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AOPA Live This Week - August 15, 2013

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.

 
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NASA's Icing Wind Tunnel

5:07 min

A look inside NASA's giant icing wind tunnel.

Flying the One Week Wonder

1:55 min

We test fly EAA's One Week Wonder, a Zenith built by thousands at Oshkosh.

Medical certificate reform update.

1:33 min

Rep. Sam Graves (R-Missouri) vows that medical certificate reform will happen in 2015.

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.

Cold Weather Flying

2:40 min

Tips for owner pilots on helping the airplane make it through the winter.

The Ultimate King Air -- King Air 350 ER

5:01 min

The biggest King Air does it all, and from the most primitive strips.

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.

New FAA sleep apnea policy

6:07 min

AOPA Director of Medical Certification Gary Crump explains the new FAA policy on sleep apnea and pilot medical certification.

NORAD Commander interview

13:55 min

Tom Haines talks with NORAD Commander Adm. Bill Gortney about TFRs, fighter intercepts, and general aviation and Navy flying.

Lake Havasu Balloon Festival

2:07 min

Lake Havasu City, Arizona, was treated to a colorful display as the local balloon festival marked its fifth year.

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