November 11, 2009
Do you know why it's best to approach mountain ridges at a 45-degree angle? Or why it takes more runway to land at high altitudes? Whether your mountain flying experience is limited or you are an experienced mountain aviator looking for a refresher, take the AOPA Air Safety Foundation's Mountain Flying online course. It's a quick, easy way to brush up on aircraft performance, mountain winds and weather, route planning, and high-altitude physiology. Also, check out AOPA's " A Pilot's Guide to Mountain Flying" before you plan that next excursion to the high country.
August 10, 2007
As the cold weather chills AOPA’s Headquarters in Frederick, many of us are inside generating new resources for flying clubs.
In my house, every Friday night is “Movie Night.” While the movies are rarely educational (I don’t think I learned anything from the Lego Movie), we look forward to the weekly opportunity to spend time together. Why not use the same concept for your Flying Club (with the addition of education, of course)?
AOPA Flying Club Manager Kelby Ferwerda posted the following on the AOPA Flying Club Facebook Page: “Recently I’ve talked with quite a few Flying Clubs about maintaining social activity through the cold winter months. Some clubs host Holliday Parties, others have Potluck Movie Nights. What does your club do to keep members involved during the chilly months?”
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