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Jul 15, 2019

Lunar landing site champion and space law expert Michelle Hanlon explains how the nonprofit For All Moonkind plans to preserve the six Apollo landing sites; plus, catch up on the week's aviation headlines.

Jul 1, 2019

National Aviation Hall of Fame inductee and Tuskegee Airman Col. Charles McGee says education and a love for flying can prepare future pilots for opportunities in aviation and aerospace; plus catch up on the most recent aviation news.

Jun 14, 2019

Designated pilot examiner and AOPA Pilot columnist Natalie Bingham Hoover shares tips about how to pass your checkride; plus, stick around for the week's aviation headlines.

Jun 3, 2019

World War II Pathfinder pilot and retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Dave Hamilton, 96, describes his D-Day experience dropping paratroopers behind enemy lines from a Douglas C-47; plus, stick around for the week's headlines.

May 23, 2019

SiriusXM's Scott Dennstaedt is a former research meteorologist and an active flight instructor. Learn the differences between Sirius XM and Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast weather. Plus, stick around for the week's headlines.

May 6, 2019

What would you do if your aircraft propeller departed over populous Southern California? Hear how aerobatic pilot Spencer Suderman handled it and what you can learn from his experience, then stick around for the latest news.

Apr 22, 2019

With all the talk about urban vertical takeoff and landing vehicles you'd think they are just a few months away. The truth is that the development, certification, and infrastructure are years away. Hear from eVTOL expert Bruce Holmes and stick around for the headlines.

Apr 8, 2019

Hear the inside scoop on the future of the ADS-B mandate, what options aircraft owners still have, and why you may want to equip sooner rather than later with Freeflight Systems’ Pete Ring. Plus stick around for the week's headlines.

Mar 25, 2019

Sam Graves is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Hear Graves' thoughts on the recent Boeing crashes. Plus stick around the week's headlines.

Mar 8, 2019

Get tips for flying the scenic backcountry of New England from Maine pilot Lincoln Benedict and his wife Jessica Marion. Plus stick around for the week's headlines.

Feb 25, 2019

They say aviation is only full of old guys. But a new crop of young pilots is using video to spread a message of fun and excitement. This week we meet Savannah Raskey, a Utah Air National Guard member and a pilot with career aspirations. Plus stick around for the headlines.

Feb 12, 2019

Air race champion, entrepreneur, cinematographer, test pilot, aviation mentor, and R.A. 'Bob' Hoover Trophy winner Clay Lacy, who has flown more than 300 aircraft types and logged more than 50,000 flight hours, talks about his aviation career and the importance of inspiring others. Plus, get caught up on the latest aviation news.

Jan 25, 2019

Visit with AOPA airspace guru, multi-engine student, and former military air traffic controller Rune Duke for a chat about airspace, acronyms, the government shutdown’s effect on aviation, and more. Also, stick around for the week's headlines.

 

Jan 11, 2019

Flying around the world is a great accomplishment. Doing it at 18 years old is simply incredible. Hear the experience of earthrounder Mason Andrews and stick around for the week's headlines.

Dec 14, 2018

December 17 is the 115th anniversary of the world's first powered heavier-than-air flight. What better way to celebrate than with a trip to the Wright Brothers National Memorial, where we met with Ranger Amiee Ginnever. Plus stick around for the week's headlines.

Dec 7, 2018

Take a deep dive into 80 years of aviation history and advocacy with AOPA Editor at Large Tom Horne, as he uncovers research that led to “Freedom to Fly,” a hardcover book documenting general aviation. Plus, get up to speed on the rest of the week's aviation headlines.

Nov 19, 2018

Traveling to Europe for generation aviation flying rates highly on many aviators' wish lists. Hear about the trip of a lifetime from Virginia student and AOPA French Air Rally travel winner Amy Rose and stick around for the rest of the week's aviation headlines.

Nov 2, 2018

Find out from Operation Airdrop volunteer pilot and Cessna T210 owner Sean Malone how you can put your pilot skills to use after a hurricane or other natural disaster. Plus stick around for the rest of the week's aviation headlines.

Oct 18, 2018

Find out from Rachelle Spector how one organization is boosting the pilot population, especially among young women. Plus learn what’s new at NBAA and stick around for the rest of the week's aviation headlines.

Oct 5, 2018

Learn the inside scoop from Ameravia importers Chris Benaiges and Mike McMann on what it takes to bring the European designed Vulcanair V1.0 four-seat single to the flight training market. Plus, stick around for the week's headlines.

Sep 26, 2018

He's a guy who's been there and done that in aviation. Hear about Pat Brown's exciting career doing everything from writing for Rod Machado to towing gliders. Pat is currently AOPA's regional ambassador to Texas as part of the You Can Fly program. Plus, stick around for the week's headlines.

Sep 11, 2018

Cirrus Aircraft regional sales director Gary Black, a former test pilot for the manufacturer, talks about general aviation’s best-selling aircraft. Plus, stick around for the latest headlines.

Aug 17, 2018

With the pilot shortage now fully upon us hear what major flight training institutions such as Embry Riddle Aeronautical University are doing to make more and better pilots as we talk to university head Dr. P. Barry Butler. Plus stick around for the week's headlines. 

Aug 2, 2018

Are you going through Oshkosh withdrawal? So are Ian and David. Relive the big show this week as we cover all the headlines, plus bring in AOPA's Alyssa Cobb to talk all about your sweepstakes Super Cub.

Jul 11, 2018

Foreflight and the iPad have revolutionized how we fly. This week hear from Foreflight co-founders Tyson Weihs and Jason Miller about how they got started, what has surprised them about their impressive run, and what's next. Plus stick around for the headlines. 

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