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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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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.

Repo Man

2:08 min

Airplane repossession is a specialized field, and Nick Popovich is a specialist within it. These days he'll pass on general aviation aircraft in favor of bigger game.

Mark Baker Honored at Living Legends of Aviation

1:37 min

Harrison Ford presented his legacy award to AOPA President Mark Baker at the Twelfth Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards.

AOPA Live This Week - January 22, 2015

18:46 min

Repo man Nick Popovich and his team specialize in the kind of aircraft that come with overhead bins and drink carts. Also this week, AOPA President Mark Baker is honored by Harrison Ford in Hollywood, and balloons in numbers over Lake Havasu City.

NTSB Top 10 List

2:58 min

General Aviation is on the NTSB Top Ten Most Wanted List of Safety Improvements for 2015.

U.S. Sport Aviation Expo

1:09 min

The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida, kicked off the show season with a few unusual arrivals.

Bahamas Sea Planes

2:28 min

There is no more scenic way to see the Bahamas than by touring in a seaplane.

AOPA Live This Week - January 15, 2015

14:38 min

The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida, kicked off the show season with a few unusual arrivals. There is no more scenic way to see the Bahamas than touring in a seaplane. AOPA President Mark Baker is fed up with foot-dragging on medical reform.

2015 AOPA Fly-In Locations Revealed

2:05 min

AOPA President Mark Baker looks forward to a new year of AOPA Fly-Ins as the association aims to build on the success of 2014 events that drew thousands.

TL Ultralight Sirius LSA

3:46 min

Get a look at one very capable light sport aircraft.

Medical Reform and Drone Ruling Stalled

2:03 min

Proposed rule changes for Medical Certificate reform are still bottled up in the Department of Transportation and the Office of Management and Budget. The FAA has still not released much needed ruling on drones.

Flying to the Bahamas

4:48 min

Learn the ins and outs of flying to the Bahamas.

AOPA Live This Week - January 8, 2015

20:33 min

AOPA President Mark Baker looks forward to a new year of AOPA Fly-Ins as the association aims to build on the success of 2014 events that drew thousands. Learn the ins and outs of flying to the Bahamas, and get a look at one very capable light sport aircraft.

2015 AOPA Fly-Ins

0:31 min

Preview of the 2015 AOPA Fly-Ins.

SAM 27000

4:24 min

The history of AFOne and how it ended up as part of the Reagan Presidential Library.

Rusty Pilot Larry Hill

2:31 min

With 50 years between logbook entries a rusty pilot returns to the cockpit.

Survive: Beyond the Forced Landing

12:58 min

Not every forced landing results in fatalities or even injuries, but a little knowledge on what to do in a survival situation can go a long way. In this video from the AOPA Air Safety Institute, we discuss survival kit essentials and what actions you can take to help reduce the time it takes to get found. For more information, be sure to also download the Survive: Beyond the Forced Landing Safety Advisor. Need survival gear? Get discounted products and a chance to win a $50 Aircraft Spruce gift card by using promo code AOPAWPS. One winner will be announced each month!

2014 AOPA Fly-in Recap

4:10 min

A look back at our seven successful regional fly-ins of 2014.

Tangier Island Holly Run

2:57 min

See a group of general aviation pilots fly in holiday cheer. Pilots joined Santa to bring greens, school supplies and gifts to the residents of Tangier Island, a remote fishing village in Virginia.

Bob Hoover Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy

4:46 min

After 70 years of achievements in aviation, the industry honored Robert A. “Bob” Hoover with its top award, the NAA Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy.

FAA Deputy Administrator Michael Whitaker and Mark Baker Interview

7:57 min

FAA Deputy Administrator Michael Whitaker spoke with AOPA President Mark Baker about learning to fly, NextGen modernization, medical certification reform, and more.

R.A. "Bob" Hoover receives NAA Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy

37:12 min

David Hartman interviews Bob Hoover on his remarkable flying career as he receives the 2014 NAA Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy.

Turbo the Flying Dog

1:45 min

Weighing in at all of 20 pounds, Turbo is the real-life dog at the heart of a new children’s book that aims to help inspire the next generation of aviators.

Civil Air Patrol Congressional Gold Medal

2:32 min

Founding pilots of the Civil Air Patrol played a vital role protecting America when wolf packs of German submarines were at the door. They gathered in Washington this week to accept one of the nation’s highest honors.

Congressional Hearing on Drones

3:23 min

With near misses with drones in the news there is growing concern among pilots over this new source of flying FOD, and AOPA weighed in during a House subcommittee hearing on the topic.

Dave Coulier interview

3:33 min

Actor and comedian Dave Coulier talks about his Bonanza and his contribution to the AOPA Foundation's silent auction.

COPA President Kevin Psutka interview

6:35 min

Canadian Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association President Psutka talks about drones, Nav Canada, and his impending retirement.

AOPA Live This Week - December 4, 2014

17:30 min

Walt and Debbie Kuemmerle fly a T-28 Trojan to airports and events around the south, and their vintage military trainer gets plenty of attention. Cirrus marked another milestone in the development of its single-engine jet, and Bob Showalter reflects on 70 years of serving aviation and the family’s plan for the future.

Bob Showalter interview

6:07 min

Family-owned and operated Showalter Flying Service on Orlando Executive Airport is being sold to Atlantic Aviation after 70 years of business. Bob Showalter talks about the decision.

White Stripe - Why tracking the center line is important

1:30 min

AOPA Pilot Senior Editor Dave Hirschman shows us why tracking that white stripe is a good idea.

Hollywood DC-3 at St. Simon Regional Fly In

2:27 min

Its a famous Gooney Bird! Learn about this C-47 turned DC-3 and where it has been.

AOPA Live This Week - November 27, 2014

15:57 min

Learn how you can fly with Patty Wagstaff, check out a famous DC-3, find out what developments are expected in medical reform, and learn why tracking the center line is so important.

FAA Modernization Hearing on Capitol Hill

3:53 min

Find out what AOPA told congressional decision makers about FAA modernization.

102 Year Old's Birthday Flight

1:18 min

Indiana farmer Gene Leek enjoyed his 102nd birthday flying in a Citabria over the land he has loved for so long.

Miles O'Brien Interview

8:34 min

A conversation with CNN & PBS NewsHour TV personality and aviation expert Miles O'Brien about overcoming adversity.

AOPA Live This Week- November 20, 2014

21:23 min

We go inside President Ronald Reagan's Air Force One - SAM 27000. Find out what AOPA told congressional decision makers about FAA modernization. A conversation with TV personality and aviation expert Miles O'Brien.

2014 Hat in the Ring Challenge

1:30 min

Are you #TeamMark or #TeamJim? Find out about the 2014 AOPA Hat in the Ring Challenge.

Diesel Glasair Sportsman

3:37 min

For venturing out where 100LL is hard to find, Glasair now has the option of a Diesel engine in the Sportsman. Tom Haines files this pilot report.

Mooney unveils new airplanes

0:31 min

For the first time in decades, Mooney has two new models in the works.

Inside Honda Aero

1:46 min

Go inside the North Caroline facility where Honda Aero is making engines.

AOPA Live This Week - November 13, 2014

15:46 min

Two new Mooney models, the M10T and M10J, and both are powered by Diesel engines. A Glasair Sportsman with a Diesel. Inside the Honda Aero engine plant. Inside the world of the Air Boss from the St. Simon Fly In.

St. Simons Air Boss

1:53 min

Meet the husband and wife team responsible for safely bringing in hundreds of airplanes to the St. Simons regional fly-in.

Santa Monica Airport Vote

1:04 min

Santa Monica airport is now in the hands of the City Council after voters reject AOPA supported measure D.

Election Results

2:15 min

What election results mean for AOPA's advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill.

AOPA Live This Week - November 6, 2014

15:04 min

What election results mean for general aviation and Santa Monica airport. With 50 years between logbook entries a rusty pilot returns to the cockpit. See the Empire State building Halloween light show from the air.

Redbird Migration

3:46 min

A look at Redbird Migration, and the technology at the leading edge of flight training.

St. Simons Island Attractions

1:19 min

See the top attractions around St. Simons Island in preparation for the Fly In.

NBAA Google Glass

2:37 min

See a preview of the future, controlling the airplane with the sound of your voice.

NBAA 2014 New Airplanes

4:27 min

Check out the latest and greatest airplanes at the 2014 NBAA Convention and Exhibition.

AOPA Live This Week - October 30, 2014

17:20 min

AOPA tells the FAA that the ADS-B mandate just won’t work. Hear from our advocacy expert on why. A look at Redbird Migration, and the technology at the leading edge of flight training. A preview of the AOPA St. Simon’s Island Regional Fly In.

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