April 8, 2006
With sweltering heat and humidity plaguing much of the United States, pilots should be aware of the effects of high density altitude. It is critical to work through the performance charts for your aircraft before you take off-on a hot day, you might not have enough runway.
"These are performance issues pilots have been taught from the beginning, but it is something we all need to be reminded of," said Woody Cahall, AOPA vice president of aviation services. "Do the math on these hot days. It's better to be safe than sorry." And remember, your aircraft might not perform as well as it did the day it left the factory. See the AOPA Air Safety Foundation online course, Mountain Flying .
August 4, 2006
There are many reasons why you will want to be at AOPA’s Chino Fly-In on Sept. 20. Here are our top 10.
A retired airline pilot and the Experimental Aircraft Association's Young Eagles program win Public Benefit Flying Awards.
The Flying Physicians Association (FPA) has become the latest group to lend support to third-class medical reform and urge government officials to speed up their review of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). The NPRM would expand the number of pilots who could fly without needing to obtain a third-class medical certificate, a standard that has been successfully used by sport pilots for a decade.
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