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C152 Reimagined

3:00 min

AOPA tests new ways to open door to aviation with "Reimagined Aircraft" such as a Cessna 152 that can be co-owned and operated for as little as $65/hour, including fuel.

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.

Red Bull Aces

1:15 min

Check out the Red Bull Aces wing suit team.

Under Fire - Flying in Kenya to protect animals from poachers

6:57 min

A small corps of pilots in Kenya put their lives on the line to protect wildlife, and their nation’s future. American pilots have once again stepped up to help, making another journey to this equatorial nation to help Kenya Wildlife Service pilots hone flying skills that are often the difference between life and death.

Huerta-Baker interview

7:26 min

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta visits AOPA headquarters and talks with AOPA President Mark Baker about medical certificate reform, replacing 100LL, the FAA budget and other issues of interest to general aviation pilots.

Dogfighting over Cape Cod

6:56 min

Join AOPA Online Associate Editor Jim "Buffet" Moore as he goes head-to-head in a dogfight over Cape Cod Bay. See what it's like to be a fighter pilot.

Rolls-Royce Allison Heritage Trust Museum

2:03 min

Rolls-Royce Allison Heritage Trust Museum in Indianapolis honors a premier name in aircraft propulsion.

Three generations of women pilots

4:02 min

Mother, daughter, granddaughter, all pilots, all giving back to get more women in the air.

Flying the Eclipse 550

4:50 min

Get behind the controls of an Eclipse 550 with AOPA Editor in Chief Tom Haines. The 550 has evolved into the aircraft it was always intended to be.

AOPA flight training scholarships

1:13 min

The AOPA Foundation is offering 11 scholarships to help support outstanding student pilots.

CBP backs down

3:18 min

One month after AOPA President Mark Baker met with Customs and Border Protection officials, the agency tells national news media it is changing its program so it won't needlessly affront law-abiding pilots.

Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon

1:53 min

Only 3 are left flying, the PV-2 Harpoon was developed from the Lockheed Lodestar.

News from EBACE

1:21 min

Aerion ups the size of its supersonic business jet, HondaJet unveils first production aircraft, Dassault announces the Falcon 8X, Gulfstream extends the range of the G650.

Superior cylinders AMOC

0:55 min

Alternative means of compliance provides way for grounded aircraft to get back in the air.

CBP Press coverage

0:20 min

Another major newspaper reveals Customs and Border Patrol's stops of innocent pilots.

Doolittle Raiders medal

0:30 min

Long overdue, Congress approves honors for the Doolittle Raiders.

Good story on general aviation

0:23 min

New York Times publishes a good article on general aviation.

Upset training in L39

6:16 min

Learning how to instinctively recover from extreme unusual attitudes might save your life some day.

AOPA Live This Week - May 15, 2014

21:46 min

Upset training in an L-39. Drones literally falling out of the sky and violating controlled airspace. A look at AOPA's beginnings 75 years ago, and a look forward. A pilot's restaurant with really hot stuff.

Flying NYC

5:19 min

Learn how to fly the Hudson River Class B Exclusion in New York City. It is some of the most scenic and crowded airspace in the United States.

U2 Dragon Lady Stops Traffic

1:05 min

She may be pushing 60, but the Dragon Lady can still stop traffic. Find out how a Cold War spy plane brought modern airliners to a halt.

Take an aerobatic ride in Indy

1:52 min

You can fly with aerobatic star Billy Werth at the AOPA Indianapolis Regional Fly In. You've got to see this guy's act - his brother chases him down the runway on a motorcycle.

AOPA Live This Week - May 8, 2014

18:05 min

Fly the Hudson River in New York City. The corridor lets you see NYC in a way like no other. Take an aerobatic ride from Billy Werth at the AOPA Indianapolis Regional Fly In.

PilotWorkshops

8:28 min

New benefit for AOPA members from AOPA Premier Partner PilotWorkshops - free access to a selection of audio and video training programs.

Fly-in a family affair

2:00 min

AOPA's regional fly-ins aren't just for pilots. It was a family affair at San Marcos, Texas.

Petition to EPA opposing leaded avgas

1:22 min

Environmentalists file petition with EPA to declare aircraft emissions hazardous. AOPA says action puzzling since EPA knows industry well on the way to finding an unleaded fuel.

San Marcos Fly-in draws thousands

4:06 min

AOPA's San Marcos, Texas, fly-in a huge success, with nearly 3,000 attendees.

First E-Fan flight

0:43 min

Airbus Group flies the all-composite, battery powered E-Fan for the first time.

AOPA 75th Anniversary

3:05 min

Month of May is the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association's 75th anniversary.

AOPA Foundcation Giving Back Awards

1:24 min

Recreational Aviation Foundation a recipient of an AOPA Foundation Giving Back Award.

AOPA goes to the top to stop CBP unwarranted searchres

2:41 min

Customs and Border Protection continues to direct unwarranted stops of innocent pilots. AOPA President Baker gets promise from CBP Commissioner that there will be fewer stops in the future.

AOPA Live This Week - May 1, 2014

16:31 min

More warrant-less stops of innocent pilots, but AOPA President Mark Baker goes right to the top for relief. AOPA's first regional Fly-In a huge success in Texas. First flight for the E-Fan.

EASA concedes over-regulating GA

0:48 min

European aviation authority says it went to far in regulating general aviation.

F-35 helmet display sees everything

2:45 min

Super situational awareness with a helmet mounted display that lets the pilot "see" through the aircraft in all directions.

FAA stands up first UAS test area

0:53 min

Testing begins in North Dakota to gather data on how to integrate small unmanned aerial systems (drones) into the national airspace system.

No water seaplane

1:04 min

How do you take off on straight floats when there's no water?

PilotWorkshop programs for AOPA members

1:16 min

New benefit for AOPA members. Free access to selected PilotWorkshop educational offerings.

AME says 3rd Class Medical doesn't help

3:06 min

Dr. Brent Blue, a Senior Aviation Medical Examiner, says that his issuing 3rd Class Medical Certificates over 30 years has done nothing to improve general aviation safety.

AOPA Foundation - Pilots N Paws

1:37 min

AOPA Foundation gives aviation charity Pilots N Paws a Giving Back award of $10,000

AOPA Live This Week - April 24, 2014

10:21 min

One AME says his 30 years of issuing third class medical certificates have done nothing to improve safety. Looking through the bottom of the aircraft with the most expensive flight helmet ever. Taking off from a dry runway in a straight float seaplane. How do they do it?

Dry seaplane launch

1:00 min

How do you take off in a straight float seaplane when there's no water to be found?

Saving an airport

3:29 min

A community bands together to save Smith Field in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Now it's thriving.

AOPA Live This Week - April 17, 2014

14:38 min

The Los Angeles Times shines the light on Customs and Border Protection's actions against innocent pilots. The latest on the driver's license medical. Where warbirds come home to roost, and saving an airport.

GAO wants medical certification improvements

1:08 min

Government Accountability Office says FAA needs to improve its medical certification systems.

WACOS by Shue

4:46 min

A father/son team restore and build the most beautiful Waco biplanes in a small shop in rural Pennsylvania.

Flying Fat Albert

5:55 min

The Blue Angel's support C130 is a wild ride itself. Come along for a maximum performance flight in Fat Albert.

AOPA Live This Week - April 10, 2014

23:24 min

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.

AOPA Rusty Pilots Initiative

1:35 min

Learn about the new AOPA Rusty Pilots Initiative. We want to help you get back in the air!

First flight with the AOPA Sweepstakes Debonair's new engine.mp4

1:31 min

Check out this beauty of a new engine! Remember this could be YOUR 1963 Debonair.

Fantasy in-flight entertainment

3:08 min

AOPA Live's Paul Harrop comes up with a mid-six-figure wish list for gadgets and electronics he suggests to Tom Haines for his A-36 Bonanza.

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