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Air traffic control personnel work the general aviation tower at Camarillo, California, during a 2017 AOPA Fly-In. Photo by David Tulis.

ATC proposal draws ire

The SubSonex JSX-2 "Sharkie" on the Reno race course piloted by three-time Reno Gold champion Pete Zaccagnino. Photo by Curtis Noble, courtesy of Sonex Aircraft.

SubSonex jet to race in Reno

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2018 You Can Fly High School Flight Training Scholarship Program winners.

AOPA supports 22 ‘very focused’ students

A California telecommunications company is poised to create a "paradigm shift" with wireless data, and the iconic Cessna 172 is lined up to help make it happen. AOPA file photo.

Skyhawks help build data network

The 2018 Husky A-1C backcountry aircraft with its updated trim system and articulating seats made an appearance during the AOPA Fly-In at Missoula, Montana, June 15-16, 2018. Photo by Dave Hirschman.

Old dog, new tricks

The three members of a flight team from Western Michigan University received a warm welcome in Fryeburg, Maine, after completing the 2018 Air Race Classic on June 21. Lauren Quandt (left), Kelly Erdman (center), and  Shelby Satkowiak flew a Cirrus SR20. Photo by Dan Namowitz.

Air Race Classic competitors reach the finish line

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One of the less discussed, but still critically important, aspects of a career involving travel is the issue of food and expenses. In the working vernacular, this is shorthanded as per diem. In nonflying occupations, employees get a certain per diem allowance each day, and it usually covers hotel and food expenses. At the end ...
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