May 18, 2007
With summer around the corner, a lot of pilots are trying to get current in their aircraft - and in some cases, they need a flight review to get back in the air. The AOPA Air Safety Foundation's Safety Hot Spot Pilot Proficiency and the Flight Review will help you get up to speed on flight review requirements. It offers tips for making the flight review more than just a biennial box-checking exercise. Each Safety Hot Spot focuses on a timely issue or trend within the general aviation community and offers a host of resources including interactive online courses, pertinent accident reports, AOPA and AOPA Air Safety Foundation publications, a Safety Checkup written by foundation staff pilots, a Safety Quiz, and links to related Web sites. Previous Safety Hot Spots are available in the archive.
May 18, 2007
GA Safety and Accidents,
Pilot Safety and Skills,
AOPA VOICES STRONG SUPPORT FOR LEGISLATION REQUIRING FAA TO REVISE THIRD CLASS MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
AOPA Foundation President Bruce Landsberg has challenged AOPA President Mark Baker to a dogfight. The battle? To see who can bring in the most "Hat in the Ring Society" donors to support aviation safety, promote airports, and improve the image of general aviation before the end of the year.
Your mission: Fly with eight F-15s to the Philippines, rejoin, refuel with air tankers, engage an unknown number of Red Air fighters, refuel again, and then return home to Okinawa. And fly with radio silence up to the first contact with the Red Air fighters.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.