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AOPA Live This Week

AOPA Live This Week - April 17, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - April 17, 2014
14:38 min

The Los Angeles Times shines the light on Customs and Border Protection's actions against innocent pilots. The latest on the driver's license medical. Where warbirds come home to roost, and saving an airport.

AOPA Live This Week - April 10, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - April 10, 2014
23:24 min

The ride of a lifetime in the Blue Angels' Fat Albert. A father and son team build the most beautiful Waco biplanes you've ever seen. GAO thinks the FAA's medical certification process could be better.

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 27, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - March 27, 2014
14:33 min

Learn about the AOPA Rusty Pilots program - its geared at getting you back into the left seat. Fly the new engine in the Sweepstakes Debonair. Paul Harrop goes on a fantasy shopping trip for in flight entertainment options.

AOPA Live This Week - March 20, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - March 20, 2014
17:32 min

A wrap up of news from AEA in Nashville. Hot new avionics including the Sandia SAI 340 Quattro, the Aspen Evolution VFR PFD and the Bendix King KLR-10. Plus we take a look at ADS-B questions. A world record 81 inverted flat spins.

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.

AOPA Live This Week - March 6, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - March 6, 2014
14:22 min

They're back - user fees on general aviation, thanks to the White House. A safer way to make an approach to an oil rig on stormy seas. Women fly it forward to encourage more to become pilots.

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.

AOPA Live This Week - February 20, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - February 20, 2014
11:29 min

An update on the Cirrus Vision jet, the state of the general aviation industry according to GAMA, an historic 20 year anniversary.

AOPA Live This Week - February 13, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - February 13, 2014
14:03 min

AOPA teams up to fight the good fight over Santa Monica airport. Mooney is back, but the Cessna Skycatcher is gone. And what's a pig got to do with aviation?

AOPA Live This Week - February 6, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - February 6, 2014
15:18 min

Senator gets angry over Customs and Border Protection's stonewalling. A nifty little light sport aircraft with Italian flair. An aviation high school where it's cool to be smart.

AOPA Live This Week - January 30, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - January 30, 2014
12:33 min

GA could be safer if the FAA changed the rules. An app to help you make the go/no go decision. The iceway is open, again, and the most famous airplane you've never heard of.

AOPA Live This Week - January 23, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - January 23, 2014
13:01 min

AOPA Live This Week® showcases the strangest looking amphibious aircraft you've ever seen. Plus, take a look at the state of the light sport aircraft industry. Get details about an order a judge issued on Santa Monica Municipal Airport in southern California.

AOPA Live This Week - January 16, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - January 16, 2014
17:49 min

General aviation on NTSB's list again. Flying the AOPA Sweepstakes Debonair. Progress towards a driver's license medical. Controlling an airplane with brain waves alone. A preview of the Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring.

AOPA Live This Week - January 9, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - January 9, 2014
13:21 min

AOPA President Mark Baker announces new regional Fly-Ins and the return of the AOPA Headquarters Fly-In. A look at rare craftsmanship in restoring classic aircraft. Big changes at the world's oldest airport.

Latest Videos

Saving an airport
Saving an airport
3:29 min

A community bands together to save Smith Field in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Now it's thriving.

AOPA Live This Week - April 17, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - April 17, 2014
14:38 min

The Los Angeles Times shines the light on Customs and Border Protection's actions against innocent pilots. The latest on the driver's license medical. Where warbirds come home to roost, and saving an airport.

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.

GAO wants medical certification improvements
GAO wants medical certification improvements
1:08 min

Government Accountability Office says FAA needs to improve its medical certification systems.

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.

AOPA Live This Week - April 10, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - April 10, 2014
23:24 min

The ride of a lifetime in the Blue Angels' Fat Albert. A father and son team build the most beautiful Waco biplanes you've ever seen. GAO thinks the FAA's medical certification process could be better.

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!

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.

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.

AOPA Live This Week - March 27, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - March 27, 2014
14:33 min

Learn about the AOPA Rusty Pilots program - its geared at getting you back into the left seat. Fly the new engine in the Sweepstakes Debonair. Paul Harrop goes on a fantasy shopping trip for in flight entertainment options.

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.

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.

News

CBP stops in national media
CBP stops in national media
1:59 min

The Los Angeles Times shines the spotlight on Customs and Border Protection's unwarranted stops of innocent general aviation pilots.

Driver's license medical update
Driver's license medical update
2:26 min

The FAA maps out its timeline for rulemaking on a driver's license medical. Don't hold your breath.

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.

GAO wants medical certification improvements
GAO wants medical certification improvements
1:08 min

Government Accountability Office says FAA needs to improve its medical certification systems.

Marking towers
Marking towers
1:03 min

AOPA urges states to adopt laws requiring that meteorological evaluation towers by hazard marked so they can be seen by pilots in low-flying aircraft.

Aviation leaders on growing GA
Aviation leaders on growing GA
2:24 min

Heads of the aviation associations with ideas on how to grow the pilot population.

Redbird challenge
Redbird challenge
3:12 min

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

Santa Monica initiative to let voters decide airport future
Santa Monica initiative to let voters decide airport future
0:52 min

Santa Monica citizens launch ballot initiative to let the voters, instead of the city council, determine the future of SMO.

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

Redbird unveils a new helicopter trainer with motion.

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.

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!

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.

Safety and Education

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.

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.

Flying the Weather: Airframe Icing
Flying the Weather: Airframe Icing
3:51 min

AOPA Pilot editor Tom Horne talks about the effects ice has on an airplane's handling and performance.

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.

AOPA Air Safety Institute Mobile Flight Risk Evaluator app
AOPA Air Safety Institute Mobile Flight Risk Evaluator app
2:15 min

App for iPhone, iPad or Android device helps you come up with a go/no go decision for your next flight.

ACS Everyones Problem
ACS Everyones Problem
4:27 min

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.

Aerodynamics Webinar
Aerodynamics Webinar
1:0:39 min

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.

Technique

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.

Stabilized approach
Stabilized approach
4:44 min

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.

The new E-FIRC
The new E-FIRC
1:16 min

Hey CFI's, we made keeping your certificate current A LOT easier. Check out the new online FIRC.

License to Learn - Propeller Blade Fracture
License to Learn - Propeller Blade Fracture
5:07 min

Rpd Machado tells us what to do if you suddenly lose part or all of your prop. It happens.

Water survival training
Water survival training
6:09 min

Learn how to survive an open water ditching.

License to Learn - Flutter
License to Learn - Flutter
5:47 min

Rod Machado tells us about control surface flutter - how your can avoid it, how to recover if you encounter it.

License to Learn - Cockpit Crashworthiness
License to Learn - Cockpit Crashworthiness
3:53 min

Rod Machado on what you can do to increase the chances you'll survive an off-airport landing.

Technology

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.

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.

FlyQ 1.3
FlyQ 1.3
3:24 min

Biggest update to the AOPA FlyQ EFB app ever. Seattle Avionics CEO Steve Podradchick explains what's new.

Sikorsky oil rig approach system
Sikorsky oil rig approach system
1:58 min

Safer IFR approaches to oil rigs on stormy seas.

Thales touchscreens for helicopters
Thales touchscreens for helicopters
0:48 min

Four screens to display whatever you want, where you want.

Raisbeck Aviation High School
Raisbeck Aviation High School
5:43 min

Specialized high school focuses on STEM and aviation technologies.

Aircraft

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.

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X orders
Bell 505 Jet Ranger X orders
0:26 min

Customers like the new bird.

Skycatcher demise - interview with Dan Johnson of LAMA
Skycatcher demise - interview with Dan Johnson of LAMA
6:51 min

Dan Johnson of the Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association talks about Cessna's decision to stop building the Skycatcher.

Tecnam P2008
Tecnam P2008
2:51 min

A racy little Italian job.

Flying the Ford TriMotor
Flying the Ford TriMotor
2:07 min

What's it like to be a passenger on a Ford TriMotor?

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.

Flying the SeaRey LSA
Flying the SeaRey LSA
2:09 min

Kit-built amphibian now available as factory build light sport aircraft.

Flying the MiG 15
Flying the MiG 15
7:29 min

A Cessna 172 pilot straps on a cold war fighter.

Helio Courier camera platform
Helio Courier camera platform
2:38 min

Helio Courier is the eye the sky for many major sporting events.

Light sport aircraft industry report card
Light sport aircraft industry report card
1:46 min
Super Petrel LS
Super Petrel LS
1:04 min
Flying the AOPA Sweepstakes Debonair
Flying the AOPA Sweepstakes Debonair
2:44 min

How does the Debonair handle?

RARE Aircraft
RARE Aircraft
2:37 min

A look at the craftsmanship that goes into restoring classic aircraft at Rare Aircraft.

Gear & Products

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.

In-ear headsets product review
In-ear headsets product review
1:45 min

In-ear headsets are an alternative to bulky aviation headsets.

AOPA FlyQ EFB iPad app
AOPA FlyQ EFB iPad app
0:34 min

Advocacy

CBP stops in national media
CBP stops in national media
1:59 min

The Los Angeles Times shines the spotlight on Customs and Border Protection's unwarranted stops of innocent general aviation pilots.

Driver's license medical update
Driver's license medical update
2:26 min

The FAA maps out its timeline for rulemaking on a driver's license medical. Don't hold your breath.

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.

Saving an airport
Saving an airport
3:29 min

A community bands together to save Smith Field in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Now it's thriving.

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.

GAO wants medical certification improvements
GAO wants medical certification improvements
1:08 min

Government Accountability Office says FAA needs to improve its medical certification systems.

Marking towers
Marking towers
1:03 min

AOPA urges states to adopt laws requiring that meteorological evaluation towers by hazard marked so they can be seen by pilots in low-flying aircraft.

Aviation leaders on growing GA
Aviation leaders on growing GA
2:24 min

Heads of the aviation associations with ideas on how to grow the pilot population.

Santa Monica initiative to let voters decide airport future
Santa Monica initiative to let voters decide airport future
0:52 min

Santa Monica citizens launch ballot initiative to let the voters, instead of the city council, determine the future of SMO.

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.

Senate introduces DL medical bill
Senate introduces DL medical bill
0:56 min

We could be one step closer to losing the third class medical requirement.

Map of CBP stops
Map of CBP stops
0:47 min

We are getting a look at routes flown by airplanes stopped by CBP.

User fees in President's 2015 budget
User fees in President's 2015 budget
2:50 min

President Obama proposes a $100 per flight "surcharge" for air traffic control.

Driver's license medical
Driver's license medical
1:04 min

Progress towards being able to fly some aircraft without a 3rd class medical certificate.

New FAA angle of attack indicator policy
New FAA angle of attack indicator policy
1:05 min

New policy makes it easier and cheaper to retrofit angle of attack indicators on certificated aircraft.

Sen. Pat Roberts interview
Sen. Pat Roberts interview
5:45 min

Kansas Senator Pat Roberts is not happy with the answers he's getting from Customs and Border Protection about unwarranted stops and searches of GA pilots by CBP agents. Tom Haines interviews.

GA Joint Steering Committee
GA Joint Steering Committee
2:14 min

General Aviation Joint Steering Committee meets with FAA Administrator and advocates for more flexibility to install new technology on old airplanes.

Judge orders mediation on Santa Monica
Judge orders mediation on Santa Monica
1:30 min

Judge orders mediation on city of Santa Monica suit against the FAA.

AOPA position on T routes
AOPA position on T routes
0:56 min

Health

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.

Fly Well - Mental Illness
Fly Well - Mental Illness
3:20 min

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.

Fly Well - Ten Stupid Things Pilots do to Sabotage their Medicals - Part 2
Fly Well - Ten Stupid Things Pilots do to Sabotage their Medicals - Part 2
3:25 min

The conclusion of Dr. Jonathan Sackier's list of things pilots do that can lead to a denial of a medical certificate.

Fly Well - Not the TSA
Fly Well - Not the TSA
3:58 min

You don't like the TSA poking at you, but your doctor should be a different story.

AOPA medications database
AOPA medications database
0:49 min

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.

Fly Well - Ten Stupid Things - Part 1
Fly Well - Ten Stupid Things - Part 1
3:14 min

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.

Fly Well - Pilot preflight
Fly Well - Pilot preflight
2:46 min

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.

Travel

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.

Santa Fe airport
Santa Fe airport
1:52 min

Take a look at the Santa Fe Municipal Airport from the lens of AOPA Live.

Harrison Ford on back country flying
Harrison Ford on back country flying
2:13 min
Glacier National Park B&B - DE
Glacier National Park B&B - DE
2:14 min

Alyssa Miller shows us a hair-raising approach into a scenic bed & breakfast near Glacier National Park.

GIFT Academy - FTDE
GIFT Academy - FTDE
1:26 min

AOPA's Jill Tallman takes you to Vernon, Texas, where ladies from all over are learning to fly.

Airport Challenge - DE
Airport Challenge - DE
1:10 min

Al Marsh highlights difficult airports.

Opinion

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

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

CBP stops in national media
CBP stops in national media
1:59 min

The Los Angeles Times shines the spotlight on Customs and Border Protection's unwarranted stops of innocent general aviation pilots.

Driver's license medical update
Driver's license medical update
2:26 min

The FAA maps out its timeline for rulemaking on a driver's license medical. Don't hold your breath.

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.

Saving an airport
Saving an airport
3:29 min

A community bands together to save Smith Field in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Now it's thriving.

GAO wants medical certification improvements
GAO wants medical certification improvements
1:08 min

Government Accountability Office says FAA needs to improve its medical certification systems.

Marking towers
Marking towers
1:03 min

AOPA urges states to adopt laws requiring that meteorological evaluation towers by hazard marked so they can be seen by pilots in low-flying aircraft.

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.

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!

User fees in President's 2015 budget
User fees in President's 2015 budget
2:50 min

President Obama proposes a $100 per flight "surcharge" for air traffic control.

Driver's license medical
Driver's license medical
1:04 min

Progress towards being able to fly some aircraft without a 3rd class medical certificate.

New FAA angle of attack indicator policy
New FAA angle of attack indicator policy
1:05 min

New policy makes it easier and cheaper to retrofit angle of attack indicators on certificated aircraft.

Judge orders mediation on Santa Monica
Judge orders mediation on Santa Monica
1:30 min

Judge orders mediation on city of Santa Monica suit against the FAA.

AOPA position on T routes
AOPA position on T routes
0:56 min
Driver's license medical impact on Light Sport sales
Driver's license medical impact on Light Sport sales
2:03 min

Events

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.

NTSB Presentation at AOPA Summit 2013
NTSB Presentation at AOPA Summit 2013
7:36 min

National Transportation Safety Board Member Earl Weener, PhD, talks about programs to improve general aviation safety during the AOPA Aviation Summit.

AOPA Presidential Citation to Lightspeed Foundation
AOPA Presidential Citation to Lightspeed Foundation
3:21 min

Lightspeed Foundation receives AOPA Presidential Citation at the AOPA Aviation 2013 Summit. Foundation President Allan Schrader explains the program to AOPA President Mark Baker.

AOPA Live This Week - October 24, 2013
AOPA Live This Week - October 24, 2013
24:58 min

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.

Santa Monica presentation
Santa Monica presentation
1:43 min

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.

AOPA Live This Week - October 11, 2013 - AOPA Aviation Summit
AOPA Live This Week - October 11, 2013 - AOPA Aviation Summit
20:04 min

2nd day coverage of the AOPA Aviation Summit in Fort Worth, Texas.

Mark Baker Keynote - Summit 2013
Mark Baker Keynote - Summit 2013
33:01 min
AOPA Live This Week - August 8, 2013
AOPA Live This Week - August 8, 2013
22:14 min

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.

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.

AOPA Live This Week - August 3, 2013 at AirVenture
AOPA Live This Week - August 3, 2013 at AirVenture
20:02 min

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.