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AOPA Live This Week - November 26, 2015

15:27 min

Days before the holiday shopping frenzy, a task force suggested that the FAA make the drone registration requirement very broad, applying to unmanned aircraft systems large and small. Dr. Claudius Klimt wanted to expand his aviation horizons, so he found a gyrocopter, and found out what sets them apart from a pilot's perspective. Benjamin Parker served his country until multiple sclerosis ended his military career. It took another battle to make sure it didn't ground him.

AOPA Live This Week - November 19, 2015

35:05 min

AOPA Live from NBAA in Las Vegas. Flying the Griffon Lionheart - a composite, staggerwing biplane from the 1990's. Third Class Medical reform advances in Congress.

AOPA Live This Week - November 12, 2015

23:18 min

An honor for a Doolittle Raider. Learning to fly a B-25. AOPA's High School Aviation Initiative to use flying to teach STEM. Mastering wheel landings in a tail dragger.

AOPA Live This Week - November 5, 2015

32:26 min

User fees can destroy a GA culture. We travel to Australia to see the impact pilots there have suffered. Highlighting the best ideas in flight training at Redbird Migration. Leaf peeping with a drone that costs more than a used 172.

AOPA Live This Week - October 29, 2015

11:43 min

Air traffic control may become a telecommuting task in the not-too-distant future; remote towers equipped with cameras and communication gear are already online in some parts of the world. Watch a demonstration of how this might work at your local airport. Also this week, what happens behind the scenes when a Red Bull Air Race pilot clips one of those giant inflated pylons? A team swings into action with spare parts and a plan to make sure pilots (and the crowd) won’t have long to wait.

AOPA Live This Week - October 22, 2015

17:38 min

Federal government wants to register all drones, even small hobbyist machines. A special report from the Red Bull Air Races in Las Vegas. How to customize a Cirrus just for you.

AOPA Live This Week - October 15, 2015

13:34 min

LA cops going after drone pilots. Rain didn’t wash out the fun in Tullahoma, Tennessee where more than 2,500 gathered for the final AOPA Fly-In of 2015. Ride along as AOPA Pilot Editor at Large Tom Horne puts the new Citation Latitude through its paces.

AOPA Live This Week - October 8, 2015

28:09 min

A kinder FAA? A big change in the agency's "compliance philosophy." FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said aircraft operators should be trusted to cooperate, comply, and be partners in safety. When it comes to drones, on the other hand, the agency opted for a different approach: announcing a $1.9 million civil penalty against a photography company for droning in the New York Class B. Also this week, Redbird Flight Simulators rises to a unique challenge, and take a look at what’s in store for you in Tullahoma, Tennessee, at the final AOPA Fly-In of the year.

AOPA Live This Week - October 1, 2015

22:31 min

See first hand what happens during a NORAD intercept. All the sights and sounds from the AOPA Colorado Springs Fly-In. AOPA President Mark Baker is optimistic about third class medical reform. Experience spin training with instructor Catherine Cavagnaro. Ride along with Rob Holland on his winning flight for a unique perspective on freestyle gold.

AOPA Live This Week - September 24, 2015

14:54 min

The Pope is in the United States. We take a network TV news crew flying to explain TFR's. A B-29 Superfortress named Doc has all four engines running. A look at the National WWII Aviation Museum in Colorado Springs. Putting VG's to the test, head to head.

AOPA Live This Week - September 17, 2015

21:17 min

We fly the Nextant 400 XTI, a BeechJet on steroids. The Pope is coming, and so are the drones allowed, either. A look at the cutting edge of technology to keep drones and aircraft apart. A tour of the Air Force Academy, and a tribute to retiring AOPA Board of Trustees member Paul Heintz.

AOPA Live This Week - September 10, 2015

19:33 min

General aviation pilots use acts of kindness to honor thousands of lives lost and to remember the day aviation stood still. AOPA Senior Features Editor Julie Summers Walker reveals the latest developments from Virgin Galactic’s Mojave Desert outpost where composite space ships are readied for launch. And not far away, an airport rises from the Nevada desert each year to celebrate the annual Burning Man festival with its exuberant partying and gifting, before disappearing into the night.

AOPA Live This Week - September 3, 2015

14:59 min

The FAA and the military get crossways over a NOTAM. Flying wild Alaska for real; this is better than a reality show. A bucket list trip FROM Alaska to Wisconsin! And the FAA grants a drone exemption to a paper airplane.

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.

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