Learning how to instinctively recover from extreme unusual attitudes might save your life some day.
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.
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.
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