Safety and Education

Safety and Education

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Disruptive technology keeps Redbird on the move

Redbird Flight Simulations demonstrated four new technologies and proposed a new way to organize flight schools at its annual Migration Oct. 27 through 29 at the Redbird Skyport in San Marcos, Texas.

Oct 29, 2014 | comments

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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

Article

Lockheed envisions nuclear aircraft

Aerospace and defense giant Lockheed Martin stirred the pot with an Oct. 15 announcement that compact fusion could power vehicles, even aircraft, within a decade. Skeptics were quick to speak up, while Lockheed filed for patents and hopes to find partners in government, academia, and industry.

Oct 23, 2014 | comments
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Accident

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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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NTSB rules on Dayton airshow accident

Veteran airshow pilot Charlie Schwenker was flying slower to help wing walker Jane Wicker get into position on the modified Stearman’s bottom wing.

Oct 16, 2014

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Safety

Information on avoiding dangerous icing encounters.

Oct 15, 2014
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Emergency

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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

Pilot Magazine

First Look: 206 has nine lives

At 8:07 a.m. on April 16, 2014, Wings of Hope pilot Don Hoerstkamp taxied down a St. Louis, Missouri, runway in a 1974 Cessna 206.

Oct 03, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Briefing: ‘Battle of Britain’ movie airplanes sold

The rare fighters from the 1969 Battle of Britain movie have been sold to restorers in the United States and Europe, according to the agent handling the sale.

Oct 03, 2014
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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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