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Flight Training scholarship winner gets pilot certificate

Article | Jan 07, 2014

Ryan McFarland, winner of the 2013 Lou Torres Flight Training Scholarship, has earned his private pilot certificate.

Training Tip: Rough but ready

Article | Jan 06, 2014

During rapid changes of power setting or configuration (gear/flaps), it is often necessary to overpower trim momentarily to prevent unintended pitch changes.

January 3, 2014, AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition

eFlight Training Newsletter | Jan 03, 2014

January 3, 2014 ePilot Training Tip: 'Unported' fuel

Training Tip: 'Unported' fuel

Article | Dec 27, 2013

Uncoordinated maneuvering when fuel is low runs the risk of ‘unporting’ your fuel supply.

December 27, 2013, AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition

eFlight Training Newsletter | Dec 27, 2013

December 27, 2013 ePilot Training Tip: A windy debate

Pilot Counsel: ATC instructions

Pilot Magazine | Dec 23, 2013

A recent interpretation by the FAA’s chief counsel answers the question whether the rule requiring compliance with ATC instructions applies to a pilot flying under visual flight rules in Class E airspace.

Airframe: Seeing red

Pilot Magazine | Dec 23, 2013

The Cessna Skycatcher has “no future,” says Cessna CEO Scott Ernest. A new Skyhawk costs more than $400,000.

Technique: What to do if you’re upside down

Pilot Magazine | Dec 23, 2013

Airshow star and aerobatic instructor Greg Koontz will gladly give you his one-flight upset training course if you insist, but he knows you probably won’t remember it a year later.

December 20, 2013, AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition

eFlight Training Newsletter | Dec 20, 2013

December 20, 2013 ePilot Training Tip: Sierra, Tango, and Zulu

Litchfield Hills Aero Club makes ballooning affordable

Article | Dec 16, 2013

The Litchfield Hills Aero Club was formed to attract more people into ballooning, and help them do it economically.

December 13, 2013, AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition

eFlight Training Newsletter | Dec 13, 2013

December 13, 2013 ePilot Training Tip: A mix of messages

December 6, 2013, AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition

eFlight Training Newsletter | Dec 06, 2013

December 6, 2013 ePilot Training Tip: Getting sloppy

Training Tip: Getting sloppy

Article | Dec 02, 2013

”On this flight I got sloppy and it bit me,” the pilot reported. Find out how overlooking notams can compromise safety.

November 29, 2013, AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition

eFlight Training Newsletter | Nov 29, 2013

November 29, 2013 ePilot Training Tip: 40 degrees of separation

Flight Training Apps releases 'Private Pilot—Ground Portion'

Article | Nov 26, 2013

Flight Training Apps lets you be a fly on the wall during the ground portion of a private pilot checkride.

November 22, 2013, AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition

eFlight Training Newsletter | Nov 22, 2013

November 22, 2013 ePilot Training Tip: Dates and updates

New dedicated helpline for student pilots

Article | Nov 19, 2013

Learning to fly is challenging to everyone who pursues flight, but with the support of your flight instructor and AOPA, you can overcome any challenge that may come your way. To provide its student members with additional assistance and encouragement, AOPA launched a dedicated Flight Training Helpline at 1-888-232-7456 – and AV8RS have free access! The helpline is staffed by a team of experienced AOPA pilots and CFIs who are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., ET to provide you with support, advice and answers to help you reach your flight training goal. Always remember as you progress through your training, the only bad question is the one you never ask. So be sure to take advantage of this excellent member benefit as much as you want!

November 15, 2013, AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition

eFlight Training Newsletter | Nov 15, 2013

November 15, 2013 ePilot Training Tip: Angry blades

New helicopter FIRC from King Schools

Article | Nov 14, 2013

King Schools released a new edition of its Web-based flight instructor refresher course specifically for helicopter instructors.

‘Finer Points’ podcaster offers live online instruction

Article | Nov 14, 2013

'The Finer Points of Flying' podcaster Jason Miller has begun offering live video online classes.

Garmin launches online training for G5000

Article | Nov 12, 2013

To help pilots focus on learning the avionics, Garmin on Nov. 12 launched an interactive online training course for the G5000 integrated flight deck.

November 8, 2013, AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition

eFlight Training Newsletter | Nov 08, 2013

November 8, 2013 ePilot Training Tip: 'Aircraft may not loiter'