Al Marsh talks with an in flight Nutritionist.
Congress starts to legislate a driver's license medical. AMEs blast FAA's sleep apnea policy. Flying a seaplane around the Puget Sound. Affordable hydrophobic technology that might delay ice formation on your aircraft. A conversation with aircraft designer Walter Extra. One incredibly expensive aviation watch.
Shell announces an unleaded avgas. What does it mean for aircraft owners? Some U.S. Senators are not too happy with Customs and Border Protection over stops of GA pilots. A fun way to learn slow flight. Drones galore, and Dr. Jonathan Sackier talks about flu in our Fly Well segment.
AOPA continues to fight FAA's sleep apnea policy. An expert says FAA is going about it wrong. The 'monster truck' of LSAs and an insanely short landing. China cracks open its air space to general aviation.
Are you too fat to fly? What AOPA is doing to keep the FAA out of your bedroom. We fly the Super Legend Cub. Searching for sea turtles in a NOAA Twin Otter.
An interview with one of the pilots of the skydiving plane midair. Flying cross country in a Beech 18 on straight floats. Swift fuel is closer to certification.
Landing on a cargo ship. Flying a full-motion helicopter sim. Getting a look inside the AOPA Sweepstakes Debonair's engine.
Barry Schiff flies the Grumman Albatross. New ways of looking at flight training from the Redbird Migration. An Airsho spectacular in Midland, Texas.
At the NBAA convention. Dassault announces the Falcon 5X with a super-sized cabin. The first production Eclipse 550 is delivered to its new owner. Iron Maiden's lead singer also knows flying. A look inside a Boeing Business Jet.
Fly a 500HP turboprop Bonanza. Picking the right headset. Highlighting the best in flight training.
Day three of the AOPA Aviation Summit in Fort Worth, Texas.
2nd day coverage of the AOPA Aviation Summit in Fort Worth, Texas.
From the AOPA Aviation Summit in Fort Worth, Texas.
Government shutdown affects aviation. Fighting NIMBYs in Santa Monica. A look at the Navy's only active blimp. Flying the Falcon 7x.
AOPA proposes plan to trim FAA costs. Take a flight out of the 1920s in a "Tin Goose," the Ford Trimotor. Join the splash-in as seaplanes gather in Greenville, Maine. Part 3 of our trip to "Mars" in the arctic.
An assault jet born of Citations. Flying in the Arctic. Returning home after a trip around the world. Plus, if all the CBP stops have your blood pressure up, Fly Well tells you what to do.
Tom Haines interviews Rep. Todd Rokita of Indiana on a bill that would direct the FAA to allow many pilots to fly using a driver's license for a medical certificate.
Shell Aviation announces an unleaded avgas that could replace 100LL.
AOPA insists FAA withdraw the new sleep apnea policy. The intrusive policy doesn’t improve safety and actually raises costs.
Al Marsh checks out an amazing therapy tool that happens to have a stick and rudders.
Find out why this could make airplanes twice as safe and half as expensive.
Fly cross country in a Beech 18 on straight floats with AOPA President Mark Baker.
The FAA announced the UAS roadmap.
Redbird has a prototype of the rotor type.
The City of Santa Monica, California flied a merit less lawsuit against the FAA. Find out what the city claims this time in their endless effort to shut down the KSMO airport.
The Sam LS is a new LSA that looks like warbirds of old.
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.
WOW! Check out this 500HP turboprop B36 Bonanza from Turbine Air. Pete Bedell takes it for a flight.
One expert says the FAA is wrong on how it wants to determine who might be at risk for obstructive sleep apnea.
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.
Dr. Perry Inhofe was killed in an MU-2 accident near Tulsa, Oklahoma. AOPA extends our most sincere condolences to his loved ones.
A&P IA Adrian Eichorn takes us inside the Debonair's engine with his HD scope.
AOPA Pilot editor Tom Horne discusses the progression of clues to help you determine if you're starting to pick up ice.
A normal takeoff is what pilots use the for the majority of their departures. But it often doesn't get the attention it deserves.
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.
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.
AOPA Pilot editor Tom Horne talks about the effects ice has on an airplane's handling and performance.
Learn how to choose an abort point if your takeoff roll isn't going as planned.
Rod Machado shows you techniques to prevent a spin entry.
The Air Safety Institute’s Accident Case Study: Everyone’s Problem, takes a look at a flight training accident in Texas that killed a flight instructor and two students on November 15, 2007. The video was originally developed for ASI’s new online Flight Instructor Refresher Course, and holds lessons for all of us - not only as pilots and CFIs, but as friends, peers, and co-workers.
Venture beyond Bernoulli and Newton when you join AOPA Foundation President Bruce Landsberg and panelists Rich Stowell (Master Aerobatic Instructor and 2006 National CFI of the Year) and Brian E. Smith (NASA Ames Research Center) in an energetic review of aerodynamic principles beyond the four forces of flight. As Landsberg leads a high-paced discussion with amazing video clips you’ll discover the true meaning of power and pitch and what flying angle of attack is all about. Grab this chance to come away a precise aviator in all flight regimes.
The airlines learned it a long time ago. A stabilized approach is the key to an uneventful landing. Fly along with Bruce Landsberg of the AOPA Air Safety Institute.
This video is a stark reminder of what can happen when pilots lose situational awareness.
Hey CFI's, we made keeping your certificate current A LOT easier. Check out the new online FIRC.
Rpd Machado tells us what to do if you suddenly lose part or all of your prop. It happens.
Learn how to survive an open water ditching.
Rod Machado tells us about control surface flutter - how your can avoid it, how to recover if you encounter it.
Rod Machado on what you can do to increase the chances you'll survive an off-airport landing.
A communication breakdown starts a chain of events that ends with a collision and 14 fatalities.
How to avoid picking up aquatic hitchhikers with your seaplane.
National Aerospace Training and Research Center offers high altitude and high G training to civilian pilots.
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.
An easier way to keep the needle centered when tracking a VOR , ILS or GPS course.
Formation flying school for RV owners.
How to REALLY see and avoid.
Rod Machado explains how to clear fouled spark plugs.
Want to find the headset that's right for you? Take the headset challenge!
Garmin has entered the action cam market with the new VIRB.
Hear from Jetman Yves Rossy on what its like. He also talks about his flight training process.
Going strong since 1947. A look at Bonanza number 4,000.
Boy Scouts fly the AOPA Jay by Redbird at the 2013 Boy Scout National Jamboree.
Have you heard the one about a bunch of kids who build two airplanes in as many weeks? Its no joke!
A full demonstration of the features and tools in AOPA FlyQ EFB for the iPad.
Users describe the benefits of satellite navigation as provided by the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS). FAA produced video.
AOPA talks to Solar Impulse pilot Andre Borschberg inflight from St. Louis to Cincinnati.
The NOAA Hurricane Hunters' P3 Orion may get all the glory, but the Twin Otter fleet is a whole lot more fun to fly.
Tom Horne flies the Falcon 7X
1,200 Pilatus PC-12s delivered in 18 years. A success not anticipated.
Learn about an old helicopter that is helping Vietnam Vets heal old emotional scars.
A flying, civilian owned Cobra helicopter based in Carson City, Nevada.
Embraer Executive Jets launches a new short film - "The Unbelievable" - staring the Legacy 500 and legendary Jackie Chan. Embraer produced video.
Extra horsepower makes American Champion's popular aerobatic aircraft even hotter.
Interview with HondaJet designer on flight of 5th conforming prototype and future of the innovative design.
Exclusive interview with the pilots of Solar Impulse, Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg.
De Havilland's DHC-2 classic is a dream to fly
This video shows the airplane landing in a 15 knot crosswind at Lakeland, Fla., and the pilot is using the technique written about in the story.
Some of the wild and wacky medical cures on display at AirVenture 2013.
David Clark's new DC Pro-X noise cancelling headset is a lot more comfortable than previous models.
In-ear headsets are an alternative to bulky aviation headsets.
Wonder what you'll do if the engine were to quit right NOW? There's an app for that.
We take two similar airplanes flown by two different editors and put them head to head.
Keeping your blood pressure in check is critical to maintaining your health and your medical certificate, says Dr. Jonathan Sackier.
Hearing loss and protection for pilots.
Dr. Jonathan Sackier explains why you might need more oxygen when flying.
Dr. Jonathan Sackier on the importance of drinking and eating the right stuff when you are flying.
Depression can even strike pilots. But the FAA has changed regulations to allow special issuance certification for pilots using certain anti-depressant medications. Dr. Jonathan Sackier reports.
The conclusion of Dr. Jonathan Sackier's list of things pilots do that can lead to a denial of a medical certificate.
You don't like the TSA poking at you, but your doctor should be a different story.
The FAA won't tell you, but AOPA can. Our exclusive online database of the specific medications that can disqualify you from getting a medical certificate.
Ten stupid things pilots do -- or don't do, that could mess them up in the AME's office. A Fly Well report from Dr. Jonathan Sackier.
You preflight your airplane, but how often do you check yourself to make sure you are safe to fly? Before every flight, ensure that I M SAFE. Dr. Jonathan Sackier explains.
Fighting fatigue? Not sleeping well. You might be suffering from sleep apnea, and that could be dangerous to your flying. Dr. Jonathan Sackier explains.
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.
A unique hideaway in the mountains, 35 minutes from and 7,000 feet above Los Angeles, with an airport!
CBP answers -- NOT! Stabilized approaches - not just for the big guys. Flying into Big Bear, CA. Fly Well on why you need more oxygen.
Take a look at the Santa Fe Municipal Airport from the lens of AOPA Live.
Alyssa Miller shows us a hair-raising approach into a scenic bed & breakfast near Glacier National Park.
AOPA's Jill Tallman takes you to Vernon, Texas, where ladies from all over are learning to fly.
Al Marsh highlights difficult airports.
Tom Haines interviews AOPA President & CEO - elect Mark Baker.
AOPA President & CEO reflects on his years in the left seat for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
Incredible. CBP says it can't find records on a pilot stop and search.
Sen. James Inhofe announces a Pilots' Bill of Rights II at AirVenture 2013.
A special message from AOPA President Craig Fuller.
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
EAA Chairman Jack Pelton on the FAA holding AirVenture at Oshkosh hostage to air traffic control user fees.
AOPA President talks about end of the controller furlough, and examining changes in FAA funding.
AOPA President Craig Fuller discusses what we can expect in 2013.
New resource to help pilots finance aircraft, avionics, and engine purchases.
Tom Haines interviews Adam Meredith and Joe Dini of the new AOPA Aviation Finance Company, LLC.
Annual report on the health of the aviation industry from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.
AOPA expert Ray Speciale (CPA, attorney-at-law) explains tax issues aircraft owners need to be aware of before filing federal income tax.
New law provides tax advantages for buying new aircraft or equipment this year.
AOPA President Mark Baker talks about AOPA reorganization and the associations commitment to encouraging flying clubs and good flight instruction.
Tom Haines talks to aerobatics legend Patty Wagstaff about her career, learning to fly, women in aviation, and flying an OV10 on fire fighting duties.
CBP can't cite any specific authority to stop pilots. AOPA says federal agents must have real probable cause to search aircraft.
Some selections from the full interview with Mark Baker, AOPA President & CEO.
AOPA Board of Trustees selects Mark Baker to succeed Craig Fuller as AOPA President & CEO.
New AOPA president named. Celebrating Orville's birthday, and rededicating AOPA's gift to the nation at First Flight. Fly Well on your hearing. The Super Cub makes it across the Atlantic, now on to Africa.
Santa Monica (SMO) is the most threatened general aviation airport in America. A look at AOPA's advocacy work to save airports.
Customs and Border Protection answers AOPA's inquiries with a "kiss off."
National Transportation Safety Board Member Earl Weener, PhD, talks about programs to improve general aviation safety during the AOPA Aviation Summit.
Lightspeed Foundation receives AOPA Presidential Citation at the AOPA Aviation 2013 Summit. Foundation President Allan Schrader explains the program to AOPA President Mark Baker.
KSMO airport has been in the news a lot lately. The AOPA Air Safety Institute is taking proactive steps to ensure safety with the "Safe Skies, Good Neighbors" presentation.
Incredible. CBP says it can't find records on a pilot stop and search. Milestone Pilatus PC-12 number 1,200 delivered in Portsmouth, NH. Going strong since 1947. A look at Bonanza number 4,000. Oshkosh medical cures, and a Fly Well report on your ticker.
Pilots' Bill of Rights II. The kids are in love with Dusty, and it might lead to more pilots. Pilots from around the world flock to Oshkosh. AirVenture by the numbers, and a unique trip through the Fly Market.
AOPA President Craig Fuller talks to EAA Chairman Jack Pelton about AirVenture, Oshkosh user fees.
Special edition from AirVenture 2013 in Oshkosh. Big order for Beechcraft. A natural gas fueled Husky. Civil Air Patrol cadets.
Special edition from AirVenture 2013 in Oshkosh. New diesel powered Redhawk trainer. Jetman flies in the U.S. for the first time. Rod Machado on uncoordinated flight. A look at the panel of the AOPA Sweepstakes Debonair.
An exclusive AOPA interview with the director of the new Disney movie "Planes."
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.