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Safety

Article | Jun 10, 2013

A single thunderstorm can contain almost every weather-related hazard to pilots--high winds, limited visibility, hail, microbursts, and icing just to name a few. The Air Safety Institute just completed Storm Week, its weeklong education campaign to raise awareness of thunderstorms. Now is the perfect time to hold a club safety seminar and utilize the many ASI tools to help understand how ATC and weather briefers can steer you clear of the storms or help pilots make the decision to stay on the ground.

Foundation Focus: Giving back

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2013

I’ll admit it. As president of the AOPA Foundation, I spend a lot of time asking people like you to give--your money, your time, and your commitment.

Waypoints: Running on hope

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2013

Would you ever continue an instrument approach below legal minimums without seeing the runway environment?

Answers for Pilots: Nontowered Airport Operations

Article | Jun 01, 2013

June Answers for Pilots discusses how to transition from towered operations to nontowered operations.

Pilot Briefing: Everything under the sun

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2013

Brazil’s brand-new Wega arrived in the United States in April. The Wega is an all-composite, Experimental-category airplane built in the Santa Catarina district in Brazil.

Storm Week Trailer 2013

Video | May 29, 2013

Runway Safety: Quincy, Ill

Video | May 24, 2013

A communication breakdown starts a chain of events that ends with a collision and 14 fatalities.

How to Stop the Spread of Invasive Plants and Animals by Seaplane

Video | May 02, 2013

How to avoid picking up aquatic hitchhikers with your seaplane.