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.
Of all the weather websites out there these days, one of the best and most popular is NOAA’s Aviation Weather Center—often referred to as ADDS, or aviationweather.gov. In this brief three-minute video—the second in a series focused on practical weather flying—we explore some of the many resources available at the revamped AWC website, and discuss how pilots can use them to get a more complete picture of the weather prior to flight.
FAA announces a new compliance philosophy, where it will seek to educate and retrain pilots first, rather than start an enforcement action.
Experience spin training with instructor Catherine Cavagnaro. Cavagnaro, a spin training expert, will speak at AOPA’s Tullahoma Regional Fly-In Oct. 10.
We experience what it's like to get intercepted by F-16s. Learn how to handle getting intercepted and where to find TFR information.
Twenty-four individuals have been selected as winners of the 2015 AOPA Flight Training Scholarships, a program designed to help aviation trainees of all ages earn a pilot certificate.
Preflight weather planning is one of the most important jobs we do as pilots. It’s the foundation for some of our most critical decisions. But with the sheer amount of weather information available these days, how can we be sure we’re getting what we need? In this short video—the first in a series focused on practical weather flying for pilots—we look at strategies for sorting through the chaff and pinpointing the information that really matters for your upcoming flight.
While midair collisions remain rare, recent incidents including the fatal crash involving a Cessna 172 and a Sabreliner over Southern California prompted a fresh call for vigilance from the Air Safety Institute.
The Ascend Summer Camp run by EAA Chapter 1083 in North Carolina is giving young people a close up look at aviation.
This brief video provides a review of angle of attack (AOA), an introduction to the main types of AOA indicators available for GA pilots, and an overview of how they can be beneficial in stall awareness and prevention. Learn how an AOA indicator can help you avoid exceeding the critical angle of attack. Technical assistance and sponsorship of this video brought to you by Aspen Avionics. More information about stall awareness and prevention can be found at the Aerodynamics Safety Spotlight: www.airsafetyinstitute.org/aerospotlight.
AOPA renews call for the FAA to not withhold traffic data from aircraft not yet equipped with ADS-B out.
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