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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.

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.

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 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.

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