Safety and Education

Safety and Education

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Aviation industry launches misfueling prevention program

The National Air Transportation Association partnered with the AOPA Air Safety Institute and other organizations to develop a free online course to raise awareness and help prevent catastrophic engine failure from misfueling incidents.

Feb 08, 2016

Advocacy

AOPA endorses draft FAA policy on safety equipment

AOPA is endorsing a draft FAA policy that would make it easier to install non-required safety enhancing equipment in existing general aviation aircraft.

Feb 04, 2016 | comments

Article

Training Tip: When it's your bad

It's an awful feeling. You line up on the runway and begin your takeoff run. Just as you rotate, another pilot announces a go-around from short final because he was "cut off by a departing aircraft."

Feb 02, 2016
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Accident

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NTSB targets GA as safety improves

The NTSB continues to hammer away at general aviation safety, though the latest data show GA has never been safer.

Jan 13, 2016 | comments

Article

Eclipse jet plunges from altitude

An Eclipse twinjet flown by Kobus Dicks, the first customer in Africa who took delivery his EA500 in 2013, crashed Dec. 7 in South Africa.

Dec 09, 2015

Pilot Magazine

A botched go-around

At first glance, there’s nothing particularly special about Part IV, Task L of the Private Pilot Practical Test Standards (PTS).

Nov 09, 2015
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Emergency

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Top 10 Air Safety Institute products of 2015

Prime the safety pump for your flying adventures with the top 10 AOPA Air Safety Institute products of 2015.

Dec 21, 2015

Article

Safety

The Air Safety Institute’s new seminar series kicks off in January and offers flying clubs a great opportunity for a safety meeting topic – with all the work done for you. The “Emergency! Getting it Right When Things Go Wrong” seminar will be presented by a professional speaker and will go through how to be prepared to handle abnormal situations in flight. Not only will your club members get great information to be safer pilots, you’ll have an opportunity to meet other pilots in your area that could be potential members for your club.

Dec 20, 2015

Article

Pilot Getaways: Earn a floatplane rating vintage style

If you’ve never flown a Piper J-3 Cub (or if it’s just been a while), you can try your hand at the stick while earning your seaplane rating at Jack Brown’s Seaplane Base in quiet central Florida.

Nov 09, 2015
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Stall/Spin

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NTSB targets GA as safety improves

The NTSB continues to hammer away at general aviation safety, though the latest data show GA has never been safer.

Jan 13, 2016 | comments

Article

Safety

Pilots practice stalls as part of their flight training and flight reviews all the time, yet unintended stalls – including power-on stalls – are among the leading causes of fatal aviation accidents. Margins of Safety: Avoiding Power-On Stalls is the Air Safety Institute’s latest safety video and is intended to help you recognize how vastly different training and real-world scenarios can be.

Nov 22, 2015

News release

AOPA AIR SAFETY INSTITUTE RELEASES VIDEO ON AVOIDING POWER-ON STALLS

FREDERICK, MD – In our continuing effort to achieve reductions in loss of control accidents, The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Air Safety Institute (ASI) is releasing the latest in a series of videos that specifically target issues that data has shown to be areas of elevated risk.

Nov 16, 2015
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VFR into IMC

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IFR Fix: 'Not only false, but fatal'

With ice accreting, and the aircraft no longer able to climb, and peaks of the Sierras nearby, all the pilot wanted was escape.

Nov 30, 2015

Article

Modifications and upgrades

Before the ink is dry on the purchase agreement, new owners of used airplanes are thinking about after-market modifications or upgrades.

Oct 19, 2015 | comments

Pilot Magazine

P&E: Never Again

A surprise blackout causes vertigo

Sep 04, 2015
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