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Flight schools to host AeroCamps

Article | Jun 09, 2014

Flight schools around the nation will host summer day camps to allow young people to explore aviation and aerospace.

IFR Fix: 'No useful correlation'

IFR Fix | Jun 09, 2014

When sizing up a thunderstorm from a distance, what are the most important visual aspects?

Attendees enjoy AOPA Learn To Fly Day events

Article | Jun 09, 2014

Free flights and a static display were among the highlights of AOPA’s annual Learn To Fly Day.

Rotorcraft Rookie: 10 lessons from learning to fly helicopters

Rotorcraft Rookie | Jun 05, 2014

Of the hundreds of things one learns during a helicopter add-on course, these are 10 of the most important themes.

Cranberry country

Article | Jun 04, 2014

Lifting external loads that can represent nearly a quarter of a helicopter's total weight is a tricky mission that requires pilots with special skills.

FBI: $10,000 bounty for laser-pointing perps

Article | Jun 04, 2014

After a temporarily blinding green laser flashed into the cockpit of a Robinson R22 on a training flight at North Carolina’s Cape Fear Regional Jetport on May 6, the CFI and student helped police track down the person shining the laser. Now, the FBI is offering to reward those who provide information on laser incidents that lead to the arrest of such individuals.

Training Tip: Volatile virga

Article | Jun 03, 2014

Virga can be picturesque to behold, but don’t let its benign appearance breed complacency.

IFR Fix: 'Let the adrenaline subside'

IFR Fix | Jun 02, 2014

Technology in the cockpit is only as good as the pilot operating it. Are you managing your avionics, or letting the technology manage you?

AOPA FOUNDATION OFFERS FLIGHT TRAINING SCHOLARSHIPS

News release | May 28, 2014

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Foundation will award 11 scholarships in 2014 to help support outstanding student pilots. Ten of the scholarships will provide $5,000 each and an eleventh scholarship will award $12,000 to student pilots pursuing an FAA sport, recreational or private pilot certificate.