Safety and Education

Safety and Education

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NORAD talks TFRs

With Super Bowl XLIX around the corner, AOPA sat down with the commander in charge of national air defense.

Jan 29, 2015

Video

NORAD Commander interview

Tom Haines talks with NORAD Commander Adm. Bill Gortney about TFRs, fighter intercepts, and general aviation and Navy flying.

Jan 28, 2015

Article

Cirrus chute deployment taped near Hawaii

A Seattle pilot on a ferry flight from California to Maui deployed his airframe parachute near Hawaii and was videotaped by the Coast Guard.

Jan 27, 2015
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Accident

News release

GA SAFETY CONTINUES TO IMPROVE AS NTSB TARGETS LOSS OF CONTROL

GA SAFETY CONTINUES TO IMPROVE AS NTSB TARGETS LOSS OF CONTROL

Jan 13, 2015

Article

GA safety improving as NTSB targets loss of control

The NTSB on Jan. 13 named general aviation loss-of-control accidents to its Most Wanted list of safety concerns, even as GA accident rates have declined.

Jan 13, 2015 | comments

Article

Be prepared

As one family’s tragedy in the Kentucky woods on Jan. 2 captured worldwide attention, air safety experts renewed a call for pilots to be prepared.

Jan 08, 2015
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Emergency

Article

Cirrus chute deployment taped near Hawaii

A Seattle pilot on a ferry flight from California to Maui deployed his airframe parachute near Hawaii and was videotaped by the Coast Guard.

Jan 27, 2015

News release

AOPA AIR SAFETY INSTITUTE OFFERS PROGRAM ON FORCED LANDING SURVIVAL SKILLS

AOPA AIR SAFETY INSTITUTE OFFERS PROGRAM ON FORCED LANDING SURVIVAL SKILLS

Jan 12, 2015

Pilot Magazine

P&E Proficiency

It’s hardly a sweat-inducing event, but sometimes that is the nature of practicing an emergency scenario.

Jan 09, 2015
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Stall/Spin

Article

GA safety improving as NTSB targets loss of control

The NTSB on Jan. 13 named general aviation loss-of-control accidents to its Most Wanted list of safety concerns, even as GA accident rates have declined.

Jan 13, 2015 | comments

Article

Top tech of 2014

From laser guns to laser defenses, twisting wings and cameras that capture a propeller in action, 2014 was a busy year on the cutting edge.

Dec 29, 2014 | comments

Article

Training Tip: Never exceed speed

An airspeed excursion toward the aircraft’s never exceed speed (VNE) may seem unlikely. But in scenarios such as recovering from a stall, a spin, or a spiral dive, airspeed would increase quickly toward the critical value.

Dec 29, 2014 | comments
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VFR into IMC

Pilot Magazine

P&E Proficiency

It’s hardly a sweat-inducing event, but sometimes that is the nature of practicing an emergency scenario.

Jan 09, 2015

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Tower, CFI help VFR pilot who takes off into clouds

A VFR pilot enters instrument conditions shortly after takeoff. Air traffic control gets an instructor on the ground involved to help talk the pilot through the serious situation to narrowly avert tragedy.

Sep 17, 2014 | comments

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Safety

Weather-related accidents have a 75 percent fatality rate.

Aug 11, 2014
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