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NTSB INCLUDES AVIATION WEATHER AND HELICOPTER OPERATIONS ON 'MOST WANTED' LIST OF SAFETY ISSUES

News release | Jan 16, 2014

The National Transportation Safety Board’s 2014 “Most Wanted” list of transportation safety concerns includes, “General Aviation: Identify and Communicate Hazardous Weather,” and “Address Unique Characteristics of Helicopter Operations,” as two of 10 issues it says should get increased focus in the coming year.

Commitment to Safety

Article | Jan 16, 2014

Resolve to be more active in safety education—and encourage your fellow flying club members to do the same.

Centurion Witnesses (11/2013)

Video | Dec 20, 2013

1-1: The Experience

Video | Dec 20, 2013

Accident Case Study: Communication Breakdown

Video | Dec 16, 2013

On February 29, 2012, a Cirrus SR22 plunged to the ground just seconds before what would have been a normal landing at Melbourne, Florida. In this case study, we reconnect the links of the accident chain, and search for lessons in the tragedy.

Flying the Weather: Picking up ice

Video | Dec 16, 2013

AOPA Pilot editor Tom Horne discusses the progression of clues to help you determine if you're starting to pick up ice.

Takeoffs and Landings: Normal Takeoffs

Video | Nov 21, 2013

A normal takeoff is what pilots use the for the majority of their departures. But it often doesn't get the attention it deserves.

iPanel PSA

Video | Nov 14, 2013

Cockpit distractions can be deadly.

Accident Case Study: Delayed Reaction

Video | Nov 01, 2013

On December 20, 2011, a TBM-700 crashed onto a freeway near Morristown, New Jersey. In this case study, we piece together the events that led to the tragedy, and discuss what we as pilots can learn from them.

Takeoffs and Landings: Short Field Landings

Video | Oct 31, 2013

While the checklist is important for determining how to perform a short field landing, sometimes it helps to think about why we do what we do.