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Takeoffs and Landings: Normal Takeoffs

A "normal" takeoff is what pilots use for the majority of their departures. But it often doesn't get the attention it deserves.

Approx. 5 min.

Topics:  Takeoffs and Landings, Technique

Takeoffs and Landings: Short Field Landings

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.

Approx. 3 minutes

Topics:  Takeoffs and Landings, Technique, Short/Soft Field

Runway Safety: Allentown, PA

A near collision on the runway between a Canadair regional jet and a Cessna 172 at Allentown, Pennsylvania, shows it only takes seconds for things to go wrong.

Runway Safety: Bluegrass, KY

This video is a stark reminder of what can happen when pilots lose situational awareness.

Topics:  Accident, Aeronautical Decision Making, Communication, Safety and Education

Runway Safety: Providence, RI

On Dec. 6, 1999, United 1448 made one wrong turn while taxiing in severely reduced visibility. It became the first link in a chain of mistaken assumptions by its crew and the tower controller.

Topics:  Aeronautical Decision Making, Communication, Safety and Education

Runway Safety: Quincy, IL

A communication breakdown starts a chain of events that ends with a collision and 14 fatalities.

Topics:  Aeronautical Decision Making, Accident, Communication, Safety and Education

T-storm Toolbox

Flying the Weather: Tstorm Toolbox

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.

Approx. 5 min

Topics:  Air Safety Institute, Safety and Education, Flight Planning, Weather, Thunderstorms, AOPA

Flying the Weather: Picking Up Ice

Early detection of ice accumulation is critical to the safe outcome of a flight—even for pilots flying in aircraft equipped with de-icing equipment. In this video, Tom Horne talks about what to look for, and where, to determine if your aircraft is starting to pick up ice.

Aprox. 5 minutes

Flying the Weather: Airframe Icing

Hear from weather expert and AOPA Pilot Magazine writer, Tom Horne, on the dangers of flight into “known icing” conditions and what you can do to escape those conditions with your life.

Approx. 4 min

Topics:  Weather, Winter

No Greater Burden

No Greater Burden: Surviving an Aircraft Accident

Living with the consequences of an aircraft accident is hard. Living with the loss of a son is excruciating. In this special video presentation we take a sobering look at one pilot’s personal tragedy, the devastation it wrought, and the lessons all of us can take from it.

Approx. 30 min