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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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Three generations of women pilots

4:02 min

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

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.

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 scholarships to help support outstanding student pilots.

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.

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.

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