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Aircraft wrangler Jimmie Gist orchestrates a short takeoff and landing demonstration with an Aviat Husky during the AOPA Fly-In at Missoula International Airport, in Missoula, Montana, June 15, 2018. Photo by Mike Fizer.

Missoula Fly-In: A tale of two events

The 2018 Husky A-1C backcountry aircraft with its updated trim system and articulating seats made an appearance during the AOPA Fly-In at Missoula, Montana, June 15-16, 2018. Photo by Dave Hirschman.

Old dog, new tricks

Aeronautix is offering a free supplemental type certificate to allow certain Piper PA-32 and PA-34 aircraft to be restricted to six seats so they can be flown under BasicMed. Photo by Mike Fizer.

Aeronautix offers free BasicMed STC for Piper PA–32s and PA–34s

Cirrus Aircraft's Dale Klapmeier, second right, accepted the Collier Trophy for the Cirrus Vision Jet on June 14. Participating in the presentation were National Aeronautic Association Chairman Jim Albaugh, left, Cirrus Aircraft President of Innovation and Operations Patrick Waddick, and NAA President Greg Principato, far right. Photo by David Tulis.

Cirrus takes Collier Trophy for the Vision Jet

Swift aircraft fly in a diamond formation with AOPA President Mark Baker, center, riding right seat in Paul Mercandetti's GC-1B Globe Swift model to help celebrate the 2018 Swift National fly-in to the Swift Museum Foundation June 7 to 10 in Athens, Tennessee. Photo by David Tulis.

Swift pilots celebrate museum’s golden anniversary

Santa Monica Municipal Airport. Photo by Chris Rose.

Court refuses to hear Santa Monica case

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One of the less discussed, but still critically important, aspects of a career involving travel is the issue of food and expenses. In the working vernacular, this is shorthanded as per diem. In nonflying occupations, employees get a certain per diem allowance each day, and it usually covers hotel and food expenses. At the end ...
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