Safety

Takeoffs and Landings: Base-to-Final Turn

Overshooting that base-to-final turn can be a problem. Trying to get back on course safely can be dangerous.

 
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Living on the Edge

0:54 min

Don't let convective turbulence bring you down.

Flying the Weather: T-storm Toolbox

4:39 min

AOPA President Mark Baker and AOPA Foundation President Bruce Landsberg discuss some of the strategies they used to navigate around thunderstorms during a recent flight.

AOPA flight training scholarships

1:13 min

The AOPA Foundation is offering 11 scholarships to help support outstanding student pilots.

Upset training in L39

6:16 min

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

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 Rusty Pilots Initiative

1:35 min

Learn about the new AOPA Rusty Pilots Initiative. We want to help you get back in the air!

Takeoffs and Landings: Base-to-Final Turn

5:41 min

Overshooting that base-to-final turn can be a problem. Trying to get back on course safely can be dangerous.

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.

Takeoffs and Landings: Stabilized Approaches

5:08 min

A good landing generally starts well before the wheels touch the ground.

Takeoffs and Landings: Crosswind Landings

9:42 min

Every pilot learns the technique for a proper crosswind landing, but this skill requires more than knowing the proper control inputs.

ASI Mobile Flight Risk Evaluator

0:29 min

Air Safety Institute Mobile Risk Evaluator helps you make the go/no go decision.

AOPA responds to FAA simulator policy

0:48 min

AOPA responds to FAA simulator policy

GA on NTSB Most Wanted Safety Improvements List

2:14 min

National Transportation Safety Board wants better weather information in the cockpit, better forecasting, and better pilot weather education to reduce general aviation accidents.

Flying the Weather: Picking up ice

4:29 min

AOPA Pilot editor Tom Horne discusses the progression of clues to help you determine if you're starting to pick up ice.

Accident Case Study: Communication Breakdown

13:16 min

On February 29, 2012, a Cirrus SR22 plunged to the ground just seconds before what would have been a normal landing at Melbourne, Florida. In this case study, we reconnect the links of the accident chain, and search for lessons in the tragedy.

Takeoffs and Landings: Normal Takeoffs

4:51 min

A normal takeoff is what pilots use the for the majority of their departures. But it often doesn't get the attention it deserves.

UAS Roadmap announced

1:32 min

The FAA announced the UAS roadmap.

Accident Case Study: Delayed Reaction

14:17 min

On December 20, 2011, a TBM-700 crashed onto a freeway near Morristown, New Jersey. In this case study, we piece together the events that led to the tragedy, and discuss what we as pilots can learn from them.

Takeoffs and Landings: Short Field Landings

3:15 min

While the checklist is important for determining how to perform a short field landing, sometimes it helps to think about why we do what we do.

Flying the Weather: Airframe Icing

3:51 min

AOPA Pilot editor Tom Horne talks about the effects ice has on an airplane's handling and performance.

Takeoffs and Landings: Determining an Abort Point

3:00 min

Learn how to choose an abort point if your takeoff roll isn't going as planned.

License to Learn-Prevent Spin with Rudder

5:01 min

Rod Machado shows you techniques to prevent a spin entry.

AOPA Air Safety Institute Mobile Flight Risk Evaluator app

2:15 min

App for iPhone, iPad or Android device helps you come up with a go/no go decision for your next flight.

ACS Everyones Problem

4:27 min

The Air Safety Institute’s Accident Case Study: Everyone’s Problem, takes a look at a flight training accident in Texas that killed a flight instructor and two students on November 15, 2007. The video was originally developed for ASI’s new online Flight Instructor Refresher Course, and holds lessons for all of us - not only as pilots and CFIs, but as friends, peers, and co-workers.

Aerodynamics Webinar

1:0:39 min

Venture beyond Bernoulli and Newton when you join AOPA Foundation President Bruce Landsberg and panelists Rich Stowell (Master Aerobatic Instructor and 2006 National CFI of the Year) and Brian E. Smith (NASA Ames Research Center) in an energetic review of aerodynamic principles beyond the four forces of flight. As Landsberg leads a high-paced discussion with amazing video clips you’ll discover the true meaning of power and pitch and what flying angle of attack is all about. Grab this chance to come away a precise aviator in all flight regimes.

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