Safety

Takeoffs and Landings: Normal Takeoffs

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

 
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ProFlight CJ Simulator Training

4:15 min

Learning to fly a CJ business jet in a simulator alone at ProFlight in Carlsbad, CA.

Rotor wash accident

0:36 min

Blackhawk rotor wash entangles a student pilot in a Cirrus

NORAD Commander interview

13:55 min

Tom Haines talks with NORAD Commander Adm. Bill Gortney about TFRs, fighter intercepts, and general aviation and Navy flying.

Accident Case Study: Emergency Management

13:18 min

On December 16, 2012, a Piper Cherokee impacted terrain during an instrument approach to Fayetteville, North Carolina. In this case study, we use ATC audio and radar data to reconstruct the tragic flight and find out what went wrong.

Approx. 13 minutes

NTSB Top 10 List

2:58 min

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

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!

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.

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.

Redbird Migration

3:46 min

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

Hypoxia Simulation

3:57 min

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

Barrington Irving's Flying Classroom

2:45 min

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

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.

Datalink Weather: From Concept to Cockpit

26:52 min

By bringing up-to-the-minute weather into the cockpit, datalink has increased the utility of our aircraft while making weather flying safer and easier. In this video, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at the “datalink revolution” as told by the people who made it happen. Approx. 27 minutes

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 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.

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