Safety

Redbird AOPA Jay simulator announced

 
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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.

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