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Pilot Counsel

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2006

John S. Yodice holds a commercial pilot certificate and CFI ratings and is the owner of a Cessna 310.

Guide to Member Services

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2005

Your last chance! December is the last month to join or renew your membership in general aviation's largest membership organization and to be automatically entered in the 2005 AOPA Commander Countdown Sweepstakes. One lucky pilot will win the completely refurbished Rockwell Commander 112A.

Answers for Pilots

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2005

Creativity is the key Regular readers of AOPA Pilot are well aware that saving airports is the number-one priority of AOPA and its members. With airports often under duress, many members turn to AOPA for assistance in dealing with the community and airport management.

Pilot Counsel

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2005

AOPA legal counsel John S. Yodice owns and flies a Cessna 310.

Answers for Pilots

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2005

Dealing with airport security Airport security has become a major issue in the aviation industry, as any air traveler will tell you. But security now extends far beyond the excruciating lines in the terminal building to certain considerations for the general aviation airport user.

Test Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2004

GENERAL From reader Mark Barchenko: Why do some pilots intentionally weaken structural components of their airplanes before takeoff? Brazil has a rich aviation history. Who is Brazil's most famous aviation pioneer? (He is regarded by his countrymen as the "Father of Aviation.") What is the origin of the term air pocket? From reader Hal Fishman: A pilot flying an airplane with a fuel-injected engine shuts down after a long flight for a short ground stop.

Answers for Pilots

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2003

Online is the answer Steeling yourself to come face to face with the FAA's aircraft registration or bill of sale forms? Or resigned to muddling over which boxes to check on your medical form while you wait in the aviation medical examiner's office? Then it's time to visit AOPA Online, where the Aviation Services department has designed several interactive forms to guide members through the process — one that can approach the complexity of completing an income tax return. "This breaks each of these forms into smaller chunks, or sections.

Member Guide

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2003

CATS offers discount to AOPA members Computer Assisted Testing Service (CATS) is the official testing company of AOPA. CATS offers FAA examinations at more than 400 locations worldwide.

Guidelines for admission to Mexico

Article | Oct 11, 2002


Pilot Products

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2001

AOPA Flight Explorer Personal Edition AOPA's new Certified Service, flight tracking from Flight Explorer, tells you a lot more than just when your pilot friends will arrive in a personal aircraft (they must be on an IFR flight plan or use flight-following services). It can also tell you when to expect peak IFR traffic at your next destination.

Pilot Counsel

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 1999

Buying an aircraft, whether it is new or used, is a big event in anyone's life. For many of us, it will be the biggest single purchase we will make, next to buying a home.


Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 1997

Thank goodness Bill Gates, zillionaire owner of Microsoft, is frugal. Gates is said to fly the airlines on business trips.

Buying In

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 1996

Efforts up front can save grief later You wouldn't purchase a home without a walk-through — or even a melon without a squeeze — and you should not buy an airplane without a prepurchase inspection. Few steps in the buying process can save you from emotional and economic grief as can a well- organized prepurchase inspection.

Buying In

Article | Mar 01, 1996

Why you should retire to Delaware Except for pilots living in a very few states, we're all familiar with paying a sales tax on items purchased at a store. Fewer pilots realize, however, that all but five states have sales taxes on the purchase of an aircraft, as well.