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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.

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.

AOPA responds to FAA simulator policy

0:48 min

AOPA responds to FAA simulator policy

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

Northwest Mountain Region - 2013 Archie League Awards

3:11 min

Donovan Carson, Portland TRACON

Central Region - 2013 Archie League Awards

4:28 min

Kevin Cook and Steve Clark, St. Louis TRACON

Eastern Region - 2013 Archie League Awards

3:53 min

Dave Giberson and Corey Grafe, Philadelphia Tower

Alaskan Region - 2013 Archie League Awards

3:49 min

Ryan Williams, Anchorage Center

Interview with NTSB Chairman

4:30 min

An exclusive interview with NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman.

Underwater Escape

13:46 min

For many pilots, the prospect of crash landing in water is one of the most terrifying things in aviation. Bryan Webster has been there, done that, and says they’re right to be afraid. Listen as he tells the tale of a wild flight that ended in the drink, and shares some of the knowledge he’s gained in 15 years of teaching water egress techniques. (Approx. 13 minutes)

Airport Challenge - DE

1:10 min

Al Marsh highlights difficult airports.

Improving General Aviation Safety

17:27 min

AOPA Foundation President Bruce Landsberg on what the AOPA Air Safety Institute is doing to improve general aviation safety.

Winter survival

1:11 min

Fire, shelter, and water are key to surviving after an aircraft accident.

Aircraft Ice Protection

5:26 min

How the TKS anti-ice system works, and strategies for dealing with aircraft ice. Kevin Hawley, CAV Ice Protection Systems.

The Impossible Turn

6:03 min

Engine failure! Straight ahead or turn back to the airport?

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