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Training Tip: Cross-check and interpretation

Article | 2015, 05 22

"Accident statistics show that the pilot who has not been trained in attitude instrument flying, or one whose instrument skills have eroded, will lose control of the airplane in about 10 minutes once forced to rely solely on instrument references," explains the Airplane Flying Handbook.

Training Tip: A misleading sensation

Article | 2015, 05 18

“Flying in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) can result in sensations that are misleading to the body’s sensory system," explains the Instrument Flying Handbook.

Expanded Alaska complex could squeeze GA access, safety

Advocacy | 2015, 05 13

AOPA has submitted formal comments noting concerns about the proposed expansion of military operations areas in the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex.

Pilot plans around-the-world flight to promote GA

Article | 2015, 05 13

A pilot from California is set to launch May 18 on an around-the-world flight to demonstrate that personal aviation is “truly available to everyone.”

IFR Fix: Red flag warning

IFR Fix | 2015, 05 12

From one 56-day cycle to the next, a U.S. en route low altitude chart contains an average of 1,361 changes.

Humanitarian aviation group helping in Nepal

Article | 2015, 05 11

Nampa, Idaho-based Mission Aviation Fellowship is providing flight services with two helicopters, and logistical support for relief efforts in Nepal.

Training Tip: The hazardous attitude of resignation

Article | 2015, 05 11

One pilot tries to exit the runway too quickly so that an Airbus can depart and loses control of the aircraft; another landing at a fly-in fails to make a last-minute correction for a gust of wind, resulting in a "drop-in" landing and aircraft damage.

Scholarship puts aviation career in student's reach

Article | 2015, 05 06

A Michigan high school senior whose dream of a piloting career overmatched the reach of his family’s finances got game-changing news on April 30.

Training Tip: The hazardous attitude of impulsivity

Article | 2015, 05 05

A student learned that the flight school’s most popular trainer was involved in a loss-of-control-on-landing accident the previous day. The pilot flying the trainer said, "It was a classic case of get-down-itis. All I could think was, 'I have to get this plane on the ground.'"

Food flight

Article | 2015, 05 05

There are no dues, and no rules, except to “fly safe” in the South Carolina Breakfast Club. Just enjoy the fun, the fellowship, some flying, and a home-cooked southern breakfast.