AOPA Live This Week

AOPA Live This Week - April 3, 2014

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.

 
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AOPA Live This Week- August 27, 2015

16:51 min

One of the Women Airforce Service Pilots, whose contributions to the war effort are honored by the National WASP World War II Museum in Texas, was on hand in Minnesota to see for herself the restoration of a Vultee BT-13 Valiant that will become the first aircraft in the museum’s collection flown by WASPs. Also this week, AOPA’s National Aviation Community Center drew a different kind of crowd, about 100 fitness fanatics, for a workout with an “air-obic” twist, and Tom Haines reports from Alaska.

AOPA Live this Week- August 20, 2015

16:15 min

Splash in to the land of 10,000 lakes for the AOPA Minneapolis Fly-In at Anoka County-Blaine Airport. Find out who won the Red Bull Air Races in Ascot. Ride along with pilots who race smaller aircraft in a budding sport that’s drawing sponsors and investors. In light of the recent collision of a Cessna 172 and a Sabreliner jet, the Air Safety Institute has issued a new Safety Alert and a renewed call for vigilance.

AOPA Live This Week - August 13, 2015

17:06 min

A tour of the Golden Wings Flying Museum in Anoka County, MN. Flying the Tecnam P2010. Learning to fly warbirds. Flying in FiFi, the only currently-flying B-29 Superfortress.

AOPA Live This Week - August 6, 2015

16:17 min

We check out the Ghost Drone. An Interview with teen superstar Ross Lynch of the band R5, he's a student pilot. We also preview the AOPA Minneapolis Regional Fly In. The Bugatti 100p is set to fly for the first time.

AOPA Live This Week - July 30, 2015

14:17 min

AOPA continues to push hard for medical reform, working through some unexpected roadblocks. The advocacy team provides a briefing on the latest developments from Washington. Also this week, the painstaking creation of a vintage Junkers F-13, considered the world’s first airliner, along with a crowd-pleasing demonstration of a much more modern airliner as we wrap up our coverage of EAA AirVenture from Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

AOPA Live This Week - July 25, 2015 - AirVenture 2015

12:58 min

The Airline Pilots Association tries to throttle medical certificate reform. A veritable hive of Republic Seabees touchdown at AirVenture on Lake Winnebago. How a flying club can make flying affordable. The ride of a lifetime for a woman who helps kids get into flying.

AOPA Live This Week - July 24, 2015 - AirVenture 2015

15:55 min

AOPA Live at AirVenture 2015 in Oshkosh. A possible breakthrough for medical certificate reform. The FAA boss speaks. A warbird partnership. Pirates of the north forty.

AOPA Live This Week - July 23, 2015 - AirVenture 2015

21:23 min

The sights and sounds of AirVenture 2015 at Oshkosh! A sudden opportunity for Third Class Medical reform. There will be lots of jobs in aviation. A WWII paratrooper meets up with the aircraft that lead him into battle. And putting a Piper in a Bonanza.

AOPA Live This Week - July 16, 2015

16:25 min

AOPA renews call for the FAA to not withhold traffic data from aircraft not yet equipped with ADS-B out. AOPA Live takes a sneak peek at what's in store at EAA AirVenture 2015. Plus, Civil Air Patrol instructors can only sit back and watch as their cadets fly solo during a nine-day total-immersion summer flight camp. And take a ride in the Ercoupe, a fun, affordable airplane that has been around for 75 years.

AOPA Live This Week - July 9, 2015

13:22 min

Trouble in the electric airplane world as Siemens blocks Pipistrel from flying the Alpha Electro over the English Channel. Was it at the behest of Airbus who hoped to be first to accomplish the feat? Flying with Red Bull over Budapest. Man takes flight in lawnchair, lands in jail.

AOPA Live This Week - July 2, 2015

13:34 min

A preview of Airventure 2015. Flying with the most patriotic performer on the airshow circuit, Julie Clark. Cub Scouts get a first taste of aviation at AOPA.

AOPA Live This Week - June 25, 2015

16:11 min

We fly the ICON A5 light sport amphib. We could see progress on Third Class Medical soon, and find out why the progress has been so slow. A cat goes for an accidental airplane ride.

AOPA Live This Week - June 18, 2015

14:48 min

Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) unveils his proposal to create a not-for-profit, federally chartered corporation to operate and modernize ATC; AOPA weighs in. Magnificent waterfalls and other scenic vistas reward a group of GA pilots touring South America. A 4-year-old girl named Lea laughs with pure delight as her father gives her a first aerobatic ride.

AOPA Live This Week - June 11, 2015

19:08 min

AOPA President Mark Baker said it is time to equip with Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Out, and Air Safety Institute Vice President George Perry gives a former U.S. Navy fighter pilot’s perspective on the value of angle of attack indicators for general aviation. Also this week, Adam Smith of the Commemorative Air Force on a wildly successful fundraising campaign to save the C-47 that led the D-Day invasion.

AOPA Live This Week - June 4, 2015

15:15 min

The lessons from viral video of a water ditching in Italy. A theatrical first look at the Dassault Falcon 5X business jet. Ken Griffey Jr. teams up with AOPA. A party under the space shuttle. Remembering Sonex CEO Jeremy Monnett and Mechanic Mike Clark.

AOPA Live This Week - May 28, 2015

14:55 min

Fly with the Breitling Jet Team. Learn upset recovery in an Extra 300. See a perfectly executed emergency landing from the pilot of a TBM Avenger.

AOPA Live This Week - May 21, 2015

16:36 min

Among the many attending the AOPA Fly-In in Salinas, California, a helicopter pilot who is on a mission to inspire young girls to follow in her footsteps. With a special screening at the AOPA homecoming Fly-In in Frederick, Maryland on the horizon, we visit with the filmmaker behind Living in the Age of Airplanes. Watch inspiration in action as scaled-down aircraft converge on Triple Tree Aerodrome for the world’s largest RC event.

AOPA Live This Week - May 14, 2015

14:21 min

We show you the Arsenal of Democracy Flyover in Washington, D.C. A look at a family business that rebuilds P-51 Mustangs in Salinas, CA. Bobby Breeden wins the Valdez STOL competition with an incredible landing.

AOPA Live This Week - May 7, 2015

17:05 min

Drones might lead to cheaper avionics for you. A report from the Unmanned Systems 2015 conference in Atlanta; watch a sneak peek of Yuichi Takagi looping and rolling before he makes his aerial demonstration debut at AOPA’s Salinas Fly-In May 16; celebrate the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders for receiving the Congressional Gold Medal; and find out how you can own a still-airworthy Mark 1 Spitfire.

AOPA Live This Week - April 30, 2015

11:43 min

An in-depth look at the One Week Ready to Solo program. A preview of the AOPA Salinas Regional Fly In featuring Sean D. Tucker. The world's oldest pilot.

AOPA Live This Week - From Sun 'n Fun 2015

16:17 min

A look at the one week ready to solo program. An airplane that is like a dirt bike with wings. Letting pilots get hands-on with a drone.

AOPA Live This Week - April 16, 2015

22:29 min

Piper Aircraft unveiled the new M Series, introducing a piston and two new turboprops that climb straight to the top of the Piper lineup. Watch the first flight of the new Flight Design C4, explore the options for bringing your aircraft into ADS-B compliance, and see how to expand your hangar without rebuilding it.

AOPA Live This Week - April 9, 2015

22:55 min

Finally from Hollywood, a movie that celebrates aviation. A new IMAX film will soon be in a theater near you. A little shy about talking to air traffic control? A new virtual reality lets you fly with other aircraft and communicate with a real controller, all without leaving the ground. There’s one aircraft that stands above all others. We’ll tell you what it is. And refurbishing an airport. Some of the problems are hard to believe.

AOPA Live This Week - April 2, 2015

12:19 min

The lady is loud and she smokes, but she helped win the war. The Commemorative Air Force puts a TBM Avenger back in the air, the same aircraft type President George H.W. Bush flew. Honda Aircraft receives a provisional type certificate for the HondaJet. Amazon has a secret drone site. Solar Impulse Two flies backwards on its way to China. An update on Harrison Ford, and pilots prove they have big hearts as they help with 10,000 airplanes for a little boy.

AOPA Live This Week - March 26, 2015

18:13 min

General aviation helping out in Haiti. We travel to the island nation to see how a doctor and a Bonanza make all the difference in many lives. B-29 getting ready to fly again. Doc, a Boeing B-29 Superfortress, is rolled out to crowds in Wichita. Flying the B-52. Barry Schiff goes for a ride in a nuclear-capable bomber, affectionately known as a BUFF.

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