AOPA Live This Week

AOPA Live This Week - February 27, 2014

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.

 
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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.

AOPA Live This Week- March 19, 2015

21:14 min

A milestone for the Veteran's Airlift Command as they transport their 10,000th passenger. A drone and a news helicopter get too close for comfort. Freeflight announces a sub $2,000 ADS-B Out solution. A pilot who shakes off the rust to live out his decades-long dream of flying a P-51 Mustang.

AOPA Live This Week - March 12, 2015

19:13 min

Fighting media falsehoods about the Harrison Ford PT-22 off-airport emergency landing. Flying the Embrarer Legacy 500. An interview with a TRACON controller who saved a VFR pilot's life when he was trapped on top.

AOPA Live This Week - March 5, 2015

22:12 min

From HAI Heli-Expo 2015. A look at the AW609 tilt-rotor, the new Airbus Helicopters H160, training helicopters from Enstrom and Guimbal. A new simulator from Fasca faithfully replicates a Robinson 44 with stunning visuals and realistic control loading. A call for action on Third Class Medical reform. Using helicopters for mosquito control and news gathering. A look at the Bell 505.

AOPA Live This Week - February 26, 2015

12:13 min

Mavericks aerobatic team members are a highly seasoned group of pilots who prove age is no obstacle to flying with the utmost precision. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, talks about the Pilots Bill of Rights II, legislation that would expand medical reform to include IFR. Also this week, join us for an AOPA-hosted event that teaches kids about aviation and animal rescue.

AOPA Live This Week - February 19, 2015

24:56 min

AOPA partners with ShareAviation.com to help spread interest in flying. FAA proposes rules for commercial drones. Learning to fly a CJ business jet in a simulator alone. There's an LSA for almost any need or budget.

AOPA Live This Week - February 12, 2015

18:41 min

We tour NASA's icing wind tunnel. New report shows the economic value of general aviation. GAMA talks about the state of the GA industry, and we fly the One-Week-Wonder.

AOPA Live This Week - February 5, 2015

19:34 min

Bill Harrelson has a right to brag, having just returned from a pole-to-pole circumnavigation in a Lancair IV and staking a claim on a world record. Harrelson talks about how he did it, and the biggest challenges. Enstrom Helicopter Corp. is reborn out of Chinese investment to flex its American manufacturing might. For the first time in years, the President’s proposed budget does not include user fees on General Aviation aircraft operations.

AOPA Live This Week - January 29, 2015

20:21 min

Some tips on cold weather flying. An exclusive interview with the NORAD commander about busting TFRs. A pilot report on the heaviest of the King Airs. More on the Cirrus ditching.

AOPA Live This Week - January 22, 2015

18:46 min

Repo man Nick Popovich and his team specialize in the kind of aircraft that come with overhead bins and drink carts. Also this week, AOPA President Mark Baker is honored by Harrison Ford in Hollywood, and balloons in numbers over Lake Havasu City.

AOPA Live This Week - January 15, 2015

14:38 min

The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida, kicked off the show season with a few unusual arrivals. There is no more scenic way to see the Bahamas than touring in a seaplane. AOPA President Mark Baker is fed up with foot-dragging on medical reform.

AOPA Live This Week - January 8, 2015

20:33 min

AOPA President Mark Baker looks forward to a new year of AOPA Fly-Ins as the association aims to build on the success of 2014 events that drew thousands. Learn the ins and outs of flying to the Bahamas, and get a look at one very capable light sport aircraft.

AOPA Live This Week - The Directors Cut 2014

42:02 min

Paul Harrop hosts a look back at the most memorable stories from 2014.

AOPA Live This Week - December 18, 2014

18:15 min

Honors for the greatest stick and rudder pilot ever. Rudolf the red-nosed MU-2; Santa arrives by turboprop to a remote Chesapeake Bay island. A top FAA official becomes a pilot. Looking back at the AOPA fly-ins.

AOPA Live This Week - December 11, 2014

14:23 min

With near misses with drones in the news there is growing concern among pilots over this new source of flying FOD, and AOPA weighed in during a House subcommittee hearing on the topic.Weighing in at all of 20 pounds, Turbo is the real-life dog at the heart of a new children’s book that aims to help inspire the next generation of aviators. Founding pilots of the Civil Air Patrol played a vital role protecting America when wolf packs of German submarines were at the door. They gathered in Washington this week to accept one of the nation’s highest honors.

AOPA Live This Week - December 4, 2014

17:30 min

Walt and Debbie Kuemmerle fly a T-28 Trojan to airports and events around the south, and their vintage military trainer gets plenty of attention. Cirrus marked another milestone in the development of its single-engine jet, and Bob Showalter reflects on 70 years of serving aviation and the family’s plan for the future.

AOPA Live This Week - November 27, 2014

15:57 min

Learn how you can fly with Patty Wagstaff, check out a famous DC-3, find out what developments are expected in medical reform, and learn why tracking the center line is so important.

AOPA Live This Week- November 20, 2014

21:23 min

We go inside President Ronald Reagan's Air Force One - SAM 27000. Find out what AOPA told congressional decision makers about FAA modernization. A conversation with TV personality and aviation expert Miles O'Brien.

AOPA Live This Week - November 13, 2014

15:46 min

Two new Mooney models, the M10T and M10J, and both are powered by Diesel engines. A Glasair Sportsman with a Diesel. Inside the Honda Aero engine plant. Inside the world of the Air Boss from the St. Simon Fly In.

AOPA Live This Week - November 6, 2014

15:04 min

What election results mean for general aviation and Santa Monica airport. With 50 years between logbook entries a rusty pilot returns to the cockpit. See the Empire State building Halloween light show from the air.

AOPA Live This Week - October 30, 2014

17:20 min

AOPA tells the FAA that the ADS-B mandate just won’t work. Hear from our advocacy expert on why. A look at Redbird Migration, and the technology at the leading edge of flight training. A preview of the AOPA St. Simon’s Island Regional Fly In.

AOPA Live This Week - October 23, 2014

24:45 min

From the NBAA convention in Orlando, a look at some new aircraft that are actually flying. NTSB chairman worries about automation causing a lack of professionalism and diminishing safety. Controlling the aircraft with the sound of your voice.

AOPA Live This Week - October 16, 2014

15:18 min

See how AOPA staffers react to hypoxia at a simulated 30,000 feet. AOPA Pilot Senior Editor takes a homebuilt on its first flight. A look inside Aircraft Spruce, and, the truth is out there...

AOPA Live This Week - October 9, 2014

26:42 min

We give away the Sweepstakes Debonair in an air-to-air surprise! And a look behind the scenes on how we pulled off the most complicated giveaway yet. Customs and Border Protection admits it could do better in dealing with GA pilots. We honor the year's best flight instructor and flight school.

AOPA Live This Week - October 2, 2014

17:11 min

A tribute to Dr. COPTR, a pilot who cared for residents of a remote island in the Chesapeake Bay. A look at the Embraer Phenom 100E and 300. How to keep thousands of hungry pilots satisfied.

AOPA Live This Week - August 28, 2014

22:45 min

The fight for Santa Monica Airport is looking promising. The latest on third class medical reform. Teaching missionaries to fly. An ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that you have to see.

AOPA Live This Week - September 25, 2014

18:38 min

The DOT Inspector General is critical of FAA's progress on ADS-B, says costs outweigh benefits. Avidyne shows off its plug and play replacement for the Garmin GNS 530. An around the world flight to encourage kids to pursue aviation and STEM education.

AOPA Live This Week - September 18, 2014

14:38 min

Yanks Air Museum in Chino, California, a world-class attraction you won’t want to miss during the AOPA Fly-In Sept. 20, gave AOPA Live a sneak peek at an impressive (and airworthy) collection. Also, the NTSB notes a decline in GA accidents, and Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Indiana) says pilots need to speak up about pilot protection.

AOPA Live This Week - September 11, 2014

22:03 min

A major step forward towards an avgas replacement. An incredible cache of warbirds is sold in Texas. A unique FBO straight out of World War II China. How to cope with hypoxia.

AOPA Live This Week - September 4, 2014

15:15 min

A visit to the Antique Airplane Association Fly-In at Blakesburg, Iowa. More action on medical certificate reform. A hangar full of goodies in southern California. A headset just for you.

AOPA Live This Week - August 21, 2014

16:51 min

AOPA demands swift action on medical certificate reform. Some incredible aircraft at the AOPA fly-in to Spokane, Washington. Low and slow from Alaska to Oshkosh to support wounded warriors.

AOPA Live This Week - August 14, 2014

21:17 min

We check out the One Week Wonder - a homebuilt, built in a week. Flying the Boeing that started it all - the Boeing 40. We remember Robin Williams' AOPA moment.

AOPA Live This Week - August 7, 2014

22:12 min

NTSB doesn't like medical certificate reform. Go flying with Sean D. Tucker over Oshkosh. Paul Poberezny and the Baby Ace - the plane that started a movement, and inside aircraft modifier Rocket Engineering.

AOPA Live This Week - August 2 - AirVenture 2014 - Saturday

19:55 min

A wearable head-up display for general aviation. Mooney is back. A chat with the designer of the Midget Mustang, and the end of an Oshkosh institution. AOPA Live This Week from AirVenture 2014.

AOPA Live This Week - August 1, 2014 - AirVenture Friday

15:03 min

The FAA reports on medical certificate reform. A seaplane adventure in Lake Winnebago. Helping women soar, and an inspiring flight. AOPA Live This Week from AirVenture 2014 in Oshkosh.

AOPA Live This Week from AirVenture July 31, 2014 - Thursday

19:36 min

AOPA details it programs for affordable flying. A jet-fuel Skyhawk. A first-timer tries to take in all of Oshkosh. AOPA Live This Week from AirVenture 2014 in Oshkosh.

AOPA Live This Week - July 24, 2014

20:26 min

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta visits AOPA and is speaking out about third class medical reform. We fly with Patty Wagstaff in Kenya, and we fly the PBY-5A Catalina. Its an unsung hero of WWII.

AOPA Live This Week - July 24, 2014

20:26 min

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta visits AOPA and is speaking out about third class medical reform. We fly with Patty Wagstaff in Kenya, and we fly the PBY-5A Catalina. Its an unsung hero of WWII.

AOPA Live This Week - July 17, 2014

16:23 min

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.

AOPA Live This Week - July 10, 2014

16:41 min

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.

AOPA Live This Week - July 3, 2014

24:16 min

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.

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