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SpaceShipTwo crashes during test flight

One Scaled Composites test pilot is dead and another injured after a “serious anomaly” and crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo during a test flight Oct. 31, the company confirmed.

Oct 31, 2014

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Listen to your ‘Spidey sense’

Will declaring an emergency get you in trouble? AOPA Air Safety Institute Senior Vice President George Perry urges pilots not to worry about paperwork and to listen to their “Spidey sense.”

Oct 31, 2014 | comments

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Four dead in King Air crash in Wichita

Four people died and five were injured Oct. 30 when a Beechcraft King Air B200 turboprop crashed into a pilot training center on takeoff from Wichita Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kansas.

Oct 31, 2014
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Accident

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SpaceShipTwo crashes during test flight

One Scaled Composites test pilot is dead and another injured after a “serious anomaly” and crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo during a test flight Oct. 31, the company confirmed.

Oct 31, 2014

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Four dead in King Air crash in Wichita

Four people died and five were injured Oct. 30 when a Beechcraft King Air B200 turboprop crashed into a pilot training center on takeoff from Wichita Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kansas.

Oct 31, 2014

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Tragedy close to home

A collision near Frederick Municipal Airport Oct. 23 claimed three lives and left the local aviation community–including AOPA–in mourning.

Oct 24, 2014
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Emergency

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Listen to your ‘Spidey sense’

Will declaring an emergency get you in trouble? AOPA Air Safety Institute Senior Vice President George Perry urges pilots not to worry about paperwork and to listen to their “Spidey sense.”

Oct 31, 2014 | comments

Article

Four dead in King Air crash in Wichita

Four people died and five were injured Oct. 30 when a Beechcraft King Air B200 turboprop crashed into a pilot training center on takeoff from Wichita Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kansas.

Oct 31, 2014

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Hypoxia: Insidious emergency

Many in-flight emergencies arrive with fanfare: annunciator lights, engine sputtering, smoke. Hypoxia may insinuate itself into the cockpit quietly, without the pilot even knowing. In its subtlety lies danger.

Oct 15, 2014 | comments
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Stall/Spin

Pilot Magazine

A week in the sun

Take a vacation in the southwest with friends and pick up a glider rating in the process.

Oct 02, 2014

Pilot Magazine

License to Learn: Somebody pinch me

It’s called an Ercoupe. Built by Fred Weick and first manufactured in 1939, the two-place coupe was so revolutionary that even birds tweeted about it.

Sep 04, 2014

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Shameless Sausages, 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
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VFR into IMC

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

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
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