scraped clean by dedicated volunteers.

Mar 04, 2015
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Autumn

Pilot Magazine

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

Article

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

Pilot Magazine

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

Article

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

Article

Pilots invited to help with humanitarian project in Bahamas

Bahamas Habitat is gathering pilots to fly to the islands Feb. 20 through 23 to work with Bahamas Methodist Habitat on projects ranging from putting up drywall in a medical center to painting the Zion Children’s Home.

Feb 05, 2014
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Spring

Article

Pilot Getaways: Shenandoah Mountain retreat

In Virginia's Allegheny Mountains, you'll find a fly-in community with an unusual combination of skiing, snowboarding, and golf just a few steps from the tiedown area. Family-friendly Bryce Resort is known for its all-season fun for everyone, according to Pilot Getaways.

Feb 10, 2015 | comments

Article

New England digs out

The blizzard of Jan. 26 and 27 impacted airports around New England, and prompted some creativity as cleanup began.

Jan 28, 2015 | comments

Pilot Magazine

What’s in your hangar?

For more than 25 years, the FAA has taken the position that hangars at federally funded airports should be reserved for aeronautical use.

Oct 03, 2014
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Summer

Advocacy

Alaska camera network complete

Alaskan aviators now have 221 cameras scattered across the state that can be accessed online, offering a real-time picture of fast-changing conditions during daylight hours.

Mar 05, 2015 | comments

Article

Pilot Getaways: Shenandoah Mountain retreat

In Virginia's Allegheny Mountains, you'll find a fly-in community with an unusual combination of skiing, snowboarding, and golf just a few steps from the tiedown area. Family-friendly Bryce Resort is known for its all-season fun for everyone, according to Pilot Getaways.

Feb 10, 2015 | comments

Article

A flight for Summer

A Florida pilot helps to coordinate a general aviation flight to carry a young dolphin to its permanent home at a research facility.

Feb 03, 2015
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Thunderstorms

Pilot Magazine

The Bonanza goes to war

Few students of the Vietnam War know much about the QU–22B Pave Eagle, the most unusual Bonanza you’ve never seen. Well, it’s mostly Bonanza; the highly modified airframe has a number of unique parts. Only 27 were built, plus six predecessor YQU–22A models.

Aug 06, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Weather Watch: Gusts and squalls

A gust front at EAA’s AirVenture in 2011, about to attack AOPA’s tent site.

Jul 31, 2014

Article

Safety

Thunderstorms cause relatively few accidents – on average, about five per year – but 75 percent of them are fatal.

Jun 16, 2014
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Winter

Article

Stuck on top, no gyro in IMC: Top ATC assists

With solid instrument meteorological conditions extending hundreds of miles in every direction, a VFR-only pilot was stuck on top. The controller who helped him was among those honored March 4 with the Archie League Medal of Safety Award.

Mar 04, 2015 | comments

Article

Alton Bay draws crowd

An ice runway that has become a New England destination tradition continues: 2,600 feet of Alton Bay have been scraped clean by dedicated volunteers.

Mar 04, 2015

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Cold and calculated

The caustic combination of crosswind and an ice-crusted runway sent the aircraft skidding into a snow bank built up by plowing along the runway edge.

Mar 02, 2015
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