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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.

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.

Pilots scour the sea for missing Florida teens

Article | Aug 05, 2015

General aviation pilots have made many flights searching for two Florida teens who vanished after setting out on a fishing trip July 24.

Proposed 406-MHz ELT mandate for Canada opposed

Advocacy | Jul 16, 2015

AOPA has registered its strong opposition to a Transport Canada proposal to mandate 406-MHz emergency locator transmitters in aircraft currently required to carry ELTs.

NASA tests ELTs

Article | Jul 07, 2015

A Cessna Skyhawk was very much the worse for wear after NASA finished testing four off-the-shelf ELTs.

A crossing gone wrong

Pilot Magazine | Jun 09, 2015

It’s become widely accepted in aviation that nearly every accident can be traced not to one single cause, but rather a chain of threats and errors that all contribute to the final outcome.

P&E: Proficiency

Pilot Magazine | Apr 06, 2015

Wade very far into the regulations and equipment for providing supplemental and emergency oxygen and you’ll find yourself “in the weeds.”

Be prepared

Article | Jan 08, 2015

As one family’s tragedy in the Kentucky woods on Jan. 2 captured worldwide attention, air safety experts renewed a call for pilots to be prepared.

P&E/Proficiency: Alaskan adventure

Pilot Magazine | Nov 07, 2014

Dwayne King, the founder of the Christian nonprofit Kingdom Air Corps who has decades of experience flying in northern Alaska and eastern Russia, specializes in training missionary pilots how to fly safely in remote areas over unforgiving terrain.

Spot simplifies with new Trace tracker

Article | Jul 28, 2014

Rather than upping the feature set, as seems the norm these days with new products, Spot decided to simplify. The Trace is just a satellite-based tracker, automatically sensing motion and turning on.