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.
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.
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