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.
Procedures for the AOPA Fly-In event at Beaufort, NC. To download the Pilot Information Packet, go to: http://www.aopa.org/mrh-pip
You may not realize it, but we’re living in the golden age of weather flying—and things are only going to get better. So what can we expect in the years to come? In this final installment of our Weather Wise video series, we take a look at how technology will change the experience of weather planning and flying.
Responding to a simulated engine-out during training is one thing. Responding to a real engine-out is another, and as pilots we should know how to respond to ensure our chances of a safe landing. In this video, we discuss best practices for responding to an engine failure in cruise and on takeoff, as well as ways to help prevent an engine failure from happening in the first place.
A New York pilot was flying his Cirrus SR22 home to Republic Airport in Farmingdale when the engine quit. A security camera captured the amazing touchdown.
The Aermacchi MB-326 Impala is among few jets that can tailslide in safety. The Impala, a military trainer, and a Sabreliner bizjet are flown by former astronauts in California who teach pilots how to recover from very unusual attitudes.
In-flight weather monitoring is a critical component of good decision making. In this video, we look at how to maintain strong situational awareness with respect to weather, and using that awareness to make good decisions should things not go as planned.
Frigid temperatures require special attention, and that goes beyond preheating at some airports. We'll look at airports where altitude corrections are required for safe instrument approaches.
We’re usually able to make fairly solid go/no-go decisions well in advance of a planned flight. But when conditions are marginal, the decision to launch, postpone, or cancel can be tricky. In this installment of the AOPA Air Safety Institute’s Weather Wise video series, we look at factors to consider when the weather complicates your plans.
The annual NTSB list of most wanted safety improvements again includes general aviation this year, and again focuses on loss of control. Much progress has been made improving safety and reducing accidents in recent years.
The most significant milestone for an aviator is their first solo.
AOPA Live's Paul Harrop shows us it's a team effort to get there.
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