Day three of the AOPA Aviation Summit in Fort Worth, Texas.
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.
A house of shambles at DHS could cause problems for you.Fly the latest generation of Diamond's twin. Rod Machado on eyeballing a great landing.
CBP answers -- NOT! Stabilized approaches - not just for the big guys. Flying into Big Bear, CA. Fly Well on why you need more oxygen.
Learn how Hueys are helping Vietnam heroes heal. Plus, watch high school students build an airplane in two weeks. Rod Machado has a tip that could save your life.
Exclusive interview with the director of the new Disney film "Planes." AOPA continues to press CBP about pilot stops and aircraft searches. What you should drink and eat while flying, according to Dr. Jonathan Sackier. Remembering wing walker Jane Wicker.
Months of federal silence on general aviation aircraft searches by Customs and Border Protection agents have prompted a final demand for answers from AOPA, along with advice for pilots, and a plan to act if answers are not forthcoming. Also this week, a successful ditching is only half the battle: AOPA Live got our feet wet with an in-depth look at open water survival training, picking up some potentially life-saving tips and tricks. We’ll review the latest David Clark headset, a brand-new model built for comfort. Rod Machado’s regular “License to Learn” segment will explain flutter, and what that has to do with those little drain holes in aircraft control surfaces that you may have wondered about.
A big step towards replacing 100LL. The inside story on FAA's user fee demands to AirVenture in Oshkosh. New aerobatic airplanes from American Champion and Waco Classic. Dealing with depression - it happens to pilots, too. The faces behind those "Pull up! Terrain!" warnings.
Chasing toilet paper through the sky has a serious purpose. New AOPA Aviation Finance Company makes it easier to get financing for an airplane,avionics or engine overhaul. Rod Machado shows how to increase your chances of surviving a crash. Part 2 of the top ten stupid things pilots do to sabotage their medicals.
Civilian formation flying school; trust your leader. Stupid things pilots do to mess up their medical certificates - a Fly Well report from Dr. Jonathan Sackier. ICON aircraft challenges the feds.
More innocent pilots interdicted by CBP. A look at a tornado's aftermath. Pulling the curtains back on the new AOPA.org. Taking charge of your health to keep you flying.
Disturbing trend of federal agents searching private aircraft. Flying a Super Cub across the Atlantic for a unique purpose. Rod Machado shows you how to really see and avoid.
AOPA takes legal action against the FAA. Learn how to roll. Check out the new AOPA web site. Plus, this aircraft flew more than five times the speed of sound. Learn what it could mean to GA.
The furlough is over, but do we need to reexamine FAA funding? Big tax reduction in Indiana thanks to AOPA. A thermal shock to your engine is a good thing sometimes, says Rod Machado. Updates to AOPA FlyQ EFB for the iPad. And a Beaver on floats -- easier than you think.
FAA furloughs clogging up the system. What GA pilots can do to avoid delays. High altitude and high G training at NASTAR. Even civilians can do it. Fight fatigue - a Fly Well report. And a do-it-yourself full cockpit 707 simulator.
FAA says the "driver's license medical" isn't an important issue. Rod Machado's "License to Learn" on high density altitude takeoffs. An airplane that lands shorter than your car can stop.
AOPA Live at Sun 'n Fun. Administration's 2014 budget includes user fees; AOPA vows a fight. A sleek new airplane from Brazil. The best, most affordable simulator with a huge community behind it. And a peek at the new panel of your AOPA Sweepstakes Debonair.
Line up and wait; more than customary delays at FXE. Rod Machado has a tip to keep you from losing an arm or a leg. The L-39 was one thing, but a MiG 15 is something else again. And we test fly the amphibious Searey.
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