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Tower-marking bill signed in Texas

Advocacy | May 27, 2015

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a bill to require the marking and registration of meteorological evaluation towers, a known hazard to aviation.

Decision point

Article | May 14, 2015

A new collaboration seeks to give medical helicopter pilots tools to balance urgent imperatives and flight safety, and reduce accidents caused by inadvertent flight into IMC.

It’s good to be the King Air

Pilot Magazine | May 12, 2015

Since opening in 2009, Potomac Flight Training has secured a reputation for its ability to offer U.S. Army-compliant training for military contractors that use King Airs in overseas missions.

Destination confusion

Article | May 05, 2015

The NTSB has urged the FAA to change procedures and update software to help avoid wrong-airport landings.

Baker reinforces reform message in House

Advocacy | Apr 30, 2015

AOPA President Mark Baker reinforced his message that medical and certification reform are critical to the future of general aviation during a House roundtable.

NTSB alerts focus on transition training, mountain flying

Article | Apr 08, 2015

Transition training, mountain flying, and post-maintenance preflight inspections are among the topics of four National Transportation Safety Board Safety Alerts issued April 7.

Mentor Matters: Smooth as glass

Pilot Magazine | Apr 07, 2015

Touching down on a runway with as little as one-tenth of an inch of standing water, slush, or snow can turn a perfectly capable airplane into a machine as uncontrollable as a sled.

P&E: Technique

Pilot Magazine | Apr 06, 2015

This takeoff made me nervous, even though the performance tables in the pilot’s operating handbook assured me there would be plenty of margin.