Technique

The Impossible Turn

Engine failure! Straight ahead or turn back to the airport?

 
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Dogfighting over Cape Cod

6:56 min

Join AOPA Online Associate Editor Jim "Buffet" Moore as he goes head-to-head in a dogfight over Cape Cod Bay. See what it's like to be a fighter pilot.

Flying the Weather: T-storm Toolbox

4:39 min

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.

AOPA flight training scholarships

1:13 min

The AOPA Foundation is offering scholarships to help support outstanding student pilots.

Upset training in L39

6:16 min

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

Flying NYC

5:19 min

Learn how to fly the Hudson River Class B Exclusion in New York City. It is some of the most scenic and crowded airspace in the United States.

PilotWorkshops

8:28 min

New benefit for AOPA members from AOPA Premier Partner PilotWorkshops - free access to a selection of audio and video training programs.

Takeoffs and Landings: Base-to-Final Turn

5:41 min

Overshooting that base-to-final turn can be a problem. Trying to get back on course safely can be dangerous.

Takeoffs and Landings: Stabilized Approaches

5:08 min

A good landing generally starts well before the wheels touch the ground.

Takeoffs and Landings: Crosswind Landings

9:42 min

Every pilot learns the technique for a proper crosswind landing, but this skill requires more than knowing the proper control inputs.

CFI Success

18:07 min

Successful Strategies to Land and Retain New Students (1995) - Ralph Hood offers tips to CFIs on how to give a prospective student the best experience to increase the likelihood the prospect will sign up for lessons and continue training.

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.

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.

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.

License to Learn - CDI Bracketing

5:31 min

An easier way to keep the needle centered when tracking a VOR , ILS or GPS course.

Stabilized approach

4:44 min

The airlines learned it a long time ago. A stabilized approach is the key to an uneventful landing. Fly along with Bruce Landsberg of the AOPA Air Safety Institute.

The new E-FIRC

1:16 min

Hey CFI's, we made keeping your certificate current A LOT easier. Check out the new online FIRC.

License to Learn - Propeller Blade Fracture

5:07 min

Rpd Machado tells us what to do if you suddenly lose part or all of your prop. It happens.

Water survival training

6:09 min

Learn how to survive an open water ditching.

License to Learn - Flutter

5:47 min

Rod Machado tells us about control surface flutter - how your can avoid it, how to recover if you encounter it.

License to Learn - Cockpit Crashworthiness

3:53 min

Rod Machado on what you can do to increase the chances you'll survive an off-airport landing.

Formation flying for civilians

4:37 min

Formation flying school for RV owners.

License to Learn - The Troxler Effect

4:23 min

How to REALLY see and avoid.

License to Learn - Thermal shocking an engine

3:28 min

Rod Machado explains how to clear fouled spark plugs.

NASTAR

3:51 min

National Aerospace Training and Research Center offers high altitude and high G training to civilian pilots.

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