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A touch of history, affordable flying, unique sightseeing, a good meal, and a community of pilots: Isn't that what general aviation is all about?
Advocacy a key theme at Massachusetts airports conference
Getting the job done on the local and national levels requires long-term planning, a hands-on approach, and keeping the effort moving, said Sean Collins, AOPA's Eastern regional manager.
Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort: Leisure in the tropics
Deep in the dense, moss-draped, oak forest of Amelia Island is a luxurious plantation resort. Check out this Florida destination while you are in the Southeast for AOPA's St. Simons, Georgia, Fly-In on Nov. 8.
Red Bull parachute altitude record tumbles
Google Senior Vice President Robert Alan Eustace, a 25-year pilot with multiple ratings, has taken the world record for the highest parachute jump, soaring above the mark set by Red Bull-sponsored Felix Baumgartner. You might be able to take the same ride in 2016, for a price.
Disruptive technology keeps Redbird on the move
Redbird Flight Simulations demonstrated four new technologies and proposed a new way to organize flight schools at its annual Migration Oct. 27 through 29 at the Redbird Skyport in San Marcos, Texas.
The Weekender: Barbecue And Thunderbirds
Fall is a wonderful time of year to get out and explore the country in your airplane, and this weekend offers some great places to go, courtesy of SocialFlight's free online website and app.
Aeromobil Unveils Version 3.0 Of Flying Car
Aeromobil officials unveiled the latest version of their flying-car design on Wednesday morning, at a technical fair in Vienna, Austria. The company says this version "incorporates significant improvements and upgrades" compared to the previous "pre-prototype," AeroMobil 2.5. Powered by a Rotax 912 engine, version 3.0 can fly at a top speed of 108 knots for up to 370 nm.
More Evidence of Amelia Earhart's Fate?
The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) is reporting that it is increasingly confident that a piece of aluminum it found on Nikumaroru Atoll in the south Pacific is from the Lockheed Electra flown by Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan on their ill-fated circumnavigation attempt in 1937.
Electric Trainer: $5 An Hour Flight
It's flying a single-place technology demonstrator now, but pledges to show off a prototype two-place trainer by next year.
New Solar Powered Airplane from Solar Flight
Solar Flight has released plans for the Sunstar, a solar powered airplane designed to act as an unmanned telecommunications platform, able to remain in flight for months at a time.