2nd day coverage of the AOPA Aviation Summit in Fort Worth, Texas.
New midget personal jet from Sonex flies, even does aerobatics on its first flight. Time is getting close to award the AOPA Sweepstakes Debonair; see how your airplane looks over the Big Apple. We have an update on the search for a replacement for 100LL, and it’s good news. And we take a look at the army of green shirts that help make the AOPA Regional Fly-Ins possible.
A runway incursion in Barcelona, Spain, got plenty of media attention, though it may not have been quite as hairy as some would have you think. We’ll chat with AOPA Foundation President Bruce Landsberg about the lessons, including “look both ways.” Plus, we’ll take you to Plymouth, Massachusetts for a look at what makes it a perfect place for an AOPA Fly-In, and return to San Marcos, Texas, for some unconventional taxi lessons.
Fly along with us as Snoopy 2 tucks in “tight” on Snoopy 1. Find out what it’s like to fly a blimp. We visit a New England airport restaurant with chowder worth the flight. Updates on the avgas and medical certificate issues, and a tribute to your freedom to fly.
We fly the Howard 500. The breakfast bunch flies a C-45 named Chow Hound. The USA Today debacle continues. The National Park Service clamps down on drones.
AOPA answers egregious USA Today series on GA safety. The Sweepstakes Debonair is done! A look at what might be your airplane. Dog fighting over Cape Cod, and the Special Olympics airlift.
Fly with us across the Atlantic in a TBM 900. Join us for the adventure. We travel to AOPA's birthplace to celebrate 75 years. Find out how a glider club is soaring to new heights as an airport owner.
Super Cub number 1, restored by two master craftsman. First flight of Solar Impulse Two. The FBI is on the trail of criminals with lasers lighting up aircraft. The latest on NextGen.
Get behind the controls of an Eclipse 550 with AOPA Editor in Chief Tom Haines, find out how pressure from pilots led Customs and Border Protection to rethink its warrantless stops and searches of general aviation aircraft, and meet three generations of women pilots.
AOPA helps grounded aircraft back into the air. A look at a rare warbird that you can see at the AOPA Indianapolis Fly-In May 31. A supersonic business jet.
Upset training in an L-39. Drones literally falling out of the sky and violating controlled airspace. A look at AOPA's beginnings 75 years ago, and a look forward. A pilot's restaurant with really hot stuff.
Fly the Hudson River in New York City. The corridor lets you see NYC in a way like no other. Take an aerobatic ride from Billy Werth at the AOPA Indianapolis Regional Fly In.
More warrant-less stops of innocent pilots, but AOPA President Mark Baker goes right to the top for relief. AOPA's first regional Fly-In a huge success in Texas. First flight for the E-Fan.
One AME says his 30 years of issuing third class medical certificates have done nothing to improve safety. Looking through the bottom of the aircraft with the most expensive flight helmet ever. Taking off from a dry runway in a straight float seaplane. How do they do it?
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.
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.
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