Pilot Training and Certification

Pilot Training and Certification

Article

Training Tip: Be ready

Readiness is the key to any clearance: If you are cleared for takeoff, take off!

Jun 29, 2015

Advocacy

Medical reform moving forward

Third class medical reform efforts continue to move forward, and AOPA will pursue every possible avenue to ensure that pilots get the relief they need, the association said June 23.

Jun 24, 2015 | comments
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Advanced Training

Advocacy

Proposed rule would restore sim time credits

The FAA has issued an NPRM that would allow pilots to count more sim time toward earning an instrument rating.

Jun 18, 2015 | comments

Article

Pilot wins water wings

Arizona flight instructor (and newly hired airline pilot) Blake Godfrey won the King Schools Alaska Seaplane Rating Sweepstakes.

May 22, 2015

Article

B-25 training nostalgic for pilots

Sabrina Kipp has 29,000 hours of flying under her belt and multiple type ratings including the Boeing 737, but her newest accomplishment—a second-in-command type rating in the North American B-25 Mitchell bomber—has special meaning.

May 14, 2015 | comments
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Instrument Rating

Advocacy

Proposed rule would restore sim time credits

The FAA has issued an NPRM that would allow pilots to count more sim time toward earning an instrument rating.

Jun 18, 2015 | comments

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Two loud bangs

One stricken aircraft was in cruise; the other, near landing. Were these emergencies? Dramatic to ponder, but secondary to problem solving.

Jun 12, 2015

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Unknown problem, imperfect solution

There was a bang, the instructor says, followed by a vibration in the control column. Did something on the cowling let go, striking the tail?

Jun 01, 2015 | comments
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Flight Training

Article

Training Tip: Be ready

Readiness is the key to any clearance: If you are cleared for takeoff, take off!

Jun 29, 2015

Article

AOPA Foundation to fund nonprofit flight training scholarships

Nonprofit organizations seeking to offer flight training scholarships to aspiring aviators can receive help funding the scholarships through the AOPA Foundation's new grant program.

Jun 23, 2015

Article

Training Tip: 'Tower, how are we doing?'

Confusing the inbound heading with the aircraft's position relative to the airport is one example controllers cite to illustrate why pilots should sharpen their situational awareness.

Jun 22, 2015
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Student Pilot

Article

Training Tip: 'Tower, how are we doing?'

Confusing the inbound heading with the aircraft's position relative to the airport is one example controllers cite to illustrate why pilots should sharpen their situational awareness.

Jun 22, 2015

Article

Training Tip: Cross-check and interpretation

"Accident statistics show that the pilot who has not been trained in attitude instrument flying, or one whose instrument skills have eroded, will lose control of the airplane in about 10 minutes once forced to rely solely on instrument references," explains the Airplane Flying Handbook.

May 22, 2015

News release

AOPA FOUNDATION OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FLIGHT TRAINING STUDENTS AND YOUNG AVIATORS

AOPA FOUNDATION OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FLIGHT TRAINING STUDENTS AND YOUNG AVIATORS

May 22, 2015
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