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Air Safety Alert: GA safety pause

Article | Nov 20, 2014

Over the past several weeks, the Air Safety Institute has observed a cluster of general aviation accidents occurring in close succession. The Air Safety Institute recommends that GA pilots conduct a pre-holiday safety pause and risk review. See these safety steps to take before your next flight.

An unforgettable hour

Article | Nov 19, 2014

Patty Wagstaff is a patient teacher, with the skill and experience to get the most out of the Extra 300L—and her student.

Listen to your ‘Spidey sense’

Article | Oct 31, 2014

Will declaring an emergency get you in trouble? AOPA Air Safety Institute Senior Vice President George Perry urges pilots not to worry about paperwork and to listen to their “Spidey sense.”

Safety

Article | Oct 15, 2014

Information on avoiding dangerous icing encounters.

22 years of retrospective

Pilot Magazine | Oct 02, 2014

After more than 45,000 hours in the left seat of the AOPA Foundation, the Air Safety Institute (ASI), and its predecessor—the AOPA Air Safety Foundation (ASF)—it’s time to move to the jump seat and let a new crew pick up the flight.

GA accident decline headlines NTSB statistics

Article | Sep 16, 2014

General aviation accident reductions in 2013 could be “a positive sign” about how pilots are approaching training, education, and proficiency.

Perry has new mission

Article | Sep 11, 2014

George Perry recognized the signs quickly: Hypoxia is something he spent 20 years training for as a U.S. Navy fighter pilot and instructor.

Safety Pilot: Improving GA safety

Pilot Magazine | Sep 04, 2014

It’s way too early to declare victory in the decades-long struggles to improve general aviation safety, but 2013 was very good in one segment: a drop in non-commercial fixed-wing fatal accidents.

AOPA's Landsberg retires, two new leaders step into his role

Article | Aug 25, 2014

Bruce Landsberg, one of general aviation’s most prominent safety advocates has announced his retirement after 22 years in leadership roles at AOPA. Landsberg will assist with the transition to Jim Minow, new head of the AOPA Foundation, and George Perry, leader of the Air Safety Institute.

Datalink Weather: From Concept to Cockpit

Video | Aug 20, 2014

By bringing up-to-the-minute weather into the cockpit, datalink has increased the utility of our aircraft while making weather flying safer and easier. In this video, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at the “datalink revolution” as told by the people who made it happen. Approx. 27 minutes

Safety

Article | Aug 11, 2014

Weather-related accidents have a 75 percent fatality rate.

5 tips to help you renew your CFI certificate

Article | Aug 06, 2014

Some flight instructor refresher courses can be dry, monotonous, tedious, and downright painful—but not the Air Safety Institute’s eFIRC.

Area forecasts set for an overhaul

Article | Jul 24, 2014

The Air Safety Institute is supporting an FAA plan to revamp and modernize area forecasts, which have remained virtually unchanged since the 1930s.

AOPA Live This Week - July 10, 2014

Video | Jul 10, 2014

A runway incursion in Barcelona, Spain, got plenty of media attention, though it may not have been quite as hairy as some would have you think. We’ll chat with AOPA Foundation President Bruce Landsberg about the lessons, including “look both ways.” Plus, we’ll take you to Plymouth, Massachusetts for a look at what makes it a perfect place for an AOPA Fly-In, and return to San Marcos, Texas, for some unconventional taxi lessons.

Flying the Weather: T-storm Toolbox

Video | Jun 05, 2014

AOPA President Mark Baker and AOPA Foundation President Bruce Landsberg discuss some of the strategies they used to navigate around thunderstorms during a recent flight.

Flying the Weather: T-storm Toolbox

Video | Jun 04, 2014

AOPA President Mark Baker and AOPA Foundation President Bruce Landsberg discuss some of the strategies they used to navigate around thunderstorms during a recent flight. Be sure to watch the upcoming Storm Week webinar for more information.

NTSB seeks better weather delivery

Article | May 07, 2014

Citing general aviation crashes in which weather information provided to pilots was incomplete, the NTSB is calling for better forecast delivery.

AOPA FOUNDATION JOINS FAA TO LAUNCH AVIATION WEATHER SAFETY CAMPAIGN

News release | May 05, 2014

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Foundation has joined with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and over a dozen other general aviation (GA) stakeholders on an eight month safety campaign titled, “Got Weather?” to help GA pilots prepare for potential weather challenges they may encounter during the 2014 flying season.

Safety experts focus on control

Article | Apr 23, 2014

The NTSB has organized a safety seminar May 10 to focus on aerodynamic stalls and loss of control, a leading cause of general aviation fatalities.

Safety

Article | Apr 23, 2014

According to the most recent Joseph T. Nall Report, in 2010 there were 43 accidents involving weather, and 28 of them were fatal. In fact, weather accidents are the most consistently fatal types of accidents.

Controllers assisted in weather, engine-outs, more

Article | Mar 27, 2014

On March 26, 23 controllers were honored for assisting pilots in 2013 with the Air Safety Institute’s Flight Assist Commendation Awards.

Takeoffs and Landings: Base-to-Final Turn

Video | Mar 27, 2014

Overshooting that base-to-final turn can be a problem. Trying to get back on course safely can be dangerous.

Training Tip: Airspace in a flash

Article | Mar 11, 2014

On any route, the current combination of flight conditions and airspace can present a myriad of decisions to ponder.

CFIs logging on for online refresher course

Article | Feb 20, 2014

In the months since the AOPA Foundation's Air Safety Institute launched its new online flight instructor refresher course in July, flight instructors have expressed their appreciation for the eFIRC’s course quality, convenience, and compatibility.