February 1, 2011
AOPA Publications staff
So radio was going to replace print, television was going to replace radio, the Internet was going to replace, well, everything. None of the predictions have come true but no matter the medium people want good content—you’ll read/watch/listen to anything, any way as long as you deem it “good.”
Our goal at AOPA Media is to provide you with the most interesting, informative, entertaining, good content—on our magazine pages, on our website, through our e-mail newsletters, and on our video channel, AOPA Live. With this issue, all of it comes together. Our Enhanced Digital Edition debuts with the February issue of AOPA Pilot (Volume 54, Number 2).
$10 : annual cost to receive both the print edition and the Enhanced Digital Edition 1 Million : Number of views on AOPA Live videos in 2010 $0 : Cost to switch to the Enhanced Digital Edition 30,000 : Number of AOPA members asking for digital editions
For 53 years we’ve been offering the Voice of General Aviation on the printed page with superb writing by industry experts accompanied by incredible aviation photography by the best in their field. Now, on your computer with a click of your mouse or mobile device with a touch of your screen, you can read our content, view our imagery, and hear it, watch it, comment on it—and, well, thoroughly enjoy it. Click here to access your free first Enhanced Digital Edition. Let us know what you think.
—Julie Summers Walker, Director of Publications, AOPA Media
1. Join Fly right seat with our editors in videos accompanying our pilot reports.
2. Examine View animation of how the latest avionics and other products work.
3 Remember Bookmark a page for future reference.
4. Find Use our word search to find a story you want to read again.
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Our Enhanced Digital Editions will be viewable on your iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Andriod—just check online for the latest information.
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STORIES WITH ENHANCED CONTENT
Listen as Alan Klapmeier describes his latest project—the Kestrel, a single-engine turboprop, his answer for the owner-flown marketplace—in this video interview.
Hypoxia claims an unwary pilot—don’t be one. Learn from these previous accidents and online course offerings from the Air Safety Institute.
Can you become a better pilot by flying upside down? Join us in the cockpit with an aerobatic instructor and see in this video report.
Why fly far into the deep forests of Canada to catch a few fish (like the northern pike, at left)? Listen to the fish tales of regular visitors to Arctic Lodges on Reindeer Lake in this video travelogue.
Air Safety Institute,
Aircraft Power and Fuel,
AOPA expressed concern in a meeting with town officials from East Hampton, New York, that restrictions proposed to curb airport noise “overwhelmingly” generated by transient commercial flights would unfairly burden traditional airport users.
The FAA on Feb. 23 issued a special airworthiness information bulletin recommending preflight inspection of Robinson R44 and R44 II main rotors.
The FAA has released an eight-minute video providing aviation medical examiners with guidance on the agency's new obstructive sleep apnea policy, which takes effect March 2.
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