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AOPA Fly-In Procedures: Beaufort, NC

Video | Apr 28, 2016

Procedures for the AOPA Fly-In event at Beaufort, NC. To download the Pilot Information Packet, go to: http://www.aopa.org/mrh-pip

Safety

Article | Apr 25, 2016

Now you and your flying club members can learn even more about several different aspects of weather by viewing the Air Safety Institute's eight-part Weather Wise video series, funded by NOAA's National Weather Service.

Prevent misfueling

Article | Feb 17, 2016

When pilots think about the fuel that goes into their aircraft, they usually focus on how much they’ll need to get from point A to point B.

Aviation industry launches misfueling prevention program

Article | Feb 08, 2016

The National Air Transportation Association partnered with the AOPA Air Safety Institute and other organizations to develop a free online course to raise awareness and help prevent catastrophic engine failure from misfueling incidents.

Florida pilot becomes 2015 fourth quarter ‘Learn & Earn Safety Challenge’ winner

Article | Jan 07, 2016

Michael Goertzen, who became the fourth quarter winner in the 2015 AOPA Air Safety Institute “Learn & Earn Safety Challenge,” credits ASI with helping him appreciate the importance of making safe flying decisions and successfully completing his private pilot and instrument training.

Weather Wise: Mistakes We Make

Video | Dec 30, 2015

One of the Air Safety Institute’s major roles is accident analysis--learning from real-world mistakes. In this case: What types of weather are most dangerous for pilots? Has technology (the internet, better forecasts, cockpit weather, etc.) lowered the accident rate? We talk to ASI statistician David Kenny for answers to these and other questions.

Weather Wise: IFR Flight Planning

Video | Dec 15, 2015

Flying IFR simplifies weather planning in some ways--but it also increases our exposure to potentially dangerous conditions. In this video, we look at how to anticipate and avoid such conditions during the days and hours leading up to a flight.

Celebrate #GivingTuesday with AOPA Foundation

Article | Nov 30, 2015

AOPA members can support the AOPA Foundation during #GivingTuesday, a movement that celebrates and encourages charitable activities supporting nonprofit organizations during the holiday season.

Weather Wise: VFR Flight Planning

Video | Nov 23, 2015

One of the major challenges of flying is weather assessment. In this video we cover the major weather issues facing VFR pilots, with an emphasis on how to get a "big picture" understanding of the situation before leaving the ground.