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2014 AOPA Fly-in Recap

4:10 min

A look back at our seven successful regional fly-ins of 2014.

Tangier Island Holly Run

2:57 min

See a group of general aviation pilots fly in holiday cheer. Pilots joined Santa to bring greens, school supplies and gifts to the residents of Tangier Island, a remote fishing village in Virginia.

Bob Hoover Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy

4:46 min

After 70 years of achievements in aviation, the industry honored Robert A. “Bob” Hoover with its top award, the NAA Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy.

FAA Deputy Administrator Michael Whitaker and Mark Baker Interview

7:57 min

FAA Deputy Administrator Michael Whitaker spoke with AOPA President Mark Baker about learning to fly, NextGen modernization, medical certification reform, and more.

R.A. "Bob" Hoover receives NAA Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy

37:12 min

David Hartman interviews Bob Hoover on his remarkable flying career as he receives the 2014 NAA Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy.

Turbo the Flying Dog

1:45 min

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.

Civil Air Patrol Congressional Gold Medal

2:32 min

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.

Congressional Hearing on Drones

3:23 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.

Dave Coulier interview

3:33 min

Actor and comedian Dave Coulier talks about his Bonanza and his contribution to the AOPA Foundation's silent auction.

COPA President Kevin Psutka interview

6:35 min

Canadian Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association President Psutka talks about drones, Nav Canada, and his impending retirement.

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.

Bob Showalter interview

6:07 min

Family-owned and operated Showalter Flying Service on Orlando Executive Airport is being sold to Atlantic Aviation after 70 years of business. Bob Showalter talks about the decision.

White Stripe - Why tracking the center line is important

1:30 min

AOPA Pilot Senior Editor Dave Hirschman shows us why tracking that white stripe is a good idea.

Hollywood DC-3 at St. Simon Regional Fly In

2:27 min

Its a famous Gooney Bird! Learn about this C-47 turned DC-3 and where it has been.

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.

FAA Modernization Hearing on Capitol Hill

3:53 min

Find out what AOPA told congressional decision makers about FAA modernization.

102 Year Old's Birthday Flight

1:18 min

Indiana farmer Gene Leek enjoyed his 102nd birthday flying in a Citabria over the land he has loved for so long.

Miles O'Brien Interview

8:34 min

A conversation with CNN & PBS NewsHour TV personality and aviation expert Miles O'Brien about overcoming adversity.

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.

2014 Hat in the Ring Challenge

1:30 min

Are you #TeamMark or #TeamJim? Find out about the 2014 AOPA Hat in the Ring Challenge.

Diesel Glasair Sportsman

3:37 min

For venturing out where 100LL is hard to find, Glasair now has the option of a Diesel engine in the Sportsman. Tom Haines files this pilot report.

Mooney unveils new airplanes

0:31 min

For the first time in decades, Mooney has two new models in the works.

Inside Honda Aero

1:46 min

Go inside the North Caroline facility where Honda Aero is making engines.

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.

St. Simons Air Boss

1:53 min

Meet the husband and wife team responsible for safely bringing in hundreds of airplanes to the St. Simons regional fly-in.

Santa Monica Airport Vote

1:04 min

Santa Monica airport is now in the hands of the City Council after voters reject AOPA supported measure D.

Election Results

2:15 min

What election results mean for AOPA's advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill.

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.

Redbird Migration

3:46 min

A look at Redbird Migration, and the technology at the leading edge of flight training.

NBAA 2014 New Airplanes

4:27 min

Check out the latest and greatest airplanes at the 2014 NBAA Convention and Exhibition.

St. Simons Island Attractions

1:19 min

See the top attractions around St. Simons Island in preparation for the Fly In.

NBAA Google Glass

2:37 min

See a preview of the future, controlling the airplane with the sound of your voice.

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.

Disney's Planes: Fire & Rescue - exclusive clip

1:03 min

Check out this exclusive behind the scenes clip from Disney's Planes: Fire & Rescue. We find out just how far the producers went to be accurate.

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.

Homebuilt First Flight

1:12 min

AOPA Pilot Senior Editor Dave Hirschman takes a homebuilt RV-12 on it's first flight.

Aircraft Spruce

3:36 min

Learn about the family behind the Aircraft Spruce Company.

Hypoxia Simulation

3:57 min

See how AOPA staffers react to hypoxia at a simulated 30,000 feet.

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...

Dr. Copter Memorial

1:35 min

Two new monuments commemorate the work of the late Dr. David Nichols who used general aviation to practice medicine on Tangier Island for more than 30 years.

Inspector General Report on ADS-B

2:27 min

An Inspector General report suggests the costs of ADS-B outweigh the benefits.

Frederick Fly-In

1:06 min

There was a little bit of everything at AOPA's Homecoming Fly-In including a variety of aircraft, an aerial performance by Michael Goulian and a chance to be a part of the GA community.

Customs and Border Protection Win

1:32 min

A Customs and Border Protection review concludes there are “opportunities for improvement” and notes that changes have been implemented to increase accountability; improve training; and use CBP personnel, rather than local law enforcement, for stops of GA aircraft.

Barrington Irving's Flying Classroom

2:45 min

Pilot Barrington Irvin is flying around the world to get students interested in aviation careers.

Behind the scenes - Debonair giveaway

4:01 min

We go behind the scenes to show you whats involved in surprising the winner of the AOPA Sweepstakes Debonair.

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 Debonair giveaway

6:20 min

AOPA surprises the lucking winner of the Debonair Sweepstakes in the air!

Best Flight Instructor 2014

3:27 min

Spencer Watson of Aviation Adventures in Manassas, Va. has been voted Best Flight Instructor of 2014.

Flight Training's Best Flight School 2014

4:36 min

Paragon Flight Training at Pace Field in Ft. Myers, Florida, wins the award as Flight Trainings Best Flight School in 2014.

Tom Young, author and pilot

3:30 min

Novelist and pilot Tom Young talks about the situation in the Middle East, flying, and his new novel, Sand and Fire.

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