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Teens build two airplanes in two weeks

Have you heard the one about a bunch of kids who build two airplanes in as many weeks? Its no joke!

 
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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.

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.

CBP backs down

3:18 min

One month after AOPA President Mark Baker met with Customs and Border Protection officials, the agency tells national news media it is changing its program so it won't needlessly affront law-abiding pilots.

Doolittle Raiders medal

0:30 min

Long overdue, Congress approves honors for the Doolittle Raiders.

News from EBACE

1:21 min

Aerion ups the size of its supersonic business jet, HondaJet unveils first production aircraft, Dassault announces the Falcon 8X, Gulfstream extends the range of the G650.

Superior cylinders AMOC

0:55 min

Alternative means of compliance provides way for grounded aircraft to get back in the air.

Danger Drones

2:17 min

Federal officials search for operator of drone that crashed into St. Louis skyscraper. AOPA renews call for timely regulations on small unmanned aerial systems.

ECi cylinder AD

2:04 min

AOPA opposes proposed airworthiness directive on ECi cylinders as unnecessary and overly expensive.

EPS diesel V8

0:55 min

First flight of the EPS Graflight V8 diesel engine for general aviation.

Santa Monica Airport

1:26 min

Santa Monica city council considers yet another ploy to close the airport.

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 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.

EASA concedes over-regulating GA

0:48 min

European aviation authority says it went to far in regulating general aviation.

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.

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.

CBP stops in national media

1:59 min

The Los Angeles Times shines the spotlight on Customs and Border Protection's unwarranted stops of innocent general aviation pilots.

Driver's license medical update

2:26 min

The FAA maps out its timeline for rulemaking on a driver's license medical. Don't hold your breath.

FAA completes ADS-B network

1:32 min

The FAA announces completion of the ADS-B ground radio network, but AOPA says there's a lot more to do before there are significant benefits for general aviation pilots.

Google drones

0:53 min

Google buys Titan Aerospace, builder of high altitude solar-powered unmanned aerial systems.

FAA urged to adopt drone rules

1:47 min

AOPA and others urge FAA to quickly adopt regulations governing unmanned aerial systems (drones) to protect all airspace users.

GAO wants medical certification improvements

1:08 min

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

Marking towers

1:03 min

AOPA urges states to adopt laws requiring that meteorological evaluation towers by hazard marked so they can be seen by pilots in low-flying aircraft.

Aviation leaders on growing GA

2:24 min

Heads of the aviation associations with ideas on how to grow the pilot population.

Redbird challenge

3:12 min

How precisely can you fly? Redbird launches a challenge that you can complete at many flight schools.

Santa Monica initiative to let voters decide airport future

0:52 min

Santa Monica citizens launch ballot initiative to let the voters, instead of the city council, determine the future of SMO.

FAA budges on medical certificate

3:01 min

FAA announces rule making to let private pilots fly some aircraft with a driver's license in place of a third class medical certificate.

New Redbird VTO helicopter trainer

1:53 min

Redbird unveils a new helicopter trainer with motion.

Textron commits to piston aircraft

1:52 min

Textron Aviation says its Cessna and Beechcraft piston products are going to be produced for the long term.

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!

Aerial Exposures camera mount

1:43 min

Pilot and photographer Arnie Izkowitz has created a revolution in gyro-stabilized aerial video with his inventions. The results are simply stunning.

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.

Sandia SAI 340 Quattro Standby Instrument

0:55 min

The SAI 340 Quattro from Sandia Aerospace is impressive, and so is the price point.

Even the pros have questions about ADS-B

2:27 min

Still have questions about the 2020 ADS-B mandate? Don't worry, so do avionics professionals. AOPA Pilot Technical Editor Mike Collins explains from the AEA conference.

Bendix King KLR-10

1:10 min

This new $1600 device from Bendix King is designed to save your life. Its a lift reserve indicator / AOA.

AOPA Live This Week - March 20, 2014

17:32 min

A wrap up of news from AEA in Nashville. Hot new avionics including the Sandia SAI 340 Quattro, the Aspen Evolution VFR PFD and the Bendix King KLR-10. Plus we take a look at ADS-B questions. A world record 81 inverted flat spins.

Guide to starting a flying club

3:20 min

AOPA hopes to help more flying clubs get started.

FAA appeals NTSB drone decision

0:30 min

The FAA is appealing a controversial decision.

Senate introduces DL medical bill

0:56 min

We could be one step closer to losing the third class medical requirement.

New engine for the Sweepstakes Debonair

1:39 min

This new powerplant is more powerful and efficient.

Map of CBP stops

0:47 min

We are getting a look at routes flown by airplanes stopped by CBP.

User fees in President's 2015 budget

2:50 min

President Obama proposes a $100 per flight "surcharge" for air traffic control.

Cessna Twin AD

0:54 min

Cessna twins not certificated for flight into known ice.

Driver's license medical

1:04 min

Progress towards being able to fly some aircraft without a 3rd class medical certificate.

FAA counters drone myths

0:53 min

Can't fly them for hire. FAA controls all airspace, even below 400 feet agl.

Fantasy of Flight Closing

1:11 min

April 6 last day for public visits to Fantasy of Flight in central Florida.

New FAA angle of attack indicator policy

1:05 min

New policy makes it easier and cheaper to retrofit angle of attack indicators on certificated aircraft.

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