May 1, 2012
AOPA Publications staff
From flying over sawtooth mountain peaks to sublime soaring in magical places with names such as Omarama and Matamata, the land of New Zealand and the air above beckoned us. We’ve brought the land of Hobbits and Middle-earth to you in inspiring words, incredible photography, and captivating video. Join us Down Under in these online videos.
Northwest Aviation Fest
We had an exclusive look at the Boeing Dreamliner during our tour of the myriad aviation sites in Seattle. Join us in this online video.
Flying with the boss to the Sun 'n Fun Fly—In in a pair of Huskys kept Senior Editor Dave Hirschman and videographer Paul Harrop on their toes—as did the challenging weather, as you’ll see in this online video.
The New Rainmaker
Watch as this modified DC–10 from 10 Tanker Air Carrier drops thousands of gallons of water from its massive tanks on a practice fire run in Southern California in this online video.
Do You FlyQ?
Learn about the all-new AOPA flight planning app—now available exclusively to AOPA members—in this online video. Also, hear AOPA President Craig Fuller present his plans for GA's future and more exclusive digital content.
Safety and Education
The FAA has alerted AOPA to a spike in airspace penetration and violations of the Washington, D.C., Special Flight Rules Area, particularly stemming from operations at Leesburg Executive Airport (JYO) in Leesburg, Va.
Public-use heliports aren't very plentiful, but those that are offer unique capabilities and a fun challenge.
The NTSB has organized a safety seminar May 10 to focus on aerodynamic stalls and loss of control, a leading cause of general aviation fatalities.
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