Flight Review

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FAA updates flight review guidance

Advocacy | Jan 07, 2016

The FAA has issued updated guidance for flight reviews and instrument proficiency checks, and AOPA is urging instructors to look closely at the changes.

Pilot Getaways: Earn a floatplane rating vintage style

Article | Nov 09, 2015

If you’ve never flown a Piper J-3 Cub (or if it’s just been a while), you can try your hand at the stick while earning your seaplane rating at Jack Brown’s Seaplane Base in quiet central Florida.

Persistent, fatal loss in spotlight

Advocacy | Nov 05, 2015

AOPA staff joined a daylong, NTSB-led discussion as the GA community came together to discuss how loss of control can be prevented.

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?

Pilot examiner gives his 10,000th checkride

Article | Sep 09, 2015

Tennessee Aviation Hall of Famer, retired NASA employee, and Designated Pilot Examiner Clyde Shelton recently awarded his 10,000th certificate, but he's not quite ready to give up the right seat.

Safety

Article | May 17, 2015

Trivia nights are a popular mid-week event at many local water holes. Why not make your club’s next Safety Meeting a trivia night by using the Air Safety Institute’s Safety Quizzes? ASI has more than 70 quizzes available online for free. Each has 10 questions and an explanation of the correct answer. This could be a fun way to engage your members and share important information to keep you club safe.

Event

Article | Apr 19, 2015

AOPA’s Rusty Pilot courses are designed to reignite the passion of pilots who have let their currency lapse. Several flying clubs have hosted these seminars recently as a way to gain recognition in the aviation community, recruit new members, and to strengthen General Aviation as a whole. And there’s an added benefit for current pilots – the course serves as the ground portion of the biennial flight review, making it a great club activity for your current members as well.

Continental, Chinese university partner on GA training

Article | Apr 17, 2015

Continental Motors Group and the Civil Aviation University of China have signed a memorandum of understanding to support growing demand for general aviation in China, Continental announced April 15.

News from Headquarters

Article | Feb 15, 2015

One of the things common in people who restore things – aircraft, automobiles, or antiques – is a love for the process of breathing new life into a dream forgotten years ago. AOPA Flying Club Manager Kelby Ferwerda talks about how restoring his 50-year old BMW motorcycle is similar to reigniting the spark in pilots who’s flying has lapsed. Learn more about how your flying club could host a Rusty Pilot Clinic to get pilots back in the cockpit and possibly generate new members for your club.

ASA releases checkride apps for Android

Article | Feb 13, 2015

Aviation Supplies & Academics Inc. on Feb. 12 announced seven new apps for Android designed to help pilots prepare for the oral portion of practical tests.

Letters: Flexible Fliers

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2014

Readers commented on our special focus on gliders, which featured stories about the aircraft and the people who fly them.

Air Safety Alert: GA safety pause

Article | Nov 20, 2014

Over the past several weeks, the Air Safety Institute has observed a cluster of general aviation accidents occurring in close succession. The Air Safety Institute recommends that GA pilots conduct a pre-holiday safety pause and risk review. See these safety steps to take before your next flight.

Training your feet

Pilot Magazine | Oct 02, 2014

A pet peeve of mine that is particularly grating occurs occasionally when I administer flight reviews in single-engine airplanes.

Elite opens retail sim training center

Article | Sep 26, 2014

Longtime simulator maker Elite is launching two new simulator training centers: one in Florida and one in Switzerland.

Safety Pilot: Searching for balance

Pilot Magazine | Mar 06, 2014

Only in Washington, D.C., would two seemingly intelligent parties devise a poison budget pill called sequestration.

ASA announces checkride, flight review apps

Article | Nov 20, 2013

ASA has released apps for the private, instrument, commercial, flight instructor, helicopter, and multiengine checkrides and for the flight review.

Question of the week: Foreign flight review

Article | Oct 11, 2013

Question: I hold an FAA pilot certificate and will be doing some flying in Germany. Can I complete a flight review with a German flight instructor?

Quiz Me: Flight reviews

Article | Jun 12, 2013

Question: Is it true that there is an online course that will substitute for the flight review required by 14 CFR 61.56?

Apps to help prepare for private pilot exam, flight review

Article | Mar 13, 2013

As a student pilot, AOPA eNewsletter and Social Media Editor Benet J. Wilson is always looking for any tip, trick, or technology that will help her in the learning process. To that end, there are myriad apps that can help do just that.

Logging time: What do I have to record?

Article | Mar 11, 2013

The most important part of the logbook is the inside, and your ability to log the information required by the regulations and capture any original signatures that may be necessary.

Resuming the Journey: Wrapping up the flight review

Article | Jun 25, 2012

After nearly a decade on the ground, a pilot wraps up a thorough five-lesson flight review. On to soft-field landings, short runways, no towers, and lots of adventure in Alaska.