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NTSB targets GA as safety improves

Article | Jan 13, 2016

The NTSB continues to hammer away at general aviation safety, though the latest data show GA has never been safer.

Texas seeks comments on tower-marking rules

Advocacy | Nov 23, 2015

The Texas Department of Transportation has proposed rules for enforcing a flight-safety law passed this year requiring the marking and registration of meteorological evaluation towers.

A botched go-around

Pilot Magazine | Nov 09, 2015

At first glance, there’s nothing particularly special about Part IV, Task L of the Private Pilot Practical Test Standards (PTS).

Persistent, fatal loss in spotlight

Advocacy | Nov 05, 2015

AOPA staff joined a daylong, NTSB-led discussion as the GA community came together to discuss how loss of control can be prevented.

(Back to) the future aircraft battery

Article | Oct 29, 2015

Electric aircraft will need new batteries to realize their potential, and current research is revisiting the use of elements other than lithium.

Overweight and out of balance

Article | Oct 21, 2015

A de Havilland DHC-3 Otter crashed on July 7, 2013, because it was overweight and out of balance, the NTSB determined.

Training Tip: Weird sound, strange movement

Article | Oct 19, 2015

What would make you discontinue a takeoff? Are you prepared to make that decision each time you commence the takeoff run?

Michigan weather towers threaten pilot safety

Advocacy | Oct 07, 2015

AOPA testified in support of Michigan legislation requiring the marking and registration of meteorological evaluation towers to preserve the safety of pilots.