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AOPA Launches Rusty Pilots Initiative To Help Lapsed Pilots Get Back In The Air

News release | Mar 27, 2014

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) today launched an easy and fun new way for pilots who have gotten away from flying to get back in the cockpit.

Living the dream once more

Article | Mar 27, 2014

The research is conclusive: Most lapsed pilots would happily return to the left seat if only the path forward didn’t seem so daunting. Here’s the good news: It isn’t.

Rotorcraft Rookie: Round and round he goes

Rotorcraft Rookie | Mar 20, 2014

Solo practice in a helicopter is restricted to more or less pounding the pattern.

Clemson University club flies high after 87 years

Article | Mar 17, 2014

A storied history, low-cost flight training, and strong support from the school community add up to success for South Carolina’s Clemson University Flying Club.

Training Tip: Turning down a tailwind

Article | Mar 17, 2014

What the student is observing is visual evidence that there will be a strong tailwind condition on final—something to avoid.

Club Spotlight

Article | Mar 15, 2014

Wings Over Missouri will be an equity-based flying club registered as a 501(c)(7) nonprofit corporation.

Cost comparison

Pilot Magazine | Mar 11, 2014

A visitor pulled up to my hangar in an S-class Mercedes recently with a few questions—and assumptions—about flying.

Dogfight: Simulators

Pilot Magazine | Mar 10, 2014

The young dog is ready for the future; the old dog, not so much. Senior editors Ian J. Twombly
and Dave Hirschman debate the viability of simulation in training.