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Training Tip: Checkride scenario 2.0

Article | Apr 25, 2016

Checkride applicants in the Northwest have been faltering when explaining operational considerations in areas where charting has changed or airspace is tricky to identify.

Training Tip: Nowhere to runup

Article | Apr 18, 2016

As you taxi out for your checkride, an uneasy thought arises: "Where at this airport can I do an engine runup and pretakeoff checks?"

FAA restores sim time for instrument rating

Advocacy | Apr 12, 2016

Beginning May 12, pilots will again be able to count up to 20 hours in an approved aviation training device toward the instrument rating.

Touchdown autorotations removed from helicopter CFI test

Advocacy | Apr 12, 2016

The FAA no longer requires demonstrations of straight-in or 180-degree autorotations to touchdown on helicopter instructor practical tests.

Training Tip: Lessons from a master

Article | Apr 11, 2016

Although the accident happened so fast his response seemed automatic, the pilot's reaction was based on two decisions made long in advance.

Redbird is 'Winging It'

Article | Apr 07, 2016

Simulator maker Redbird is traveling the country showing pilots the many ways they can learn and interact with simulators.

Piper scores big with UND training contract

Article | Apr 06, 2016

The University of North Dakota selected Piper as its next training airplane, an order worth more than 100 Archers and Seminoles.

Record-setting scholarships awarded

Article | Apr 05, 2016

Able Flight, the North Carolina-based organization that supports flight for people with disabilities, has entered its tenth year and has awarded a record-setting eight scholarships for 2016.

Training Tip: 'FOD' for thought

Article | Apr 04, 2016

Keep an eye out for objects that can damage aircraft or tires. If you see something, pick it up and throw it away.

Student pilot certificate rules change April 1

Advocacy | Mar 31, 2016

AOPA is reminding student pilots and their flight instructors that significant changes in the process of applying for and issuing student pilot certificates take effect April 1.