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Training Tip: Beyond safety briefings

Article | Nov 23, 2015

You are about to run the engine-start checklist when you observe two adults and a child walking along the flight line.

Club Spotlight

Article | Nov 22, 2015

When Al Waterloo bought a 2004 Cirrus SR20, his goal was to operate a flight school on the South Side of Chicago at Lansing Airport (IGQ). The airplane wasn’t flying enough so he decided to form a flying club and looked to the Cirrus Jump Start program as a model. The club is still in formation, but it has about a half dozen members and mixes primary training and cross-country flying. Learn how Al is making the transition to a flying club in this month’s Club Spotlight.


Article | Nov 22, 2015

Pilots practice stalls as part of their flight training and flight reviews all the time, yet unintended stalls – including power-on stalls – are among the leading causes of fatal aviation accidents. Margins of Safety: Avoiding Power-On Stalls is the Air Safety Institute’s latest safety video and is intended to help you recognize how vastly different training and real-world scenarios can be.

Texas high school aviation students earn college credit

Article | Nov 18, 2015

Two Texas colleges have partnered with the McKinney Independent School District to offer high school aviation students college credit, helping jump-start their aviation careers.

Pilot career fair outlines hiring frenzy

Article | Nov 18, 2015

According to recent hiring trends the future for professional pilots is looking up and an aviation career fair and conference in Orlando, Florida, explains the rapid growth.

Training Tip: 'It always does that'

Article | Nov 16, 2015

The flight instructor in the right seat points to a flickering light on the panel and asks the student whether it is cause for concern.

First High School Aviation Symposium a success

Article | Nov 12, 2015

AOPA's first High School Aviation Symposium in Lakeland, Florida, drew more than 150 educators and industry leaders from around the country in support of science, technology, engineering, and math education.

Tuskegee University announces engineering scholarships

Article | Nov 10, 2015

Incoming Tuskegee University freshmen who have an eye on jump-starting their engineering careers can apply for a scholarship funded by Lockheed Martin that covers an intensive summer program of engineering-preparation courses.

AOPA announces 2015 AV8RS scholarship recipients

AV8RS | Nov 09, 2015

Four young people who are working toward goals in aviation have been named the 2015 scholarship recipients of the AOPA AV8RS Scholarship Program.

Training Tip: 'At your own risk'

Article | Nov 09, 2015

When storms or floods disrupt air traffic control at a busy airport, the effects may endure long after the initial impact on operations.