FAA budget still in jeopardy, a closer look at the new Van's RV-14, new updates to the Phenom 100, and Palm Springs has a lot to offer the non-pilots at AOPA Summit.
It's taken 9 months and a Chapter 11, but the Beechcraft Corporation is out of bankruptcy court and looking to the future. The Seneca V gets a G-1000 and rebuilding an original Curtiss hangar.
The figures are flat, but is GA flat-lined? We digest the numbers from the GAMA State of the Industry. Plus, we fly into Glacier National Park.
The pilot who ditched in the Hudson tells her story. Exclusive news on the turbine-powered back-country Sherpa. Washington takes a stab at GA ... again. High praise for the AOPA Air Safety Institute from the NTSB.
New series, 'License to Learn,' with Rod Machado. Go flying with the youngest precision team. David Clark is more than headsets.
We show you the Light Sport Expo in Sebring, Florida. Check out the flying car! Also, getting a tailwheel endorsement. Plus we have Patty Wagstaff performing at night.
Firestorm over the arrest of 70 year old glider pilot for "violating" non-existent "no-fly" zone. We test fly the new Tecnam P92 Tail Dragger. Seeing the dark with the MaxViz 600 infrared vision system for Cessnas. Talking to the creators of the Solar Impulse aircraft. And remembering airshow pilot Fred Cabanas.
Flying a glider is a "breach of peace?" The incredible story of a pilot arrested and jailed for flying through a non-existent "no-fly" zone. Budget woes haven't ended for the FAA. A luxury LSA straight from the designer's heart. And an exclusive interview with actor/pilot James Lipton, host of "Inside the Actors' Studio."
Its the best of AOPA Live This Week from 2012. Join producers Warren Morningstar and Paul Harrop as they give you the inside scoop on the show.
Flight Designs new CTLSi sports a fuel-injected Rotax, which means the engine is happy on everything from 100LL to mo-gas with ethanol. AOPA Live’s Jim Moore is among the first to test fly it.
What’s the most challenging airport in American? AOPA members vote, and AOPA Pilot Senior Editor tries his hand at landing there.
AOPA’s top safety guy Bruce Landsberg talks about dealing with ice on general aviation aircraft.Putting the Cessna Skycatcher to the test. Is it a worthy successor to the 152 in a flight school?
Fly along with the Coast Guard's HITRON group as they train to stop go fast boats and drug smugglers. You might not know about a MOA if you use a sectional. Falling off the fiscal cliff and the impact on general aviation. An update on the search for a new avgas.
GA aircraft that will be twice as safe and cost half as much. Lofty goals for rewriting FAA's aircraft certification requirements going on right now. First flight for the Embraer Legacy 500, and what it's like to fly its fly-by-wire stick. The other shoe drops for the FAA boss. 'Goose' finally replaces the good looking guy in the pilot's seat. An exclusive interview with new pilot Anthony Edwards.
Fly low and slow in the Everglades, learn what not to eat when you fly and meet AOPA's newest strategic partner.
Fly like a spy: 007 had one, now you can too. We fly the FLS BD-5J. They like us! The general public's perception of general aviation is improving. We have the stats and surveys to prove it. GA still in the NTSB sights: For a second year, the National Transportation Safety Board puts general aviation safety improvement on its ten most wanted listed. We look at why and what AOPA is doing to change that.
Plus a visit to Piper's 75th anniversary, and a look at active winglet technology in action.
What impact does the election results have on general aviation? AOPA's political experts have the answers. Hurricane Sandy batters the Northeast; general aviation comes to the rescue. More from the NBAA convention in Orlando. Beautiful beaches, great food, wonderful airport. It could be yours. And flight simulation could help you get your pilot's license faster and more easily.
Special edition from the NBAA convention and trade show. HawkerBeechcraft to become Beechcraft Corporation, and stop producing jets but adding a turboprop single to the line. Cessna upgrades the Sovereign, Dassault the Falcon 2000, and Embraer introduces the 450. An exclusive interview with the HondaJet designer. Honeywell forecasts business jet sales. Matalin and Carville forecast the elections.
A major shakeup at EAA - we have an exclusive interview with the new Chairman. Plus, the deal to sell Hawker Beechcraft to a Chinese company is bust, Mike Melvill stops by and we preview NBAA 2012.
AOPA's new sweepstakes airplane, a Debonair! Two cool iPad apps from the Aviation Summit in Palm Springs. A cross-country flight in a brace of open-cockpit WACOs.
Special edition from the AOPA Aviation Summit in Palm Springs
Special edition from the AOPA Aviation Summit in Palm Springs.
We talk to a pilot who crashed a 727 - on purpose! Plus, a major new program from AOPA, a quick and easy mod to lower stall speed, and saying farewell to the Sweepstakes Husky. That and a look at next week's AOPA Aviation Summit.
This week we fly along at the Reno Air Races, tell you how to get a taildragger endorsement, and debate pattern entry at non-towered fields. Is the 45 always right? See what AOPA Pilot editors think. Plus, a look ahead to AOPA Aviation Summit in Palm Springs, and who couldn't use another pair of sunglasses.
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