Updates add new functionality to the AOPA FlyQ Pocket app available exclusively and free to AOPA members for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.
They're back - user fees on general aviation, thanks to the White House.
A safer way to make an approach to an oil rig on stormy seas. Women fly it forward to encourage more to become pilots.
AOPA teams up to fight the good fight over Santa Monica airport. Mooney is back, but the Cessna Skycatcher is gone. And what's a pig got to do with aviation?
Specialized high school focuses on STEM and aviation technologies.
A racy little Italian job.
AOPA schedules weekend fly-ins across the country.
AOPA President Mark Baker announces new regional Fly-Ins and the return of the AOPA Headquarters Fly-In. A look at rare craftsmanship in restoring classic aircraft. Big changes at the world's oldest airport.
AOPA announces six regional AOPA Fly-Ins for 2014, and the AOPA Homecoming Fly-In at the association's Frederick, MD (FDK) headquaters to mark AOPA's 75th anniversary.
Its the best of best, a look back at the stories that stood out in 2013. Join the show's producers for the insider scoop on the stories that got you talking. Plus, we take a look back at the top news headlines in the GA world this year.
Tom Haines interviews Rep. Todd Rokita of Indiana on a bill that would direct the FAA to allow many pilots to fly using a driver's license for a medical certificate.
Shell Aviation announces an unleaded avgas that could replace 100LL.
AOPA insists FAA withdraw the new sleep apnea policy. The intrusive policy doesn’t improve safety and actually raises costs.
Al Marsh checks out an amazing therapy tool that happens to have a stick and rudders.
Find out why this could make airplanes twice as safe and half as expensive.
Are you too fat to fly? What AOPA is doing to keep the FAA out of your bedroom. We fly the Super Legend Cub. Searching for sea turtles in a NOAA Twin Otter.
The FAA announced the UAS roadmap.
Fly cross country in a Beech 18 on straight floats with AOPA President Mark Baker.
An interview with one of the pilots of the skydiving plane midair. Flying cross country in a Beech 18 on straight floats. Swift fuel is closer to certification.
Redbird has a prototype of the rotor type.
The City of Santa Monica, California flied a merit less lawsuit against the FAA. Find out what the city claims this time in their endless effort to shut down the KSMO airport.
The Sam LS is a new LSA that looks like warbirds of old.
We all know the Federal Government needs to trim the budget. AOPA President Mark Baker has identified ways to trim the FAA budget - that won't hurt the industry.
WOW! Check out this 500HP turboprop B36 Bonanza from Turbine Air. Pete Bedell takes it for a flight.
Fly a 500HP turboprop Bonanza. Picking the right headset. Highlighting the best in flight training.
Day three of the AOPA Aviation Summit in Fort Worth, Texas.
2nd day coverage of the AOPA Aviation Summit in Fort Worth, Texas.
From the AOPA Aviation Summit in Fort Worth, Texas.
Tom Haines talks to aerobatics legend Patty Wagstaff about her career, learning to fly, women in aviation, and flying an OV10 on fire fighting duties.
An assault jet born of Citations. Flying in the Arctic. Returning home after a trip around the world. Plus, if all the CBP stops have your blood pressure up, Fly Well tells you what to do.
Tom Haines interviews AOPA President & CEO - elect Mark Baker.
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.
We get and update from the Flying4Conservation team. They are half way through the journey of flying a 1957 Piper Super Cub from Oregon to Kenya.
Santa Monica (SMO) is the most threatened general aviation airport in America. A look at AOPA's advocacy work to save airports.
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.
AOPA President & CEO reflects on his years in the left seat for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
Going strong since 1947. A look at Bonanza number 4,000.
Incredible. CBP says it can't find records on a pilot stop and search.
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.
AOPA President Craig Fuller talks to EAA Chairman Jack Pelton about AirVenture, Oshkosh user fees.
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.
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.
The airlines learned it a long time ago. A stabilized approach is the key to an uneventful landing. Fly along with Bruce Landsberg of the AOPA Air Safety Institute.
Have you heard the one about a bunch of kids who build two airplanes in as many weeks? Its no joke!
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.
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.
Interview with AOPA VP of Regulatory Affairs Rob Hackman on the progress towards finding a replacement for 100LL.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.