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Training Tip: First impressions

Article | Feb 14, 2014

Any pilot gazes admiringly at his or her ride from afar, but don’t be blinded by love.

AOPA to work with FAA, industry to make pilot testing relevant

Advocacy | Feb 12, 2014

AOPA plans to join a new FAA-industry working group that will help make pilot training and testing more relevant.

Able Flight seeks female pilot candidates

Article | Feb 11, 2014

Women with physical disabilities are being encouraged to apply for Able Flight’s flight training scholarships.

February 7, 2014, AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition

eFlight Training Newsletter | Feb 07, 2014

February 7, 2014 ePilot Training Tip: The official word

Training Tip: Heart City, westbound

Article | Feb 07, 2014

Left to do their mischief, fixation and disbelief can produce a wide variety of adverse results.

Calif. county orders security checks

Advocacy | Feb 06, 2014

San Diego County in California is moving forward an ordinance that creates a significant new burden for flight schools.

January 31, 2014, AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition

eFlight Training Newsletter | Jan 31, 2014

January 31, 2014 ePilot Training Tip: ALNOT

Training Tip: The official word

Article | Jan 31, 2014

The instructions air traffic control issues to pilots convey very specific expectations—and pilots are expected to know what they are.

Rotorcraft Rookie: Time to go somewhere

Rotorcraft Rookie | Jan 30, 2014

Try a cross-country with only a compass and map for navigation, mental math calculations instead of using an E6B, and hitting checkpoints every five miles.

Training Tip: ALNOT

Article | Jan 27, 2014

In an emergency, time is critical. Taking all measures to mobilize search-and-rescue, and maximizing system effectiveness by providing high-quality information, is your best hedge.

January 24, 2014, AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition

eFlight Training Newsletter | Jan 24, 2014

January 24, 2014 ePilot Training Tip: Links in a chain

Untapped potential

Article | Jan 23, 2014

Basic and advanced aviation training devices are more advanced than ever, yet still struggle to realize the potential that many have envisioned.

January 17, 2014, AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition

eFlight Training Newsletter | Jan 17, 2014

January 17, 2014 ePilot Training Tip: Too much, too soon

'Aviate, aviate, aviate'

Article | Jan 16, 2014

An Illinois pilot relied on his training to land safely after a goose punched a hole in his windshield just after takeoff.

Rotorcraft Rookie: The world is a playground

Rotorcraft Rookie | Jan 16, 2014

Helicopters can operate in and out of some small landing sites.

Ponderosa Aero Club

Article | Jan 16, 2014

With eight aircraft, 175 members, and dozens of events throughout the year, Ponderosa Aero Club is very much a part of the aviation community in and around Boise, Idaho.

Michigan high school students get leg up in aviation

Article | Jan 16, 2014

Twenty-one Michigan high school students have completed a class on general aviation, and some have entered flight training.

Training Tip: Too much, too soon

Article | Jan 14, 2014

Suddenly, well before the trainer reaches rotation speed, the aircraft’s nose rises abruptly, and the student pilot finds the trainer airborne in semi-stalled flight. Why?

Sporty's helps student pilots capture that solo moment

Article | Jan 13, 2014

A new service from Sporty's will package your solo flight video footage into a professional package that can be shared.

January 10, 2014, AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition

eFlight Training Newsletter | Jan 10, 2014

January 10, 2014 ePilot Training Tip: Rough but ready

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.