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Emerald Isle Flying

With people around the world planning St. Patrick’s Day celebrations this week, our thoughts turned to general aviation in Ireland. After reading Colm Farrell’s wonderful post Flying in Ireland – with spectacular aerial photos of the Emerald Isle like the Cliffs of Moher – we discovered there are 210 airstrips on this island of 6.4 million people.*   Detailed information on the country’s airports can be found…

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AOPA HQ Welcomes Aviators

by Hillel Glazer Talking about the weather is usually not a good sign in polite conversation. It usually means there’s nothing better to talk about. However when it comes to aviation the weather is a highly interesting topic—if not outright critical. On this day even more relevant. AOPA’s homecoming fly-in was under threat of unpleasant…

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Perspective: AOPA Homecoming

by Allie Hoyt Perspective. It can be easy to lose sight of it in aviation. Whether flight has simply become routine, or more unfortunately, an aggravation, the shine has a tendency to wear off. The AOPA Homecoming Fly-In made a strong effort to restore the luster of flying, using exhibitors, speakers, and aerial demonstrations to drive…

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Air Fare Partner Applauds Judge for Solberg Decision

America’s small airports often are under assault by those who believe that there is a “better” use for what is otherwise privately held land. Eminent domain abuse is nothing new and much has been said and written about it of late. Because of the New London decision by the Supreme Court a few years ago, local…

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