Member Guide

AOPA member services that keep you flying

February 1, 2011

ANSWERS FOR PILOTS: Don’t let hypertension ground you

HypertensionHypertension (high blood pressure) is a common condition for many Americans and, if not controlled, can result in your next airman medical application being deferred. FAA policy requires AMEs to defer applicants whose blood pressure exceeds 155/95. If your blood pressure does need to be controlled, many medications are acceptable to the FAA. If you are deferred, however, AOPA’s Medical Services Program can help you get your medical certificate. Gary Crump, AOPA’s director of medical certification, discusses these topics in a segment of AOPA Live, “Hypertension and your Medical.” You can view it online and read more about hypertension as it relates to medical certification in February’s Answers for Pilots. Questions? Give AOPA a call Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. through 6 p.m. Eastern time, 800-USA-AOPA (872-2672).

Magazine articles come to life with enhanced digital editions

Over the past several years, the editors of AOPA Pilot and Flight Training magazines have been adding more and more online extras—videos, additional interviews, slide shows, and the like—that readers have been able to access by visiting AOPA Online. This month, AOPA introduces digital editions of AOPA Pilot and Flight Training, which allow readers to access all of that extra material directly from the digital edition of their favorite magazines (see “ The Digital Option”).

When readers of the electronic edition open it online, they will see the same magazine as the print edition—the same layout, the same photos, the same articles. And they’ll be able to “flip” through the pages. But embedded within those pages will be many extras, such as videos and additional photos. Other features will include polls, surveys, extended content, links to social networking sites, and more. Members will be able to share articles with others. All Internet links included in articles will be “live,” so readers can go directly to the referenced website. And if readers see an ad for a product they’re interested in, in many cases they will be able to simply click the ad and go directly to the advertiser’s website. Best of all, the digital editions will be available on a variety of mobile devices, including the iPad, iPhone, Android tablet computers, Kindles, and cellphones, making them easily accessible to pilots living busy lifestyles.

AOPA will continue to print the magazines and members will have the option to choose the print or electronic edition—or both. For more information go online.

Support GA in a whole new way with the AOPA Lifestyles Collection

AOPA Lifestyles Collection The interests of AOPA members often stretch far beyond aviation, and the new AOPA Lifestyles Collection is comprised of products and services designed to help meet the needs of those additional pursuits while still supporting general aviation.

You can directly contribute to the health of GA simply by making purchases you would normally make from top retailers such as Amazon, Bass Pro Shops, and Home Depot, through the AOPA Lifestyles Collection. For every purchase made, a percentage of the sale will be returned to AOPA and reinvested to fund our mission of maintaining the freedom, safety, and affordability of general aviation. Additionally, members will benefit through special money-saving offers and discounts. The AOPA Lifestyles Collection is just one more way AOPA has worked to bring even more value to its membership and empower members to make a difference for GA.

See the full list of retailers and start shopping the AOPA Lifestyles Collection today online.

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Kathy Dondzila

Kathy Dondzila | Manager, Technical Communications, Pilot Information Center

Technical Communications Manager, Kathy Dondzila, joined AOPA in 1990 and is an instrument-rated private pilot.