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FAA updates flight review guidance

Advocacy | Jan 07, 2016

The FAA has issued updated guidance for flight reviews and instrument proficiency checks, and AOPA is urging instructors to look closely at the changes.

FAA seeks comments on updated weather circulars

Advocacy | Dec 29, 2015

The FAA is seeking comments on two draft advisory circulars that update the agency's reference material on aviation weather.

IFR Fix: 'Not only false, but fatal'

Article | Nov 30, 2015

With ice accreting, and the aircraft no longer able to climb, and peaks of the Sierras nearby, all the pilot wanted was escape.

IFR Fix: What's the window?

IFR Fix | Jul 15, 2015

A pilot planning a day trip to the coast in the FBO’s new IFR-equipped aircraft has more than just weather to consider.

FAA offers tips for pilots making a switch

Advocacy | Jul 14, 2015

The FAA offers tips for mitigating risk during a transition to another airplane in an updated Advisory Circular 90-109A – "Transition to Unfamiliar Aircraft" released June 29.

Drones aren’t new

Pilot Magazine | Feb 03, 2015

Shh! Don’t tell anyone, but drones aren’t new.

Unmanned aircraft systems

Pilot Magazine | Jan 08, 2015

The legal status of unmanned aircraft systems (also called UAVs—unmanned aerial vehicles—and more colloquially, “drones”) has now been confirmed to technically be “aircraft” subject to relevant FAR Part 91 general operating and flight rules.