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Datalink Cockpit Weather Dos and Donts

Join AOPA Foundation President Bruce Landsberg and datalink expert Dr. David Strahle as they discuss important safety considerations when flying with cockpit weather.

This course qualifies for the FAA Wings Program credit

Topics:  Weather

Airframe Ice: Avoidance and Escape

Whether you’re new to flying or a seasoned aviator, join AOPA Foundation president Bruce Landsberg and special guests for an engaging discussion about practical steps that can be taken to identify, plan for, and escape the deadly hazards of airframe icing.

Approx. 90 minutes

This course qualifies for the FAA Wings Program credit

stormweek june 16th

Thunderstorm Avoidance

Listen as AOPA Foundation President Bruce Landsberg and air traffic controller Andy Marosvari have an engaging discussion on the deadly hazards posed by thunderstorms, and how in-cockpit weather tools and ATC can help you avoid them. You'll learn important facts about the limitations of ATC weather radar, datalink weather, and common (and dangerous) assumptions pilots and controllers sometimes make.

Approx. 1 hour

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Cold Weather Ops

Whether it's cold where you live or you're just planning on flying to chillier climates, join AOPA Foundation president Bruce Landsberg and panelists John Ponts (Pilot on "Flying Wild Alaska") and Andy Marosvari (ATC, Boise Tower) for a wide-ranging discussion of the ways cold weather can affect your flying. From practical matters like starting and taxiing to potentially life-saving issues like icing and runway braking action, we'll cover what you need to know to stay safe when the mercury drops.

Approx. 1 hr, 10 min

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Flying Safely with Cockpit Weather

Datalink has taken a lot of the uncertainty out of weather flying, but using it safely means more than just counting on NEXRAD to steer you around whatever's out there . Whether you're already flying with datalink or just considering it, join AOPA Foundation president Bruce Landsberg and datalink expert Dr. David Strahle for a must-see discussion of how you can use cockpit weather to both complete more trips and minimize your weather risks.

Approx. 1 hr, 10 min

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Conflict at the Crossroads

Join AOPA Foundation President Bruce Landsberg and a panel of runway safety experts as they discuss the hazard of runway incursions and how to avoid them. Improve your piloting skills as you learn to recognize and avoid Conflicts at the Crossroads.

Approx. 12 minutes

aerodynamics alpha factor

Aerodynamics: The Alpha Factor

Venture beyond Bernoulli and Newton when you join AOPA Foundation President Bruce Landsberg and panelists Rich Stowell (Master Aerobatic Instructor and 2006 National CFI of the Year) and Brian E. Smith (NASA Ames Research Center) in an energetic review of aerodynamic principles beyond the four forces of flight. As Landsberg leads a high-paced discussion with amazing video clips you’ll discover the true meaning of power and pitch and what flying angle of attack is all about. Grab this chance to come away a precise aviator in all flight regimes.

Approx. 24 min

thunderstorm safety

Thunderstorms and ATC: What You Need to Know

Join AOPA Foundation President Bruce Landsberg and air traffic control experts for a discussion of the deadly hazards posed by thunderstorms, and how you can best work with controllers to avoid them. You'll learn important facts about the limitations of ATC weather radar, find out about common (and dangerous) assumptions pilots and controllers sometimes make, and get plenty of tips on making the system work better for you.

5-10 min

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Preempting a Thunderstorm's Fury: Cockpit Weather, ATC and You

Thunderstorms can produce airframe-shattering turbulence, damaging hail, blinding downpours, sudden wind shear, and raging winds. The good news is that it’s not difficult to avoid these violent storms—if you know how to use the tools at your disposal. Join AOPA Foundation President Bruce Landsberg, datalink expert Dr. David Strahle, and air traffic control experts to learn important facts about using cockpit weather, the weather radar services controllers can offer, and how to effectively communicate with ATC to minimize your risk of encountering a thunderstorm’s fearsome wrath. You can earn an ASI completion certificate and FAA WINGS credit at the end of this video.

Approx. 54 min