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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.

IFR Fix: The vertigo vaccine

IFR Fix | Aug 12, 2013

Are you vaccinated against vertigo? That would be useful, but don't look for the cure within the health care system. Start in your logbook.

East Hill Flying Club: Recruiting is the heart of the beast

Article | Aug 09, 2013

An award-winning flight school, social memberships, and a strong fleet are among the reasons to join Ithaca, N.Y.-based East Hill Flying Club.

Plymate Memorial scholarship winner earns certificate

Article | Aug 08, 2013

Flight training scholarship recipient Glen Wenzel earned his private pilot certificate on July 31.

AOPA Jay adds 'real-world excitement' to aerospace course

Article | Aug 08, 2013

A Florida school district’s newest career-education offering is an aerospace technology class that will put five AOPA Jay flight-training devices in the classroom.

King Schools offers helicopter FIRC

Article | Aug 01, 2013

King Schools is launching an online flight instructor refresher course (FIRC) tailored for helicopter instructors.

Sim developers team up on G1000 AATD

Article | Jul 28, 2013

By replacing actual Garmin hardware with a G1000 simulation created by Flight1 Aviation Technologies, Elite Simulation Solutions hopes its new, more affordable Elite PI-1000 will appeal to flight schools.

Pilots to use aviation to link schools in N. America, Africa

Article | Jul 24, 2013

Two pilots hope to raise funds to enable them to create an “airbridge” between hundreds of North American schoolchildren and their counterparts in Africa.

AOPA opens online applications for flight training scholarships

Article | Jul 24, 2013

AOPA will award eight $5,000 flight training scholarships at this year’s Aviation Summit Oct. 10 through 12.

Training Tip: The tell-all technique

Article | Jul 22, 2013

Do you appear unaware of the aircraft’s responses to control pressures? An operation as simple as turning to an assigned heading can tell all.

Deadline approaching for 'Flight Training' awards poll

Article | Jul 16, 2013

Members are being asked to share their thoughts about their flight training experience via poll.