If you're looking for an adventurous, unique flying experience, FlyBy's Kelly Keller has an announcement for you! Learn about the Hidden Gem Contest sponsored by Aviat Aircraft and submit your entry by 5:00 pm ET on March 31. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Interested in mountain flying? The Sierra Nevada may have something for you.

California: Higher Education

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The Hoover Dam is 726 feet tall, creates the largest reservoir in the country, and is best viewed from a helicopter, as AOPA Editor in Chief Tom Haines can attest. You might be tempted to grab a draft checklist and head straight to your doctor today, to be ready on the day BasicMed takes effect May 1, but you should watch this, first, or risk losing a few dollars. It’s an AOPA You Can Fly...
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The throttle was wide open and unresponsive. Pilot Cathy Lewan needed plenty of runway—and help from the world’s busiest approach controllers—to get her Cessna 172 safely on the ground.

‘We’re here for you’

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EAA AirVenture attendees will get a rare treat at the show this summer: The only two flying B-29 Superfortresses in the world will unite at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 24 through 30.

'Doc' and 'Fifi' to fly in for EAA AirVenture

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AOPA and 15 other general aviation industry groups signed letters to congressional leaders raising concerns over recent calls to separate air traffic control from the Federal Aviation Administration.

AOPA, industry groups ask for specifics on ATC privatization

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A student pilot is preparing for a brief flight from the nontowered airport in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, to busy Boire Field in Nashua, New Hampshire, on the southern edge of Manchester Airport’s Class C airspace. Part of the assignment is to research and note radio frequencies to monitor en route.

Training Tip: Knowing when to jump

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Find yourself daydreaming about the backcountry? Tell us about your Hidden Gem destination & you could win a weekend adventure exploring isolated strips along the world-famous Salmon River. Did we mention that an Aviat Aircraft Husky and accommodations are provided? Enter now! [ Bit.ly Link ]
With less travel restrictions, and ten airports of entry, Cuba has become a destination of curiosity to many Americans. Is flying down in your modest single-engine a viable option? We give you the details.

Cuba: Visitors Welcome

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How about some unlimited aerobatics? Take a look at the Game Composites GB1 GameBird Aerobatic Airplane. A creation of Philipp Steinbach, the two-seat composite machine is produced in Bentonville, Arkansas.
On AOPA Live This Week: Watch what happens when a software upgrade gives U.S. Navy pilots a Magic Carpet, and carrier landings become cake walks. We take you aboard. See what goes into reaching the top of the class as we visit Flight Training Professionals of Orlando, voted best school in the AOPA 2016 Flight Training Excellence Awards. B-29 Superfortress “Doc” has been cleared to tour after...
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The FAA has approved a new airworthiness certificate for the Boeing B-29 Superfortress 'Doc' that will allow the historic warbird to tour the airshow circuit. Doc's Friends said the 2017 tour schedule will include multiple events in at least six states.

B-29 ‘Doc’ cleared to tour

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Introducing pilot Mark's special shirt design based on a drawing of a Beech 18! Shop the AOPA Pilot Gear Store and use promo code MARK for free shipping on your order. Good through Saturday, 3/18. [ Bit.ly Link ]
The White House proposed privatizing air traffic control in a budget outline released March 16. The plan would “shift the air traffic control function of the Federal Aviation Administration to an independent, non-government organization.”

Trump proposes ATC privatization

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A number of new and updated products were announced at the Aircraft Electronics Association’s sixtieth anniversary convention, held March 13 through 16, in New Orleans. The organization, which represents avionics manufacturers and installation facilities, was founded in 1957.

Avidyne, Garmin enhance glass products

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Will we see you at SUN 'n FUN April 4-9? Stop by the AOPA Campus to connect with us and other AOPA pilots! See the full schedule of events and take advantage of special discount admission pricing: [ Bit.ly Link ]
After getting their private pilot certificate in a Piper Cub back in the day, some pilots moved up to what they called the “high-performance” aircraft—which was, in the 1940s and even early 1950s, a Luscombe 8 series aircraft.

Budget buy: High-performer could be 'squirrely'

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A new video-on-demand channel promises to deliver aviation action films that inspire to online subscribers.

Aviation action, on demand

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On this #MooneyMonday you might just be inspired to start planning a summer trip! Seen flying over Nantucket Island, MA is a Mooney Eagle M20S featured in Pilot Getaways. Share photos of your Mooney below and tell us where you'll be flying to.

The Pearl of Cape Cod

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Today, as we wind down the phenomenal Women of Aviation Worldwide Week #WOAW2017, we wanted to share some of our incredible AOPA members' favorite woman pilots. A big THANK YOU to so many of you for sharing your esteemed female pilots from the past and present to us during this week. Do you have a woman pilot you would also like to acknowledge? We absolutely would LOVE to hear!