Safety and Education

Safety and Education

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Rotor crack prompts alert

The FAA on Feb. 23 issued a special airworthiness information bulletin recommending preflight inspection of Robinson R44 and R44 II main rotors.

Feb 27, 2015

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AOPA connects with members at Northwest Aviation Conference

AOPA connected with hundreds of pilots, aircraft owners, and aviation enthusiasts during the thirty-second Northwest Aviation Conference held in Puyallup, Washington, Feb. 21 and 22.

Feb 23, 2015

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Training Tip: Awake to a hazard

Not even past the end of the runway, the pilot banks left and continues climbing on a new heading. Is something wrong?

Feb 23, 2015
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Accident

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FAA issues emergency Enstrom AD

An FAA emergency airworthiness directive calls for inspections of certain Enstrom helicopter models after a main rotor separation killed two.

Feb 14, 2015

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Cirrus accident highlights rotor wash risk

A rare but potentially deadly convergence of a landing Cirrus and the wake of a departing helicopter in Colorado was caught on video.

Feb 04, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Safety Pilot Landmark Accident

The Lancair IV-PT is one of the highest-performance kitbuilt aircraft ever conceived.

Feb 04, 2015
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Emergency

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Rotor crack prompts alert

The FAA on Feb. 23 issued a special airworthiness information bulletin recommending preflight inspection of Robinson R44 and R44 II main rotors.

Feb 27, 2015

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Safety

You and your fellow flying club members are trained to handle in-flight emergencies, but are you prepared to endure a forced landing? Of the millions of GA flights every year, only a few end with unplanned off-airport landings. Even though the odds of a crash are slim, the potential consequences are harsh—which is why you should prepare and take basic precautions. To help, the AOPA Air Safety Institute (ASI) offers a video, publication, seminar, and web page of resources dedicated to this topic.

Feb 15, 2015

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FAA issues emergency Enstrom AD

An FAA emergency airworthiness directive calls for inspections of certain Enstrom helicopter models after a main rotor separation killed two.

Feb 14, 2015
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Stall/Spin

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Safety Pilot Landmark Accident

The Lancair IV-PT is one of the highest-performance kitbuilt aircraft ever conceived.

Feb 04, 2015

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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

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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
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VFR into IMC

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Air Safety Institute debuts seaplane, helicopter FIRC electives

AOPA’s popular electronic flight instructor refresher course (eFIRC) provides a customized way for flight instructors to fulfill their currency requirement by offering 13 pilot-selectable electives – including new seaplane and helicopter elements.

Feb 11, 2015

News release

AIR SAFETY INSTITUTE OFFERS NEW SEAPLANE AND HELICOPTER ELECTIVES IN FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR REFRESHER COURSES

AOPA AIR SAFETY INSTITUTE OFFERS NEW SEAPLANE AND HELICOPTER ELECTIVES IN FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR REFRESHER COURSES

Feb 10, 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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