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Favorite photos of 2015Favorite photos of 2015

  • North American B-25 Mitchell bomber <em>Panchito</em> flies over Bethany Beach, Delaware. B-25 Mitchell bombers saw action in every theater of World War II. AOPA Editor in Chief Tom Haines earned a second-in-command type rating in <em>Panchito</em>, built in 1944. Click this slide to read the story from the December 2015 issue of <em>AOPA Pilot</em>. Photo by Chris Rose.
  • AOPA Senior Editor Al Marsh weaves the Tecnam P21010 around some thunderstorms north of Sebring, Florida. Click this slide to read the story from the September 2015 issue of <em>AOPA Pilot</em>. Photo by Mike Fizer.
  • Maine's Munsungan Lake makes a beautiful backdrop for a 172 on floats. Click here to read the story in the December 2015 issue of <em>Flight Training</em>. Photo by Chris Rose.
  • A Textron Beechcraft Special Missions King Air 350ER flies over the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland. Click this slide to read the story from the February 2015 issue of <em>AOPA Pilot - Turbine Edition</em>. Photo by Mike Fizer.
  • Fireworks explode over the Yingling Ascend 172 Cessna at AOPA's campus during EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Click this slide to read the story. Photo by David Tulis.
  • A Cirrus SR-22 flies near Cambridge, Maryland. Photo by Chris Rose.
  • A Pilatus PC-12 NG flies over Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. Click this slide to read the story from the December 2015 issue of <em>AOPA Pilot</em>. Photo by Mike Fizer.
  • A North American T-6 flies over Baltimore County, Maryland. Click this slide to read the story from the August 2015 issue of <em>AOPA Pilot</em>. Photo by Chris Rose.
  • The morning sun peeks through through the cockpit of Wipaire's Boss182, a re-manufactured Cessna 182 on Wipaire floats with a Lycoming IO-580 six-cylinder engine, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Click this slide to read the story from the December 2015 issue of <em>AOPA Pilot</em>. Photo by David Tulis.
  • A little girl awaits treatment from Dr. Randy Rizor, a medical volunteer pilot and physician, at a clinic in Haiti. Click this slide to read the story from the August 2015 issue of <em>AOPA Pilot</em>. Photo by Chris Rose.
  • A Textron Beechcraft Special Missions King Air 350ER is on the ground at Truth or Consequences Municipal Airport in New Mexico. Click this slide to read the story from the February 2015 issue of <em>AOPA Pilot - Turbine Edition</em>. Photo by Mike Fizer.
  • A child receives treatment during a medical volunteer mission to Haiti. Click this slide to read the story from the August 2015 issue of <em>AOPA Pilot</em>. Photo by Chris Rose.
  • Cub Scout Alex Contreras, 10, glides down a zip line on a "Wright Flyer" that gives Scouts a taste of what aviation feels like during their Take Flight! day camp near AOPA headquarters in Frederick, Maryland. Click this slide to read the story. Photo by David Tulis.
  • Bob Carlton flies the SubSonex Jet east of Moriarty, New Mexico. Click this slide to read the story from the July 2015 issue of <em>AOPA Pilot</em>. Photo by Mike Fizer.
  • Attendees watch an aerobatic performance by John Klatt at the Barnstormers Party during the AOPA regional AOPA Fly-In at Minneapolis, Minnesota. Click this slide to read the story. Photo by David Tulis.
  • This cover shot for the April 2015 issue of AOPA Pilot Turbine Edition shows an Embraer Legacy 500 flying over Melbourne Beach, Florida. Click this slide to read the story from the April 2015 issue of <em>AOPA Pilot - Turbine Edition</em>. Photo by Chris Rose.

Travel from Maine’s Munsungan Lake to Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park as AOPA’s photographers share the favorite images they captured during photo shoots this year. AOPA photographers Mike Fizer and Chris Rose and AOPA Associate Editor David Tulis strive for the perfect photo. Their favorite shots feature breathtaking sunsets and flashy fireworks; piston singles, warbirds, and jets; and the human side of aviation.

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