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Inspired to serve others

Giving an injured U.S. Marine a taste of the freedom of flight set a Mississippi pilot on a course to do much more.

Nov 24, 2014 | comments

Aircraft Maintenance

Aircraft maintenance: Heater health for your twin

All aircraft heating systems should be inspected prior to seasonal use. Learn considerations specific to the combustion-based heater systems found in most twin-engine aircraft.

Nov 24, 2014

Article

Flight made simple

Among the very first lessons a pilot learns is that a control yoke is not a steering wheel. Research underway in Europe could change that.

Nov 21, 2014 | comments

Technique

Article

Inspired to serve others

Giving an injured U.S. Marine a taste of the freedom of flight set a Mississippi pilot on a course to do much more.

Nov 24, 2014 | comments

Article

Training Tip: 'Pilots are encouraged'

The FAA encourages pilots to do a number of things in order to increase safety, but does not require them. Check out these three actions that are recommended.

Nov 21, 2014
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Technology

Article

Flight made simple

Among the very first lessons a pilot learns is that a control yoke is not a steering wheel. Research underway in Europe could change that.

Nov 21, 2014 | comments

Article

Airbus crafts 'disruptive' technology

An electric two-seater, a glider made to soar above the stratosphere, and a supersonic business jet all have something in common: backing from Airbus.

Nov 19, 2014 | comments
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Opinion

A Self-Evident Solution

Times are tough for general aviation, and we need a solid partner and advocate in Washington now more than ever. Unfortunately, the FAA is proving to be the exact opposite—a lead weight—and it’s becoming a big problem. Complaining about the FAA has been a popular spectator sport for decades. I feel for those who work […] Read More

November 24, 2014

Are You Overinsured?

I received a plaintive email from Bob, the owner of a Cessna 172RG Cutlass who found himself in an unexpected predicament. Seems he had an unfortunate gear-up landing. The airplane suffered only minimal damage, largely limited to minor belly damage and the outer four inches of the prop tips curled back. The engine had only […] Read More

November 19, 2014

It’s like magic… I am hooked

This past week I was scheduled to fly my first Pilots N Paws flight with a very pregnant doggie  from the Central California Coast to Northern California.  It turns out the little Momma was too close to her whelping date so the mission was scrubbed.  Since I have family in NorCal, I was going anyway […] Read More

November 14, 2014

Featured Videos

AOPA Live This Week- November 20, 2014 21:23 min

Nov 20, 2014

We go inside President Ronald Reagan's Air Force One - SAM 27000. Find out what AOPA told congressional decision makers about FAA modernization. A conversation with TV personality and aviation expert Miles O'Brien.

Advocacy

Advocacy

Pilots, community transform two Oregon airports

Two general aviation airports located two miles apart in a remote section of northeast Oregon are coming alive, thanks to pilots and area residents.

Nov 20, 2014

Advocacy

Fuel farm could increase Georgia airport’s economic impact

Installing a fuel farm at Berrien County Airport in Nashville, Georgia, could increase the airport’s economic impact on the local community from its last reported $682,200 to nearly $1 million, according to AOPA.

Nov 20, 2014

Advocacy

AOPA: Nez Perce-Clearwater plan should protect airstrips

Revisions to the U.S. Forest Service’s plan for Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests in Idaho should allow safety-related improvements to existing airstrips and open the door to creation of new airstrips, AOPA said in comments on the revisions Nov. 12.

Nov 20, 2014
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Gear and Products

Aircraft Maintenance

Aircraft maintenance: Heater health for your twin

All aircraft heating systems should be inspected prior to seasonal use. Learn considerations specific to the combustion-based heater systems found in most twin-engine aircraft.

Nov 24, 2014

Article

Training Tip: 'Pilots are encouraged'

The FAA encourages pilots to do a number of things in order to increase safety, but does not require them. Check out these three actions that are recommended.

Nov 21, 2014

Article

Stratus now records

A ForeFlight update to version 6.4 also updates a connected Stratus ADS-B receiver, enabling a new flight data recording feature.

Nov 20, 2014
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Health and Medical

Video

Miles O'Brien Interview

A conversation with CNN & PBS NewsHour TV personality and aviation expert Miles O'Brien about overcoming adversity.

Nov 20, 2014

Advocacy

Medical reform legislation adds co-sponsors

Support continues to grow for the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act, with nine new co-sponsors signing on following midterm elections.

Nov 14, 2014 | comments
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Travel

Advocacy

Pilots urged to complete Lake Hood Seaplane Base survey

AOPA is urging pilots who use the Lake Hood Seaplane Base in Anchorage, Alaska, to participate in a master planning survey.

Nov 17, 2014

Advocacy

Restoration of weather observer urged for Gulkana, Alaska

AOPA is urging the FAA to restore canceled weather augmentation services at Alaska’s Gulkana Airport.

Nov 12, 2014
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Financial

Advocacy

Pilots, community transform two Oregon airports

Two general aviation airports located two miles apart in a remote section of northeast Oregon are coming alive, thanks to pilots and area residents.

Nov 20, 2014

Advocacy

Fuel farm could increase Georgia airport’s economic impact

Installing a fuel farm at Berrien County Airport in Nashville, Georgia, could increase the airport’s economic impact on the local community from its last reported $682,200 to nearly $1 million, according to AOPA.

Nov 20, 2014
Read more on Financial