July 26, 2013, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' weekly newsletter

July 26, 2013

AOPA ePilot

 

VOLUME 15, ISSUE 30 — July 26, 2013

Featured

Solo over both poles

FeatureArt Mortvedt had a decision to make. About a third of the way on his journey north from the polar research base Eureka to the north pole, ice began to form on his bright orange Cessna 185, the Polar Pumpkin. If he turned back, a third attempt to reach 90 degrees north in as many years would again fall short, a dream dashed. If he pressed on, and didn't make it, chances of rescue were remote—even if he survived the ice landing. "I realized that search and rescue was just about impossible. Was impossible, really," Mortvedt said. Read more >>   

GA News

Garmin's new non-TSO radio

Garmin's new GTR 200 radio gives Experimental and light sport aircraft better, cheaper options than FAA-certified equipment. The panel-mount unit is the same physical size as the SL40 radio it replaces, and the GTR 200 adds big numbers and 3-D audio. The new radio also retains popular features such as standby frequency monitoring and a built-in intercom. And with a retail price of $1,199, it's far less expensive than FAA-approved models. Read more >>   

China buys Thielert, Continental gains full diesel line

Continental Motors' parent company, Aviation Industries Corporation of China (AVIC), has purchased Thielert out of bankruptcy, creating a full lineup of diesel engines. Continental's 230-horsepower diesel engine is now part of a complete family of diesel engines that Continental President Rhett Ross said will all be marketed under the Centurion name. Read more >>   

Scouts sample aviation at national jamboree

Scouts sample aviation at national jamboreeWhen the Boy Scouts of America promised participants in the 2013 National Scout Jamboree "high adventure like you've never seen," AOPA was there to help deliver. "I travel the country talking to pilots and AOPA members, but even I rarely get to see so much enthusiasm from so many young people as I have today at the Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree in Mt. Hope, West Virginia," wrote AOPA President Craig Fuller in a July 18 blog entry. By the end of the event, 4,000 scouts had come through AOPA's tent to fly the AOPA Jay flight simulation device by Redbird. Read more >>   

Cessna financial results down in second quarter

Textron brass made an earnings telephone call to stock analysts, and Cessna was once again the focus for poor but not unexpected financial results. Read more >>   

Chinese conglomerate orders 20 Thrush 510Gs

Albany, Ga.-based Thrush Aircraft has logged the biggest aircraft order in its history, selling 20 510Gs to a Chinese conglomerate. Read more >>   

Fuller joins aviation leaders to announce NJ airport grants

AOPA President Craig Fuller joined aviation leaders July 23 to mark $1.8 million in new state funding for general aviation airports in New Jersey, including grants for a field damaged by Hurricane Sandy and another grant for an airport that was rescued when AOPA members banded together and bought it. Read more >>   

NASA 747 scans southern sky

NASA 747 scans southern skyA joint mission by NASA and the German Aerospace Center is probing the southern sky with a 100-inch telescope mounted inside a modified Boeing 747. The aircraft will operate out of Christchurch, New Zealand, into August, collecting images of various celestial features not visible from the northern hemisphere. The 747SP is dubbed SOFIA—the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy—and has been in development for several years. Read more >>   

AOPA Insurance Services appoints new president

AOPA announced July 19 that aviation insurance veteran Bill Snead has joined the association as president of AOPA Insurance Services, the nation's largest insurer of light aircraft. Read more >>   

Propeller care: Overhauls

Many owners of fixed-pitch propellers are unaware that a TBO even exists for their props. But it does, and for good reason. Read more >>   

Five flight data apps

This week, AOPA looks at five flight data apps: Air Nav Pro, SkyDemon, ARPort, FlightIntel for Pilots, and Flight Instruments. Read more >>   

PS Engineering announces new audio options

PS Engineering has unveiled two new products just ahead of EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis., including the first certified audio panel with built-in com radio. The company also partnered with Grand Rapids Technologies subsidiary GRT Avionics to develop an integrated audio panel and intercom for the homebuilt market, with audio controls part of the flat-screen display. Both products promise to save panel space. Read more >>   

International Flying Club: Low cost, minimal dues

A low application fee, four levels of membership, and flying discounts are among the benefits of joining Chicago's International Flying Club. Read more >>   

Lindbergh flies, praises eSpyder electric ultralight

Lindbergh flies, praises eSpyder electric ultralightErik Lindbergh, the grandson of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh and a longtime proponent of all-electric aviation, took the new eSpyder all-electric ultralight for a flight documented with online video, and offered an enthusiastic thumbs-up. Lindbergh said the flight was "thrilling and nerve wracking at the same time. I had never flown an ultralight before and had never soloed in an aircraft that I hadn't first had dual instruction from someone sitting next to me." Read more >>   

AOPA opens online applications for flight training scholarships

Student pilots will have eight chances to win a $5,000 AOPA flight training scholarship that will be presented at this year's Aviation Summit Oct. 10 through 12. Read more >>   

Ninety-Nines revise new pilot scholarship

The International Organization of Women Pilots (The Ninety-Nines) has revamped its former New Pilot Scholarship to make the award progressive so that recipients receive funds after completing milestones in their training. Read more >>   

Custom Ford Mustang crafted for Young Eagles

Custom Ford Mustang crafted for Young EaglesA Ford Mustang customized as a high-performance tribute to the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will be auctioned to support the Experimental Aircraft Association's Young Eagles program at EAA AirVenture. Ford built and auctioned five previous custom cars that collectively have raised nearly $2 million for the program. The 2014 Thunderbirds Edition Mustang GT sports a glossy red, white, and blue paint scheme inspired by the Thunderbirds F-16, along with other features including wide body modifications and a "belly pan" designed to evoke the Fighting Falcon's lines. Read more >>   

Pilots to use aviation to link schools in N. America, Africa

Two pilots hope to raise funds to enable them to create an "airbridge" between hundreds of North American schoolchildren and their counterparts in Africa. Read more >>   

Reporting Points: Why Icon will get its LSA weight exemption

The FAA has announced that it is near a decision on the requested 250-pound weight exemption needed by Icon Aircraft for its A5 amphibious airplane. AOPA Pilot Senior Editor Al Marsh sees significance in the announcement's proximity to EAA AirVenture. Stay tuned to see if he's right. Read more >>   

Hover Power: Coaxial rotors

Traditional helicopter designs use a main rotor for lift and thrust, and a tail rotor to counter the torque applied to the fuselage. Another design, known as coaxial rotors, uses a pair of helicopter rotors mounted one above the other to produce both lift and thrust. Sikorsky's high-speed technology demonstrator, the X2, uses this design, as do many Russian helicopters. Read more >>   

Postal Service to issue 'inverted Jenny' collector stamp

Philatelists, start your engines. The U.S. Postal Service plans to issue a collector stamp commemorating "the most famous error in the history of U.S. stamps": the 1918 misprint that produced an upside-down Curtiss Jenny biplane. Read more >>   

Reporting Points: Strange but true general aviation news

An interesting thing falls from the sky, a Learjet gets tagged, fly in what Frank flew in, and a Eurofighter Typhoon gets too close for comfort. Read more >>   

AOPA Stay Smart Webinars

How your health history affects your medical certificate, Aug. 8, 8 p.m. Eastern

AOPA LIVE

Exclusive interview on Thielert deal

Growing general aviation giant Aviation Industry Corporation of China has added Thielert Aircraft Engines to a portfolio that already included Continental Motors and Cirrus Aircraft. AOPA Live® landed an exclusive interview with Continental President Rhett Ross to learn what it means to pilots and owners. With EAA AirVenture around the corner, check in on AOPA's sweepstakes Debonair getting fresh paint for the show. AOPA deployed a tent with AOPA Jay flight simulation devices by Redbird to engage future pilots at the National Scout Jamboree. Current pilots might be surprised to learn from Dr. Jonathan Sackier in this week's Fly Well segment that you don't have to go diving—or even get in the water—to get the bends. AOPA Live This Week, July 25.

 

For daily news updates, see AOPA Online.

EAA AirVenture

Huey flights offered during Oshkosh

Interested in experiencing a flight in the venerable Bell UH-1 Huey helicopter, the U.S. military's workhorse in Vietnam? Visitors to EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis., will have that opportunity in nearby Fond Du Lac, Wis., on Monday, July 29; Tuesday, July 30; and Thursday, Aug. 1.  Read more >>   

Schedule, map, notam available in AirVenture app

EAA AirVenture showgoers can plan their experience, find their way around the grounds, and get news and updates through the Sporty's EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013 Fly-in apps for iPad and iPhone and Android devices. The app, offered for the third year, allows users to make their own itinerary using "My Schedule"; find out about last-minute changes and updates through the news section, Twitter feeds, and EAA Radio; and use an interactive exhibitor list and showgrounds map to locate displays. The app also includes driving instructions, parking information, and the EAA AirVenture notam with arrival and departure procedures, which is also available online.

Save $75 on FlyQ EFB in July

Through the end of July, pilots can get a FlyQ EFB IFR+VFR subscription for just $99.99, a savings of $75 off the regular price. Read more >>   

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Reporting Points: See the GAMA/Build A Plane Glasairs

Safety & Proficiency

‘Accident Case Study: Everyone's Problem’

Accident Case Study: Everyone's ProblemOn the Nov. 15, 2007, the tranquility of a central Texas afternoon was shattered when a Piper Arrow fell to the ground in pieces, killing a flight instructor and two students. It had been a routine training flight in a well-maintained aircraft on a calm, clear day. How could things have gone so wrong? The Air Safety Institute's latest video, Accident Case Study: Everyone's Problem, seeks to shed light on the tragedy, and the unsettling circumstances that led to it. Originally developed for the Air Safety Institute's new online Flight Instructor Refresher Course, it's a tale of extraordinary recklessness and irresponsibility, but one that still holds lessons for all of us—not only as pilots and CFIs, but as friends, peers, and co-workers. Log in to watch the video >>   

IFR fun at KSUN

Instrument-rated pilots rely on different equipment in the cockpit for different approaches to airports—GPS, VOR, ILS, and so forth. But one of the more unusual and less seen types involves nondirectional beacons (NDBs) with distance measuring equipment (DME). Are you up to the navigational challenge? Fly with the Air Safety Institute to Idaho's Friedman Memorial Airport by taking this IFR quiz, A Day in the SUN. Take the quiz >>   

IFR Fix: Full steam ahead?

A private pilot is ready to begin instrument training, and is polling other pilots on whether to fly a glass-cockpit aircraft or a sister ship equipped with traditional "steam gauges." What's your call? Read more >>   

A new 'Frequent Flyers' club

Ever take a friend or family member flying with you? Of course you have! And always the same questions come up about the knobs, the gauges, and what if the unthinkable happened. The Air Safety Institute's Pinch Hitter online course is designed for nonpilots occasionally flying light aircraft. This course will help them become more comfortable in the cockpit, while introducing important basics of flight. Log in to take the course >>   

Embry-Riddle Worldwide hosts online human factors course

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide has opened registration for an online aviation human factors course that is free and open to the public. Read more >>   

Leading Edge: It's the wing

Icon is finally giving the angle of attack (AOA) indicator its due by positioning it smack dab in front of the pilot. AOPA Foundation President Bruce Landsberg has been a fan of AOA for years and has wondered frequently why the industry has persisted in relying on that tired, old derivative, airspeed, to measure wing performance. Read more >>   

Flight Instructor Refresher Courses

Air Safety Institute Safety Seminars

Aug. 3 and 4

Reno, Nev.

Fort Worth, Texas

 

Aug. 11 and 12

Atlanta, Ga.

Champaign, Ill.

Allentown, Pa.

Aug. 17 and 18

Long Beach, Calif.

 

Sept. 14 and 15

Baltimore, Md.

Bellevue, Wash.

For a complete schedule, see AOPA Online.

Can't make it in person? Sign up for the Air Safety Institute's new Online eFIRC.

Aug. 1

Oshkosh, Wis.

 

Aug. 2

Oshkosh, Wis.

 

Aug. 3

Oshkosh, Wis.

 

 

Topics vary—for details and a complete schedule, see AOPA Online.

Advocacy

Pennsylvania community fines operator for banner tow

A banner tow over southeastern Pennsylvania in April produced an unexpected result: a $1,000 fine issued by police, citing a municipal ordinance passed by Radnor Township, Pa., that outlaws "aerial advertising." AOPA sent a letter to local officials calling attention to the FAA's sole prerogative to regulate airspace, and a judge concurred. Read more >>   

Revised training standards released

The general aviation community can now review new draft airman certification standards for authorized instructors, and can study revisions to previously released draft certification standards for the private pilot certificate and the instrument rating. Read more >>   

Decision pending on Bahamas customs fee

AOPA continues to press Bahamas officials for an answer after meeting with the ministries of finance, tourism, and transportation regarding a new customs fee that caught pilots, hoteliers, and even the country's aviation department off guard. Read more >>   

FAA releases new document on LSA education

Potential light sport aircraft buyers now have access to a new document from the FAA that covers issues related to certification, maintenance, and their responsibilities as an owner. Read more >>   

 

Member Benefits

Picking the perfect partner

There's only one reason to buy aircraft insurance: payment of claims. Hence, one must judge an insurance company's ability to pay them. Read more >>   

More conditions AMEs can issue

Conditions AMEs can issue (CACIs) allow aviation medical examiners (AMEs) to issue medical certificates in their office for some medical conditions that previously required a special issuance authorization. Dr. Warren Silberman, former manager of FAA Aerospace Medical Certification, goes over the requirements for migraine and chronic headaches, pre-diabetes, and renal cancer. Log in to read more >>   

AOPA members save 15 percent with RushMyPassport.com

RushMyPassport.com, which provides safe and secure U.S. passports and travel visas in as little as 24 hours, is offering a 15-percent discount to AOPA members through the AOPA Lifestyles Collection. Log in to the AOPA Lifestyles page to take advantage of this offer as well as offers from other great companies. Log in >>   

AOPA Career Opportunities

Ever dream of turning your passion for aviation into a career? We're looking for an office manager/executive assistant, marketing specialist, software test and quality assurance analyst, and AOPA Live editor/graphic artist. To learn more about other AOPA career opportunities, visit AOPA Online.   

training tips

The tell-all technique

Training TipYou have barely leveled off at the assigned altitude and heading for your checkride, and already the designated examiner has a fair idea of what to expect from the rest of your performance.

 

How is that possible after such a brief time sharing your cockpit?

 

It's tied directly to the basic aspects of your earliest training. Specifically, do you move the controls in a coordinated fashion, inducing aircraft motion around one or more axes while controlling for adverse motion in another? Or do you appear unaware of the aircraft's responses to your control pressures, slipping and skidding through checkride tasks?

 

An operation as simple as turning to an assigned heading can tell all.

 

Suppose you have been asked to perform a right turn from north to east. If you bank the aircraft to the right without applying right rudder, what happens? Initially, the nose will yaw left. That's a response to the lift and drag added to the left wing by downward deflection of its aileron.

 

Even if the examiner appears busy scribbling on a clipboard, he or she will sense the uncoordinated turn as a sideways nudge in the seat—an unpleasant sensation, especially if repeated multiple times during a flight.

 

That sickly sensation becomes downright uncomfortable in slow flight, when the adverse-yaw effect of even small aileron deflections intensifies. There's a safety issue here: If left uncorrected, adverse yaw is what turns stalls into spins.

 

Whether in normal or slow flight, the same uncoordinated use of the controls that spoils a turn entry is likely to ruin the rollout as well. As you start rolling out of that right turn, simultaneously add a touch of left rudder. If the nose does not slew farther right as you begin the rollout, and if you feel no sideways motion in your seat, you have achieved coordination.

 

Here's a good warm-up exercise for any training flight: After level-off, perform several gentle banks left, right, left, right. Focus on using rudder to keep the nose pinned to a prominent visual reference.

 

Wait—doesn't the little ball in the inclinometer tell you if your flying is coordinated?

 

It does provide a synthetic indication of coordinated flight. But if your turns feel smooth, and if the aircraft's nose obediently moves only in the desired direction, the ball only confirms what you (and the examiner) already know.

training products

July/August 'FAA Safety Briefing' available

The July/August 2013 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on airman preparedness. Articles explore procedures, techniques, and equipment that can help students and pilots stay ahead of the aviation safety curve and prepare for the unexpected.

'Practical Guide to the CFI Checkride' released

Earning a flight instructor certificate (CFI) is extremely challenging and involves an immense amount of training, studying, preparation, and dedication. With the national pass rate for first-time flight instructor applicants hovering around 20 percent, the Practical Guide to the CFI Checkride provides thorough preparation to flight instructor applicants, and significantly increases their chances of success on the CFI checkride. The cost is $19.95.

 

Note: Products listed have not been evaluated by ePilot editors unless otherwise noted. AOPA assumes no responsibility for products or services listed or for claims or actions by manufacturers or vendors.

final exam

Question: What should be included in a pre-solo written test?

 

Answer: Federal aviation regulation 61.87 (b) requires a student pilot to demonstrate satisfactory aeronautical knowledge on a knowledge test that must address knowledge of applicable sections of parts 61 and 91, airspace rules and procedures for the airport where the solo flight will be performed, and flight characteristics and operation limitations for the make and model of aircraft to be flown. A flight instructor should administer the test, and then correct it to 100 percent before authorizing a student pilot to perform solo flights.

 

Got a question for our technical services staff? Email askft@aopa.org or call the Pilot Information Center, 800/872-2672. Don't forget the online archive of "Final Exam" questions and answers, searchable by keyword or topic.


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Engage in Aviation

Check out user-submitted events from your region. To include an event or to search all events in the calendar, visit AOPA Online. AOPA does not endorse the events listed below, nor have ePilot editors edited the submissions. AOPA assumes no responsibility for events listed.

Northeast aviation events

Aug 3 — Beverly, Massachusetts. Beverly Municipal Airport (KBVY). Beverly Homecoming Week Airport Day.

Aug 3 — Danbury, Connecticut. Danbury Municipal Airport (KDXR). Casual Fly-In @ Business Aircraft Center.

Aug 3 — Beverly, Massachusetts. Beverly Municipal Airport (KBVY). Beverly Homecoming Week Airport Day.

Aug 4 — Elmira, New York. Elmira Corning Regional (KELM). Fly-in Breakfast.

 

For descriptions of the events in this region, see the online calendar of events.

Eastern aviation events

Jul 27 — Cincinnati, Ohio. Clermont County/Sporty's (I69). Sporty's Saturday Hot Dog Fly-In.

Jul 27 — Port Clinton, Ohio. Erie-Ottawa Regional Airport (PCW). B-17 Rides.

Jul 28 — Fremont,, Ohio. Fremont Airport (14G). 50th Anniversary Fly-In.

Aug 3 — Shelby, Ohio. Shelby Community Airport (12G). EAA Chapter 148 Pancake Breakfast and Fly In.

Aug 3 — Morristown, New Jersey. Morristown Municipal Airport (MMU). Fly-in/Drive-in for an Open House, Free Lunch and Wings Seminar.

Aug 3 — Princeton, New Jersey. Princeton Airport (39N). PALS Fly-In Event.

 

For descriptions of the events in this region, see the online calendar of events.

Midatlantic aviation events

Jul 28 — Cumberland, Maryland. Greater Cumberland Regional Airport (CBE). EAA Chapter 426 Pancake Breakfast.

Aug 4 — Greenville, South Carolina. Greenville Downtown (KGMU). South Carolina Breakfast Club.

 

For descriptions of the events in this region, see the online calendar of events.

Florida aviation events

Aug 3 — Pompano Beach, Florida. Pompano Beach Airpark (PMP). Fly-in/Drive-in for an Open House, Free Lunch and Wings Seminar.

 

For descriptions of the events in this region, see the online calendar of events.

Southeast aviation events

Aug 3 — Lawrenceville, Georgia. Briscoe Field (LZU). 1st Saturday Aviation Program & Breakfast.

Aug 3 — Chamblee, Georgia. DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (PDK). Fly-in/Drive-in for an Open House, Free Lunch and Wings Seminar.

 

For descriptions of the events in this region, see the online calendar of events.

Great Lakes aviation events

Jul 27 - Jul 28 — Shiocton, Wisconsin. Shiocton Airport (W34). Shiocton Airport Fly-in.

Jul 28 — Newark, Illinois. Cushing Field Airport (0C8). PreOsh Trikefest Fly-In BBQ.

Aug 3 — Zionsville, Indiana. Indianapolis Executive Airport (KTYQ). 7th Annual Down Syndrome Indiana Open House/Fly-In.

Aug 3 — Wheeling, Illinois. Chicago Executive Airport (PWK). Fly-in/Drive-in for an Open House, Free Lunch and Wings Seminar.

Aug 3 — West Chicago, Illinois. DuPage Airport (DPA). Fly-in/Drive-in for an Open House, Free Lunch and Wings Seminar.

Aug 3 — Shawano, Wisconsin. Shawano City-County Airport (EZS). Shawano Community Fly-Out.

 

For descriptions of the events in this region, see the online calendar of events.

Midwest aviation events

Aug 1 — Olathe, Kansas. Johnson County Executive Airport (KOJC). Aircraft Performance and Calculations.

Aug 3 — Ellsworth, Kansas. Ellsworth Municipal (9K7). Cowtown Fly In.

 

For descriptions of the events in this region, see the online calendar of events.

Southwest aviation events

Aug 3 — Spring, Texas. Hooks Memorial Airport (DWH). Fly-in/Drive-in for an Open House, Free Lunch and Wings Seminar.

Aug 3 — Pineville, Louisiana. Pineville Municipal Airport (2L0). Pancake Breakfast.

Aug 3 — Addison, Texas. Addison Airport (ADS). Fly-in/Drive-in for an Open House, Free Lunch and Wings Seminar.

Aug 3 — McKinney, Texas. Collin County Regoinal at McKinney (TKI). EAA Chapter 1246 1st Saturday Coffee and Donut Fly-In.

 

For descriptions of the events in this region, see the online calendar of events.

Central aviation events

Aug 4 — Red Cloud, Nebraska. Buster Lewis Feild (7V7). Red Cloud Fly-in.

 

For descriptions of the events in this region, see the online calendar of events.

Western aviation events

Jul 27 — Winslow, Arizona. Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport (INW). Journeys to Winslow Fly-In.

Aug 3 — Las Vegas, Nevada. McCarran Int'l Airport (LAS). Fly-in/Drive-in for an Open House, Free Lunch and Wings Seminar.

 

For descriptions of the events in this region, see the online calendar of events.

California aviation events

Aug 3 — Chino, California. Chino Airport (KCNO). Living History Event - Whistling Death: Solomon Islands.

Aug 3 — Fort Jones, California. Fort Jones/Greenviewe (A30). Scott Valley Fly-In.

Aug 3 — Santa Monica, California. Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO). Fly-in/Drive-in for an Open House, Free Lunch and Wings Seminar.

 

For descriptions of the events in this region, see the online calendar of events.

Northwest aviation events

Jul 27 — Friday Harbor, Washington. Friday Harbor (KFHR). Friday Harbor Airport Fly-In and Open House.

Aug 3 — Renton, Washington. Rainier Flight Service (KRNT). FREE Pacific Northwest Mountain Flying Workshop.

 

For descriptions of the events in this region, see the online calendar of events.

Hawaii aviation events

Jul 27 — Kapolei, Hawaii. Kalaeloa Airport (PHJR). General Aviation Council of Hawaii Fly In.

 

For descriptions of the events in this region, see the online calendar of events.

Alaska aviation events

No events have been submitted for Alaska through next weekend. Submit your own in the online calendar of events.

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QUIZ ME!

Here's an edited question asked by an AOPA member who contacted our aviation services staff through the AOPA Pilot Information Center. Test your knowledge.

 

Question: What are the operational requirements for flying through an air defense identification zone (ADIZ)?

 

Answer: In order to penetrate an ADIZ, an aircraft must be on either an IFR or Defense VFR (DVFR) flight plan. The aircraft must be equipped with a two-way radio and a transponder with Mode C capability. The pilot must also comply with normal IFR position reports, or, if flying on a DVFR flight plan, must provide the estimated time of ADIZ penetration at least 15 minutes prior to the expected time. Refer to section 5-6-1 of the Aeronautical Information Manual and AOPA's international flight subject reports.

 

Got a question for our aviation services staff? The AOPA Pilot Information Center is a service available to all members as part of the annual dues. Call 800/USA-AOPA (800/872-2672), or email to pilotassist@aopa.org.

 

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