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Training Tip: Emphasizing positive control

Article | Oct 05, 2015

Positive aircraft control tops a list of 16 areas of special emphasis a designated pilot examiner must scrutinize during the private pilot flight examination.

In-flight simulator could save training costs

Article | Oct 05, 2015

A California company headed by a former U.S. Navy pilot has developed a helmet-mounted simulator that can be worn in flight.

2015 AOPA Flight Training Scholarship winners announced

Article | Oct 01, 2015

Twenty-four individuals have been selected as winners of the 2015 AOPA Flight Training Scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $12,000.

Aircraft maintenance students receive Lacy scholarships

Article | Sep 30, 2015

Twenty-four students studying to become aircraft mechanics in Van Nuys, California, will receive scholarships from Clay Lacy Aviation.

IFR Fix: A lot like work

IFR Fix | Sep 30, 2015

What's 160 feet worth on a close instrument approach? It could be the difference between a quick landing and a lengthy missed approach, followed by a diversion.

Spin out

Article | Sep 29, 2015

Catherine Cavagnaro understands why many pilots are hesitant to try spin training. Her goal is to impress upon them that with proper knowledge and proper altitude, spins are "fun up high, but deadly down below."

Test Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Sep 29, 2015

What is the difference between a squawk and a squit?

Safety Pilot: The annual brush-up

Pilot Magazine | Sep 29, 2015

Feeling a bit rusty? Or, perhaps you’re the self-proclaimed ace of the base. How about an honest second opinion?