September 9, 2009
By Sarah Brown
A key to the future of flying may be on the ground.
With flight simulators, students can practice maneuvers without the high cost of avgas and even log time: An instrument-rating applicant may log up to 20 hours of training without leaving the ground.
Hear AOPA, flight simulator developers, and operators talk about what ground-based aviation training devices can do for students—and experienced pilots—at AOPA Aviation Summit in Tampa, Fla., Nov. 5 through 7.
Flight simulators can reduce the cost of training, and they allow students to train for emergencies from the safety and comfort of an air-conditioned room. AOPA Flight Training Deputy Editor Ian Twombly will host a talk about flight simulators and the future of flying at Summit. Learn about the quest to build a better, cheaper simulator and find out more about how the equipment can help you with glass cockpit flying.
Be a part of the future of aviation— register now for AOPA Aviation Summit!
A new FAA policy on obstructive sleep apnea that addresses many of the concerns raised by AOPA is scheduled to take effect March 2.
AOPA and the National Business Aviation Association have jointly filed an amicus, or friend of the court, brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as part of the ongoing legal battle over the future of Santa Monica Municipal Airport.
AOPA worked with the flight training industry and FAA to quickly resolve a problem that suddenly put many rating applications on hold.
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