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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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Upset training in L39

6:16 min

Learning how to instinctively recover from extreme unusual attitudes might save your life some day.

AOPA Live This Week - May 15, 2014

21:46 min

Upset training in an L-39. Drones literally falling out of the sky and violating controlled airspace. A look at AOPA's beginnings 75 years ago, and a look forward. A pilot's restaurant with really hot stuff.

Flying NYC

5:19 min

Learn how to fly the Hudson River Class B Exclusion in New York City. It is some of the most scenic and crowded airspace in the United States.

U2 Dragon Lady Stops Traffic

1:05 min

She may be pushing 60, but the Dragon Lady can still stop traffic. Find out how a Cold War spy plane brought modern airliners to a halt.

Take an aerobatic ride in Indy

1:52 min

You can fly with aerobatic star Billy Werth at the AOPA Indianapolis Regional Fly In. You've got to see this guy's act - his brother chases him down the runway on a motorcycle.

AOPA Live This Week - May 8, 2014

18:05 min

Fly the Hudson River in New York City. The corridor lets you see NYC in a way like no other. Take an aerobatic ride from Billy Werth at the AOPA Indianapolis Regional Fly In.

PilotWorkshops

8:28 min

New benefit for AOPA members from AOPA Premier Partner PilotWorkshops - free access to a selection of audio and video training programs.

AOPA 75th Anniversary

3:05 min

Month of May is the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association's 75th anniversary.

AOPA Foundcation Giving Back Awards

1:24 min

Recreational Aviation Foundation a recipient of an AOPA Foundation Giving Back Award.

AOPA goes to the top to stop CBP unwarranted searchres

2:41 min

Customs and Border Protection continues to direct unwarranted stops of innocent pilots. AOPA President Baker gets promise from CBP Commissioner that there will be fewer stops in the future.

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.

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