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Breaking up is hard to do: Switching maintenance shops

Aircraft Maintenance | Dec 11, 2014

You should stick with someone you trust for the long-term maintenance of your aircraft assuming he or she is skilled and thorough. That said, there is significant value to getting a fresh pair of eyes on your airplane every so often.

P&E/Ownership: No screw left behind

Pilot Magazine | Nov 07, 2014

I knew about owner-assisted annuals, but it had not occurred to me to do one—any more than it would have occurred to me to take my car to a local garage and ask to help out with a tune-up.

AOPA Fly-In: Kick back in the sun

Pilot Magazine | Oct 22, 2014

Join us for the unofficial end to the flying season on November 8 at St. Simons Island, Georgia.

Aircraft maintenance: Major vs. minor alterations

Aircraft Maintenance | Oct 08, 2014

The most important place to start with any repair or alteration is with an assessment of whether it is a major or minor alteration. This is critical because the approval and documentation requirements for major vs. minor alterations are significantly different and, in fact, can be the difference between a simple logbook entry and a complex FAA approval process.

Question of the Month

Article | Sep 16, 2014

What do flying clubs think of Planesharing companies?

Women find their wings

Pilot Magazine | May 13, 2014

Mary Latimer has declared 2014 “The Year of the Woman Pilot.”

Water lacking, floatplanes launch from trailer

Article | Apr 24, 2014

A half-ton Dodge truck lines up on the centerline. As the pickup accelerates, the floatplane trailered behind it adds power, lifts off, banks left, and departs: just another floatplane launch by Joe Sprague of Cadillac Aircraft Services in Cadillac, Mich.

Eating the elephant: Become an educated owner

Aircraft Maintenance | Apr 23, 2014

When you set out on a mission to learn about your airplane, it’s amazing how many people step in to help.

AOPA Fly-ins: Indianapolis

Pilot Magazine | Apr 10, 2014

The airport’s FBO, Indy Jet; Indianapolis-area EAA chapters; and the Indianapolis Aviation Authority are working with AOPA to make the May 31 fly-in an event to remember.

Pilots: Bill Brennand

Pilot Magazine | Jan 23, 2014

The only thing worse than having a propeller come apart in flight, is to have it come apart at low altitude.

Just say ‘no’ to your mechanic

Article | Oct 11, 2013

Saying 'no' to useless maintenance on certain squawk items could save aircraft owners thousands of dollars a year.

Are you really good to go if it doesn’t say so?

Article | Jun 26, 2013

Why do we keep hearing stories about pilots picking up their aircraft after having maintenance done and not verifying the proper maintenance log entry? Owners, pilots, and mechanics all share in the blame.

Club Spotlight

Article | May 13, 2013

The Bowman Eagles was formed 10 years ago for one purpose--to have tailwheel aircraft available to fly.

March IA renewals will require documentation of activity

Advocacy | Mar 04, 2013

Aviation mechanics with inspection authorization must renew their certificates by March 31, and AOPA is reminding members who must renew that under a new FAA policy certificate holders must show that they have been "actively engaged" in the work.

NBAA2012 by the numbers

Article | Oct 31, 2012

Which jet can go 6,000 nautical miles at Mach 0.90? How many Hawker Beechcraft jets could lose warranty coverage, and how much debt is the company shedding in bankruptcy?

Hawker Beechcraft reveals details of failed Chinese deal

Article | Oct 29, 2012

A complex agreement with cultural and language barriers and the need for approval from the U.S. and Chinese governments ultimately doomed Superior Aviation Beijing's bid for Hawker Beechcraft.

Convention attendees: Join the discussion of GA issues

Advocacy | Aug 15, 2012

Will you be attending the Republican National Convention Aug. 27 through 30 or the Democratic National Convention Sept. 4 through 6? AOPA wants to know.

AOPA puts GA on the table at GOP, Democratic conventions

Advocacy | Jul 19, 2012

Politicians, delegates, and a host of interest groups will converge this summer on the Republican and Democratic national conventions, and while nominations and speeches will dominate the headlines, the discussions will range to topics including GA.

NTSB faults Roush for 2010 Oshkosh crash

Article | Jun 27, 2012

Investigators faulted Jack Roush, a NASCAR team co-owner and longtime pilot, for failure to apply full power during an attempted go-around at Wittman Regional Airport during EAA AirVenture 2010. Roush, who continues to fly, accepted the findings.

Custom content for the Apr. 06, 2012, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

Article | Apr 06, 2012

Training Tips: 'Beyond gliding distance'; Training Products: Noral three-inch seat cushion with back; Final Exam Question: What is the difference between an annual inspection and a 100-hour inspection?