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High altitude, thin margins

Flying west from Colorado Springs, pilots can explore the breathtaking scenery of the Front Range while learning valuable lessons in density altitude, weather, and flight planning.

Aug 27, 2015

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Acro breakdown

Sometimes the best way to build something is to bust it into little pieces. An aerobatic competition sequence is one example.

Aug 27, 2015 | comments

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Historic wildfires spawn rash of TFRs

AOPA urges pilots to update temporary flight restriction information frequently and avoid violating restricted airspace, for safety and to assure the uninterrupted operation of aerial firefighting.

Aug 26, 2015

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'Little guy at the fence'

A boy who had waved at airplanes from outside the fence meets an airline pilot, and flies in a Piper Archer with AOPA’s Yasmina Platt.

Aug 26, 2015 | comments

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Powder River Complex to go live

The expanded Powder River Training Complex, a collection of special-use airspace covering approximately 28,000 square miles in the Northwest, will become active Sept. 17.

Aug 26, 2015

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Filmmakers want to bring 'Flight of Passage' to big screen

Two filmmakers want to bring Rinker Buck's iconic Flight of Passage to the silver screen, and they are asking for your help to make it happen.

Aug 26, 2015

Aircraft Maintenance

Aircraft Maintenance: Logging lessons

Many owners seem well-versed in oil changes and spark plug cleaning, but unfortunately not as well-educated when it comes to compliance with maintenance logging requirements.

Aug 27, 2015 | comments

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AOPA releases new digital flight planning tools

AOPA has released two new digital flight planning tools—the AOPA Flight Planner, powered by Jeppesen, and AOPA GO, a new mobile application.

Aug 27, 2015

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Drone reports detailed

A detailed list of unmanned aircraft encounters reported by pilots reveals just over half of all such encounters were reported in five states.

Aug 27, 2015 | comments

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Graphical drone briefing developed

Lockheed Martin has developed a graphical briefing tool that will help keep manned and unmanned aircraft safely separated.

Aug 27, 2015 | comments
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Opinion

Networking 101: A Very Necessary Class

Meeting and staying in touch with the people who can help us personally and professionally – networking – is much like discussing the weather; everyone talks about it, but hardly anyone does anything about it, or more succinctly, most people have no idea how to network successfully. Aviation’s no different from any other profession though. […] Read More

August 27, 2015

GA pilots evaluate ADS-B options

I’ve been on the hunt since AirVenture for evidence that ADS-B is really the future of air traffic separation and services. And, having flown from south Florida to Lake Superior, to Kalispell, Montana, and back, I’ve got news. Aviators are adopting ADS-B. Not in droves, mind you, but being ADS-B equipped myself, I can see […] Read More

August 26, 2015

Special Mission Aircraft

My last flight assignment consisted of four days in Hawaii. It was one of those trips which make me (almost) feel guilty for associating it with the word “work.” Of course, there are plenty of journeys which are the polar opposite: long overnight flights, challenging weather, and minimum rest. But when you’re relaxing on a […] Read More

August 11, 2015

AOPA Live This Week- August 27, 2015

One of the Women Airforce Service Pilots, whose contributions to the war effort are honored by the National WASP World War II Museum in Texas, was on hand in Minnesota to see for herself the restoration of a Vultee BT-13 Valiant that will become the first aircraft in the museum’s collection flown by WASPs. Also this week, AOPA’s National Aviation Community Center drew a different kind of crowd, about 100 fitness fanatics, for a workout with an “air-obic” twist, and Tom Haines reports from Alaska.