April 1, 2012
By AOPA ePublishing staff
Senior Editor Al Marsh has become our unofficial, official Light Sport aircraft reporter. He has flown 14 models of LSA in recent years and adds the Kitfox to his growing list of aircraft flown with this issue. Because he has spent so much time in the type, his comparisons between models add cachet to his reports. Fly along with him in the Kitfox in Florida in this online video.
The photographs featured in this month’s story on photographer John Scurlock are just the tip of the iceberg—or in this case, mountains. See more of Scurlock’s aerial art in this online slideshow.
Rebirth of the pioneer RV
Meet the dedicated people who helped restore the very first Van’s RV in this online video produced by Technical Editor Mike Collins.
Keep 'Em Flying
AOPA President Craig Fuller has introduced a new association initiative, which takes aim at building the pilot population, getting and keeping pilots back in the air—and continuing the user fee fight in Washington, D.C. Hear his speech in this online video.
Winter in Montana takes on a whole new meaning if you are in an aircraft accident and fighting for survival, as ePublishing Managing Editor Alyssa J. Miller discovered in a mock weekend survival clinic featured in this online video.
Light Sport Aircraft,
New draft airman certification standards are available for review on the FAA’s website. In addition to releasing the draft standards, the FAA also announced that it would be deleting questions from the private pilot airplane knowledge test, effective Feb. 9.
A California charter school has teamed up with a glider school to give students a potentially life-changing opportunity.
The Environmental Protection Agency has denied the most recent petition from environmental groups that asked the agency to reconsider a 2012 decision not to immediately pursue an endangerment finding for leaded avgas.
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