July 30, 2010
Pull up a chair and settle in for some of the most compelling stories in aviation, told by the pilots who lived them, at AOPA Aviation Summit.
In a forum sponsored by DTC DUAT, Brian Shul will describe how he was told his flying days were over after sustaining severe injuries as an Air Force fighter pilot, and the great lengths he went to not only to fly again, but to fly an aircraft capable of reaching speeds greater than Mach 3.2 and cruising at 85,000 feet.
Or, travel around the world—and into space—with two homebuilders, Dick Rutan and Mike Melvill!
Find out the true meaning of “Cockpit Courage” with FedEx DC-10 Capt. Jim Tucker, who was awarded the Air Line Pilot’s Association's Gold Medal for Heroism after he and his crew were able to fend off an April 7, 1994, attack by a suicidal coworker intent on commandeering and crashing their aircraft. Although critically injured, Tucker rolled the aircraft upside-down to throw the attacker off balance and rallied the other pilots to fight back.
Listen in as Sean D. Tucker explains why “Luck Comes to the One Most Prepared ,”as he shares his passion for flight and his many incredible experiences. You will see exciting videos and hear unbelievable piloting stories from his more than 1,000 airshow performances and other aviation adventures.
The only place to hear these amazing stories up close and in person is at AOPA Aviation Summit, Nov. 11 through 13, in Long Beach, Calif., through our forums You won’t want to miss this amazing opportunity. See full forum schedule.— By AOPA Member Products staff
A state-of-the art medical facility on remote Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay serves as a lasting memorial to the late Dr. David B. Nichols’ dedication to providing medical care to the community for 30 years. Now, Nichols’ aviation legacy—flying a Cessna 182 or Robinson R44 to the island every Thursday to provide that care—is set in stone.
Daher-Socata announced that it had installed the first Garmin G600 and GTN 750 avionics in one of its 2004 TBM 700C2 airplanes.
Even brief flight under actual conditions can expose how well your basic instrument flying is serving.
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