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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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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.

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