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AOPA Fly-In Procedures: Beaufort, NC

4:46 min

Procedures for the AOPA Fly-In event at Beaufort, NC. To download the Pilot Information Packet, go to: http://www.aopa.org/mrh-pip

Red Bull's Youngest Challenger

2:29 min

Kevin Coleman is the youngest guy and the only American flying in Red Bull's Challenger Cup series.

Flying G-A in Europe

2:06 min

Pilot and Photographer Garrett Fisher talks about the challenges and rewards of flying in Europe.

Putting "On the Step" to the Test

3:12 min

A lot of pilots claim they can get a bit of extra speed at cruise by flying "On the Step." Is there really something for free in aerodynamics? We put flying on the step to the test.

AOPA Live This Week - April 28, 2016

14:45 min

Is flying "On the Step" faster or is it a myth? We interview Red Bull Air Race Challenger Cup Pilot Kevin Coleman. Explore what flying G-A in Europe really looks like. Flying across the Pacific on solar power alone. Learn more about the next AOPA Sweepstakes airplane.

Electric Aircraft at Aero Friedrichshafen

3:15 min

Several manufacturers at Aero Friedrichshafen focus on electric aircraft.

AOPA Live This Week - April 21, 2016

25:09 min

The latest from Aero Friedrichshafen in Germany. Flying a Float Beaver and other seaplanes. Win a ride in a P-51 Mustang.

AOPA Sweeps Winner 2016

5:42 min

Former missionary pilot Eric Peterson is the winner of AOPA's You Can Fly Sweepstakes 152!

Father Daughter Seaplane Rating

2:10 min

A father, a daughter, and a seaplane rating for two prove to be just the sort of fun that builds an aviation family's bond.

Veterans Fly on B-17 at Sun 'n Fun

2:41 min

Those who put their lives on the line to fight for our freedom received a special honor at Sun 'n Fun: A veteran who flew the Flying Fortress during World War II returned to the sky aboard a B-17, along with a Tuskegee Airmen pilot who flew cover (and later, the B-29).

G-A Reaches Remote Regions

2:31 min

Go behind the scenes of JAARS, a Christian missionary organization based in North Carolina that uses general aviation to reach remote areas of the world.

FAA Flies with ADS-B

2:44 min

FAA Deputy Administrator Michael Whitaker flies with AOPA Editor in Chief Tom Haines to see Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast traffic and weather information displayed inside the cockpit of a Bonanza, and explains why pilots should equip with the technology.

Wind Farm Slalom

0:22 min

Ride along with Red Bull Air Race World Championship pilot Hannes Arch as he puts his precision-flying skills to the test turning a wind farm into a slalom course.

AirCam Video Production

3:29 min

The story behind AirCam's stunning videos.

FAA Deputy Administrator Whitaker interview

5:49 min

Michael Whitaker, FAA Deputy Administrator, talks about ADS-B

Weather Wise: The Future of Weather

6:18 min

You may not realize it, but we’re living in the golden age of weather flying—and things are only going to get better. So what can we expect in the years to come? In this final installment of our Weather Wise video series, we take a look at how technology will change the experience of weather planning and flying.

Fly Well 4b - Humor should be humorous

4:49 min

Dr. Jonathan Sackier on your eyes and flying.

Engine Out! From Trouble to Touchdown

9:19 min

Responding to a simulated engine-out during training is one thing. Responding to a real engine-out is another, and as pilots we should know how to respond to ensure our chances of a safe landing. In this video, we discuss best practices for responding to an engine failure in cruise and on takeoff, as well as ways to help prevent an engine failure from happening in the first place.

Suderman sets inverted flat spin record... again.

0:21 min

Spencer Suderman sure likes spinning 'round, upside down. The pilot beat his previous record of 81 by doing 98 inverted flat spins.

Ike's Air Force One returns to the air

0:24 min

Super Constellation "Columbine II" flew President Eisenhower as the first Air Force One. Now a team is restoring it. Bruce Haffner shows us the Connie from the ChopperGuy.com NewsCopter.

GA Helps with flooding in LA and TX

0:15 min

General Aviation Serves America, this week during flooding along the Louisiana and Texas state line.

AOPA Live This Week - March 24, 2016

15:57 min

The AOPA You Can Fly 152 Reimagined Sweepstakes airplane has a new owner. A new world record for inverted flat spins. Ike's Super Connie flys again.

You Can Fly Sweepstakes winner

3:04 min

Watch as Eric Peterson learns that he is the winner of AOPA's You Can Fly Sweepstakes 152!

Noted WASP Elizabeth Strohfus Dies

0:37 min

Elizabeth Strohfus, a pilot who ferried military aircraft during World War II as a member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs), breaking down barriers for future generations of women pilots, died March 6 in her hometown of Faribault, Minnesota.

MODAERO NextGen Aviation Festival

2:35 min

Aviation for Millennials! A report from the first Modaero.

Paper Airplane World Record Attempt

2:16 min

The AOPA Women in Aviation chapter made a world record attempt with Paper Airplanes.

Washington Moves on Part 23 and FAA Reauthorization

2:47 min

Big movement in Washington as the Senate moves on FAA Reauthorization and the FAA moves on the Part 23 rewrite.

Cirrus Parachute Rescue Caught on Tape

0:30 min

A New York pilot was flying his Cirrus SR22 home to Republic Airport in Farmingdale when the engine quit. A security camera captured the amazing touchdown.

We Fly the Diamond DA62

4:13 min

Editor-at-Large Tom Horne flies Diamond's Jet-A sipping, seven-seat, 190-knot, 1,500-nm bid for the light twin of the future.

AOPA Live This Week - March 10, 2016

17:24 min

Big movement in Washington as the Senate moves on FAA Reauthorization and the FAA moves on the Part 23 rewrite. A Cirrus parachute rescue caught on tape. We fly the Diamond DA62. A Guinness World Record attempt for a good cause.

2016_AOPA_Fly-Ins

0:59 min

Four great locations across the country for AOPA's 2016 Fly-Ins!

Minnesota Seaplane Tour

2:16 min

Go beyond the rating on a seaplane tour in Northern Minnesota.

AOPA Supports The Women Airforce Service Pilots

4:37 min

AOPA fights for WASP's to be allowed once again to be interred at Arlington National Cemetery. We talk with Florence Shutsy Reynolds about the battle.

HAI Heli-Expo 2016

4:49 min

All the top helicopter news from the 2016 HAI Heli-Expo convention in Louisville, KY.

AOPA Live This Week - March 3, 2016

16:14 min

AOPA fights for WASP's to be allowed once again to be interred at Arlington National Cemetery. We talk with Florence Shutsy Reynolds about the battle. Coverage from Heli Expo. Flying with a cold? Its a no-go.

Sikorsky Weekend

2:10 min

Igor Sikorsky's grandson shows visitors a look at his iconic grandfather's life and times during a special summer weekend at a fishing camp in Maine.

Virgin Galactic Spaceship 'Unity' Unveiled

0:22 min

"Virgin Spaceship Unity," designed to take two lucky pilots and six (also lucky) passengers 62 miles up was rolled out.

Flight Research Upset Training

3:48 min

The Aermacchi MB-326 Impala is among few jets that can tailslide in safety. The Impala, a military trainer, and a Sabreliner bizjet are flown by former astronauts in California who teach pilots how to recover from very unusual attitudes.

Weather Wise: Awareness Aloft

7:24 min

In-flight weather monitoring is a critical component of good decision making. In this video, we look at how to maintain strong situational awareness with respect to weather, and using that awareness to make good decisions should things not go as planned.

AOPA Online Flight Planner Update

2:27 min

AOPA has added some powerful tools to help you plan your flight including fuel planning and EFB integration.

Honoring the Tuskegee Airmen

3:18 min

Col. Charles McGee shares the incredible story of the Tuskegee Airmen and their fight for equal opportunity in the military.

Col. Charles McGee speaks at the NACC- full talk

30:58 min

Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee shares his story with the audience at the National Aviation Community Center.

Cold weather airports

2:40 min

Frigid temperatures require special attention, and that goes beyond preheating at some airports. We'll look at airports where altitude corrections are required for safe instrument approaches.

AOPA Live This Week - February 11, 2016

14:02 min

AIRR Hearing takes the spotlight in DC. Taking the pulse of the GA industry - the GAMA 2015 numbers are in. Cold weather restricted airports. Blue Angels over Super Bowl 50.

Weather Wise: Beyond Go/No-Go

9:22 min

We’re usually able to make fairly solid go/no-go decisions well in advance of a planned flight. But when conditions are marginal, the decision to launch, postpone, or cancel can be tricky. In this installment of the AOPA Air Safety Institute’s Weather Wise video series, we look at factors to consider when the weather complicates your plans.

Shuster AIRR Act press conference

25:59 min

Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Penn.) explains the FAA reauthorization bill (Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act) during a February 4, 2016 press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

Triple Tree

3:04 min

Julie Walker shows us Triple Tree Aerodrome, a place where kids are always welcome and aviators never have to grow up.

Drones at The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo

2:59 min

The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo hosted drones for the first time this year. That attraction appealed to many, including visitors who arrived with parents in tow.

East Coast Airports Dig Out

2:22 min

AOPA’s home in Frederick, Maryland, was squarely in the path of a massive winter storm that dumped snow by the foot and left local pilots and airport crews digging out for days.

Light Sport Aircraft: Tale of two Rans

4:19 min

Go behind the scenes and see what it’s like to fly the light sport Rans S–20 Raven and Rans S–19LS Venterra.

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