The latest news from Heli-Expo in Las Vegas. GA gets angry about the sequester. The ins and outs of spins, and your sweepstakes Debonair gets an avionics 'sweet.'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An update on the Cirrus Vision jet, the state of the general aviation industry according to GAMA, an historic 20 year anniversary.
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?
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.
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® 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.
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 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.
Its the best of best, a look back at the stories that stood out in 2013. Join the show's producers for the insider scoop on the stories that got you talking. Plus, we take a look back at the top news headlines in the GA world this year.
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.
AOPA plans a change in course for Summit, with the big convention to be replaced by multiple regional events in years to come so we can meet you where you fly. Also this week, AOPA gets some backup in Congress on aircraft searches, we’ll take you flying in the Canadian Arctic, and Rod Machado has tips on timing the flare.
Federal agents have been stopping and searching general aviation aircraft around the country without satisfactory explanation, or apparent legal authority to do so. AOPA offers updated advice amid an ongoing effort to protect your rights. Also this week, a scenic Cirrus voyage to Alaska, and advice on choosing an AME.
What direction AOPA? An exclusive interview with AOPA President-elect Mark Baker. Remembering EAA's founder. Keeping the needle centered. Rod Machado has a different technique that's easier for both VFR and instrument pilots.
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.
The FAA has proposed a sweeping airworthiness directive (AD) requiring the removal and inspection of thousands of after-market cylinders installed in Continental aircraft engines. AOPA is fighting the proposal, noting enormous cost and compromised safety. AOPA Live This Week® used the Freedom of Information Act to gain an exclusive inside look at a recent general aviation aircraft search ordered by federal officials for reasons that remain mysterious. Also this week, Rod Machado gets back into spins, and how to stop them before they start, in his License to Learn segment, and producer Paul Harrop scopes out glasses that can protect the eyesight of pilots targeted by lasers, an increasingly common event.
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.
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.
Growing general aviation giant Aviation Industry Corporation of China has added Thielert Aircraft Engines to a portfolio that already included Continental Motors and Cirrus. AOPA Live™ landed an exclusive interview with Continental President Rhett Ross to learn what it means to pilots and owners. With EAA AirVenture 2013 just around the corner, we’ll check in on The Debonair Sweepstakes getting fresh paint for the show. AOPA deployed a tent packed with AOPA Jay flight simulation devices by Redbird to engage future pilots at the 2013 National Scout Jamboree. Current pilots might be surprised to learn from Dr. Jonathan Sackier in this week’s “Fly Well” segment that you don’t have to go diving – or even get in the water – to get the bends.
A house of shambles at DHS could cause problems for you.Fly the latest generation of Diamond's twin. Rod Machado on eyeballing a great landing.
CBP answers -- NOT! Stabilized approaches - not just for the big guys. Flying into Big Bear, CA. Fly Well on why you need more oxygen.
Learn how Hueys are helping Vietnam heroes heal. Plus, watch high school students build an airplane in two weeks. Rod Machado has a tip that could save your life.
Exclusive interview with the director of the new Disney film "Planes." AOPA continues to press CBP about pilot stops and aircraft searches. What you should drink and eat while flying, according to Dr. Jonathan Sackier. Remembering wing walker Jane Wicker.
Months of federal silence on general aviation aircraft searches by Customs and Border Protection agents have prompted a final demand for answers from AOPA, along with advice for pilots, and a plan to act if answers are not forthcoming. Also this week, a successful ditching is only half the battle: AOPA Live got our feet wet with an in-depth look at open water survival training, picking up some potentially life-saving tips and tricks. We’ll review the latest David Clark headset, a brand-new model built for comfort. Rod Machado’s regular “License to Learn” segment will explain flutter, and what that has to do with those little drain holes in aircraft control surfaces that you may have wondered about.
A big step towards replacing 100LL. The inside story on FAA's user fee demands to AirVenture in Oshkosh. New aerobatic airplanes from American Champion and Waco Classic. Dealing with depression - it happens to pilots, too. The faces behind those "Pull up! Terrain!" warnings.
Chasing toilet paper through the sky has a serious purpose. New AOPA Aviation Finance Company makes it easier to get financing for an airplane,avionics or engine overhaul. Rod Machado shows how to increase your chances of surviving a crash. Part 2 of the top ten stupid things pilots do to sabotage their medicals.
Civilian formation flying school; trust your leader. Stupid things pilots do to mess up their medical certificates - a Fly Well report from Dr. Jonathan Sackier. ICON aircraft challenges the feds.
More innocent pilots interdicted by CBP. A look at a tornado's aftermath. Pulling the curtains back on the new AOPA.org. Taking charge of your health to keep you flying.
Disturbing trend of federal agents searching private aircraft. Flying a Super Cub across the Atlantic for a unique purpose. Rod Machado shows you how to really see and avoid.
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