Safety

The new E-FIRC

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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.

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.

Stabilized approach

4:44 min

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.

Runway Safety: Bluegrass, Ky

2:15 min

This video is a stark reminder of what can happen when pilots lose situational awareness.

The new E-FIRC

1:16 min

Hey CFI's, we made keeping your certificate current A LOT easier. Check out the new online FIRC.

License to Learn - Propeller Blade Fracture

5:07 min

Rpd Machado tells us what to do if you suddenly lose part or all of your prop. It happens.

Water survival training

6:09 min

Learn how to survive an open water ditching.

License to Learn - Flutter

5:47 min

Rod Machado tells us about control surface flutter - how your can avoid it, how to recover if you encounter it.

License to Learn - Cockpit Crashworthiness

3:53 min

Rod Machado on what you can do to increase the chances you'll survive an off-airport landing.

Runway Safety: Quincy, Ill

3:25 min

A communication breakdown starts a chain of events that ends with a collision and 14 fatalities.

How to Stop the Spread of Invasive Plants and Animals by Seaplane

19:20 min

How to avoid picking up aquatic hitchhikers with your seaplane.

NASTAR

3:51 min

National Aerospace Training and Research Center offers high altitude and high G training to civilian pilots.

Southern Region - 2013 Archie League Awards

4:00 min

Bill Sullivan, Tampa Tower and TRACON. *This video contains language some viewers may find profane*

Western Pacific Region - 2013 Archie League Awards

3:51 min

Emily Birkland and Roy Teshima, Oakland Center

Southwest Region - 2013 Archie League Awards

3:25 min

LouElla Hollingsworth, Fort Worth Center

New England Region - 2013 Archie League Awards

0:39 min

Erik Anderson, Boston Tower

Great Lakes Region - 2013 Archie League Awards

3:30 min

Jeff Richards, Chicago Center

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