Safety and Education

Safety and Education

Aircraft Maintenance

How to handle aircraft maintenance when traveling

Having to deal with any form of aircraft maintenance when you're far from home isn't fun. Your resources are limited, you don't necessarily know the local fixed-base operator, and your options may be very limited. When you're away from home, it's in your best interest to become your own maintenance manager and advocate.

Aug 18, 2014

Article

Appleton crash factual report released

The NTSB on Aug. 12 released a lengthy factual report on the February 2012 crash that killed Micron Technology CEO Steve Appleton in Idaho.

Aug 14, 2014

News release

AOPA ANNOUNCES TRANSITION BACK TO JEPPESEN FOR ONLINE FLIGHT PLANNER SERVICE

Starting in 2015, AOPA will return to the AOPA Internet Flight Planner (AIFP) powered by Jeppesen, thus retiring the current flight planner, FlyQ Web.

Aug 13, 2014
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Accident

Article

Appleton crash factual report released

The NTSB on Aug. 12 released a lengthy factual report on the February 2012 crash that killed Micron Technology CEO Steve Appleton in Idaho.

Aug 14, 2014

Article

Safety

Weather-related accidents have a 75 percent fatality rate.

Aug 11, 2014

Article

Fatal accident at Oshkosh

The pilot of a custom-built Breezy died from his injuries after a landing accident at Wittman Regional Airport on July 31, the Experimental Aircraft Association said.

Jul 31, 2014
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Emergency

Pilot Magazine

Technique: How low can you go?

“Altitude is your friend.” That’s probably what all instructors drum into the heads of their students—especially those working toward the private pilot certificate.

Jul 31, 2014

Article

In-flight Charger

Chip Yates, who set five electric aircraft world records in 2012, now aims to cross the Atlantic on battery power.

Jul 28, 2014

Fly like a fighter

Fly like a fighter: Are you ready for a systems failure in IFR?

With warnings of a looming systems failure in a T-38A, an Air Force instructor weighs his options for getting the aircraft safely on the ground under instrument conditions.

Jul 07, 2014 | comments
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Stall/Spin

Article

Shameless Sauages, oh my!

There are lots of reasons to attend the AOPA Fly-In Aug. 16 at Spokane's Felts Field, and a clever little food truck called Shameless Sausages is just one of them.

Aug 13, 2014

Advocacy

FAA wants angle-of-attack systems in GA aircraft

The widespread presence of angle-of-attack indicators in general aviation aircraft could reduce fatal loss-of-control accidents caused by inadvertent stalls, said the FAA.

Jul 29, 2014

Article

Beyond stall avoidance: Safe Flight AOA system

Safe Flight has developed an angle-of-attack system that does much more than help pilots fly precise approaches and avoid stalls.

Jul 28, 2014
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VFR into IMC

Article

Safety

Weather-related accidents have a 75 percent fatality rate.

Aug 11, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Membership News & Notes: Saving SMO

A group of Santa Monica residents has launched a ballot initiative that would give city residents a say in the future use of Santa Monica Municipal Airport property, and AOPA has pledged to support the effort.

Jun 06, 2014

Article

Safety

According to the most recent Joseph T. Nall Report, in 2010 there were 43 accidents involving weather, and 28 of them were fatal. In fact, weather accidents are the most consistently fatal types of accidents.

Apr 23, 2014
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