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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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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.

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.

St. Simons Island Attractions

1:19 min

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

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.

Disney's Planes: Fire & Rescue - exclusive clip

1:03 min

Check out this exclusive behind the scenes clip from Disney's Planes: Fire & Rescue. We find out just how far the producers went to be accurate.

AOPA Live This Week - October 23, 2014

24:45 min

From the NBAA convention in Orlando, a look at some new aircraft that are actually flying. NTSB chairman worries about automation causing a lack of professionalism and diminishing safety. Controlling the aircraft with the sound of your voice.

Homebuilt First Flight

1:12 min

AOPA Pilot Senior Editor Dave Hirschman takes a homebuilt RV-12 on it's first flight.

Aircraft Spruce

3:36 min

Learn about the family behind the Aircraft Spruce Company.

Hypoxia Simulation

3:57 min

See how AOPA staffers react to hypoxia at a simulated 30,000 feet.

AOPA Live This Week - October 16, 2014

15:18 min

See how AOPA staffers react to hypoxia at a simulated 30,000 feet. AOPA Pilot Senior Editor takes a homebuilt on its first flight. A look inside Aircraft Spruce, and, the truth is out there...

Dr. Copter Memorial

1:35 min

Two new monuments commemorate the work of the late Dr. David Nichols who used general aviation to practice medicine on Tangier Island for more than 30 years.

Inspector General Report on ADS-B

2:27 min

An Inspector General report suggests the costs of ADS-B outweigh the benefits.

Frederick Fly-In

1:06 min

There was a little bit of everything at AOPA's Homecoming Fly-In including a variety of aircraft, an aerial performance by Michael Goulian and a chance to be a part of the GA community.

Customs and Border Protection Win

1:32 min

A Customs and Border Protection review concludes there are “opportunities for improvement” and notes that changes have been implemented to increase accountability; improve training; and use CBP personnel, rather than local law enforcement, for stops of GA aircraft.

Barrington Irving's Flying Classroom

2:45 min

Pilot Barrington Irvin is flying around the world to get students interested in aviation careers.

Behind the scenes - Debonair giveaway

4:01 min

We go behind the scenes to show you whats involved in surprising the winner of the AOPA Sweepstakes Debonair.

AOPA Live This Week - October 9, 2014

26:42 min

We give away the Sweepstakes Debonair in an air-to-air surprise! And a look behind the scenes on how we pulled off the most complicated giveaway yet. Customs and Border Protection admits it could do better in dealing with GA pilots. We honor the year's best flight instructor and flight school.

AOPA Debonair giveaway

6:20 min

AOPA surprises the lucking winner of the Debonair Sweepstakes in the air!

Best Flight Instructor 2014

3:27 min

Spencer Watson of Aviation Adventures in Manassas, Va. has been voted Best Flight Instructor of 2014.

Flight Training's Best Flight School 2014

4:36 min

Paragon Flight Training at Pace Field in Ft. Myers, Florida, wins the award as Flight Trainings Best Flight School in 2014.

Tom Young, author and pilot

3:30 min

Novelist and pilot Tom Young talks about the situation in the Middle East, flying, and his new novel, Sand and Fire.

AOPA Spokane Fly-In

3:51 min

An incredible mix of unique aircraft at the AOPA Fly-in to Spokane, Washington.

AOPA Live This Week - September 4, 2014

15:15 min

A visit to the Antique Airplane Association Fly-In at Blakesburg, Iowa. More action on medical certificate reform. A hangar full of goodies in southern California. A headset just for you.

C152 Reimagined

3:00 min

AOPA tests new ways to open door to aviation with "Reimagined Aircraft" such as a Cessna 152 that can be co-owned and operated for as little as $65/hour, including fuel.

C152 Reimagined

3:00 min

AOPA tests new ways to open door to aviation with "Reimagined Aircraft" such as a Cessna 152 that can be co-owned and operated for as little as $65/hour, including fuel.

AOPA Live This Week - July 24, 2014

20:26 min

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta visits AOPA and is speaking out about third class medical reform. We fly with Patty Wagstaff in Kenya, and we fly the PBY-5A Catalina. Its an unsung hero of WWII.

AOPA Live This Week - July 24, 2014

20:26 min

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta visits AOPA and is speaking out about third class medical reform. We fly with Patty Wagstaff in Kenya, and we fly the PBY-5A Catalina. Its an unsung hero of WWII.

Red Bull Aces

1:15 min

Check out the Red Bull Aces wing suit team.

Under Fire - Flying in Kenya to protect animals from poachers

6:57 min

A small corps of pilots in Kenya put their lives on the line to protect wildlife, and their nation’s future. American pilots have once again stepped up to help, making another journey to this equatorial nation to help Kenya Wildlife Service pilots hone flying skills that are often the difference between life and death.

Huerta-Baker interview

7:26 min

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta visits AOPA headquarters and talks with AOPA President Mark Baker about medical certificate reform, replacing 100LL, the FAA budget and other issues of interest to general aviation pilots.

Dogfighting over Cape Cod

6:56 min

Join AOPA Online Associate Editor Jim "Buffet" Moore as he goes head-to-head in a dogfight over Cape Cod Bay. See what it's like to be a fighter pilot.

Rolls-Royce Allison Heritage Trust Museum

2:03 min

Rolls-Royce Allison Heritage Trust Museum in Indianapolis honors a premier name in aircraft propulsion.

Three generations of women pilots

4:02 min

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

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