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Pilot shortage: Yes or no?

Can the United States provide enough pilots to meet industry needs in the coming years? Industry officials debated the question of whether a pilot shortage is imminent or a reality at a panel discussion April 28.

May 05, 2015 | comments

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Continental Motors enters experimental engine market

Continental Motors is a player in the experimental market with its purchase of Danbury Aerospace that includes Titan Aircraft Engines.

May 04, 2015

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CAFE Foundation holds ninth conference

The CAFE Foundation’s Electric Aircraft Symposium is a small annual gathering, attracting 170 attendees to the Flamingo Resort in Santa Rosa, California, May 1 and 2.

May 04, 2015

Technique

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Training Tip: The hazardous attitude of impulsivity

A student learned that the flight school’s most popular trainer was involved in a loss-of-control-on-landing accident the previous day. The pilot flying the trainer said, "It was a classic case of get-down-itis. All I could think was, 'I have to get this plane on the ground.'"

May 05, 2015

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Pilot shortage: Yes or no?

Can the United States provide enough pilots to meet industry needs in the coming years? Industry officials debated the question of whether a pilot shortage is imminent or a reality at a panel discussion April 28.

May 05, 2015 | comments
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CAFE Foundation holds ninth conference

The CAFE Foundation’s Electric Aircraft Symposium is a small annual gathering, attracting 170 attendees to the Flamingo Resort in Santa Rosa, California, May 1 and 2.

May 04, 2015

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Morphing wing passes test

Control surfaces designed to flex in flight have aerodynamic advantages demonstrated by collaboration between NASA, the U.S. Air Force, and a Michigan company.

May 04, 2015 | comments
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Two Mooneys, Eight Paws, Three Pilots and Love

Two Mooneys, Eight Paws, Three Pilots and Love A few weeks ago, I was able to fly my first Pilots N Paws [PNP] mission. The day was a testament to what our General Aviation airplanes can accomplish to give back in service as well as install a permanent smile on our faces. The mission was […] Read More

May 6, 2015

Those Lousy Checklists

Ah, the checklist. If Shakespeare was a pilot, he’d have written an ode to it. Once confined to the world of aviation, formal checklist discipline is now common in hospitals, assembly lines, product design, maintenance, and just about any other instance where loss of essential time, money, or bodily function can result from improper procedures […] Read More

May 1, 2015

A Tale of Two Air Shows: Aero Friedrichshafen and Sun ‘n Fun

Springtime after the longest winters are often times the most special, and spring 2015 is no different. Both the flowers and the dormant fliers, particularly of light aircraft, bloom anew. Two April-based air show / fly-ins fire up what may prove to be a most interesting season: Aero Friedrichshafen, in Germany, and Sun ‘n Fun, […] Read More

April 24, 2015

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AOPA Live This Week - April 30, 2015 11:43 min

Apr 30, 2015

An in-depth look at the One Week Ready to Solo program. A preview of the AOPA Salinas Regional Fly In featuring Sean D. Tucker. The world's oldest pilot.

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Advocacy

Baker reinforces reform message in House

AOPA President Mark Baker reinforced his message that medical and certification reform are critical to the future of general aviation during a House roundtable.

Apr 30, 2015 | comments

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Aviation advocates hard at work in California

California benefits from a strong airport system, and that system generates fuel-tax revenue that should go to the support of aviation infrastructure, AOPA said.

Apr 29, 2015

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Ohio budget bill would increase aviation support

The Ohio House has passed a biennial budget bill that would make available $6 million to meet the needs of the state’s aviation system.

Apr 29, 2015
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Gear and Products

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Faro offers flight schools, clubs 'old for new' headset deal

Faro Aviation is offering flight schools and flying clubs an "old for new" headset exchange program.

Apr 29, 2015

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Reversible prop approved for Husky

A newly approved reversible propeller for the Aviat Husky will give floatplane pilots greater control during water operations, Aviat Aircraft announced at the Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland, Florida.

Apr 24, 2015

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Avilution: Avionics from scratch

An individual with relatively basic knowledge of computers can build a computer, and that’s exactly what Avilution has in mind for the instrument panel.

Apr 23, 2015 | comments
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Pilot Getaways: Monterey Bay’s midfield

Monterey Bay is one of the world’s natural treasures, a gorgeous curved coastline with Santa Cruz at its northern tip, and Monterey at the southern. The experts at Pilot Getaways recommend landing in the middle at Watsonville while you are in the area for AOPA's Salinas Fly-In May 16.

May 05, 2015

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AOPA Salinas Regional Fly In

Find out the great sights to see and things to do around the AOPA Salinas Regional Fly In.

May 01, 2015
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Financial

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Continental Motors enters experimental engine market

Continental Motors is a player in the experimental market with its purchase of Danbury Aerospace that includes Titan Aircraft Engines.

May 04, 2015

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Bell to lay off 1,100 employees

Low oil prices, the V-22 Osprey, and U.S. Army surplus sales likely all play a role in job cuts at Bell Helicopter, an analyst said.

May 01, 2015
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