December 18, 2012
By AOPA ePublishing staff
Emergency situations, accidents, and cutting-edge aircraft made headlines in 2012 and captivated pilots’ attention. Here’s a look back at the top 10 most-read articles from AOPA.org in 2012. If you missed one of the articles the first time, take time to read them. You’ll learn from pilots who survived ditching at sea, forced landings, and other emergency situations. Plus, see what new aircraft and technology emerged this year. Even if you have read them, you’ll be sure to find new information that you can apply to your everyday flying to become a better, safer pilot.
Things you never want to see in D.C.
YouTube accident pilot: ‘I was going to abort’
Cessna unveils turbodiesel 182
Stricken P-51 lands with help from a legend: Bob Hoover
iPad 101: 5 Tips for the novice
'You just saved my life': ATC aids pilots in a pinch
NTSB faults Roush for 2010 Oshkosh crash
Power loss over rough seas
New take on ‘X’ plane wins NASA grant
All aircraft heating systems should be inspected prior to seasonal use. Learn considerations specific to the combustion-based heater systems found in most twin-engine aircraft.
The FAA encourages pilots to do a number of things in order to increase safety, but does not require them. Check out these three actions that are recommended.
Among the very first lessons a pilot learns is that a control yoke is not a steering wheel. Research underway in Europe could change that.
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