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AOPA Live This Week - June 6, 2013

Chasing toilet paper through the sky has a serious purpose. New AOPA Aviation Finance Company makes it easier to get financing for an airplane,avionics or engine overhaul. Rod Machado shows how to increase your chances of surviving a crash. Part 2 of the top ten stupid things pilots do to sabotage their medicals.

 
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First E-Fan flight

0:43 min

Airbus Group flies the all-composite, battery powered E-Fan for the first time.

Fly-in a family affair

2:00 min

AOPA's regional fly-ins aren't just for pilots. It was a family affair at San Marcos, Texas.

Petition to EPA opposing leaded avgas

1:22 min

Environmentalists file petition with EPA to declare aircraft emissions hazardous. AOPA says action puzzling since EPA knows industry well on the way to finding an unleaded fuel.

San Marcos Fly-in draws thousands

4:06 min

AOPA's San Marcos, Texas, fly-in a huge success, with nearly 3,000 attendees.

AOPA Live This Week - May 1, 2014

16:31 min

More warrant-less stops of innocent pilots, but AOPA President Mark Baker goes right to the top for relief. AOPA's first regional Fly-In a huge success in Texas. First flight for the E-Fan.

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.

AOPA Live This Week - April 17, 2014

14:38 min

The Los Angeles Times shines the light on Customs and Border Protection's actions against innocent pilots. The latest on the driver's license medical. Where warbirds come home to roost, and saving an airport.

GAO wants medical certification improvements

1:08 min

Government Accountability Office says FAA needs to improve its medical certification systems.

WACOS by Shue

4:46 min

A father/son team restore and build the most beautiful Waco biplanes in a small shop in rural Pennsylvania.

Flying Fat Albert

5:55 min

The Blue Angel's support C130 is a wild ride itself. Come along for a maximum performance flight in Fat Albert.

AOPA Live This Week - April 10, 2014

23:24 min

The ride of a lifetime in the Blue Angels' Fat Albert. A father and son team build the most beautiful Waco biplanes you've ever seen. GAO thinks the FAA's medical certification process could be better.

AOPA Rusty Pilots Initiative

1:35 min

Learn about the new AOPA Rusty Pilots Initiative. We want to help you get back in the air!

First flight with the AOPA Sweepstakes Debonair's new engine.mp4

1:31 min

Check out this beauty of a new engine! Remember this could be YOUR 1963 Debonair.

Fantasy in-flight entertainment

3:08 min

AOPA Live's Paul Harrop comes up with a mid-six-figure wish list for gadgets and electronics he suggests to Tom Haines for his A-36 Bonanza.

AOPA Live This Week - March 27, 2014

14:33 min

Learn about the AOPA Rusty Pilots program - its geared at getting you back into the left seat. Fly the new engine in the Sweepstakes Debonair. Paul Harrop goes on a fantasy shopping trip for in flight entertainment options.

Textron finalizes deal to buy Beechcraft

0:46 min

Cessna's parent company completes the purchase of Beechcraft and Hawker. Find out what it means to you.

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