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AOPA Women in Aviation chapter awards scholarship

Article | Mar 11, 2016

High school student Ty'Niyah Harris received a lift from AOPA's Women in Aviation International Chapter March 10--a $3,000 scholarship to help her pursue her flight training dreams.

Training Tip: What affects ground effect?

Article | Feb 29, 2016

Ground effect "can be detected and measured up to an altitude equal to one wingspan above the surface," but effects vary with height and speed.

Training Tip: When go becomes no

Article | Feb 22, 2016

Have you ever tried to find the single-engine-airplane equivalent of a value known to multiengine pilots as the accelerate-stop distance?

Training Tip: In the air, unaware

Article | Feb 16, 2016

Temporary flight restrictions can pop up on very short notice in unexpected places, making it a bad idea to launch without checking for any TFR activity first.

Training Tip: In LAHSO trouble

Article | Feb 08, 2016

Air traffic control changes the landing clearance for a student pilot and flight instructor who are inbound in a Cessna 182. The two must fly a different traffic pattern to a different runway than what was initially assigned, and conduct a land and hold short operation (LAHSO). After landing long, the aircraft skids across the hold-short line before coming to a stop.

Colorado airfield launches teen pilots

Advocacy | Feb 03, 2016

A group of Colorado aviation enthusiasts based at Meadow Lake Airport in Peyton has been launching the next generation of pilots to the skies for more than a decade.

Training Tip: When it's your bad

Article | Feb 02, 2016

It's an awful feeling. You line up on the runway and begin your takeoff run. Just as you rotate, another pilot announces a go-around from short final because he was "cut off by a departing aircraft."

Training Tip: The other right-of-way rule

Article | Jan 25, 2016

Turning final, the student pilot is surprised to see the aircraft below taxi hastily onto the runway and accelerate for takeoff.

Training Tip: A system in transition

Article | Jan 19, 2016

Aviation evolves, making it necessary for members of the community to stay informed about changes that alter how we fly.