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Pilot Counsel

Article | Oct 01, 2010

The legal liability of flight instructors is a legitimate concern that is continually raised. The question comes up because flight instructors are generally aware that they could be sued, not only for something that happens during the flight instruction period, but also for something that happens afterward—something that somebody could say was caused by faulty flight instruction given earlier.

Hurricane preparations include protecting aircraft

Article | Sep 01, 2010

As residents along the East Coast brace for the arrival of Hurricane Earl, aircraft owners in affected areas should include their aircraft in emergency preparations.

Member Guide

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2010

The AOPA Foundation Did you know that you can now join the AOPA Foundation’s monthly giving program? As a dedicated pilot and friend of general aviation you can make a profound impact on the future of GA through regular, tax-deductible, automatic monthly payments. For as little as $10 a month, you can join AFI’s monthly giving program and gain the satisfaction of knowing that you are supporting the AOPA Foundation’s mission of keeping pilots safe and safeguarding the future of GA.

Member Guide

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2010

Answers For Pilots: Certain antidepressants are now FAA-allowed Most of us who’ve lived awhile have gone through some turbulent times—relationships gone sour, a loved one’s illness or death, or a really bad financial break. We get knocked down, shake it off, and get up to carry on, again.

AOPA Action

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2010

FAA plan charts modernization through 2018 The FAA recently released its updated implementation plan for the transition to a modernized air transportation system. The plan outlines how the agency will act on recommendations from the industry and continue to expand satellite-based navigation and surveillance.

President's Position: Staying the course

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2010

The first quarter of the year has been an extraordinary roller-coaster ride for the general aviation community as a whole and for AOPA and its members in particular. Soon after learning that there would be no user fees in the Obama Administration’s budget proposal, I got to give away our Let’s Go Flying Sweepstakes Cirrus SR22.

Member Guide

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2010

Insurance: Easier than ever Selecting the right level of insurance for your needs can be daunting, especially if you’re a renter and unsure of the value of the aircraft you fly or the likely cost of repairs. How much aircraft damage coverage should you have? How much liability coverage do you need for each person and each incident? And how can you make the best decision while keeping your premiums affordable? The AOPA Insurance Agency has simplified those decisions by packaging the most popular coverage levels into three easy-to-understand options, making it more affordable to obtain more coverage.


ePilot Newsletter | Jan 01, 2010

Volume 12, Issue 1 — january 1, 2010 In This Issue: Ground school in a war zone Hope in a hopeless time Buzzing sends pilot into quarry wall GA News | Safety & Proficiency | member benefits | Quiz Me Click here to view this week's custom content online today’s top stories ‘USA Today’ attacks GA airports … again USA Today launched another attack on federal funding for general aviation airports this week with two articles questioning funding for privately owned, public-use reliever airports. Airports designated as relievers are eligible for federal grants because they reduce congestion at commercial airports in metropolitan areas by giving GA users an alternative place to land.

Member Guide

Article | Nov 01, 2009

Answers for Pilots: Flying to Mexico If the beaches of the beautiful Mexican resorts or some other Mexican attractions call you south, be sure to thoroughly plan your trip first. AOPA’s online “Answers for Pilots” offers a summary of what you need to know: All pilots flying from the United States to Mexico (or to any other country) are required to use eAPIS—CBP’s Electronic Advance Passenger Information System.

The ultimate safety net

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2009

The weather is beautiful. The frequency is popping with airplanes coming and going.