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AOPA Live This Week - September 25, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - September 25, 2014
18:38 min

The DOT Inspector General is critical of FAA's progress on ADS-B, says costs outweigh benefits. Avidyne shows off its plug and play replacement for the Garmin GNS 530. An around the world flight to encourage kids to pursue aviation and STEM education.

AOPA Live This Week - September 11, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - September 11, 2014
22:03 min

A major step forward towards an avgas replacement. An incredible cache of warbirds is sold in Texas. A unique FBO straight out of World War II China. How to cope with hypoxia.

AOPA Live This Week - September 18, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - September 18, 2014
14:38 min

Yanks Air Museum in Chino, California, a world-class attraction you won’t want to miss during the AOPA Fly-In Sept. 20, gave AOPA Live a sneak peek at an impressive (and airworthy) collection. Also, the NTSB notes a decline in GA accidents, and Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Indiana) says pilots need to speak up about pilot protection.

AOPA Live This Week - September 4, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - September 4, 2014
15:15 min

A visit to the Antique Airplane Association Fly-In at Blakesburg, Iowa. More action on medical certificate reform. A hangar full of goodies in southern California. A headset just for you.

AOPA Live This Week - August 28, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - August 28, 2014
22:45 min

The fight for Santa Monica Airport is looking promising. The latest on third class medical reform. Teaching missionaries to fly. An ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that you have to see.

AOPA Live This Week - August 21, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - August 21, 2014
16:51 min

AOPA demands swift action on medical certificate reform. Some incredible aircraft at the AOPA fly-in to Spokane, Washington. Low and slow from Alaska to Oshkosh to support wounded warriors.

AOPA Live This Week - August 14, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - August 14, 2014
21:17 min

We check out the One Week Wonder - a homebuilt, built in a week. Flying the Boeing that started it all - the Boeing 40. We remember Robin Williams' AOPA moment.

AOPA Live This Week - August 14, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - August 14, 2014
21:17 min

We check out the One Week Wonder - a homebuilt, built in a week. Flying the Boeing that started it all - the Boeing 40. We remember Robin Williams' AOPA moment.

AOPA Live This Week - August 7, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - August 7, 2014
22:12 min

NTSB doesn't like medical certificate reform. Go flying with Sean D. Tucker over Oshkosh. Paul Poberezny and the Baby Ace - the plane that started a movement, and inside aircraft modifier Rocket Engineering.

AOPA Live This Week - August 2 - AirVenture 2014 - Saturday
AOPA Live This Week - August 2 - AirVenture 2014 - Saturday
19:55 min

A wearable head-up display for general aviation. Mooney is back. A chat with the designer of the Midget Mustang, and the end of an Oshkosh institution. AOPA Live This Week from AirVenture 2014.

AOPA Live This Week - August 1, 2014 - AirVenture Friday
AOPA Live This Week - August 1, 2014 - AirVenture Friday
15:03 min

The FAA reports on medical certificate reform. A seaplane adventure in Lake Winnebago. Helping women soar, and an inspiring flight. AOPA Live This Week from AirVenture 2014 in Oshkosh.

AOPA Live This Week from AirVenture 2014 - Thursday
AOPA Live This Week from AirVenture 2014 - Thursday
19:36 min

AOPA details it programs for affordable flying. A jet-fuel Skyhawk. A first-timer tries to take in all of Oshkosh. AOPA Live This Week from AirVenture 2014 in Oshkosh.

AOPA Live This Week - July 24, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - July 24, 2014
20:26 min

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta visits AOPA and is speaking out about third class medical reform. We fly with Patty Wagstaff in Kenya, and we fly the PBY-5A Catalina. Its an unsung hero of WWII.

AOPA Live This Week - July 17, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - July 17, 2014
16:23 min

New midget personal jet from Sonex flies, even does aerobatics on its first flight. Time is getting close to award the AOPA Sweepstakes Debonair; see how your airplane looks over the Big Apple. We have an update on the search for a replacement for 100LL, and it’s good news. And we take a look at the army of green shirts that help make the AOPA Regional Fly-Ins possible.

AOPA Live This Week - July 10, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - July 10, 2014
16:41 min

A runway incursion in Barcelona, Spain, got plenty of media attention, though it may not have been quite as hairy as some would have you think. We’ll chat with AOPA Foundation President Bruce Landsberg about the lessons, including “look both ways.” Plus, we’ll take you to Plymouth, Massachusetts for a look at what makes it a perfect place for an AOPA Fly-In, and return to San Marcos, Texas, for some unconventional taxi lessons.

Latest Videos

Fight for Santa Monica looks promising
Fight for Santa Monica looks promising
5:09 min

The battle has been ongoing for more than five decades, but things are looking up in our fight to keep Santa Monica Airport. Find out what you can do to help.

Spokane Turbine Center teaches missionary pilots to fly.
Spokane Turbine Center teaches missionary pilots to fly.
5:10 min

They're on a mission, and Spokane Turbine Center helps them get there. Find out how missionaries are using Quest Kodiaks to get in and out of some of the most remote places on Earth.

Congress sends letter to DOT about medical certificate reform
Congress sends letter to DOT about medical certificate reform
0:52 min

Congress is working to speed up the rule making process for third class medical reform. Members of the GA Caucus sent a letter to DOT telling them to hurry it up.

AOPA Foundation President Bruce Landsberg announces retirement
AOPA Foundation President Bruce Landsberg announces retirement
0:38 min

After 22 years with the AOPA Foundation, Bruce Landsberg says he will retire from the office of President.

Bruce Bohannon's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video makes a splash
Bruce Bohannon's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video makes a splash
0:42 min

We have all seen plenty of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos, but - as first reported by AIN - airshow, air race and time to climb pilot Bruce Bohannon has a new take on it.

AOPA Live This Week - August 28, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - August 28, 2014
22:45 min

The fight for Santa Monica Airport is looking promising. The latest on third class medical reform. Teaching missionaries to fly. An ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that you have to see.

Industry View: AvGas Future
Industry View: AvGas Future
1:49 min

We check with industry leaders to see what they think the future of AvGas looks like, in the middle of research to replace 100LL

The EAA One Week Wonder
The EAA One Week Wonder
1:57 min

EAA and Zenith Aircraft team up to empower volunteers to build a CH-750 Cruzer in one week.

The EAA One Week Wonder
The EAA One Week Wonder
1:57 min

EAA and Zenith Aircraft team up to empower volunteers to build a CH-750 Cruzer in one week.

We check out the Boeing 40
We check out the Boeing 40
3:30 min

If it weren't for this Boeing, none would be going. The Boeing Model 40 bridged the gap between the barnstorming/airmail era and modern air travel.

Remembering Robin Williams' AOPA moment
Remembering Robin Williams' AOPA moment
2:05 min

The world lost a quicksilver mind with the passing of Robin Williams. After his death, we remember some fun he had with the AOPA wings. Video courtesy James Lipton with Inside the Actors Studio.

Remembering Robin Williams' AOPA moment
Remembering Robin Williams' AOPA moment
2:05 min

The world lost a quicksilver mind with the passing of Robin Williams. After his death, we remember some fun he had with the AOPA wings. Video courtesy James Lipton with Inside the Actors Studio.

AOPA Live This Week - August 14, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - August 14, 2014
21:17 min

We check out the One Week Wonder - a homebuilt, built in a week. Flying the Boeing that started it all - the Boeing 40. We remember Robin Williams' AOPA moment.

AOPA Live This Week - August 14, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - August 14, 2014
21:17 min

We check out the One Week Wonder - a homebuilt, built in a week. Flying the Boeing that started it all - the Boeing 40. We remember Robin Williams' AOPA moment.

Sen. Inhofe interview
Sen. Inhofe interview
11:12 min

AOPA President Mark Baker talks with Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) about his Pilots Bill of Rights II, and medical certificate reform, at EAA's AirVenture 2014 in Oshkosh.

News

Dr Richard Sloan FPA
Dr Richard Sloan FPA
6:26 min

The president of the Flying Physicians Association, Dr. Richard Sloan, says 80% of FPA members support medical certificate reform and see little value to the current Third Class Medical Certificate.

Rep. Rokita on medical certificate reform
Rep. Rokita on medical certificate reform
12:12 min

The co-author of the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act, Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Indiana) provides an update on medical certificate reform. Rokita says reform will happen, one way or the other.

Fight for Santa Monica looks promising
Fight for Santa Monica looks promising
5:09 min

The battle has been ongoing for more than five decades, but things are looking up in our fight to keep Santa Monica Airport. Find out what you can do to help.

Spokane Turbine Center teaches missionary pilots to fly.
Spokane Turbine Center teaches missionary pilots to fly.
5:10 min

They're on a mission, and Spokane Turbine Center helps them get there. Find out how missionaries are using Quest Kodiaks to get in and out of some of the most remote places on Earth.

Congress sends letter to DOT about medical certificate reform
Congress sends letter to DOT about medical certificate reform
0:52 min

Congress is working to speed up the rule making process for third class medical reform. Members of the GA Caucus sent a letter to DOT telling them to hurry it up.

AOPA Foundation President Bruce Landsberg announces retirement
AOPA Foundation President Bruce Landsberg announces retirement
0:38 min

After 22 years with the AOPA Foundation, Bruce Landsberg says he will retire from the office of President.

Industry View: AvGas Future
Industry View: AvGas Future
1:49 min

We check with industry leaders to see what they think the future of AvGas looks like, in the middle of research to replace 100LL

The EAA One Week Wonder
The EAA One Week Wonder
1:57 min

EAA and Zenith Aircraft team up to empower volunteers to build a CH-750 Cruzer in one week.

The EAA One Week Wonder
The EAA One Week Wonder
1:57 min

EAA and Zenith Aircraft team up to empower volunteers to build a CH-750 Cruzer in one week.

We check out the Boeing 40
We check out the Boeing 40
3:30 min

If it weren't for this Boeing, none would be going. The Boeing Model 40 bridged the gap between the barnstorming/airmail era and modern air travel.

Remembering Robin Williams' AOPA moment
Remembering Robin Williams' AOPA moment
2:05 min

The world lost a quicksilver mind with the passing of Robin Williams. After his death, we remember some fun he had with the AOPA wings. Video courtesy James Lipton with Inside the Actors Studio.

Remembering Robin Williams' AOPA moment
Remembering Robin Williams' AOPA moment
2:05 min

The world lost a quicksilver mind with the passing of Robin Williams. After his death, we remember some fun he had with the AOPA wings. Video courtesy James Lipton with Inside the Actors Studio.

Sen. Inhofe interview
Sen. Inhofe interview
11:12 min

AOPA President Mark Baker talks with Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) about his Pilots Bill of Rights II, and medical certificate reform, at EAA's AirVenture 2014 in Oshkosh.

Sen. Inhofe interview
Sen. Inhofe interview
11:12 min

AOPA President Mark Baker talks with Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) about his Pilots Bill of Rights II, and medical certificate reform, at EAA's AirVenture 2014 in Oshkosh.

AOPA Live This Week - August 1, 2014 - AirVenture Friday
AOPA Live This Week - August 1, 2014 - AirVenture Friday
15:03 min

The FAA reports on medical certificate reform. A seaplane adventure in Lake Winnebago. Helping women soar, and an inspiring flight. AOPA Live This Week from AirVenture 2014 in Oshkosh.

Safety and Education

Spokane Turbine Center teaches missionary pilots to fly.
Spokane Turbine Center teaches missionary pilots to fly.
5:10 min

They're on a mission, and Spokane Turbine Center helps them get there. Find out how missionaries are using Quest Kodiaks to get in and out of some of the most remote places on Earth.

Datalink Weather: From Concept to Cockpit
Datalink Weather: From Concept to Cockpit
26:52 min

By bringing up-to-the-minute weather into the cockpit, datalink has increased the utility of our aircraft while making weather flying safer and easier. In this video, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at the “datalink revolution” as told by the people who made it happen. Approx. 27 minutes

Living on the Edge
Living on the Edge
0:54 min

Don't let convective turbulence bring you down.

Flying the Weather: T-storm Toolbox
Flying the Weather: T-storm Toolbox
4:39 min

AOPA President Mark Baker and AOPA Foundation President Bruce Landsberg discuss some of the strategies they used to navigate around thunderstorms during a recent flight.

AOPA flight training scholarships
AOPA flight training scholarships
1:13 min

The AOPA Foundation is offering 11 scholarships to help support outstanding student pilots.

Upset training in L39
Upset training in L39
6:16 min

Learning how to instinctively recover from extreme unusual attitudes might save your life some day.

PilotWorkshops
PilotWorkshops
8:28 min

New benefit for AOPA members from AOPA Premier Partner PilotWorkshops - free access to a selection of audio and video training programs.

Takeoffs and Landings: Base-to-Final Turn
Takeoffs and Landings: Base-to-Final Turn
5:41 min

Overshooting that base-to-final turn can be a problem. Trying to get back on course safely can be dangerous.

AOPA Rusty Pilots Initiative
AOPA Rusty Pilots Initiative
1:35 min

Learn about the new AOPA Rusty Pilots Initiative. We want to help you get back in the air!

Bendix King KLR-10
Bendix King KLR-10
1:10 min

This new $1600 device from Bendix King is designed to save your life. Its a lift reserve indicator / AOA.

Takeoffs and Landings: Stabilized Approaches
Takeoffs and Landings: Stabilized Approaches
5:08 min

A good landing generally starts well before the wheels touch the ground.

Takeoffs and Landings: Crosswind Landings
Takeoffs and Landings: Crosswind Landings
9:42 min

Every pilot learns the technique for a proper crosswind landing, but this skill requires more than knowing the proper control inputs.

ASI Mobile Flight Risk Evaluator
ASI Mobile Flight Risk Evaluator
0:29 min

Air Safety Institute Mobile Risk Evaluator helps you make the go/no go decision.

AOPA responds to FAA simulator policy
AOPA responds to FAA simulator policy
0:48 min

AOPA responds to FAA simulator policy

GA on NTSB Most Wanted Safety Improvements List
GA on NTSB Most Wanted Safety Improvements List
2:14 min

National Transportation Safety Board wants better weather information in the cockpit, better forecasting, and better pilot weather education to reduce general aviation accidents.

Accident Case Study: Communication Breakdown
Accident Case Study: Communication Breakdown
13:16 min

On February 29, 2012, a Cirrus SR22 plunged to the ground just seconds before what would have been a normal landing at Melbourne, Florida. In this case study, we reconnect the links of the accident chain, and search for lessons in the tragedy.

Flying the Weather: Picking up ice
Flying the Weather: Picking up ice
4:29 min

AOPA Pilot editor Tom Horne discusses the progression of clues to help you determine if you're starting to pick up ice.

Takeoffs and Landings: Normal Takeoffs
Takeoffs and Landings: Normal Takeoffs
4:51 min

A normal takeoff is what pilots use the for the majority of their departures. But it often doesn't get the attention it deserves.

UAS Roadmap announced
UAS Roadmap announced
1:32 min

The FAA announced the UAS roadmap.

Accident Case Study: Delayed Reaction
Accident Case Study: Delayed Reaction
14:17 min

On December 20, 2011, a TBM-700 crashed onto a freeway near Morristown, New Jersey. In this case study, we piece together the events that led to the tragedy, and discuss what we as pilots can learn from them.

Technique

Dogfighting over Cape Cod
Dogfighting over Cape Cod
6:56 min

Join AOPA Online Associate Editor Jim "Buffet" Moore as he goes head-to-head in a dogfight over Cape Cod Bay. See what it's like to be a fighter pilot.

Flying the Weather: T-storm Toolbox
Flying the Weather: T-storm Toolbox
4:39 min

AOPA President Mark Baker and AOPA Foundation President Bruce Landsberg discuss some of the strategies they used to navigate around thunderstorms during a recent flight.

AOPA flight training scholarships
AOPA flight training scholarships
1:13 min

The AOPA Foundation is offering 11 scholarships to help support outstanding student pilots.

Upset training in L39
Upset training in L39
6:16 min

Learning how to instinctively recover from extreme unusual attitudes might save your life some day.

Flying NYC
Flying NYC
5:19 min

Learn how to fly the Hudson River Class B Exclusion in New York City. It is some of the most scenic and crowded airspace in the United States.

PilotWorkshops
PilotWorkshops
8:28 min

New benefit for AOPA members from AOPA Premier Partner PilotWorkshops - free access to a selection of audio and video training programs.

Takeoffs and Landings: Base-to-Final Turn
Takeoffs and Landings: Base-to-Final Turn
5:41 min

Overshooting that base-to-final turn can be a problem. Trying to get back on course safely can be dangerous.

Takeoffs and Landings: Stabilized Approaches
Takeoffs and Landings: Stabilized Approaches
5:08 min

A good landing generally starts well before the wheels touch the ground.

Takeoffs and Landings: Crosswind Landings
Takeoffs and Landings: Crosswind Landings
9:42 min

Every pilot learns the technique for a proper crosswind landing, but this skill requires more than knowing the proper control inputs.

CFI Success
CFI Success
18:07 min

Successful Strategies to Land and Retain New Students (1995) - Ralph Hood offers tips to CFIs on how to give a prospective student the best experience to increase the likelihood the prospect will sign up for lessons and continue training.

Takeoffs and Landings: Normal Takeoffs
Takeoffs and Landings: Normal Takeoffs
4:51 min

A normal takeoff is what pilots use the for the majority of their departures. But it often doesn't get the attention it deserves.

Takeoffs and Landings: Short Field Landings
Takeoffs and Landings: Short Field Landings
3:15 min

While the checklist is important for determining how to perform a short field landing, sometimes it helps to think about why we do what we do.

Takeoffs and Landings: Determining an Abort Point
Takeoffs and Landings: Determining an Abort Point
3:00 min

Learn how to choose an abort point if your takeoff roll isn't going as planned.

License to Learn-Prevent Spin with Rudder
License to Learn-Prevent Spin with Rudder
5:01 min

Rod Machado shows you techniques to prevent a spin entry.

License to Learn - CDI Bracketing
License to Learn - CDI Bracketing
5:31 min

An easier way to keep the needle centered when tracking a VOR , ILS or GPS course.

Technology

Datalink Weather: From Concept to Cockpit
Datalink Weather: From Concept to Cockpit
26:52 min

By bringing up-to-the-minute weather into the cockpit, datalink has increased the utility of our aircraft while making weather flying safer and easier. In this video, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at the “datalink revolution” as told by the people who made it happen. Approx. 27 minutes

Industry View: AvGas Future
Industry View: AvGas Future
1:49 min

We check with industry leaders to see what they think the future of AvGas looks like, in the middle of research to replace 100LL

Rolls-Royce Allison Heritage Trust Museum
Rolls-Royce Allison Heritage Trust Museum
2:03 min

Rolls-Royce Allison Heritage Trust Museum in Indianapolis honors a premier name in aircraft propulsion.

Flying the Eclipse 550
Flying the Eclipse 550
4:50 min

Get behind the controls of an Eclipse 550 with AOPA Editor in Chief Tom Haines. The 550 has evolved into the aircraft it was always intended to be.

Danger Drones
Danger Drones
2:17 min

Federal officials search for operator of drone that crashed into St. Louis skyscraper. AOPA renews call for timely regulations on small unmanned aerial systems.

EPS diesel V8
EPS diesel V8
0:55 min

First flight of the EPS Graflight V8 diesel engine for general aviation.

F-35 helmet display sees everything
F-35 helmet display sees everything
2:45 min

Super situational awareness with a helmet mounted display that lets the pilot "see" through the aircraft in all directions.

FAA completes ADS-B network
FAA completes ADS-B network
1:32 min

The FAA announces completion of the ADS-B ground radio network, but AOPA says there's a lot more to do before there are significant benefits for general aviation pilots.

Google drones
Google drones
0:53 min

Google buys Titan Aerospace, builder of high altitude solar-powered unmanned aerial systems.

FAA urged to adopt drone rules
FAA urged to adopt drone rules
1:47 min

AOPA and others urge FAA to quickly adopt regulations governing unmanned aerial systems (drones) to protect all airspace users.

Redbird challenge
Redbird challenge
3:12 min

How precisely can you fly? Redbird launches a challenge that you can complete at many flight schools.

New Redbird VTO helicopter trainer
New Redbird VTO helicopter trainer
1:53 min

Redbird unveils a new helicopter trainer with motion.

Fantasy in-flight entertainment
Fantasy in-flight entertainment
3:08 min

AOPA Live's Paul Harrop comes up with a mid-six-figure wish list for gadgets and electronics he suggests to Tom Haines for his A-36 Bonanza.

Aerial Exposures camera mount
Aerial Exposures camera mount
1:43 min

Pilot and photographer Arnie Izkowitz has created a revolution in gyro-stabilized aerial video with his inventions. The results are simply stunning.

Sandia SAI 340 Quattro Standby Instrument
Sandia SAI 340 Quattro Standby Instrument
0:55 min

The SAI 340 Quattro from Sandia Aerospace is impressive, and so is the price point.

Aircraft

AOPA Spokane Fly-In
AOPA Spokane Fly-In
3:51 min

An incredible mix of unique aircraft at the AOPA Fly-in to Spokane, Washington.

Spokane Turbine Center teaches missionary pilots to fly.
Spokane Turbine Center teaches missionary pilots to fly.
5:10 min

They're on a mission, and Spokane Turbine Center helps them get there. Find out how missionaries are using Quest Kodiaks to get in and out of some of the most remote places on Earth.

We check out the Boeing 40
We check out the Boeing 40
3:30 min

If it weren't for this Boeing, none would be going. The Boeing Model 40 bridged the gap between the barnstorming/airmail era and modern air travel.

C152 Reimagined
C152 Reimagined
3:00 min

AOPA tests new ways to open door to aviation with "Reimagined Aircraft" such as a Cessna 152 that can be co-owned and operated for as little as $65/hour, including fuel.

C152 Reimagined
C152 Reimagined
3:00 min

AOPA tests new ways to open door to aviation with "Reimagined Aircraft" such as a Cessna 152 that can be co-owned and operated for as little as $65/hour, including fuel.

Tall tale: Historical relics hidden in barns, awaiting discovery
Tall tale: Historical relics hidden in barns, awaiting discovery
7:31 min

Warbirds to depart Edwards Ranch

Flying the Eclipse 550
Flying the Eclipse 550
4:50 min

Get behind the controls of an Eclipse 550 with AOPA Editor in Chief Tom Haines. The 550 has evolved into the aircraft it was always intended to be.

Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon
Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon
1:53 min

Only 3 are left flying, the PV-2 Harpoon was developed from the Lockheed Lodestar.

News from EBACE
News from EBACE
1:21 min

Aerion ups the size of its supersonic business jet, HondaJet unveils first production aircraft, Dassault announces the Falcon 8X, Gulfstream extends the range of the G650.

First E-Fan flight
First E-Fan flight
0:43 min

Airbus Group flies the all-composite, battery powered E-Fan for the first time.

No water seaplane
No water seaplane
1:04 min

How do you take off on straight floats when there's no water?

Dry seaplane launch
Dry seaplane launch
1:00 min

How do you take off in a straight float seaplane when there's no water to be found?

CAF warbirds at San Marcos
CAF warbirds at San Marcos
2:24 min

History abounds at San Marcos, Texas, where the Commemorative Air Force has a hangar full of warbirds and a museum with Doolittle Raider artifacts.

Google drones
Google drones
0:53 min

Google buys Titan Aerospace, builder of high altitude solar-powered unmanned aerial systems.

Flying Fat Albert
Flying Fat Albert
5:55 min

The Blue Angel's support C130 is a wild ride itself. Come along for a maximum performance flight in Fat Albert.

WACOS by Shue
WACOS by Shue
4:46 min

A father/son team restore and build the most beautiful Waco biplanes in a small shop in rural Pennsylvania.

Textron commits to piston aircraft
Textron commits to piston aircraft
1:52 min

Textron Aviation says its Cessna and Beechcraft piston products are going to be produced for the long term.

First flight with the AOPA Sweepstakes Debonair's new engine.mp4
First flight with the AOPA Sweepstakes Debonair's new engine.mp4
1:31 min

Check out this beauty of a new engine! Remember this could be YOUR 1963 Debonair.

Textron finalizes deal to buy Beechcraft
Textron finalizes deal to buy Beechcraft
0:46 min

Cessna's parent company completes the purchase of Beechcraft and Hawker. Find out what it means to you.

New engine for the Sweepstakes Debonair
New engine for the Sweepstakes Debonair
1:39 min

This new powerplant is more powerful and efficient.

Gear & Products

Avidyne IFD540.mp4
Avidyne IFD540.mp4
3:21 min

Avidyne gets closer to certifying its plug-and-play replacement for the Garmin GNS430.

F-35 helmet display sees everything
F-35 helmet display sees everything
2:45 min

Super situational awareness with a helmet mounted display that lets the pilot "see" through the aircraft in all directions.

Fantasy in-flight entertainment
Fantasy in-flight entertainment
3:08 min

AOPA Live's Paul Harrop comes up with a mid-six-figure wish list for gadgets and electronics he suggests to Tom Haines for his A-36 Bonanza.

Aerial Exposures camera mount
Aerial Exposures camera mount
1:43 min

Pilot and photographer Arnie Izkowitz has created a revolution in gyro-stabilized aerial video with his inventions. The results are simply stunning.

Sandia SAI 340 Quattro Standby Instrument
Sandia SAI 340 Quattro Standby Instrument
0:55 min

The SAI 340 Quattro from Sandia Aerospace is impressive, and so is the price point.

Even the pros have questions about ADS-B
Even the pros have questions about ADS-B
2:27 min

Still have questions about the 2020 ADS-B mandate? Don't worry, so do avionics professionals. AOPA Pilot Technical Editor Mike Collins explains from the AEA conference.

Bendix King KLR-10
Bendix King KLR-10
1:10 min

This new $1600 device from Bendix King is designed to save your life. Its a lift reserve indicator / AOA.

Aspen Evolution 1000 VFR PFD
Aspen Evolution 1000 VFR PFD
0:43 min

A certified glass panel for under $5,000.00. Learn about the newest product from Aspen Avionics.

Small Airplane Revitalization Act passes
Small Airplane Revitalization Act passes
0:42 min

Find out why this could make airplanes twice as safe and half as expensive.

Headset Challenge
Headset Challenge
1:38 min

Want to find the headset that's right for you? Take the headset challenge!

AOPA Live This Week - October 17, 2013
AOPA Live This Week - October 17, 2013
12:35 min

Fly a 500HP turboprop Bonanza. Picking the right headset. Highlighting the best in flight training.

Garmin VIRB
Garmin VIRB
1:12 min

Garmin has entered the action cam market with the new VIRB.

Medical devices hawked at AirVenture 2013
Medical devices hawked at AirVenture 2013
4:16 min

Some of the wild and wacky medical cures on display at AirVenture 2013.

FlyQ EFB demo
FlyQ EFB demo
53:54 min

A full demonstration of the features and tools in AOPA FlyQ EFB for the iPad.

David Clark DC Pro-X headset product review
David Clark DC Pro-X headset product review
4:31 min

David Clark's new DC Pro-X noise cancelling headset is a lot more comfortable than previous models.

Advocacy

Dr Richard Sloan FPA
Dr Richard Sloan FPA
6:26 min

The president of the Flying Physicians Association, Dr. Richard Sloan, says 80% of FPA members support medical certificate reform and see little value to the current Third Class Medical Certificate.

Rep. Rokita on medical certificate reform
Rep. Rokita on medical certificate reform
12:12 min

The co-author of the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act, Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Indiana) provides an update on medical certificate reform. Rokita says reform will happen, one way or the other.

Fight for Santa Monica looks promising
Fight for Santa Monica looks promising
5:09 min

The battle has been ongoing for more than five decades, but things are looking up in our fight to keep Santa Monica Airport. Find out what you can do to help.

Congress sends letter to DOT about medical certificate reform
Congress sends letter to DOT about medical certificate reform
0:52 min

Congress is working to speed up the rule making process for third class medical reform. Members of the GA Caucus sent a letter to DOT telling them to hurry it up.

Sen. Inhofe interview
Sen. Inhofe interview
11:12 min

AOPA President Mark Baker talks with Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) about his Pilots Bill of Rights II, and medical certificate reform, at EAA's AirVenture 2014 in Oshkosh.

Sen. Inhofe interview
Sen. Inhofe interview
11:12 min

AOPA President Mark Baker talks with Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) about his Pilots Bill of Rights II, and medical certificate reform, at EAA's AirVenture 2014 in Oshkosh.

Huerta-Baker interview
Huerta-Baker interview
7:26 min

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta visits AOPA headquarters and talks with AOPA President Mark Baker about medical certificate reform, replacing 100LL, the FAA budget and other issues of interest to general aviation pilots.

CBP backs down
CBP backs down
3:18 min

One month after AOPA President Mark Baker met with Customs and Border Protection officials, the agency tells national news media it is changing its program so it won't needlessly affront law-abiding pilots.

CBP Press coverage
CBP Press coverage
0:20 min

Another major newspaper reveals Customs and Border Patrol's stops of innocent pilots.

Superior cylinders AMOC
Superior cylinders AMOC
0:55 min

Alternative means of compliance provides way for grounded aircraft to get back in the air.

AOPA 75th anniversary
AOPA 75th anniversary
6:00 min

AOPA Board of Trustees member R. Anderson Pew and AOPA President Mark Baker talk about AOPA's past and future.

Danger Drones
Danger Drones
2:17 min

Federal officials search for operator of drone that crashed into St. Louis skyscraper. AOPA renews call for timely regulations on small unmanned aerial systems.

ECi cylinder AD
ECi cylinder AD
2:04 min

AOPA opposes proposed airworthiness directive on ECi cylinders as unnecessary and overly expensive.

Santa Monica Airport
Santa Monica Airport
1:26 min

Santa Monica city council considers yet another ploy to close the airport.

AOPA 75th Anniversary
AOPA 75th Anniversary
3:05 min

Month of May is the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association's 75th anniversary.

AOPA Foundcation Giving Back Awards
AOPA Foundcation Giving Back Awards
1:24 min

Recreational Aviation Foundation a recipient of an AOPA Foundation Giving Back Award.

AOPA goes to the top to stop CBP unwarranted searchres
AOPA goes to the top to stop CBP unwarranted searchres
2:41 min

Customs and Border Protection continues to direct unwarranted stops of innocent pilots. AOPA President Baker gets promise from CBP Commissioner that there will be fewer stops in the future.

Petition to EPA opposing leaded avgas
Petition to EPA opposing leaded avgas
1:22 min

Environmentalists file petition with EPA to declare aircraft emissions hazardous. AOPA says action puzzling since EPA knows industry well on the way to finding an unleaded fuel.

San Marcos Fly-in draws thousands
San Marcos Fly-in draws thousands
4:06 min

AOPA's San Marcos, Texas, fly-in a huge success, with nearly 3,000 attendees.

EASA concedes over-regulating GA
EASA concedes over-regulating GA
0:48 min

European aviation authority says it went to far in regulating general aviation.

Health

Dr Richard Sloan FPA
Dr Richard Sloan FPA
6:26 min

The president of the Flying Physicians Association, Dr. Richard Sloan, says 80% of FPA members support medical certificate reform and see little value to the current Third Class Medical Certificate.

Rep. Rokita on medical certificate reform
Rep. Rokita on medical certificate reform
12:12 min

The co-author of the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act, Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Indiana) provides an update on medical certificate reform. Rokita says reform will happen, one way or the other.

Fly Well - Alcohol
Fly Well - Alcohol
4:12 min
Fly Well - Headaches
Fly Well - Headaches
3:47 min
Fly Well -smoking
Fly Well -smoking
3:46 min
Fly Well  - Don't be a DOPE
Fly Well - Don't be a DOPE
4:24 min
FAA budges on medical certificate
FAA budges on medical certificate
3:01 min

FAA announces rule making to let private pilots fly some aircraft with a driver's license in place of a third class medical certificate.

New sleep apnea guidelines
New sleep apnea guidelines
2:02 min

FAA backs off on sleep apnea policy. New guidelines reasonable.

Fly Well - Flu
Fly Well - Flu
2:43 min

Dr. Jonathan Sackier offers tips for preventing the flu.

FAA Sleep Apnea policy
FAA Sleep Apnea policy
2:47 min

One expert says the FAA is wrong on how it wants to determine who might be at risk for obstructive sleep apnea.

Fly Well - Feel the pressure
Fly Well - Feel the pressure
2:58 min

Keeping your blood pressure in check is critical to maintaining your health and your medical certificate, says Dr. Jonathan Sackier.

Fly Well - Was that for me?
Fly Well - Was that for me?
3:30 min

Hearing loss and protection for pilots.

Fly Well - Marching Heart
Fly Well - Marching Heart
2:58 min
Fly Well - My favorite gas
Fly Well - My favorite gas
2:53 min

Dr. Jonathan Sackier explains why you might need more oxygen when flying.

Fly Well - Food aloft
Fly Well - Food aloft
3:20 min

Dr. Jonathan Sackier on the importance of drinking and eating the right stuff when you are flying.

Travel

AOPA Spokane Fly-In
AOPA Spokane Fly-In
3:51 min

An incredible mix of unique aircraft at the AOPA Fly-in to Spokane, Washington.

Dogfighting over Cape Cod
Dogfighting over Cape Cod
6:56 min

Join AOPA Online Associate Editor Jim "Buffet" Moore as he goes head-to-head in a dogfight over Cape Cod Bay. See what it's like to be a fighter pilot.

Rolls-Royce Allison Heritage Trust Museum
Rolls-Royce Allison Heritage Trust Museum
2:03 min

Rolls-Royce Allison Heritage Trust Museum in Indianapolis honors a premier name in aircraft propulsion.

Famous Indy steakhouse
Famous Indy steakhouse
2:36 min

Pilot-operated Indianapolis St. Elmo's Steakhouse the place to eat when in Indy for the AOPA Regional Fly-In May 31st or any other time.

Flying NYC
Flying NYC
5:19 min

Learn how to fly the Hudson River Class B Exclusion in New York City. It is some of the most scenic and crowded airspace in the United States.

CAF warbirds at San Marcos
CAF warbirds at San Marcos
2:24 min

History abounds at San Marcos, Texas, where the Commemorative Air Force has a hangar full of warbirds and a museum with Doolittle Raider artifacts.

Flying in the Alps
Flying in the Alps
2:44 min

The challenge of landing at an "altiport" high in the French Alps.

River Run - Flying up the Mississippi in an Aircam
River Run - Flying up the Mississippi in an Aircam
11:59 min

An epic flight the length of the Mississippi in an open cockpit Aircam.

College Park Airport
College Park Airport
4:57 min

Long time manager of the nation's oldest continuously operating airport retires and reflects.

Jim Fallows on opening China's airspace.mp4
Jim Fallows on opening China's airspace.mp4
10:28 min

China turns control of some airspace over to civilian authority from the military, making it easier for general aviation flights. "China Airborne" author James Fallows explains what it means in this exclusive AOPA Live interview.

Seaplane Adventure - Beech 18
Seaplane Adventure - Beech 18
2:42 min

Fly cross country in a Beech 18 on straight floats with AOPA President Mark Baker.

Mission to Mars (Canada)
Mission to Mars (Canada)
14:01 min
Super Cub to Kenya: Flying 4 Conservation makes it half way
Super Cub to Kenya: Flying 4 Conservation makes it half way
33:15 min

We get and update from the Flying4Conservation team. They are half way through the journey of flying a 1957 Piper Super Cub from Oregon to Kenya.

Big Bear, California
Big Bear, California
3:07 min

A unique hideaway in the mountains, 35 minutes from and 7,000 feet above Los Angeles, with an airport!

AOPA Live This Week - July 11, 2013
AOPA Live This Week - July 11, 2013
18:40 min

CBP answers -- NOT! Stabilized approaches - not just for the big guys. Flying into Big Bear, CA. Fly Well on why you need more oxygen.

Opinion

Good story on general aviation
Good story on general aviation
0:23 min

New York Times publishes a good article on general aviation.

Ideas to trim the FAA budget
Ideas to trim the FAA budget
1:20 min

We all know the Federal Government needs to trim the budget. AOPA President Mark Baker has identified ways to trim the FAA budget - that won't hurt the industry.

Mark Baker Keynote - Summit 2013
Mark Baker Keynote - Summit 2013
33:01 min
Mark Baker interview
Mark Baker interview
16:06 min

Tom Haines interviews AOPA President & CEO - elect Mark Baker.

Craig Fuller interview
Craig Fuller interview
16:12 min

AOPA President & CEO reflects on his years in the left seat for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

CBP can't find pilot stop records
CBP can't find pilot stop records
1:27 min

Incredible. CBP says it can't find records on a pilot stop and search.

Sen. James Inhofe interviewed by AOPA Pres. Craig Fuller
Sen. James Inhofe interviewed by AOPA Pres. Craig Fuller
16:20 min

Sen. James Inhofe announces a Pilots' Bill of Rights II at AirVenture 2013.

Independence Day message from Craig Fuller
Independence Day message from Craig Fuller
0:32 min

A special message from AOPA President Craig Fuller.

RTCA FAA funding discussion
RTCA FAA funding discussion
15:54 min

Is it time to look for another way to fund the FAA, perhaps even consider outsourcing some operations? A discussion during the RTCA symposium in Washington, DC June 6, 2013

AirVenture ATC fees interview
AirVenture ATC fees interview
14:58 min

EAA Chairman Jack Pelton on the FAA holding AirVenture at Oshkosh hostage to air traffic control user fees.

Craig Fuller interview on controller furlough, FAA funding
Craig Fuller interview on controller furlough, FAA funding
6:18 min

AOPA President talks about end of the controller furlough, and examining changes in FAA funding.

ABC News attacks general aviation
ABC News attacks general aviation
6:33 min
Harrison Ford on back country flying
Harrison Ford on back country flying
2:13 min
Craig Fuller speaks out on the sequester
Craig Fuller speaks out on the sequester
2:03 min
What 2013 Holds for GA
What 2013 Holds for GA
22:06 min

AOPA President Craig Fuller discusses what we can expect in 2013.

Financial

AOPA Foundcation Giving Back Awards
AOPA Foundcation Giving Back Awards
1:24 min

Recreational Aviation Foundation a recipient of an AOPA Foundation Giving Back Award.

Guide to starting a flying club
Guide to starting a flying club
3:20 min

AOPA hopes to help more flying clubs get started.

Ideas to trim the FAA budget
Ideas to trim the FAA budget
1:20 min

We all know the Federal Government needs to trim the budget. AOPA President Mark Baker has identified ways to trim the FAA budget - that won't hurt the industry.

New AOPA Aviation Finance Company
New AOPA Aviation Finance Company
1:50 min

New resource to help pilots finance aircraft, avionics, and engine purchases.

AOPA Aviation Finance Company
AOPA Aviation Finance Company
6:28 min

Tom Haines interviews Adam Meredith and Joe Dini of the new AOPA Aviation Finance Company, LLC.

GAMA State of the Industry 2012
GAMA State of the Industry 2012
3:57 min

Annual report on the health of the aviation industry from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.

Aircraft Owner Tax Issues
Aircraft Owner Tax Issues
17:41 min

AOPA expert Ray Speciale (CPA, attorney-at-law) explains tax issues aircraft owners need to be aware of before filing federal income tax.

Bonus Depreciation
Bonus Depreciation
10:47 min

New law provides tax advantages for buying new aircraft or equipment this year.

AOPA

C152 Reimagined
C152 Reimagined
3:00 min

AOPA tests new ways to open door to aviation with "Reimagined Aircraft" such as a Cessna 152 that can be co-owned and operated for as little as $65/hour, including fuel.

C152 Reimagined
C152 Reimagined
3:00 min

AOPA tests new ways to open door to aviation with "Reimagined Aircraft" such as a Cessna 152 that can be co-owned and operated for as little as $65/hour, including fuel.

Huerta-Baker interview
Huerta-Baker interview
7:26 min

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta visits AOPA headquarters and talks with AOPA President Mark Baker about medical certificate reform, replacing 100LL, the FAA budget and other issues of interest to general aviation pilots.

Three generations of women pilots
Three generations of women pilots
4:02 min

Mother, daughter, granddaughter, all pilots, all giving back to get more women in the air.

AOPA flight training scholarships
AOPA flight training scholarships
1:13 min

The AOPA Foundation is offering 11 scholarships to help support outstanding student pilots.

CBP backs down
CBP backs down
3:18 min

One month after AOPA President Mark Baker met with Customs and Border Protection officials, the agency tells national news media it is changing its program so it won't needlessly affront law-abiding pilots.

CBP Press coverage
CBP Press coverage
0:20 min

Another major newspaper reveals Customs and Border Patrol's stops of innocent pilots.

Danger Drones
Danger Drones
2:17 min

Federal officials search for operator of drone that crashed into St. Louis skyscraper. AOPA renews call for timely regulations on small unmanned aerial systems.

Santa Monica Airport
Santa Monica Airport
1:26 min

Santa Monica city council considers yet another ploy to close the airport.

PilotWorkshops
PilotWorkshops
8:28 min

New benefit for AOPA members from AOPA Premier Partner PilotWorkshops - free access to a selection of audio and video training programs.

Women find their wings: Three generations of Latimer-women fly
Women find their wings: Three generations of Latimer-women fly
3:32 min

Three generations of Latimer-women live, breathe and instruct other women in the hope of increasing the number of women pilots.

 AOPA charter member Bill Bailey
AOPA charter member Bill Bailey
6:44 min

Bill Bailey is one of only a dozen charter members still on the AOPA rolls. These excerpts are from an interview with him on the occasion of the association’s seventy-fifth anniversary.

AOPA Charter member Clancy Hess
AOPA Charter member Clancy Hess
8:18 min

Clancy Hess is one of only a dozen charter members still on the AOPA rolls. These excerpts are from an interview with him on the occasion of the association’s seventy-fifth anniversary.

AOPA charter member Ed Adams
AOPA charter member Ed Adams
4:08 min

Ed Adams is one of only a dozen charter members still on the AOPA rolls. These excerpts are from an interview with him on the occasion of the association’s seventy-fifth anniversary.

EASA concedes over-regulating GA
EASA concedes over-regulating GA
0:48 min

European aviation authority says it went to far in regulating general aviation.

Events

AOPA Spokane Fly-In
AOPA Spokane Fly-In
3:51 min

An incredible mix of unique aircraft at the AOPA Fly-in to Spokane, Washington.

The EAA One Week Wonder
The EAA One Week Wonder
1:57 min

EAA and Zenith Aircraft team up to empower volunteers to build a CH-750 Cruzer in one week.

The EAA One Week Wonder
The EAA One Week Wonder
1:57 min

EAA and Zenith Aircraft team up to empower volunteers to build a CH-750 Cruzer in one week.

AOPA Live This Week - August 2 - AirVenture 2014 - Saturday
AOPA Live This Week - August 2 - AirVenture 2014 - Saturday
19:55 min

A wearable head-up display for general aviation. Mooney is back. A chat with the designer of the Midget Mustang, and the end of an Oshkosh institution. AOPA Live This Week from AirVenture 2014.

AOPA Live This Week - August 1, 2014 - AirVenture Friday
AOPA Live This Week - August 1, 2014 - AirVenture Friday
15:03 min

The FAA reports on medical certificate reform. A seaplane adventure in Lake Winnebago. Helping women soar, and an inspiring flight. AOPA Live This Week from AirVenture 2014 in Oshkosh.

AOPA Live This Week from AirVenture 2014 - Thursday
AOPA Live This Week from AirVenture 2014 - Thursday
19:36 min

AOPA details it programs for affordable flying. A jet-fuel Skyhawk. A first-timer tries to take in all of Oshkosh. AOPA Live This Week from AirVenture 2014 in Oshkosh.

Take an aerobatic ride in Indy
Take an aerobatic ride in Indy
1:52 min

You can fly with aerobatic star Billy Werth at the AOPA Indianapolis Regional Fly In. You've got to see this guy's act - his brother chases him down the runway on a motorcycle.

Fly-in a family affair
Fly-in a family affair
2:00 min

AOPA's regional fly-ins aren't just for pilots. It was a family affair at San Marcos, Texas.

San Marcos Fly-in draws thousands
San Marcos Fly-in draws thousands
4:06 min

AOPA's San Marcos, Texas, fly-in a huge success, with nearly 3,000 attendees.

AOPA Live This Week - April 3, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - April 3, 2014
16:49 min

A step closer to a driver's license medical. News from Sun 'n Fun 2014. New helicopter training device from Redbird. A turbine-powered RV-10. A sleek new speedster from Tecnam.

AOPA Live This Week - March 13, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - March 13, 2014
14:10 min

We're in Nashville for the Aircraft Electronics Association 2014 conference. There's a big step towards a DL medical. Check out an accident between a Cessna and a skydiver. AOPA launches a guide to starting a flying club. The Sweepstakes Debonair gets a new engine.

Women fly it forward
Women fly it forward
2:34 min

Women in Aviation Worldwide Week

AOPA Live This Week - February 27, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - February 27, 2014
13:31 min

From Heli-Expo in Anaheim, California. A special tribute to aviation legend Bob Hoover. AOPA President Mark Baker says "we aren't going to take it anymore" about CBP stops of law-abiding pilots. A modern Jet Ranger is announced, and Enstrom has a new training helicopter.

New AOPA Regional Fly-Ins
New AOPA Regional Fly-Ins
2:23 min

AOPA schedules weekend fly-ins across the country.

AOPA Fly-Ins - Mark Baker
AOPA Fly-Ins - Mark Baker
1:00 min

AOPA announces six regional AOPA Fly-Ins for 2014, and the AOPA Homecoming Fly-In at the association's Frederick, MD (FDK) headquaters to mark AOPA's 75th anniversary.