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License to Learn-Prevent Spin with Rudder

Rod Machado shows you techniques to prevent a spin entry.

 

AOPA Live This Week

AOPA Live This Week - November 27, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - November 27, 2014
15:57 min

Learn how you can fly with Patty Wagstaff, check out a famous DC-3, find out what developments are expected in medical reform, and learn why tracking the center line is so important.

AOPA Live This Week- November 20, 2014
AOPA Live This Week- November 20, 2014
21:23 min

We go inside President Ronald Reagan's Air Force One - SAM 27000. Find out what AOPA told congressional decision makers about FAA modernization. A conversation with TV personality and aviation expert Miles O'Brien.

AOPA Live This Week - November 13, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - November 13, 2014
15:46 min

Two new Mooney models, the M10T and M10J, and both are powered by Diesel engines. A Glasair Sportsman with a Diesel. Inside the Honda Aero engine plant. Inside the world of the Air Boss from the St. Simon Fly In.

AOPA Live This Week - November 6, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - November 6, 2014
15:04 min

What election results mean for general aviation and Santa Monica airport. With 50 years between logbook entries a rusty pilot returns to the cockpit. See the Empire State building Halloween light show from the air.

AOPA Live This Week - October 30, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - October 30, 2014
17:20 min

AOPA tells the FAA that the ADS-B mandate just won’t work. Hear from our advocacy expert on why. A look at Redbird Migration, and the technology at the leading edge of flight training. A preview of the AOPA St. Simon’s Island Regional Fly In.

AOPA Live This Week - October 23, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - October 23, 2014
24:45 min

From the NBAA convention in Orlando, a look at some new aircraft that are actually flying. NTSB chairman worries about automation causing a lack of professionalism and diminishing safety. Controlling the aircraft with the sound of your voice.

AOPA Live This Week - October 16, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - October 16, 2014
15:18 min

See how AOPA staffers react to hypoxia at a simulated 30,000 feet. AOPA Pilot Senior Editor takes a homebuilt on its first flight. A look inside Aircraft Spruce, and, the truth is out there...

AOPA Live This Week - October 9, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - October 9, 2014
26:42 min

We give away the Sweepstakes Debonair in an air-to-air surprise! And a look behind the scenes on how we pulled off the most complicated giveaway yet. Customs and Border Protection admits it could do better in dealing with GA pilots. We honor the year's best flight instructor and flight school.

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 - October 2, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - October 2, 2014
17:11 min

A tribute to Dr. COPTR, a pilot who cared for residents of a remote island in the Chesapeake Bay. A look at the Embraer Phenom 100E and 300. How to keep thousands of hungry pilots satisfied.

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 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.

Latest Videos

White Stripe - Why tracking the center line is important
White Stripe - Why tracking the center line is important
1:30 min

AOPA Pilot Senior Editor Dave Hirschman shows us why tracking that white stripe is a good idea.

Hollywood DC-3 at St. Simon Regional Fly In
Hollywood DC-3 at St. Simon Regional Fly In
2:27 min

Its a famous Gooney Bird! Learn about this C-47 turned DC-3 and where it has been.

AOPA Live This Week - November 27, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - November 27, 2014
15:57 min

Learn how you can fly with Patty Wagstaff, check out a famous DC-3, find out what developments are expected in medical reform, and learn why tracking the center line is so important.

FAA Modernization Hearing on Capitol Hill
FAA Modernization Hearing on Capitol Hill
3:53 min

Find out what AOPA told congressional decision makers about FAA modernization.

102 Year Old's Birthday Flight
102 Year Old's Birthday Flight
1:18 min

Indiana farmer Gene Leek enjoyed his 102nd birthday flying in a Citabria over the land he has loved for so long.

Miles O'Brien Interview
Miles O'Brien Interview
8:34 min

A conversation with CNN & PBS NewsHour TV personality and aviation expert Miles O'Brien about overcoming adversity.

AOPA Live This Week- November 20, 2014
AOPA Live This Week- November 20, 2014
21:23 min

We go inside President Ronald Reagan's Air Force One - SAM 27000. Find out what AOPA told congressional decision makers about FAA modernization. A conversation with TV personality and aviation expert Miles O'Brien.

2014 Hat in the Ring Challenge
2014 Hat in the Ring Challenge
1:30 min

Are you #TeamMark or #TeamJim? Find out about the 2014 AOPA Hat in the Ring Challenge.

Diesel Glasair Sportsman
Diesel Glasair Sportsman
3:37 min

For venturing out where 100LL is hard to find, Glasair now has the option of a Diesel engine in the Sportsman. Tom Haines files this pilot report.

Mooney unveils new airplanes
Mooney unveils new airplanes
0:31 min

For the first time in decades, Mooney has two new models in the works.

Inside Honda Aero
Inside Honda Aero
1:46 min

Go inside the North Caroline facility where Honda Aero is making engines.

AOPA Live This Week - November 13, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - November 13, 2014
15:46 min

Two new Mooney models, the M10T and M10J, and both are powered by Diesel engines. A Glasair Sportsman with a Diesel. Inside the Honda Aero engine plant. Inside the world of the Air Boss from the St. Simon Fly In.

St. Simons Air Boss
St. Simons Air Boss
1:53 min

Meet the husband and wife team responsible for safely bringing in hundreds of airplanes to the St. Simons regional fly-in.

Santa Monica Airport Vote
Santa Monica Airport Vote
1:04 min

Santa Monica airport is now in the hands of the City Council after voters reject AOPA supported measure D.

Election Results
Election Results
2:15 min

What election results mean for AOPA's advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill.

News

Progress expected on medical reform, patience still needed
Progress expected on medical reform, patience still needed
3:32 min

We've heard from members: Yes there's a lot of support for medical reform, why isn't it going anywhere? In short, it is...

AOPA Live This Week - November 27, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - November 27, 2014
15:57 min

Learn how you can fly with Patty Wagstaff, check out a famous DC-3, find out what developments are expected in medical reform, and learn why tracking the center line is so important.

Dr. Copter Memorial
Dr. Copter Memorial
1:35 min

Two new monuments commemorate the work of the late Dr. David Nichols who used general aviation to practice medicine on Tangier Island for more than 30 years.

Inspector General Report on ADS-B
Inspector General Report on ADS-B
2:27 min

An Inspector General report suggests the costs of ADS-B outweigh the benefits.

Customs and Border Protection Win
Customs and Border Protection Win
1:32 min

A Customs and Border Protection review concludes there are “opportunities for improvement” and notes that changes have been implemented to increase accountability; improve training; and use CBP personnel, rather than local law enforcement, for stops of GA aircraft.

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.

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.

Red Bull Aces
Red Bull Aces
1:15 min

Check out the Red Bull Aces wing suit team.

Under Fire - Flying in Kenya to protect animals from poachers
Under Fire - Flying in Kenya to protect animals from poachers
6:57 min

A small corps of pilots in Kenya put their lives on the line to protect wildlife, and their nation’s future. American pilots have once again stepped up to help, making another journey to this equatorial nation to help Kenya Wildlife Service pilots hone flying skills that are often the difference between life and death.

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.

Doolittle Raiders medal
Doolittle Raiders medal
0:30 min

Long overdue, Congress approves honors for the Doolittle Raiders.

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.

Safety and Education

White Stripe - Why tracking the center line is important
White Stripe - Why tracking the center line is important
1:30 min

AOPA Pilot Senior Editor Dave Hirschman shows us why tracking that white stripe is a good idea.

Redbird Migration
Redbird Migration
3:46 min

A look at Redbird Migration, and the technology at the leading edge of flight training.

Hypoxia Simulation
Hypoxia Simulation
3:57 min

See how AOPA staffers react to hypoxia at a simulated 30,000 feet.

Barrington Irving's Flying Classroom
Barrington Irving's Flying Classroom
2:45 min

Pilot Barrington Irvin is flying around the world to get students interested in aviation careers.

Best Flight Instructor 2014
Best Flight Instructor 2014
3:27 min

Spencer Watson of Aviation Adventures in Manassas, Va. has been voted Best Flight Instructor of 2014.

Flight Training's Best Flight School 2014
Flight Training's Best Flight School 2014
4:36 min

Paragon Flight Training at Pace Field in Ft. Myers, Florida, wins the award as Flight Trainings Best Flight School in 2014.

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 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.

Technique

White Stripe - Why tracking the center line is important
White Stripe - Why tracking the center line is important
1:30 min

AOPA Pilot Senior Editor Dave Hirschman shows us why tracking that white stripe is a good idea.

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 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.

Technology

Diesel Glasair Sportsman
Diesel Glasair Sportsman
3:37 min

For venturing out where 100LL is hard to find, Glasair now has the option of a Diesel engine in the Sportsman. Tom Haines files this pilot report.

Inside Honda Aero
Inside Honda Aero
1:46 min

Go inside the North Caroline facility where Honda Aero is making engines.

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.

EPS diesel V8
EPS diesel V8
0:55 min

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

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.

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.

Google drones
Google drones
0:53 min

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

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.

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

Hollywood DC-3 at St. Simon Regional Fly In
Hollywood DC-3 at St. Simon Regional Fly In
2:27 min

Its a famous Gooney Bird! Learn about this C-47 turned DC-3 and where it has been.

Diesel Glasair Sportsman
Diesel Glasair Sportsman
3:37 min

For venturing out where 100LL is hard to find, Glasair now has the option of a Diesel engine in the Sportsman. Tom Haines files this pilot report.

Mooney unveils new airplanes
Mooney unveils new airplanes
0:31 min

For the first time in decades, Mooney has two new models in the works.

NBAA 2014 New Airplanes
NBAA 2014 New Airplanes
4:27 min

Check out the latest and greatest airplanes at the 2014 NBAA Convention and Exhibition.

AOPA Debonair giveaway
AOPA Debonair giveaway
6:20 min

AOPA surprises the lucking winner of the Debonair Sweepstakes in the air!

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.

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.

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.

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?

Google drones
Google drones
0:53 min

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Gear & Products

NBAA Google Glass
NBAA Google Glass
2:37 min

See a preview of the future, controlling the airplane with the sound of your voice.

Homebuilt First Flight
Homebuilt First Flight
1:12 min

AOPA Pilot Senior Editor Dave Hirschman takes a homebuilt RV-12 on it's first flight.

Aircraft Spruce
Aircraft Spruce
3:36 min

Learn about the family behind the Aircraft Spruce Company.

Avidyne IFD540
Avidyne IFD540
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.

Advocacy

Progress expected on medical reform, patience still needed
Progress expected on medical reform, patience still needed
3:32 min

We've heard from members: Yes there's a lot of support for medical reform, why isn't it going anywhere? In short, it is...

FAA Modernization Hearing on Capitol Hill
FAA Modernization Hearing on Capitol Hill
3:53 min

Find out what AOPA told congressional decision makers about FAA modernization.

Santa Monica Airport Vote
Santa Monica Airport Vote
1:04 min

Santa Monica airport is now in the hands of the City Council after voters reject AOPA supported measure D.

Election Results
Election Results
2:15 min

What election results mean for AOPA's advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill.

Inspector General Report on ADS-B
Inspector General Report on ADS-B
2:27 min

An Inspector General report suggests the costs of ADS-B outweigh the benefits.

Customs and Border Protection Win
Customs and Border Protection Win
1:32 min

A Customs and Border Protection review concludes there are “opportunities for improvement” and notes that changes have been implemented to increase accountability; improve training; and use CBP personnel, rather than local law enforcement, for stops of GA aircraft.

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.

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.

ECi cylinder AD
ECi cylinder AD
2:04 min

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

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.

Santa Monica Airport
Santa Monica Airport
1:26 min

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Health

Progress expected on medical reform, patience still needed
Progress expected on medical reform, patience still needed
3:32 min

We've heard from members: Yes there's a lot of support for medical reform, why isn't it going anywhere? In short, it is...

Miles O'Brien Interview
Miles O'Brien Interview
8:34 min

A conversation with CNN & PBS NewsHour TV personality and aviation expert Miles O'Brien about overcoming adversity.

Hypoxia Simulation
Hypoxia Simulation
3:57 min

See how AOPA staffers react to hypoxia at a simulated 30,000 feet.

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 -smoking
Fly Well -smoking
3:46 min
Fly Well - Headaches
Fly Well - Headaches
3:47 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.

Travel

St. Simons Island Attractions
St. Simons Island Attractions
1:19 min

See the top attractions around St. Simons Island in preparation for the Fly In.

Barrington Irving's Flying Classroom
Barrington Irving's Flying Classroom
2:45 min

Pilot Barrington Irvin is flying around the world to get students interested in aviation careers.

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!

Opinion

Tom Young, author and pilot
Tom Young, author and pilot
3:30 min

Novelist and pilot Tom Young talks about the situation in the Middle East, flying, and his new novel, Sand and Fire.

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

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

Progress expected on medical reform, patience still needed
Progress expected on medical reform, patience still needed
3:32 min

We've heard from members: Yes there's a lot of support for medical reform, why isn't it going anywhere? In short, it is...

2014 Hat in the Ring Challenge
2014 Hat in the Ring Challenge
1:30 min

Are you #TeamMark or #TeamJim? Find out about the 2014 AOPA Hat in the Ring Challenge.

Dr. Copter Memorial
Dr. Copter Memorial
1:35 min

Two new monuments commemorate the work of the late Dr. David Nichols who used general aviation to practice medicine on Tangier Island for more than 30 years.

Inspector General Report on ADS-B
Inspector General Report on ADS-B
2:27 min

An Inspector General report suggests the costs of ADS-B outweigh the benefits.

Frederick Fly-In
Frederick Fly-In
1:06 min

There was a little bit of everything at AOPA's Homecoming Fly-In including a variety of aircraft, an aerial performance by Michael Goulian and a chance to be a part of the GA community.

AOPA Debonair giveaway
AOPA Debonair giveaway
6:20 min

AOPA surprises the lucking winner of the Debonair Sweepstakes in the air!

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.

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.

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

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

CBP Press coverage
CBP Press coverage
0:20 min

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

Santa Monica Airport
Santa Monica Airport
1:26 min

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

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.

Events

St. Simons Air Boss
St. Simons Air Boss
1:53 min

Meet the husband and wife team responsible for safely bringing in hundreds of airplanes to the St. Simons regional fly-in.

Redbird Migration
Redbird Migration
3:46 min

A look at Redbird Migration, and the technology at the leading edge of flight training.

NBAA Google Glass
NBAA Google Glass
2:37 min

See a preview of the future, controlling the airplane with the sound of your voice.

NBAA 2014 New Airplanes
NBAA 2014 New Airplanes
4:27 min

Check out the latest and greatest airplanes at the 2014 NBAA Convention and Exhibition.

St. Simons Island Attractions
St. Simons Island Attractions
1:19 min

See the top attractions around St. Simons Island in preparation for the Fly In.

Behind the scenes - Debonair giveaway
Behind the scenes - Debonair giveaway
4:01 min

We go behind the scenes to show you whats involved in surprising the winner of the AOPA Sweepstakes Debonair.

Frederick Fly-In
Frederick Fly-In
1:06 min

There was a little bit of everything at AOPA's Homecoming Fly-In including a variety of aircraft, an aerial performance by Michael Goulian and a chance to be a part of the GA community.

AOPA Debonair giveaway
AOPA Debonair giveaway
6:20 min

AOPA surprises the lucking winner of the Debonair Sweepstakes in the air!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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