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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'

FAA issues final rule on air carrier pilot training

Advocacy | Nov 06, 2013

The FAA has published a final rule that stresses basic pilot skills and better tracking of remedial training for crewmembers to avoid "events that, although rare, are often catastrophic," such as the February 2009 crash of Colgan Air Flight 3407 near Buffalo, N.Y.

Training Tip: 'Aircraft may not loiter'

Article | Nov 01, 2013

Going online to review the sectional chart, you are surprised to see a bold new graphic superimposed over the usual portrayal of the local airspace.

November 1, 2013, AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition

eFlight Training Newsletter | Nov 01, 2013

November 1, 2013 ePilot Training Tip: The limiting angle

Developers present five aviation apps

Apps of the week | Oct 14, 2013

Five aviation developers pitch their apps covering aircraft performance, weather, flight training, radio navigation, and video training.

AOPA Names Best Flight School, Best Instructor and President's Choice Award Winners

News release | Oct 12, 2013

AOPA Names Best Flight School, Best Instructor and President’s Choice Award Winners

The best flight training has to offer

Article | Oct 12, 2013

The San Carlos Flight Center and Conor Dancy won AOPA's top flight training awards.

Stay sharp with simulation

Article | Oct 12, 2013

PC simulator expert Bruce Williams covered the multitude of ways simulation can help pilots in a seminar at AOPA Aviation Summit.

AOPA Recognizes U.S. Marine Lt. Andrew Kinard As First AOPA-Able Flight Scholarship Recipient

News release | Oct 10, 2013

AOPA Recognizes U.S. Marine Lt. Andrew Kinard As First AOPA-Able Flight Scholarship Recipient

Member Profile: Spencer Rice

Article | Oct 03, 2013

Spencer Rice isn’t afraid to ask questions and he knows how to be persistent. It’s those two qualities that help explain why the 15-year-old from Portland, Oregon is not only a student pilot, but also building an airplane from scratch.

2013 AATAC Selected

Article | Oct 03, 2013

AOPA is excited to announce the appointment of the 2013-2014 AOPA AV8RS Teen Advisory Council (AATAC) members who will begin their year-long tenure in October. We received many great nominations so the selection process was a tough one. It’s important to note that all nominees exemplify the dedication and passion that characterize our teen AV8RS community – and future leaders of the aviation industry. We appreciate the time, thought and effort they put into submitting their applications and hope they will apply again next year!

Michigan teachers to learn how to bring GA into schools

Article | Sep 26, 2013

Teachers in Michigan will be trained in how to bring general aviation into the classroom during a day-long event featuring experts from AOPA.

Flight Training Excellence finalists announced

Article | Sep 25, 2013

AOPA has selected 12 top flight training professionals and 11 flight schools as finalists in its annual Flight Training Awards. A top winner in each category will be named next month at the AOPA Aviation Summit 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas.

AOPA ANNOUNCES 2013 FLIGHT TRAINING EXCELLENCE AWARD FINALISTS

News release | Sep 24, 2013

AOPA ANNOUNCES 2013 FLIGHT TRAINING EXCELLENCE AWARD FINALISTS

George Mason University starts flight training program

Article | Sep 12, 2013

Northern Virginia's George Mason University expands its offerings to include an aviation minor.

AOPA offers flight training 'Summit before the Summit'

Article | Sep 10, 2013

AOPA’s Center to Advance the Pilot Community will hold an event before the annual Aviation Summit.

All Nippon Airways acquires Pan Am International Flight Academy

Article | Aug 26, 2013

ANA Holdings, the parent company of All Nippon Airways, has acquired Pan Am International Flight Academy in Miami.