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The California towns of Mendota (top left) and Reedley (bottom left) are collaborating on a project that will have them host Pipistrel Alpha Electro trainers. Images of William Robert Johnston Municipal Airport and Reedley Municipal Airport courtesy of Joseph Oldham. Composite photo by AOPA staff.

Electric aviation made practical

Balloonists lift off from ride row with baskets that can hold between 10 and 12 paying passengers during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Oct. 8. Photo by David Tulis.

Hot air ballooning could be a hot ticket

The AOPA Airport Watch Program is modeled after neighborhood watch programs across the nation and primarily relies on pilots remaining vigilant for suspicious activity in the airport environment. Photo by Chris Rose.

Airport Watch: A secure partnership

Technicians at Propellerhead Aviation measure to determine the proper location for a universal access transceiver antenna. They are installing Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast in a Cessna 152. Photo by Mike Collins.

FAA questions compliance of some NavWorx UATs

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Captain Jepp Challenge offers new safety resources

Redbird's Winging It video host Brittney Miculka's next challenge involves steering more than 100 flight instructors, educators, and flight school managers through Redbird Flight Simulations' annual Migration conference in Texas. Miculka is shown at the Redbird booth during EAA AirVenture 2016 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. Photo by David Tulis.

Winging It host faces new challenge

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Temperature, Temperature, Temperature

I’ve had wonderful luck with piston aircraft engines throughout my nearly 50 years as an aircraft owner. All the engines on my airplanes have made TBO with minimal maintenance along the way, and in recent years they’ve gone far, far beyond TBO. For decades, I was convinced that the secret of my success was the fact that ...
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