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Pilots are getting ready for May 1 when BasicMed rules take effect.

Members sizing up BasicMed

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The NTSB’s Robert Sumwalt, Earl Weener, John DeLisi, and Tim LeBaron visit with AOPA’s Mark Baker, Richard McSpadden, Ken Mead, Jim Coon, Katie Pribyl, Tom Haines, and other AOPA staff April 21, 2017, in Frederick, Maryland. Photo by David Tulis.

AOPA, NTSB meet on aviation safety, accident reporting

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Aurora Flight Sciences unveiled an electric VTOL prototype, left, and Carter Aviation Technologies will team up with Mooney International to build a CarterCopter variant for Uber air taxi service. Images courtesy of Aurora Flight Sciences and Carter Aviation Technologies.

Uber promises flying cars by 2020

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The FAA is publishing maps like this one for airports across the country, detailing altitude limits on unmanned aircraft operations in grid squares. Image courtesy of the FAA.

FAA begins drone map release

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Airbus Perlan 2 Chief Pilot Jim Payne (right) and flight test engineer and copilot Miguel Iturmendi logged 3.3 hours aloft on an April 22 flight from Minden, Nevada, reaching 30,690 feet. Photo courtesy of Airbus.

Perlan soars near stratosphere

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AOPA Fly-In Camarillo

AOPA Fly-In, April 28-29, Camarillo, California (CMA)

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GPS Jamming in Alaska: Maybe not as bad as it looks

Along with the return of waterfowl to Alaska, there is another sign of spring: the start of the military training exercise season.  This year’s lead off exercise is Northern Edge, scheduled from May 1-12, including an extended plan for GPS jamming.  An overview of the jamming activities was presented in a briefing to the Alaska ...
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