A new bill would allow pilots to use the driver’s license medical standard for noncommercial VFR flights in aircraft weighing up to 6,000 pounds with no more than six seats, as long as they carry fewer than five passengers, fly below 14,000 feet msl, and fly no faster than 250 knots.
The Civil Aviation Medical Association, which represents aviation medical examiners, is objecting to the FAA’s proposed sleep apnea policy. CAMA warns that the new policy can’t be justified by the scientific evidence and would place an undue burden on pilots, the medical certification process, and the nation’s accredited sleep centers.
How do you approach a flight around the world—do you fly from dawn to dusk, set a leisurely schedule with lots of time for sightseeing, or shoot for something in between?
On Dec. 6, 1999, UA 1448 made one wrong turn while taxiing in severely reduced visibility at Rhode Island's Theodore Francis Green State Airport. It became the first link in a chain of mistaken assumptions by its crew and the tower controller. Learn how runway incursions happen in just seconds with this animation.
AOPA has been notified of several incidences where an alleged aircraft seller claims the sale and transaction of an aircraft will occur through an “AOPA Escrow Service.” This is a phishing scam that appears to be originating out of the U.K.
The difference between a private pilot flight operation and a commercial pilot flight operation depends on whether there has been any compensation exchanged for the flight. If money passes from the passengers or the person responsible for the cargo on board, that would be considered compensation. But, could compensation mean more than money? You bet.
Contemplating IFR flight scenarios for airports like Delta, Utah, is excellent review for any instrument pilot. That's because briefing for a flight into and out of Delta covers bases unlikely to be encountered on your next two-hour tour of your home field approaches.
Cessna reports "strong deliveries" of the new TTx since being awarded an FAA type certificate in June, and Brazil has followed suit.
What’s your heading?” Rare is the student pilot who hasn’t let distraction, or turbulence, spoil a slick stint of steady flying. Then you vow to do a better job next time of keeping track of the messages your instruments are displaying.
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