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Instrument flight procedure data at your fingertips

Advocacy | Jul 03, 2012

The FAA has launched a new portal, Instrument Flight Procedures Information Gateway, that lets you search for instrument flight procedures, production schedules, and coordination information in one location.

Survey: Santa Monica airport not ‘key’ issue

Advocacy | May 17, 2012

For 30 years, AOPA and airport advocates in Santa Monica, Calif., have worked to defend the city airport from attacks by opponents whose vocal campaigns obscured a lack of voter support for their efforts. Now, a study commissioned by AOPA has shown that most of those voters prefer that the city turn its attention elsewhere.

FAA revises flight-data blocking rules

Advocacy | May 14, 2012

After a mandate from Congress last year, the FAA had to reverse a policy of publicly disseminating private aircraft flight data; now it is going a step further by publishing new procedures that would give owners and operators broader control over their flight information's disclosure. The agency will accept comments on its notice of proposed process until June 8.

Alaska pilot survey seeks improved flight safety

Advocacy | Apr 20, 2012

AOPA and the Alaska Airmen's Association, working to reduce aircraft collision risk in the Mat Su Valley, have launched an online pilot survey about flight operations in the region located north of Anchorage.

G1000 data now available from AvConnect

Article | Jul 28, 2011

Although G1000 data has always been available to analyze, getting to it has been difficult. Now AvConnect has a service to help.

AOPA Action

Article | Oct 01, 2001

WHAT AOPA IS DOING TO KEEP YOU FLYING 'Early Adopting' AOPA Offers More Benefits to Computer-Savvy Members In computer parlance, AOPA is an "early adopter" in finding new and better ways to use computers to provide you with information, services, and education. Now AOPA has developed two new applications exclusively for members: AOPA's Airport eDirectory and the interactive TurboMedical® form.

AOPA Action

Article | Oct 01, 1999

Survey Finds Students, New Pilots Undeterred By JFK Jr. Tragedy An AOPA survey of student and low-time private pilots has found that new aviators are realistic but largely undeterred by the highly publicized John F.

CFIT Avoidance Strategies

Article | Oct 01, 1995

A disturbing trend is under way. Accident statistics show an increase in the number of crashes involving pilots who fly into the ground without any apparent awareness and with their airplanes fully functional.

The Paper Trail

Article | Dec 01, 1983

The story of an airworthiness directive is often a case history in aircraft owner anguish. Of the various forms of annoyance that complying with ADs can entail for the owner, the major Boom of irritation is the cost.

Are 'Singles' Safer Than 'Twins'?

Article | Oct 01, 1973

Some few years after the Brothers Wright did their notable thing at Kitty Hawk, somebody took a notion to hang an extra engine on an airplane-the idea being, presumably, that, among other supposed advantages, if one engine should quit, the other would see you safely to the nearest airport or facsimile thereof. History may be a bit vague as to just who deserves credit for this notion, but time has done the idea itself proud.