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Who's the Boss: Pilot in Command

Article | Sep 07, 2012

If there is a violation of the FARs during a flight, the pilot in command is likely the one in trouble with FAA. It may be good to be the king, but it comes at a price, so you better know who is the king!

Women’s flight academy to take off in Texas

Article | Aug 17, 2012

For the second year in a row, a Texas designated pilot examiner and her band of volunteers will host a weeklong academy aimed at helping women to advance in their flight training.

License to learn

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2012

I knew my article in the April 2012 issue of AOPA Pilot ("License to Learn: In Defense of Stick-and-Rudder Training") was a hot topic, but I didn’t know how sizzling it was until the letters rolled in. Every letter I received--except one--supported emphasizing stick-and-rudder basics during primary flight training.

Boeing chief test pilot calls for training overhaul

Article | May 24, 2012

Using antiquated methods to learn antiquated technology will not help avert a serious shortage of pilots, a problem that threatens both GA and commercial aviation. Boeing's chief test pilot wants to see technology better used in classrooms and simulators--and for students to stay proficient with their hand flying at the same time.

Strong launch sustains pilot club 50 years later

Article | May 15, 2012

One instructor, one Piper J-3 Cub, 27 solos, and more than 100 students in the first 12 months. The Elkins Pilots Club started with a bang 50 years ago and has continued ever since.

Able Flight success

Article | Apr 20, 2012

Adam Kisielewski was feeling the pressure. The former U.S. Marine who had lost his left arm and a portion of his right leg in combat in Iraq was about to take a sport pilot checkride, and the usually cocky 28-year-old was rattled.

Custom content for the Apr. 06, 2012, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

Article | Apr 06, 2012

Training Tips: 'Beyond gliding distance'; Training Products: Noral three-inch seat cushion with back; Final Exam Question: What is the difference between an annual inspection and a 100-hour inspection?

Weather or not

Article | Mar 22, 2012

Heavy clouds and a low ceiling plagued the morning at AOPA's headquarters in Frederick, Md., not great for VFR Huskies. By early afternoon, conditions improved and a pair of airplanes took off, headed for Sun 'n Fun in Lakeland, Fla.