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G-A Helps in Haiti

Pilot and Doctor Randy Rizor delivers medical supplies and volunteers providing medical care to the people of Cap-Haitian, Haiti.

Mar 26, 2015

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HondaJet gets provisional type certificate

Honda Aircraft announced March 27 that it had received FAA provisional type certification for the HondaJet, paving the way for final type certification “in the next few months.”

Mar 27, 2015

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AOPA, Aircraft Spruce renew strategic partnership

AOPA and premier aviation retailer Aircraft Spruce and Specialty Co., celebrating its fiftieth anniversary, have renewed their strategic partnership.

Mar 27, 2015

Technique

News release

AOPA AIR SAFETY INSTITUTE OFFERS NEW SAFETY COURSE ON TRANSITIONING TO DIFFERENT AIRPLANES

AOPA AIR SAFETY INSTITUTE OFFERS NEW SAFETY COURSE ON TRANSITIONING TO DIFFERENT AIRPLANES

Mar 27, 2015

Article

Group flights to head for National Parks

The combination of companionship and the expertise of a professional guide is part of the appeal of Northern Adventures' “America the Beautiful” air tours.

Mar 26, 2015
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Technology

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NASA to fly Tecnam twin in research project

A modified Tecnam P2006T twin-engine airplane has been chosen to move NASA's Leading Edge Asynchronous Propeller Technology project from ground runs to flight testing.

Mar 23, 2015

Article

Just melt it

Researchers at Iowa State University have landed an FAA grant to research methods, including heated runways, for keeping runways clear in winter.

Mar 18, 2015 | comments
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Opinion

When the Answer is No

I did not go flying last weekend despite the gorgeous weather. Not even last week. It was not for want to do so. It was because I flunked a test. What test can a pilot at my experience level flunk that could ground me? The FAA’s IMSAFE test, that’s what. The pithy mnemonic stands for: […] Read More

March 30, 2015

Improving Your Stick and Rudder Skills: Seaplanes and Taildraggers

In mid-January, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released some cold, hard facts. “Between 2001 and 2011, over 40 percent of fixed wing general aviation fatal accidents occurred because pilots lost control of their airplanes.” You might be surprised to learn that when The Boeing Company studied commercial jet accidents around the world between 2004 and […] Read More

March 23, 2015

Champion Aerospace: From Denial to Acceptance

According to the model popularized by Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in her seminal 1969 book On Death & Dying, there are five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. This is apparently what Champion Aerospace LLC has been going through over the past six years with respect to the widely reported problems with the suppression resistors in its […] Read More

March 19, 2015

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AOPA Live This Week - March 26, 2015 18:13 min

Mar 26, 2015

General aviation helping out in Haiti. We travel to the island nation to see how a doctor and a Bonanza make all the difference in many lives. B-29 getting ready to fly again. Doc, a Boeing B-29 Superfortress, is rolled out to crowds in Wichita. Flying the B-52. Barry Schiff goes for a ride in a nuclear-capable bomber, affectionately known as a BUFF.

Advocacy

Advocacy

Changes to flight services planned

The FAA and AOPA are seeking comment on planned changes to flight services, including a new flight plan format scheduled to take effect Oct. 1.

Mar 26, 2015

Advocacy

Santa Monica changes airport leases, makes way for park land

At a contentious meeting March 24, the Santa Monica City Council voted unanimously to change lease terms for some tenants at Santa Monica Municipal Airport and convert segments of airport property to park land.

Mar 26, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

Baker meets with key legislators on GA issues

AOPA President Mark Baker met with key allies in Congress to seek support on critical issues, including third class medical reform.

Mar 25, 2015
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Gear and Products

Article

AOPA, Aircraft Spruce renew strategic partnership

AOPA and premier aviation retailer Aircraft Spruce and Specialty Co., celebrating its fiftieth anniversary, have renewed their strategic partnership.

Mar 27, 2015

Article

TKM Avionics offers new replacement navcoms

TKM Avionics is reintroducing a navigation/communications radio series to replace King, Narco, and Cessna/ARC series radios in general aviation aircraft.

Mar 26, 2015

News release

AOPA, AIRCRAFT SPRUCE RENEW STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

AOPA, AIRCRAFT SPRUCE RENEW STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

Mar 26, 2015
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Health and Medical

Advocacy

Baker meets with key legislators on GA issues

AOPA President Mark Baker met with key allies in Congress to seek support on critical issues, including third class medical reform.

Mar 25, 2015

Video

Fly Well - Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Jonathan Sackier talks about Coronary Artery Disease

Mar 23, 2015
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Travel

Article

Group flights to head for National Parks

The combination of companionship and the expertise of a professional guide is part of the appeal of Northern Adventures' “America the Beautiful” air tours.

Mar 26, 2015

News release

AOPA, AIRCRAFT SPRUCE RENEW STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

AOPA, AIRCRAFT SPRUCE RENEW STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

Mar 26, 2015
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Financial

Article

AOPA, Aircraft Spruce renew strategic partnership

AOPA and premier aviation retailer Aircraft Spruce and Specialty Co., celebrating its fiftieth anniversary, have renewed their strategic partnership.

Mar 27, 2015

News release

AOPA, AIRCRAFT SPRUCE RENEW STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

AOPA, AIRCRAFT SPRUCE RENEW STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

Mar 26, 2015
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