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Fly Well- Vulnerable in the Weather

Video | Jan 26, 2015

Dr. Jonathan Sackier talks about allergies.

New sleep apnea policy to take effect

Advocacy | Jan 23, 2015

A new FAA policy on obstructive sleep apnea that addresses many of the concerns raised by AOPA is scheduled to take effect March 2.

DOT sets date to complete review of proposed medical reforms

Advocacy | Jan 22, 2015

The Department of Transportation has announced plans to complete its review of proposed third class medical reforms on Jan. 26, even as AOPA pledges to keep pushing for legislative action.

Vision training

Article | Jan 21, 2015

Seven years of scientific research has produced a mobile application that significantly improved the vision of pilots, among other test subjects.

Fly Well- Heart of the Interior

Video | Jan 20, 2015

Dr. Jonathan Sackier talks about heart disease.

AOPA pushes DOT to end medical reform delay

Article | Jan 13, 2015

AOPA members and the general aviation community are frustrated by the DOT’s long delay in reviewing medical reforms proposed by the FAA.

Nine habits of successful students

Article | Jan 13, 2015

Are you setting yourself up to achieve your flight training goals in 2015? You can take the reins of your flight training and tackle challenges faster by adopting habits that set you up for success.

Fly Well- Testicular Cancer

Video | Jan 12, 2015

Dr. Jonathan Sackier talks about ways to prevent testicular cancer.

High flight

Pilot Magazine | Jan 08, 2015

Accidents involving pressurized aircraft and total pilot incapacitation are rare.

Fly Well - Trouble with T

Video | Jan 06, 2015

Dr. Jonathan Sackier talks about trouble with Testosterone.

A look back at the top stories of 2014

Article | Dec 30, 2014

A tall (but true) tale of a rare aircraft find in Texas, progress on third class medical reform, amazing aviation videos, pilot saves, new aircraft from Mooney, and one pilot’s surprise of a lifetime topped the most-read stories of 2014.

Answers for Pilots: Diabetes

Article | Dec 10, 2014

Diabetes treated with oral medications and under good control can still obtain a special issuance medical under the current guidelines.

Fly Well- Major Structural Failure

Video | Dec 03, 2014

Dr. Jonathan Sackier talks about pilot structural failure.

Pilots: Gene Engledow, 101-year-old-pilot

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2014

Eugene Engledow parks his van in front of his hangar and hops out to show us his airplane.

Membership News & Notes: Talking to the FAA

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2014

AOPA doesn’t just fight issues at individual airports, we also engage with the FAA on policy issues that affect airports—and how we use them—all across the country.

AOPA promises to keep working toward overdue medical reform

Advocacy | Nov 26, 2014

Third class medical reform is taking too long, but AOPA will keep advocating for change and the prospects for reform in 2015 are good.

Progress expected on medical reform, patience still needed

Video | Nov 25, 2014

We've heard from members: Yes there's a lot of support for medical reform, why isn't it going anywhere? In short, it is...

Miles O'Brien Interview

Video | Nov 20, 2014

A conversation with CNN & PBS NewsHour TV personality and aviation expert Miles O'Brien about overcoming adversity.

Medical reform legislation adds co-sponsors

Advocacy | Nov 14, 2014

Support continues to grow for the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act, with nine new co-sponsors signing on following midterm elections.