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Mar. 29, 2013, issue of 'AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition' weekly newsletter

Article | Mar 29, 2013

In This Issue: VOLUME 13, ISSUE 13 — March 29, 2013 Agonic airports Tower’s closed, what now? Plane Spotter: CASA 212 Final Exam: All about VMC Safety >> Picture Perfect >> AOPA Live >> Training Tips Agonic airports A student pilot is planning a cross-country flight from Hannibal Regional Airport in Missouri to Iowa’s Washington Municipal Airport. Adding a wind correction angle to the true course as taught, the trainee determines the true heading, and then proceeds to check the compass card for deviation before determining the compass heading to be flown.

Five instrument simulator apps

Article | Mar 25, 2013

When I first started my flying lessons, my first instructor encouraged me to download and play with Microsoft Flight Simulator to help me grasp some of the concepts of flight. Growth in smartphone and tablet use has matched an explosion of instrument simulation apps.

Cirrus endorses touchscreen flight simulator

Article | Mar 20, 2013

The training department at Cirrus recently put its stamp of approval on the FlyThisSim’s Touch Trainer, a touchscreen flight simulator. By making the endorsement official, the Cirrus training department is saying that it approves the Touch Trainer for training and currency, and will sell the device through its catalog, Cirrus Connection.

Embry-Riddle campus acquires full-motion simulator

Article | Feb 28, 2013

The Daytona Beach, Fla., campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has acquired a Level D full-motion simulator from FlightSafety International.

Feb. 22, 2013, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

Article | Feb 22, 2013

In This Issue: VOLUME 15, ISSUE 8 — February 22, 2013 Student pilot who hit SUV earns ticket IFR Fix: No shaded area TSA urged to break security impasse Quiz Me: Unusable fuel Safety >> Picture Perfect >> AOPA Live >> Click here for this week's custom content. Featured Student pilot who hit SUV earns ticket On final approach to landing at Northwest Regional Airport in Texas, Will Davis felt a thud, but he didn’t think he had hit anything substantial.

Patent battle stifles aviation innovation, enrages aviator

Article | Feb 21, 2013

A patent case filed in federal court will keep a new aviation application that offers backup instruments and a best-glide solution to the nearest airport away from Android devices, possibly for years to come.

Club Spotlight: Wings of Carolina

Article | Jan 14, 2013

Fueling up before departing on a dawn patrol flight. Wings of Carolina operates out of Raleigh Executive Jetport at Sanford-Lee County Airport, a non-towered filed with a 6,500-foot runway.

Editor's pick: Top 10 apps for 2012

Article | Dec 21, 2012

AOPA e-Newsletter and Social Media Editor Benét J. Wilson share the top 10 apps that she’s reviewed in 2012. Did your favorite app make the list?

Question of the Month: How do we build a better relationship with our local FBO?

Article | Dec 15, 2012

Some FBOs may view clubs as competitors and a threat to income, particularly if a club has a flight training program or does its own maintenance. But there are a few simple solutions that can help ease tensions and build a good relationship that benefits both the club and the FBO. Patrick Timmerman, AOPA Sr. Technical Specialist, gives some ideas.

Learn to fly apps

Article | Nov 02, 2012

I am currently a student pilot and a fool for pilot-related apps. I need all the help I can get in learning the ins and outs of flying, so this week, I’m reviewing apps that student pilots should consider.

Redbird: Simulation in training works

Article | Oct 24, 2012

By using full-motion flight simulators, one school is cutting flight time in airplanes to 38 hours for private pilot applicants.

Redbird names Pelton to board, announces partners

Article | Oct 11, 2012

Former chairman and CEO of Cessna Aircraft Co. Jack Pelton has been named to Redbird's board of directors, and ForeFlight has been added as a new partner.

Family's legacy: Training, education center opens in Kansas

Article | Sep 11, 2012

The Spencer Flight and Education Center, created in response to a tragic aircraft accident in 2011, opens Sept. 14 with a focus on making pilots safer.