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
Collaboration between the German government, academia, and airplane manufacturers may make future aircraft cabins more protective of pilots and passengers. The Safety Box team plans to apply auto racing technology to general aviation.
A father and his 14-year-old son were helping another pilot ferry a newly purchased aircraft from California to their home field in Virginia. The three made an overnight stop in Albuquerque before flying on to Illinois for fuel. But shortly after they parked the aircraft in Marion, Ill., they were approached by as many as 18 uniformed and non-uniformed law enforcement officers who came running toward the airplane.
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