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Universal Avionics offers new flight deck

Universal Avionics now offers the Insight Integrated Flight Deck with embedded synthetic vision.

Oct 21, 2014

Article

Williams extends FJ44 inspection interval

Williams International says customers in its Total Assurance Program for engine maintenance can extend all FJ44 models to an engine overhaul interval of 5,000 hours.

Oct 21, 2014

Article

Shuster calls for bold thinking on FAA reauthorization

Aviation leaders in Congress should make the renewal of the FAA reauthorization bill something “big, bold, and transformational,” Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) said Oct. 21.

Oct 21, 2014 | comments
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Technique

Article

Watsonville Fly-In marks golden anniversary

When it comes to celebrating aviation, the folks in Watsonville, California, don’t take a back seat to anyone.

Oct 23, 2014

Article

Lockheed envisions nuclear aircraft

Aerospace and defense giant Lockheed Martin stirred the pot with an Oct. 15 announcement that compact fusion could power vehicles, even aircraft, within a decade. Skeptics were quick to speak up, while Lockheed filed for patents and hopes to find partners in government, academia, and industry.

Oct 23, 2014 | comments
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Technology

Article

Lockheed envisions nuclear aircraft

Aerospace and defense giant Lockheed Martin stirred the pot with an Oct. 15 announcement that compact fusion could power vehicles, even aircraft, within a decade. Skeptics were quick to speak up, while Lockheed filed for patents and hopes to find partners in government, academia, and industry.

Oct 23, 2014 | comments

Article

Acting NTSB chief says automation affects professionalism

Does automation lead to a lack of professionalism? The acting NTSB chief thinks it does, and calls for a new approach to the man-machine interface.

Oct 21, 2014 | comments
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Opinion

Carbon Monoxide, Silent Killer

On January 17, 1997, a Piper Dakota departed Farmingdale, New York, on a planned two-hour VFR flight to Saranac Lake, New York. The pilot was experienced and instrument-rated; his 71-year-old mother, a low-time private pilot, occupied the right seat. Just over a half-hour into the flight, Boston Center got an emergency radio call from the […] Read More

October 20, 2014

Another Successful Flight of Haywire Airlines…Fly it Forward!

  I was an airport kid. As a family we attended airport days. Heck I even learned to drive a car, at an airport. We flew a lot, in state, and out to visit relatives. Most times as we taxied or parked my father would exclaim, “Another successful flight of Haywire Airlines!” That would always […] Read More

October 18, 2014

What is Business Aviation?

    Many opinion leaders prominently featured in media and other communication channels, including social networks, know very little about Business Aviation. In fact, the entire segment of we call General Aviation is a mystery to most of the public.   We define General Aviation by what it is not: It’s not the airlines, it’s […] Read More

October 17, 2014

Featured Videos

AOPA Live This Week - October 23, 2014 24:45 min

Oct 23, 2014

From the NBAA convention in Orlando, a look at some new aircraft that are actually flying. NTSB chairman worries about automation causing a lack of professionalism and diminishing safety. Controlling the aircraft with the sound of your voice.

Advocacy

Advocacy

Type clubs are latest to join AOPA push for medical reform

The Type Club Coalition is the latest group to join AOPA in urging a quick review of proposed reforms to the third class medical.

Oct 23, 2014 | comments

Advocacy

Indiana aviation industry looks to future

Greg Pecoraro, AOPA vice president of airports and state advocacy, brought Indiana aviation community members up to date on the association’s initiatives.

Oct 22, 2014

Advocacy

In Michigan, STEM education flies

On Oct. 18, STEM education moved from classrooms to cockpits in Lansing, Michigan, and made a lasting impression.

Oct 22, 2014
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Gear and Products

Aircraft Maintenance

Aircraft Maintenance: Major vs minor alterations, part 2

Find out how to determine if an alteration you want to make to your aircraft is major or minor and how to build a case for any modification you are considering.

Oct 22, 2014 | comments

Article

Rockwell Collins upgrades flight support

Rockwell Collins, which purchased ARINC last year, has combined the flight support services offered by it and ARINC, and enhanced onboard systems for passengers and pilots.

Oct 20, 2014

Article

Garmin ADS-B for bizjets

Garmin has partnered with dealers to secure FAA approval for a simple ADS-B solution for select business jets.

Oct 16, 2014
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Health and Medical

Advocacy

Type clubs are latest to join AOPA push for medical reform

The Type Club Coalition is the latest group to join AOPA in urging a quick review of proposed reforms to the third class medical.

Oct 23, 2014 | comments

Advocacy

Indiana aviation industry looks to future

Greg Pecoraro, AOPA vice president of airports and state advocacy, brought Indiana aviation community members up to date on the association’s initiatives.

Oct 22, 2014
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Travel

Article

Discover barbecue heaven at Southern Soul

In a world of airport burgers, Southern Soul stands out. Swing by when you visit St. Simons for AOPA's final fly-in of the year.

Oct 23, 2014

Article

OpenAirplane teams with Cirrus

Standardized training offered by Cirrus is now accepted by OpenAirplane, thanks to an agreement between the companies.

Oct 21, 2014
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Financial

Advocacy

In Michigan, STEM education flies

On Oct. 18, STEM education moved from classrooms to cockpits in Lansing, Michigan, and made a lasting impression.

Oct 22, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Meeting the mandate

This year has not yet come to a close, but my mind is on January 1, 2020. That’s when the FAA has mandated that aircraft must be equipped for ADS-B Out in order to operate in airspace where a Mode C transponder is required today.

Oct 22, 2014
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