Safety and Education

Safety and Education

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Training Tip: 'Detailed rules and requirements'

When examining details for VFR operations in and around major terminal areas, a must-have resource is the current local terminal area chart.

Sep 17, 2014

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Santa Paula, California: The town time forgot

The Santa Paula, California, airport evokes an old-time airfield, complete with antique airplanes dating back almost a century. Consider visiting the field when you attend the AOPA Fly-In at Chino, California, on Sept. 20.

Sep 17, 2014

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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Accident

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GA accident decline headlines NTSB statistics

General aviation accident reductions in 2013 could be “a positive sign” about how pilots are approaching training, education, and proficiency.

Sep 16, 2014 | comments

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Safety

Two tragic accidents that occurred within a week of each other, involved pilot incapacitation at high altitudes.

Sep 12, 2014

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Perry has new mission

George Perry recognized the signs quickly: Hypoxia is something he spent 20 years training for as a U.S. Navy fighter pilot and instructor.

Sep 11, 2014 | comments
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Emergency

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Santa Paula, California: The town time forgot

The Santa Paula, California, airport evokes an old-time airfield, complete with antique airplanes dating back almost a century. Consider visiting the field when you attend the AOPA Fly-In at Chino, California, on Sept. 20.

Sep 17, 2014

Fly like a fighter

Fly like a fighter: Inner voice

An Air Force pilot offered the opportunity to fly a risky show with the Italian Frecce Tricolori air demonstration team had a choice to make: Fly with them in an airshow or go out with an Air Force nurse he had just met. Something inside told him to go with the nurse. During the airshow, the demonstration team suffered a midair collision.

Sep 08, 2014 | comments

Article

Simulated attack

Attacking wildfires fires from the air requires a special kind of training, and a California company is teaching these techniques with detailed, simulated scenarios.

Sep 03, 2014 | comments
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Stall/Spin

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

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
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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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