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AOPA PARTNERS WITH SHARE AVIATION TO CONNECT AVIATORS WORLDWIDE

News release | Feb 19, 2015

AOPA PARTNERS WITH SHARE AVIATION TO CONNECT AVIATORS WORLDWIDE

Topics AOPA

Share Aviation, AOPA partner to connect aviators worldwide

Article | Feb 19, 2015

When we’re up in the sky or spending time at our favorite airports, our cameras are never too far away so that we can safely grab that perfect shot and share the moment with others. Now it’s even easier to share those photos and videos with the pilot community. AOPA has partnered with Share Aviation, a social network by pilots, for pilots.

Topics AOPA, Pilots

Safety

Article | Feb 15, 2015

You and your fellow flying club members are trained to handle in-flight emergencies, but are you prepared to endure a forced landing? Of the millions of GA flights every year, only a few end with unplanned off-airport landings. Even though the odds of a crash are slim, the potential consequences are harsh—which is why you should prepare and take basic precautions. To help, the AOPA Air Safety Institute (ASI) offers a video, publication, seminar, and web page of resources dedicated to this topic.

Air Safety Institute debuts seaplane, helicopter FIRC electives

Article | Feb 11, 2015

AOPA’s popular electronic flight instructor refresher course (eFIRC) provides a customized way for flight instructors to fulfill their currency requirement by offering 13 pilot-selectable electives – including new seaplane and helicopter elements.

Air Safety Institute rekindles spirit of fun, learning, and flying

Article | Feb 10, 2015

During 2015, the Air Safety Institute will bring the aviation community together with captivating aviation safety seminars at exciting new locations whenever the opportunity arises.

AvGas update

Video | Feb 06, 2015

Progress continues towards finding a practical replacement for leaded aviation gasoline.

No user fees in White House budget plan

Advocacy | Feb 03, 2015

For the first time in years, President Barack Obama's new budget proposal does not include any new user fees for general aviation.

EPA denies petition to change avgas decision

Advocacy | Jan 29, 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency has denied the most recent petition from environmental groups that asked the agency to reconsider a 2012 decision not to immediately pursue an endangerment finding for leaded avgas.