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.
General Aviation is on the NTSB Top Ten Most Wanted List of Safety Improvements for 2015.
With 50 years between logbook entries a rusty pilot returns to the cockpit.
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
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Actor and comedian Dave Coulier talks about his Bonanza and his contribution to the AOPA Foundation's silent auction.
AOPA Pilot Senior Editor Dave Hirschman shows us why tracking that white stripe is a good idea.
A look at Redbird Migration, and the technology at the leading edge of flight training.
See how AOPA staffers react to hypoxia at a simulated 30,000 feet.
Pilot Barrington Irvin is flying around the world to get students interested in aviation careers.
Spencer Watson of Aviation Adventures in Manassas, Va. has been voted Best Flight Instructor of 2014.
Paragon Flight Training at Pace Field in Ft. Myers, Florida, wins the award as Flight Trainings Best Flight School in 2014.
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
Don't let convective turbulence bring you down.
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.
The AOPA Foundation is offering scholarships to help support outstanding student pilots.
Learning how to instinctively recover from extreme unusual attitudes might save your life some day.
New benefit for AOPA members from AOPA Premier Partner PilotWorkshops - free access to a selection of audio and video training programs.
Learn about the new AOPA Rusty Pilots Initiative. We want to help you get back in the air!
Overshooting that base-to-final turn can be a problem. Trying to get back on course safely can be dangerous.
This new $1600 device from Bendix King is designed to save your life. Its a lift reserve indicator / AOA.
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.
AOPA responds to FAA simulator policy
National Transportation Safety Board wants better weather information in the cockpit, better forecasting, and better pilot weather education to reduce general aviation accidents.
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.
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