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Spend $25 on AOPA Pilot Gear and get a free gaiter!Click the link to get yours (while supplies last): https://bddy.me/3n...
09/13/2021

Spend $25 on AOPA Pilot Gear and get a free gaiter!
Click the link to get yours (while supplies last): https://bddy.me/3nuBv07

Spend $25 on AOPA Pilot Gear and get a free gaiter!
Click the link to get yours (while supplies last): https://bddy.me/3nuBv07

World War II veteran James “Jim” Miller, 94, flashed a smile and a thumbs-up from the front seat of a restored 1940 Boei...
09/13/2021

World War II veteran James “Jim” Miller, 94, flashed a smile and a thumbs-up from the front seat of a restored 1940 Boeing Stearman Model 75 Kaydet after Dream Flights pilot Marcus Smith brought the taildragger to a halt in Westminster, Maryland, September 6. Read more: https://bddy.me/3tCparN

World War II veteran James “Jim” Miller, 94, flashed a smile and a thumbs-up from the front seat of a restored 1940 Boeing Stearman Model 75 Kaydet after Dream Flights pilot Marcus Smith brought the taildragger to a halt in Westminster, Maryland, September 6. Read more: https://bddy.me/3tCparN

Nearly 3,000 people were killed in New York; Arlington, Virginia; and a small town in Pennsylvania, Shanksville, which i...
09/12/2021

Nearly 3,000 people were killed in New York; Arlington, Virginia; and a small town in Pennsylvania, Shanksville, which is forever linked to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. It was a coordinated and meticulously planned operation against the United States that took advantage of general aviation. Read more: https://bddy.me/2X9hfpR

Nearly 3,000 people were killed in New York; Arlington, Virginia; and a small town in Pennsylvania, Shanksville, which is forever linked to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. It was a coordinated and meticulously planned operation against the United States that took advantage of general aviation. Read more: https://bddy.me/2X9hfpR

There are more than 700 memorials of every shape, size, and dimension; living gardens and trees; and in materials such a...
09/11/2021

There are more than 700 memorials of every shape, size, and dimension; living gardens and trees; and in materials such as stone, glass, steel, and light across the United States remembering the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Read more: https://bddy.me/3E9EKQv

There are more than 700 memorials of every shape, size, and dimension; living gardens and trees; and in materials such as stone, glass, steel, and light across the United States remembering the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Read more: https://bddy.me/3E9EKQv

Despite the beautiful fall weather here in the Northeast, the skies the evening of September 11, 2001, were silent—nearl...
09/11/2021

Despite the beautiful fall weather here in the Northeast, the skies the evening of September 11, 2001, were silent—nearly every civilian aircraft grounded. Read more: https://bddy.me/3hpHkIt

Despite the beautiful fall weather here in the Northeast, the skies the evening of September 11, 2001, were silent—nearly every civilian aircraft grounded. Read more: https://bddy.me/3hpHkIt

It was bittersweet for many who stopped by the California Aeronautical University (CAU) Tribute Baron 55 featured at the...
09/10/2021

It was bittersweet for many who stopped by the California Aeronautical University (CAU) Tribute Baron 55 featured at the Wings Over Camarillo Airshow in August. The tribute aircraft is a Beechcraft Baron B55 with a patriotic paint job specifically designed to reflect the colors of and pay respect to the U.S. flag. The Baron's special design contains the names of all military personnel—more than 7,500 names—who have given their lives in defense of our country since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Read more: https://bddy.me/3tvN6ND

It was bittersweet for many who stopped by the California Aeronautical University (CAU) Tribute Baron 55 featured at the Wings Over Camarillo Airshow in August. The tribute aircraft is a Beechcraft Baron B55 with a patriotic paint job specifically designed to reflect the colors of and pay respect to the U.S. flag. The Baron's special design contains the names of all military personnel—more than 7,500 names—who have given their lives in defense of our country since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Read more: https://bddy.me/3tvN6ND

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09/10/2021

BACK TO SCHOOL SALE! Get 30% OFF Kids Gear with code YOUTH30.

9/10-9/12 while supplies last
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BACK TO SCHOOL SALE! Get 30% OFF Kids Gear with code YOUTH30.

9/10-9/12 while supplies last
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The First Flight Society sweepstakes fundraiser provides the rare chance to pilot a P–51; a plane beloved by such famed ...
09/10/2021

The First Flight Society sweepstakes fundraiser provides the rare chance to pilot a P–51; a plane beloved by such famed aviators as Gens. Charles McGee and “Chuck” Yeager. The winner will be able to handle most of the flying and log the flight time. Read more: https://bddy.me/3k0ozNJ

The First Flight Society sweepstakes fundraiser provides the rare chance to pilot a P–51; a plane beloved by such famed aviators as Gens. Charles McGee and “Chuck” Yeager. The winner will be able to handle most of the flying and log the flight time. Read more: https://bddy.me/3k0ozNJ

With the market the way it is right now, we've seen a huge uptick in the number of people looking to get financing on ai...
09/10/2021

With the market the way it is right now, we've seen a huge uptick in the number of people looking to get financing on airplanes that have 9,000, 10,000, even 13,000 hours on their airframes. Normally buyers don’t even look at these airplanes, but because that's what's available, that’s what they’re settling on. Read more: https://bddy.me/2YK0DG5

With the market the way it is right now, we've seen a huge uptick in the number of people looking to get financing on airplanes that have 9,000, 10,000, even 13,000 hours on their airframes. Normally buyers don’t even look at these airplanes, but because that's what's available, that’s what they’re settling on. Read more: https://bddy.me/2YK0DG5

Perhaps the first stirrings of the electric-aviation movement came in the early 2010s, when the Volocopter made its debu...
09/09/2021

Perhaps the first stirrings of the electric-aviation movement came in the early 2010s, when the Volocopter made its debut at Germany’s Aero Friedrichshafen show. Read more: https://bddy.me/3tzn7F1

Perhaps the first stirrings of the electric-aviation movement came in the early 2010s, when the Volocopter made its debut at Germany’s Aero Friedrichshafen show. Read more: https://bddy.me/3tzn7F1

The management of Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau, the Bahamas, has proposed a $28-per-passenger fee for...
09/08/2021

The management of Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau, the Bahamas, has proposed a $28-per-passenger fee for individuals arriving on international flights aboard private aircraft. Read more: https://bddy.me/3zUQlRb

The management of Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau, the Bahamas, has proposed a $28-per-passenger fee for individuals arriving on international flights aboard private aircraft. Read more: https://bddy.me/3zUQlRb

Seattle-based commercial and general aviation aircraft engineer, Robertson STOL pioneer, and philanthropist James Raisbe...
09/07/2021

Seattle-based commercial and general aviation aircraft engineer, Robertson STOL pioneer, and philanthropist James Raisbeck was remembered by industry leaders for his significant aviation achievements, philanthropy, and lifelong dedication to education after he died at age 84 on August 31. Read more: https://bddy.me/3h95maF

Seattle-based commercial and general aviation aircraft engineer, Robertson STOL pioneer, and philanthropist James Raisbeck was remembered by industry leaders for his significant aviation achievements, philanthropy, and lifelong dedication to education after he died at age 84 on August 31. Read more: https://bddy.me/3h95maF

FlightAware, the leading provider of flight information and analytics, is being acquired by Collins Aerospace, a unit of...
09/06/2021

FlightAware, the leading provider of flight information and analytics, is being acquired by Collins Aerospace, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp. Read more: https://bddy.me/3n7jh4P

FlightAware, the leading provider of flight information and analytics, is being acquired by Collins Aerospace, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp. Read more: https://bddy.me/3n7jh4P

The AOPA Foundation Legacy Challenge, fueled by a $1 million pledge from the anonymous donor, allows participants to hav...
09/05/2021

The AOPA Foundation Legacy Challenge, fueled by a $1 million pledge from the anonymous donor, allows participants to have a greater impact on the programs that the foundation funds. These initiatives, You Can Fly and the AOPA Air Safety Institute, build a stronger, safer pilot community, and ensure a healthy future for general aviation for generations to come. Read more: https://bddy.me/3zLIqpi

The AOPA Foundation Legacy Challenge, fueled by a $1 million pledge from the anonymous donor, allows participants to have a greater impact on the programs that the foundation funds. These initiatives, You Can Fly and the AOPA Air Safety Institute, build a stronger, safer pilot community, and ensure a healthy future for general aviation for generations to come. Read more: https://bddy.me/3zLIqpi

August 27 dawned hot and humid just as one would expect of a mid-Atlantic summer day. There was a threat of thunderstorm...
09/04/2021

August 27 dawned hot and humid just as one would expect of a mid-Atlantic summer day. There was a threat of thunderstorms later in the day, but that did not deter the more than 500 visitors, 50 exhibitors, and 45 companies eager to join their fellow aviation enthusiasts at the first AOPA Aviator Showcase in Manassas, Virginia. Read more: https://bddy.me/3n6PrgL

August 27 dawned hot and humid just as one would expect of a mid-Atlantic summer day. There was a threat of thunderstorms later in the day, but that did not deter the more than 500 visitors, 50 exhibitors, and 45 companies eager to join their fellow aviation enthusiasts at the first AOPA Aviator Showcase in Manassas, Virginia. Read more: https://bddy.me/3n6PrgL

Just what in the world was going on here? You'll have to watch the video to find out. https://bddy.me/3taKPayDon't forge...
09/03/2021

Just what in the world was going on here? You'll have to watch the video to find out. https://bddy.me/3taKPay

Don't forget to visit https://bddy.me/3jJ1COY to read all about the AOPA Sweepstakes, how to enter, and the official rules.

Just what in the world was going on here? You'll have to watch the video to find out. https://bddy.me/3taKPay

Don't forget to visit https://bddy.me/3jJ1COY to read all about the AOPA Sweepstakes, how to enter, and the official rules.

Thousands of aircraft and pilots awaited word from Louisiana on August 31 that it was time for general aviation to join ...
09/03/2021

Thousands of aircraft and pilots awaited word from Louisiana on August 31 that it was time for general aviation to join a massive relief effort to help those who were in the path of Hurricane Ida’s torrential rain and damaging wind, just 7 mph shy of Category 5 strength at landfall. Nonprofit organizations with a history of disaster response quickly compiled a long list of available aircraft and volunteers to crew them, but conditions in the hurricane impact area remained challenging—even after the weather improved. Read more: https://bddy.me/3jEwKPu

Thousands of aircraft and pilots awaited word from Louisiana on August 31 that it was time for general aviation to join a massive relief effort to help those who were in the path of Hurricane Ida’s torrential rain and damaging wind, just 7 mph shy of Category 5 strength at landfall. Nonprofit organizations with a history of disaster response quickly compiled a long list of available aircraft and volunteers to crew them, but conditions in the hurricane impact area remained challenging—even after the weather improved. Read more: https://bddy.me/3jEwKPu

Your trips to the airport are getting farther and farther apart. You don’t study with the same intensity as before. And ...
09/02/2021

Your trips to the airport are getting farther and farther apart. You don’t study with the same intensity as before. And when you do schedule a flight, you don’t obsess about it the night before or get the same giddy feeling as you once did. What’s going on? Read more: https://bddy.me/3jD1gcn

Your trips to the airport are getting farther and farther apart. You don’t study with the same intensity as before. And when you do schedule a flight, you don’t obsess about it the night before or get the same giddy feeling as you once did. What’s going on? Read more: https://bddy.me/3jD1gcn

Fall is just around the corner, starting September 22, so soak in these last few days of summer by flying.Use the AOPA A...
09/01/2021

Fall is just around the corner, starting September 22, so soak in these last few days of summer by flying.
Use the AOPA App's Pilot Passport feature to complete as many individual check-ins in the month of September. The top 3 participants with the most check-ins at the most individual Airports will win a $50 Sirius XM gift card. https://bddy.me/3yD7flI

Fall is just around the corner, starting September 22, so soak in these last few days of summer by flying.
Use the AOPA App's Pilot Passport feature to complete as many individual check-ins in the month of September. The top 3 participants with the most check-ins at the most individual Airports will win a $50 Sirius XM gift card. https://bddy.me/3yD7flI

Daylight arrived August 30 with the remnants of what had been a Category 4 hurricane at landfall—and for hours after—slo...
08/31/2021

Daylight arrived August 30 with the remnants of what had been a Category 4 hurricane at landfall—and for hours after—slowly churning north of the badly battered Gulf Coast, and New Orleans Lakefront Airport Director Bruce Martin realized that he had to officially close the inundated airfield. Read more: https://bddy.me/3kGjU2h

Daylight arrived August 30 with the remnants of what had been a Category 4 hurricane at landfall—and for hours after—slowly churning north of the badly battered Gulf Coast, and New Orleans Lakefront Airport Director Bruce Martin realized that he had to officially close the inundated airfield. Read more: https://bddy.me/3kGjU2h

Samaritan Aviation founder Mark Palm splashed down parallel to the shore of Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin, in the Papua New ...
08/30/2021

Samaritan Aviation founder Mark Palm splashed down parallel to the shore of Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin, in the Papua New Guinea-based medical ministry’s Cessna 206 Stationair seaplane before looking over and smiling from the left seat. Read more: https://bddy.me/38psYmC

Samaritan Aviation founder Mark Palm splashed down parallel to the shore of Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin, in the Papua New Guinea-based medical ministry’s Cessna 206 Stationair seaplane before looking over and smiling from the left seat. Read more: https://bddy.me/38psYmC

Pilots could start seeing improvements in the notam system as early as this fall, the FAA said August 17 during a virtua...
08/29/2021

Pilots could start seeing improvements in the notam system as early as this fall, the FAA said August 17 during a virtual Summer Safety series presentation with AOPA and the National Business Aviation Association. Read more: https://bddy.me/3DuhtZi

Pilots could start seeing improvements in the notam system as early as this fall, the FAA said August 17 during a virtual Summer Safety series presentation with AOPA and the National Business Aviation Association. Read more: https://bddy.me/3DuhtZi

Kitplane manufacturer Sonex Aircraft announced new high-wing designs that it plans to display at EAA AirVenture in 2023,...
08/28/2021

Kitplane manufacturer Sonex Aircraft announced new high-wing designs that it plans to display at EAA AirVenture in 2023, when it will begin booking orders for the aircraft. Read more: https://bddy.me/3ymlNpL

Kitplane manufacturer Sonex Aircraft announced new high-wing designs that it plans to display at EAA AirVenture in 2023, when it will begin booking orders for the aircraft. Read more: https://bddy.me/3ymlNpL

Raise your hand if you were at our Aviator Showcase in Manassas, VA (KHEF)! If you missed it you can still go to the Avi...
08/27/2021

Raise your hand if you were at our Aviator Showcase in Manassas, VA (KHEF)! If you missed it you can still go to the Aviator Showcase in Ft. Worth, TX (KAFW) on 10/1. ⁠⁠
⁠⁠More info: bit.ly/3kuWfC7

AOPA You Can Fly Executive Director Elizabeth Tennyson will lend her expertise to Frederick, Maryland’s S.H.E. Week 2021...
08/27/2021

AOPA You Can Fly Executive Director Elizabeth Tennyson will lend her expertise to Frederick, Maryland’s S.H.E. Week 2021—a community gathering designed to celebrate women and empower participants with the tools to better their relationships, careers, and networking experiences. Read more: https://bddy.me/2WnHnxq
Frederick County Chamber of Commerce

AOPA You Can Fly Executive Director Elizabeth Tennyson will lend her expertise to Frederick, Maryland’s S.H.E. Week 2021—a community gathering designed to celebrate women and empower participants with the tools to better their relationships, careers, and networking experiences. Read more: https://bddy.me/2WnHnxq
Frederick County Chamber of Commerce

There's still time to earn your AOPA Pilot Passport National Aviation Heritage Area badge!https://bddy.me/2Y1Drmj
08/26/2021

There's still time to earn your AOPA Pilot Passport National Aviation Heritage Area badge!
https://bddy.me/2Y1Drmj

There's still time to earn your AOPA Pilot Passport National Aviation Heritage Area badge!
https://bddy.me/2Y1Drmj

Explore new products and aircraft at AOPA’s one-day 2021 Aviator Showcase events in Manassas, Virginia, and Fort Worth, ...
08/26/2021

Explore new products and aircraft at AOPA’s one-day 2021 Aviator Showcase events in Manassas, Virginia, and Fort Worth, Texas.
https://bddy.me/2Wsa24f

Explore new products and aircraft at AOPA’s one-day 2021 Aviator Showcase events in Manassas, Virginia, and Fort Worth, Texas.
https://bddy.me/2Wsa24f

Summer is Yours to EnjoyNow is a perfect time to get back to building memories. Plan your next summer road trip with Avi...
08/25/2021

Summer is Yours to Enjoy

Now is a perfect time to get back to building memories. Plan your next summer road trip with Avis and save up to 30% off base rates when you PAY NOW! #sponsored
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Now is a perfect time to get back to building memories. Plan your next summer road trip with Avis and save up to 30% off base rates when you PAY NOW! #sponsored
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08/25/2021

5 TIPS TO EASE TRAVEL ANXIETY
Even if you've traveled the globe before, many of us haven't ventured far recently.

Along with EA+ assistance, here are five proven tips to help relieve anxiety and calm nerves before your next adventure:

1. Start small. Before finalizing a trip, consider exposure therapy where you relieve anxiety around doing something by gradually exposing yourself to that activity in stages. In other words, don't rush to book a 2-week vacation. Start with a shorter getaway and give yourself plenty of time to prepare.
2. Practice close to home. Start off by visiting a place you've been before. If you really want to do something new, make it easy, like choosing a new restaurant.
3. Do a trial run. Air travel often boosts travel anxiety. If that’s true for you, book direct flights if possible, and consider upgrading to seats with additional legroom. Added space and priority boarding often helps.
4. Know before you go. Don't over-think every possible outcome but DO plan accordingly. Concerned about staying in a large hotel with hundreds of guest rooms? Book a vacation home rental. Dreading a crowded beach? Visit a quieter state park instead. And be sure to verify each destination's protocols ahead of time. Knowing what to expect will help you relax.
5. Focus on the present. Worried your social skills are rusty? Don't be. Everyone is returning to pre-pandemic life at their own pace. Be friendly and open to new adventures, and you'll experience the joy of travel again.

Remember, your EA+ services work just as well close to home as far away. Carry your EA+ ID with you. Better yet, download the EA+ app to your phone.

References:
CDC, read more at: https://bddy.me/3sO3OYf.

Visit EA+ at https://bddy.me/3zhL8Cp

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July 24,2021 Auburn-Lewiston Airport Interim Airport Manager Do you have: • Strong leadership skills? • Experience managing people and organizations through transitions? • Knowledge of general finance and budget structures? • Good communication and interpersonal skills? • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and remote/virtual meeting technology? • Experience working in non-profits or quasi-government agencies where you reported to a board of directors? • Undergraduate degree in public administration, leadership, or business management preferred but not required If so, we would love to chat with you. We are seeking an Interim Airport manager for the AuburnLewiston Municipal Airport as we transition from a long-term manager who we lost unexpectedly. We most need a strong leader who can help move the organization through change. While not required, ideally, we will hire someone with aeronautical experience in one or more of the following ways: • Knowledge of Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs) • Experience managing general aviation airports including but not limited to familiarity with federal and state aviation regulations and grant procedures • A Certificate as an American Airport Executive (AAE) Successful candidate must be able to pass Homeland Security background clearance. Please send your resume to: Chandra Elliott, Human Resources Specialist, City of Auburn, 60 Court Street, Auburn, ME 04210, 207-333-6601 Ext 1415, [email protected]. Review of resumes will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
This is one of the many reasons we bought this 150. Young aviators make me happy. These two both are 17 with the PPL and off for a Sunday cross country adventure. Katlin was a Tuskegee Institute scholarship recipient and both have aviation careers in their sights.
My fellow Ambassadors and I will, once again, be having far too much fun during tonight's episode of Ask An Ambassador. This week's subject...besides whatever YOU may want to talk about...is Aviation Trival, Tidbits and Oddities. It'll be fun, and it'll be even more fun if you join us. Right here at AOPA's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/AOPALive or our page: https://www.facebook.com/AOPApilots/ Don't miss out. It'll be all the rage around the office water cooler in the morning. That is, of course, assuming you are going into the office.... #flyaopa #youcanfly #AskAnAmbassador
Dale "Snort" Snodgrass was one of the members of my dear friends The French Connection Airshow's Missing Man/Missing Woman Formation...
Flying in the Arctic - my newest video. Enjoy!
Jetwhine contributor Micah Engber reports on an EAA Young Eagles Rally ... even though he couldn't go for a ride. https://bit.ly/3y5zYjJ
As a tast of the upcoming OSH event. Full 4k - enjoy.
Crisis relief dog helping at Surfside collapse site needs private flight to Philly. If you would like to help, call Barrett, at 954-292-2670. https://wsvn.com/news/local/miami-dade/crisis-relief-dog-helping-at-surfside-collapse-site-needs-private-flight-to-philly/?FBWSVN&fbclid=IwAR2_n3EHyXiG_bwFOQxfcmD-jEsN5FA9FaeGJ50jG1_XsdwFgg9ZNDnuB3A