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AOPA flight training scholarships

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

 
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Real Pilot Story: From Miscue to Rescue

24:28 min

Watch as a series of delays, poor decisions, and lack of preparation turns a four hour cross-country flight into a 30-hour survival crisis for a pilot and his family in the unforgiving Idaho backcountry.

Harrison Ford's forced landing

4:11 min

We take a look at the thespian aviator's skillful emergency landing, and also talk about the Ryan PT-22 Recruit he was in, with the pilot who checked him out in it.

TRACON Controller honored for save

3:46 min

Hugh McFarland used his skills as an instrument pilot to talk a VFR pilot down through nearly 9000' of IMC. Now the Houston TRACON controller is one of several honored with the Archie Award.

Unions concerned about drones

0:31 min

A group of transportation unions say that Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS, UAV, or drones) aren't ready for commercial use because they could pose a safety threat to manned aircraft.

Know Before You Fly

0:59 min

AOPA joins with industry group to educate small Unmanned Aerial System (UAS, UAV or drones) how to operate safely in the national air space system.

Helicopter simulator

2:03 min

New Frasca helicopter simulator faithfully replicates the Robinson R-44 with accurate control loading and stunning visuals.

Flight Assist Commendations 2015 - Southwest Region

5:42 min

Controller David Bricker of Albuquerque Center assisted a Cessna 172 pilot that encountered moderate precipitation, icing, and turbulence in mountainous terrain.

Flight Assist Commendations 2015 - Western Pacific Region

2:47 min

Controller James Hansmann of Los Angeles Center guides the pilot of a Cessna 182 with inoperative radios who had become disoriented in mountainous terrain, near restricted airspace and an international border.

Flight Assist Commendations 2015 - Great Lakes Region

5:43 min

Controller Laura Kuhn of Minneapolis Center guided a disoriented and distressed Cirrus SR-22 pilot who had encountered severe icing in instrument meteorological conditions.

Flight Assist Commendations 2015 - NW Mountain Region

7:20 min

Controller Andy Olson of Seattle Center assisted a Cessna 172 pilot who had encountered icing in instrument meteorological conditions by guiding them into the clear.

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

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