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New effort launches to cut TFR violations

Advocacy | Sep 29, 2015

AOPA is working with the military, government agencies, and flight planning service providers to help general aviation pilots avoid violating temporary flight restrictions.

V-tail Bonanza is 2015 Sporty's tree ornament

Article | Sep 29, 2015

Sporty’s has unveiled its 2015 Christmas ornament, and this year’s pick is the V-tail Bonanza.

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Pilot Briefing: AOPA 2015 You Can Fly Sweepstakes

Pilot Magazine | Sep 29, 2015

It’s been a year of flying excitement

VG Shootout

Video | Sep 25, 2015

Two Cessna Skyhawks go head to head to put a set of vortex generators to the test. Will the VGs make any difference in performance?

Aircraft Maintenance: Beware common points of failure on brakes

Aircraft Maintenance | Sep 22, 2015

Loss of fluid and the introduction of air into the brake system are the two most common causes of failures in aircraft braking systems.

ForeFlight now connected to Garmin data

Article | Sep 17, 2015

You first heard in July that certain Garmin avionics will talk to electronic flight bag ForeFlight. Now,45 days later, ForeFlight has announced what the two will talk about.

Aircraft Maintenance: Take a break to learn about your brakes

Aircraft Maintenance | Sep 16, 2015

Aircraft brake systems don't usually get too much attention until something fails. That's risky because a failure in the brake system can cause a lot of damage.

Need money for flight training? Just draw it

Article | Sep 14, 2015

A former Army soldier building an aviation career is making money for flight training by drawing airplane portraits for owners.

EAA 'Founder's Prize' promotes innovation, safety

Article | Sep 14, 2015

Amateur-aircraft builders who think they have the best low-cost ideas to help pilots avoid imminent loss of control or to increase situational awareness could win some cash for their innovations.

FlyQ 2.0 gets streamlined, enhanced

Article | Sep 11, 2015

FlyQ, an electronic flight bag for the iPad by Seattle Avionics Software, has gone through major revisions to speed and simplify its operation and make it more reliable.

Aerocet floats approved on Quest Kodiak

Article | Sep 11, 2015

Aerocet, based in Priest River, Idaho, has received an FAA supplemental type certificate to mount its floats on Quest Kodiak 100 utility aircraft.

Emergency response experience center opens

Article | Sep 10, 2015

McMurdo’s new center immerses guests in the world of search and rescue with live demonstrations, educational sessions, and a next-gen MEOSAR satellite console.

Airvan flies on floats

Article | Sep 02, 2015

Alaska floatplane operators will be getting a new choice soon when the Mahindra Aerospace Airvan on floats comes online in 2016.

King Schools adds choice to FIRC

Article | Sep 02, 2015

King Schools has added a number of new electives to its flight instructor refresher course.

Brief, file, and shop

Article | Sep 02, 2015

An online flight planning service and an aviation real estate specialist have joined forces to put hangar homes and other listings on the planning map.

Meet the king

Pilot Magazine | Sep 02, 2015

It’s the end of a long day at Sun ’n Fun and Tyson Weihs is geeking out about market growth, user experience, and databases.

AOPA releases new digital flight planning tools

Article | Aug 27, 2015

AOPA has released two new digital flight planning tools—the AOPA Flight Planner, powered by Jeppesen, and AOPA GO, a new mobile application.

Mexico extends ELT exemption

Advocacy | Aug 11, 2015

The Mexican government has extended the deadline for installing 406 MHz ELTs in light aircraft. AOPA requested the extension during a March meeting with the leader of the Mexican Civil Aviation Authority.

Back to the future: iFly 740 GPS navigator released

Article | Aug 11, 2015

Don't count out the dedicated handheld GPS units just yet. Adventure Pilot recently introduced the iFly 740, a device it said customers were itching for.