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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.

Takeoffs and Landings: Stabilized Approaches

Video | Feb 20, 2014

A good landing generally starts well before the wheels touch the ground.

Takeoffs and Landings: Crosswind Landings

Video | Feb 06, 2014

Every pilot learns the technique for a proper crosswind landing, but this skill requires more than knowing the proper control inputs.

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.