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AOPA’s Rusty Pilot courses are designed to reignite the passion of pilots who have let their currency lapse. Several flying clubs have hosted these seminars recently as a way to gain recognition in the aviation community, recruit new members, and to strengthen General Aviation as a whole. And there’s an added benefit for current pilots – the course serves as the ground portion of the biennial flight review, making it a great club activity for your current members as well.

Apr 19, 2015

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Safety

Flying Club members are more likely to have opportunities to fly different aircraft, and getting the proper transition training can make a big different. ASI has created a new online course, Transitioning to Other Airplanes, to help pilots – whether your stepping up to a more advanced aircraft, stepping down to something lighter and less powerful, moving to an experimental, or transitioning to different avionics it’s important to know what to expect.

Apr 19, 2015

Advocacy

Town enacts noise rules

The town of East Hampton, New York, voted April 16 to approve local limitations on aircraft operations, with fines and other penalties.

Apr 17, 2015 | comments
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Single Engine

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Eclipse, Kestrel merge to form ONE

Two relative newcomers to aviation have come together to form ONE—ONE Aviation, that is. Eclipse Aerospace and Kestrel Aircraft are merging to create the new company, to be led by aviation innovator Alan Klapmeier.

Apr 15, 2015 | comments

Article

Chinese companies order Cessna Skyhawks for training

Cessna Aircraft has secured orders from four companies in China for Skyhawk training aircraft, Cessna parent company Textron Aviation announced April 13.

Apr 14, 2015

Article

M600 tops Piper product line

Piper Aircraft upped its game in the single-engine turboprop market April 13 with the introduction of the M600, a higher-performing version of the Meridian.

Apr 14, 2015 | comments
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Business Jet

Advocacy

Town enacts noise rules

The town of East Hampton, New York, voted April 16 to approve local limitations on aircraft operations, with fines and other penalties.

Apr 17, 2015 | comments

Article

Universal announces InSight Integrated Flight Deck

Universal Avionics’ InSight Integrated Flight Deck uses synthetic vision and Jeppesen’s Airport Mapping Database to create high-resolution airport diagrams.

Apr 08, 2015

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Test pilot leads Textron pistons

Doug May, named Textron Aviation's piston airplane chief April 3, said, “I consider myself one of those passionate aviation enthusiasts.” May spoke to AOPA about his plans for the future.

Apr 08, 2015 | comments
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Experimental

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Safety

Flying Club members are more likely to have opportunities to fly different aircraft, and getting the proper transition training can make a big different. ASI has created a new online course, Transitioning to Other Airplanes, to help pilots – whether your stepping up to a more advanced aircraft, stepping down to something lighter and less powerful, moving to an experimental, or transitioning to different avionics it’s important to know what to expect.

Apr 19, 2015

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Virtual flights, real communications

Pilots at Internet-connected Redbird simulators in the National Capital Area Flight Simulation Network can now practice their communications skills in a virtual environment.

Apr 09, 2015 | comments

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NTSB alerts focus on transition training, mountain flying

Transition training, mountain flying, and post-maintenance preflight inspections are among the topics of four National Transportation Safety Board Safety Alerts issued April 7.

Apr 08, 2015 | comments
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Light Sport Aircraft

Pilot Magazine

National Bushwheel Awareness Week: Quirky gathering in the Idaho wilderness

Turbulent plumes of swirling mountain air jostle our pair of Carbon Cubs as we approach Johnson Creek Airport (3U2) for the start of National Bushwheel Awareness Week, a quirky annual gathering that attracts more than 100 backcountry airplanes and the STOL fanatics who fly them.

Apr 06, 2015

Pilot Magazine

President's Position

For a relatively small group of aircraft owners, especially those who routinely fly in places like the Gulf of Mexico or Alaska—where the benefits of ADS-B are evident—the decision to equip for the FAA’s January 1, 2020, ADS-B Out mandate was a simple one.

Apr 03, 2015

Article

Able Flight announces 2015 scholarship recipients

Seven individuals with disabilities will earn pilot certificates or receive advanced training in 2015 thanks to Able Flight’s scholarship program.

Mar 13, 2015
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Seaplane

Advocacy

Maine pilots hold eighth annual forum

Snow and a record cold February proved no obstacle for 65 Maine aviators who turned out Feb. 28 for the Eighth Annual Maine Aviation Forum.

Mar 11, 2015

Article

‘The single most important license I got’

Delta Air Lines Captain Jeffrey Whitesell said flight instruction has been his backstop his whole career, many times opening a door where one otherwise might not have been opened.

Dec 23, 2014

Advocacy

Seaplane ‘footprint’ small in Adirondack Park

Seaplanes “require no roads, trails or infrastructure to support their use,” wrote AOPA President Mark Baker in a letter to the Adirondack Park Administration.

Dec 11, 2014
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Turboprop

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Eclipse, Kestrel merge to form ONE

Two relative newcomers to aviation have come together to form ONE—ONE Aviation, that is. Eclipse Aerospace and Kestrel Aircraft are merging to create the new company, to be led by aviation innovator Alan Klapmeier.

Apr 15, 2015 | comments

Article

M600 tops Piper product line

Piper Aircraft upped its game in the single-engine turboprop market April 13 with the introduction of the M600, a higher-performing version of the Meridian.

Apr 14, 2015 | comments

Article

Your chance to experience business aviation

The AOPA Pilot BizAv and You contest powered by Pilatus gives you a chance to fly a PC-12 NG on missions that showcase the capabilities of business aircraft.

Mar 12, 2015
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