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ADS-B collaborations mean more options for pilots

Collaborations between manufacturers in the ADS-B space were among the product news highlights during EAA AirVenture 2015. Do they portend a trend?

Aug 03, 2015

Article

Aircraft shipments slip

Aircraft and helicopter shipments slipped in the first half of 2015, and the Export-Import Bank impasse may spell more trouble for U.S. manufacturers.

Aug 03, 2015 | comments

Article

Pilots N Paws plans national rescue flyout Oct. 3

Pilots N Paws wants pilots from all 50 states to take part in its fall flyout of shelter dogs, scheduled for Oct. 3.

Aug 03, 2015

Advocacy

GA survey accuracy depends on pilot input

Pilots who received a mailing inviting them to participate in the thirty-seventh annual General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey are encouraged to respond.

Aug 04, 2015

Article

2,600 miles to Oshkosh

Lee Gilbert of North Pole, Alaska, realized a longtime dream when he flew 2,600 nautical miles to EAA AirVenture in his North American T-28 Trojan.

Aug 03, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

Member input sought on SoCal Metroplex study

AOPA is encouraging pilots who fly in southern California's congested airspace to review the Southern California Metroplex Project Draft Environmental Assessment and submit comments.

Aug 04, 2015

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: A show of hands

Pilots hold a variety of scenario-based attitudes about hand-flying versus autopilots on approach. In these two excerpts from the Aviation Safety Reporting System, see how each technique led to some unpredicted consequences.

Aug 03, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

Member help still needed on medical reform

Although Congress is about to break for its August recess, AOPA members should keep calling their elected officials and asking them to co-sponsor the Pilot's Bill of Rights 2 (PBR2), said AOPA Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Jim Coon.

Jul 30, 2015

Advocacy

Aviation caucus growing in California legislature

The California legislature's new aviation caucus is growing, with four members having recently joined the original 17 lawmakers who came together to found the organization in January.

Jul 30, 2015 | comments

Article

A landmark delivery

July may well prove to be a seminal month in the development of unmanned aircraft.

Jul 30, 2015
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Opinion

Talk of the town

EAA’s AirVenture air show is one of my favorites, because it provides the attendee a chance to intersect and study the broadest cross-section of the aviation industry that I know. What can one see? There are ultralights and sailplanes, balloonists and blimps, military and commercial jets, and helicopters to fixed wing general aviation aircraft. My […] Read More

July 27, 2015

Is Your Aircraft Okay to Fly?

Who decides whether or not your aircraft is airworthy? Earlier this year, I wrote an article titled “Fix It Now…Or Fix It Later” that was published in a major general aviation magazine. The article discussed how to deal with aircraft mechanical problems that arise during trips away from home base. It offered specific advice about […] Read More

July 23, 2015

Can a Mentor Really Help?

Where better to think about mentors – people willing to share their industry expertise with newbies – than as I unpack my car at AirVenture 2015. This place is crawling with mentors. One of the secrets to success, of course, is connecting capable mentors with the people who need a little mentoring … maybe even […] Read More

July 20, 2015

Featured Videos

AOPA Live This Week - July 30, 2015 14:17 min

Jul 30, 2015

AOPA continues to push hard for medical reform, working through some unexpected roadblocks. The advocacy team provides a briefing on the latest developments from Washington. Also this week, the painstaking creation of a vintage Junkers F-13, considered the world’s first airliner, along with a crowd-pleasing demonstration of a much more modern airliner as we wrap up our coverage of EAA AirVenture from Oshkosh, Wisconsin.