Erik Anderson, Boston Tower
A good landing generally starts well before the wheels touch the ground.
Every pilot learns the technique for a proper crosswind landing, but this skill requires more than knowing the proper control inputs.
Air Safety Institute Mobile Risk Evaluator helps you make the go/no go decision.
National Transportation Safety Board wants better weather information in the cockpit, better forecasting, and better pilot weather education to reduce general aviation accidents.
AOPA responds to FAA simulator policy
AOPA Pilot editor Tom Horne discusses the progression of clues to help you determine if you're starting to pick up ice.
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.
A normal takeoff is what pilots use the for the majority of their departures. But it often doesn't get the attention it deserves.
The FAA announced the UAS roadmap.
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.
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.
AOPA Pilot editor Tom Horne talks about the effects ice has on an airplane's handling and performance.
Learn how to choose an abort point if your takeoff roll isn't going as planned.
Rod Machado shows you techniques to prevent a spin entry.
App for iPhone, iPad or Android device helps you come up with a go/no go decision for your next flight.
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.
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.
The airlines learned it a long time ago. A stabilized approach is the key to an uneventful landing. Fly along with Bruce Landsberg of the AOPA Air Safety Institute.
This video is a stark reminder of what can happen when pilots lose situational awareness.
Hey CFI's, we made keeping your certificate current A LOT easier. Check out the new online FIRC.
Rpd Machado tells us what to do if you suddenly lose part or all of your prop. It happens.
Learn how to survive an open water ditching.
Rod Machado tells us about control surface flutter - how your can avoid it, how to recover if you encounter it.
Rod Machado on what you can do to increase the chances you'll survive an off-airport landing.
A communication breakdown starts a chain of events that ends with a collision and 14 fatalities.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.