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Proficiency: To new heights

Pilot Magazine | Mar 10, 2014

The FAA’s recent proposal to decrease the amount of flight simulator experience that students can log toward instrument ratings comes just as computer-based simulation is rapidly becoming more realistic than ever.

March 7, 2014, AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition

eFlight Training Newsletter | Mar 07, 2014

March 7, 2014 ePilot Training Tip: 'Arrival or through flight'

General aviation and the GAO report

Advocacy | Mar 06, 2014

The GAO released its report “Aviation Workforce: Current and Future Availability of Airline Pilots,” and general aviation has a strong interest in its findings.

Two light twins now available from Italy

Article | Mar 03, 2014

Vulcanair's VR P68R twin and its turboprop variant will bring fresh air to the U.S. multiengine market, says the manufacturer.

February 28, 2014, AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition

eFlight Training Newsletter | Feb 28, 2014

February 28, 2014 ePilot Training Tip: A good mix

San Diego finalizes rule to vet flight schools

Advocacy | Feb 27, 2014

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved a rule imposing local certification requirements for flight schools training foreign students despite community opposition.

February 21, 2014, AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition

eFlight Training Newsletter | Feb 21, 2014

February 21, 2014 ePilot Training Tip: First impressions

Technique: Rust off

Pilot Magazine | Feb 18, 2014

What do you get when you combine a low-time pilot who can’t afford to fly all that often with complicated airspace that is new to him?

News from Headquarters

Article | Feb 15, 2014

No doubt that the social aspects of a club are high value.

February 14, 2014, AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition

eFlight Training Newsletter | Feb 14, 2014

February 14, 2014 ePilot Training Tip: Heart City, westbound

Able Flight seeks female pilot candidates

Article | Feb 11, 2014

Women with physical disabilities are being encouraged to apply for Able Flight’s flight training scholarships.

FSANA holds yearly conference

Article | Feb 10, 2014

The Flight School Association of North America held its fifth annual conference recently in San Antonio.

February 7, 2014, AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition

eFlight Training Newsletter | Feb 07, 2014

February 7, 2014 ePilot Training Tip: The official word

What’s app? Aviation games

Apps of the week | Feb 07, 2014

Break up the winter doldrums by playing these five aviation game apps.

Calif. county orders security checks

Advocacy | Feb 06, 2014

San Diego County in California is moving forward an ordinance that creates a significant new burden for flight schools.

75-year-old pilot encourages older potential flyers

Article | Feb 04, 2014

A 75-year-old pilot says it’s never too late to learn how to fly. In the past 10 years, he received his private pilot certificate, an instrument rating, and bought a Piper Archer III.

January 31, 2014, AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition

eFlight Training Newsletter | Jan 31, 2014

January 31, 2014 ePilot Training Tip: ALNOT

Rotorcraft Rookie: Time to go somewhere

Rotorcraft Rookie | Jan 30, 2014

Try a cross-country with only a compass and map for navigation, mental math calculations instead of using an E6B, and hitting checkpoints every five miles.

FBOs in a bind: No more freebies?

Article | Jan 30, 2014

With the traditional FBO business model being squeezed on two fronts, industry consultants recently pitched an overhaul that could prove a tough sell.

Developers pitch five aviation apps

Apps of the week | Jan 28, 2014

Developers make their pitch for five apps that cover everything from IFR communications to pireps.

Training Tip: ALNOT

Article | Jan 27, 2014

In an emergency, time is critical. Taking all measures to mobilize search-and-rescue, and maximizing system effectiveness by providing high-quality information, is your best hedge.

January 24, 2014, AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition

eFlight Training Newsletter | Jan 24, 2014

January 24, 2014 ePilot Training Tip: Links in a chain

Untapped potential

Article | Jan 23, 2014

Basic and advanced aviation training devices are more advanced than ever, yet still struggle to realize the potential that many have envisioned.