May 15, 2006
Still calling the flight review a BFR? Things have changed: Find out what's new in the latest Safety Hot Spot, Pilot Proficiency and the Flight Review. This Safety Hot Spot offers a host of resources to help take the mystery out of the exercise that is designed to help pilots stay proficient and fly safe. Each Safety Hot Spot focuses on a timely issue or trend within the general aviation community and offers a host of resources including free interactive online courses, AOPA and AOPA Air Safety Foundation publications, a Safety Checkup written by foundation staff pilots, Sporty's Safety Quizzes, and links to related Web sites. Previous Safety Hot Spots are available in the archive.
May 15, 2006
Aeronautical Decision Making,
Wing “morphing” may be emerging as an alternative approach that would replace jointed control surfaces on aircraft with seamless, deformable surfaces.
High school students can compete to design a virtual airplane for a chance to build an actual one.
A recent interpretation by the FAA’s chief counsel answers the question whether the rule requiring compliance with ATC instructions applies to a pilot flying under visual flight rules in Class E airspace.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.