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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.

Insurance company fighting loss of control

Article | Sep 23, 2015

If you ask safety experts about the biggest problem facing the general aviation pilot community, they'll say it is loss of control. USAIG is doing something about it.

Loss of control to be in focus at NTSB forum

Advocacy | Sep 16, 2015

AOPA and the Air Safety Institute will participate in an NTSB loss-of-control forum in October.

Gulfstream crew attempted fatal takeoff with controls locked

Article | Sep 10, 2015

The flight crew of a Gulfstream G-IV business jet that crashed on takeoff from Laurence G. Hanscom Field in Bedford, Massachusetts, May 31, 2014, failed to perform a flight control check, resulting in critical controls still being locked during the takeoff attempt, the NTSB concluded Sept. 9.

P&E: Technology paradox

Pilot Magazine | Sep 03, 2015

We posed the question to esteemed colleagues Rod Machado and George Perry—how has technology helped or hindered our flying skills?