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New England digs out

The blizzard of Jan. 26 and 27 impacted airports around New England, and prompted some creativity as cleanup began.

Jan 28, 2015 | comments

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New Meridian: Piper updates pressurized turbine single

Piper’s latest edition of the Meridian pressurized turboprop features updated avionics and six seats in club configuration for $2.26 million.

Jan 27, 2015

Advocacy

Goodbye NDB and other outdated test questions

New draft airman certification standards are available for review on the FAA’s website. In addition to releasing the draft standards, the FAA also announced that it would be deleting questions from the private pilot airplane knowledge test, effective Feb. 9.

Jan 29, 2015 | comments

Technique

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NORAD talks TFRs

With Super Bowl XLIX around the corner, AOPA sat down with the commander in charge of national air defense.

Jan 29, 2015

Advocacy

Goodbye NDB and other outdated test questions

New draft airman certification standards are available for review on the FAA’s website. In addition to releasing the draft standards, the FAA also announced that it would be deleting questions from the private pilot airplane knowledge test, effective Feb. 9.

Jan 29, 2015 | comments
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Technology

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Zulu PFX update released

A firmware update now available for the Lightspeed Zulu PFX headset improves battery life and customization.

Jan 28, 2015

Article

New Meridian: Piper updates pressurized turbine single

Piper’s latest edition of the Meridian pressurized turboprop features updated avionics and six seats in club configuration for $2.26 million.

Jan 27, 2015
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Opinion

Data, Data … Who Has the Data … and What Will They Do With It?

Whether an airplane slides off the side of the runway during takeoff or disappears behind some tall trees on final approach, the reaction is pretty universal. People want to know, “what happened?” In the heavy metal airplanes like Boeings, Airbus’ or Gulfstreams, the investigation of what went wrong begins by retrieving the flight data and cockpit […] Read More

January 26, 2015

Flying When the Big Game is On, with a Twist this Year

Super Bowl Sunday is but two weekends away, now, and with that in mind pilots planning to fly in the southwestern United States (and even a touch of northern Mexico) need to take note. A high profile TFR encompassing the bulk of the Phoenix, Arizona, area will be in effect the day of the Super Bowl. Plus, […] Read More

January 23, 2015

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Not long ago, I had a fascinating exchange with my friend and colleague Paul New. Paul is an A&P/IA and a truly extraordinary aircraft mechanic who was honored by the FAA as the National Aviation Maintenance Technician of the Year in 2007 (the year before I was so honored). But that’s where the historical similarity between […] Read More

January 21, 2015

Featured Videos

AOPA Live This Week - January 29, 2015 20:21 min

Jan 29, 2015

Some tips on cold weather flying. An exclusive interview with the NORAD commander about busting TFRs. A pilot report on the heaviest of the King Airs. More on the Cirrus ditching.

Advocacy

Advocacy

Goodbye NDB and other outdated test questions

New draft airman certification standards are available for review on the FAA’s website. In addition to releasing the draft standards, the FAA also announced that it would be deleting questions from the private pilot airplane knowledge test, effective Feb. 9.

Jan 29, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

Pilots: What impact do airport LED systems have on ops?

Do you operate at airports or heliports that have LED systems? If so, AOPA, the FAA, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, and multiple professional pilot organizations want to hear from you.

Jan 29, 2015

Advocacy

EPA denies petition to change avgas decision

The Environmental Protection Agency has denied the most recent petition from environmental groups that asked the agency to reconsider a 2012 decision not to immediately pursue an endangerment finding for leaded avgas.

Jan 29, 2015 | comments
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Gear and Products

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Sporty’s offers refurbished 172s

Sporty’s has struck a chord with flight schools and others looking for an affordable, like-new aircraft.

Jan 28, 2015 | comments

Article

Zulu PFX update released

A firmware update now available for the Lightspeed Zulu PFX headset improves battery life and customization.

Jan 28, 2015

Article

FltPlan, Angel Flight West partner to match pilots with flight needs

Commercial flight planning service FltPlan and Angel Flight West are integrating so that the nonprofit organization can match passenger needs with volunteer pilots’ existing flight schedules.

Jan 27, 2015
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Health and Medical

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New FAA sleep apnea policy

AOPA Director of Medical Certification Gary Crump explains the new FAA policy on sleep apnea and pilot medical certification.

Jan 28, 2015

Video

Fly Well- Vulnerable in the Weather

Dr. Jonathan Sackier talks about allergies.

Jan 26, 2015
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Travel

Video

2015 AOPA Fly-Ins

Preview of the 2015 AOPA Fly-Ins.

Jan 08, 2015

Advocacy

Nurturing GA

Few states match Massachusetts when it comes to supporting airports, and the enthusiasm continues to be nurtured by AOPA and many others.

Jan 28, 2015
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Financial

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AOPA offers flying club aircraft financing

AOPA is offering special aircraft financing for flying clubs as a way to help new flying clubs acquire quality aircraft while aiding existing clubs that want to expand their fleets.

Jan 28, 2015

Advocacy

Aviation tax abatement sought in Nevada

An AOPA-backed bill would create a partial abatement of property or sales and use taxes for Nevada businesses that repair aircraft or components.

Jan 28, 2015
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