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Apple Watch takes flight

The first thing aviation software developers had to figure out about the Apple Watch was just how much data to deliver.

Apr 16, 2015 | comments

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Sharpen your skills

AOPA offers pilots attending the Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In and Expo a full lineup of fun, informative seminars.

Apr 16, 2015

Advocacy

Spread the weather word

If your local airport does not already broadcast local weather beyond the VHF radio or phone, there may be an opportunity to change that.

Apr 16, 2015

Article

Three students take on 'One Week Ready to Solo'

A former Navy corpsman, a Harley-Davidson custom builder, and a global advertising manager for General Motors have been tapped for a one-week adventure that could change their lives—learning how to fly through the One Week Ready to Solo project.

Apr 14, 2015 | comments

Technique

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Event

AOPA’s Rusty Pilot courses are designed to reignite the passion of pilots who have let their currency lapse. Several flying clubs have hosted these seminars recently as a way to gain recognition in the aviation community, recruit new members, and to strengthen General Aviation as a whole. And there’s an added benefit for current pilots – the course serves as the ground portion of the biennial flight review, making it a great club activity for your current members as well.

Apr 19, 2015

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Club Spotlight

Hawaii is one of the most beautiful places on earth—and it looks even better by air. With 14 public use airports on the eight islands, there are plenty of opportunities for general aviation pilots. Moore Air is a for-profit company that offers aircraft rental, but also has a flying club to help keep rates low for frequent flyers and visitors to the islands. Moore Air owner and president Mark Jones shares how it all works and what it’s like to fly in Hawaii.

Apr 19, 2015
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Technology

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Apple Watch takes flight

The first thing aviation software developers had to figure out about the Apple Watch was just how much data to deliver.

Apr 16, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

Spread the weather word

If your local airport does not already broadcast local weather beyond the VHF radio or phone, there may be an opportunity to change that.

Apr 16, 2015
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Opinion

The Weakest Link

If one particular component of an aircraft was determined to be the root cause of 90% of all accidents, wouldn’t we have an Airworthiness Directive out on it? Wouldn’t it be replaced completely? Well we do have such a component: the pilot. We’re at the point where this isn’t just an academic exercise. A pilot-free […] Read More

April 16, 2015

How to destroy your engine in one minute

At least once a year for as long as I can remember, I have been contacted by an aircraft owner whose piston aircraft engine was destroyed or severely damaged by a destructive detonation or pre-ignition event. In one recent 12-month period, I encountered three such incidents. One incident involved British Cirrus SR-20 powered by a 200 […] Read More

April 13, 2015

When to get some Dual on the couch: mental and emotional health needs of pilots

Recently I suffered three unexpected losses. I use the word suffered on purpose here. In December I needed to get a flight review. I had scheduled this with three instructors, but due to the holidays, I was unable to get it done. In early January I contacted a local CFI that I know only socially. […] Read More

April 6, 2015

Featured Videos

AOPA Live This Week - April 16, 2015 22:29 min

Apr 16, 2015

Piper Aircraft unveiled the new M Series, introducing a piston and two new turboprops that climb straight to the top of the Piper lineup. Watch the first flight of the new Flight Design C4, explore the options for bringing your aircraft into ADS-B compliance, and see how to expand your hangar without rebuilding it.

Advocacy

Advocacy

Minnesota pilots gather for second annual event

A large crowd of aviation enthusiasts turned out at Minnesota’s Anoka County-Blaine Airport for the second annual Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering.

Apr 16, 2015

Advocacy

Spread the weather word

If your local airport does not already broadcast local weather beyond the VHF radio or phone, there may be an opportunity to change that.

Apr 16, 2015

Advocacy

Senate committee presses Huerta on FAA initiatives

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta appealed to a Senate committee for “stability and predictability” in funding for his agency during an April 14 FAA reauthorization hearing.

Apr 15, 2015
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Gear and Products

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Safety

Flying Club members are more likely to have opportunities to fly different aircraft, and getting the proper transition training can make a big different. ASI has created a new online course, Transitioning to Other Airplanes, to help pilots – whether your stepping up to a more advanced aircraft, stepping down to something lighter and less powerful, moving to an experimental, or transitioning to different avionics it’s important to know what to expect.

Apr 19, 2015

Article

Apple Watch takes flight

The first thing aviation software developers had to figure out about the Apple Watch was just how much data to deliver.

Apr 16, 2015 | comments

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Apple update nixes GPS connection

Users, application developers, and portable GPS receiver manufacturers report iOS 8.3 causes older-model, portable GPS receivers to stop communicating with navigation apps.

Apr 15, 2015
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Health and Medical

Advocacy

Minnesota pilots gather for second annual event

A large crowd of aviation enthusiasts turned out at Minnesota’s Anoka County-Blaine Airport for the second annual Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering.

Apr 16, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Membership News & Notes

A pilot from Delaware got more than he bargained for last summer when he made a fuel stop in Pennsylvania in his Cessna 210N.

Apr 07, 2015
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Travel

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Sharpen your skills

AOPA offers pilots attending the Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In and Expo a full lineup of fun, informative seminars.

Apr 16, 2015

Article

Make Salinas a weekend

A Friday golf tournament and Barnstormers Party, combined with camping and special hotel rates, make AOPA’s Salinas Fly-In a great weekend getaway.

Apr 15, 2015
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Financial

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Consider A Flexible Aviation Loan for Your Next Aircraft Purchase

Understanding the difference between secure and unsecure loan options

Apr 20, 2015

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Apple Watch takes flight

The first thing aviation software developers had to figure out about the Apple Watch was just how much data to deliver.

Apr 16, 2015 | comments
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