Safety and Education

Safety and Education

Aircraft Maintenance

Fuel injection systems: You still need to maintain them

If you are flying behind a fuel-injected aircraft engine, it pays to thoroughly understand how it works, how to maintain it, and what typically goes wrong when you encounter a problem.

Mar 25, 2015 | comments

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Training Tip: Seen and avoided

Pilots receiving radar traffic advisories might be lulled into letting the "second pair of eyes" at the approach control radar scope keep the lone watch for any further traffic conflicts. Don’t become one of those complacent pilots!

Mar 20, 2015

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Fly into JFK in new 'Real World IFR' course

Geared toward already instrument-rated pilots, PilotWorkshops’ new “Real World IFR” video program features simulator scenarios and real flights from start to finish and offers practical tips for flying and dealing with air traffic control in actual instrument conditions.

Mar 19, 2015
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Accident

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Harrison Ford injured in aircraft accident

Actor, pilot, and general aviation advocate Harrison Ford was hospitalized March 5 after sustaining injuries in an emergency landing at a California golf course, according to multiple news reports.

Mar 05, 2015

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FAA issues emergency Enstrom AD

An FAA emergency airworthiness directive calls for inspections of certain Enstrom helicopter models after a main rotor separation killed two.

Feb 14, 2015

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Cirrus accident highlights rotor wash risk

A rare but potentially deadly convergence of a landing Cirrus and the wake of a departing helicopter in Colorado was caught on video.

Feb 04, 2015
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Emergency

Advocacy

FAA recommends replacing Velcro-style ELT fasteners

The FAA on March 10 encouraged aircraft owners and operators with emergency locator transmitters secured by hook-and-loop fasteners to switch voluntarily to a metal strap type restraint.

Mar 11, 2015 | comments

Fly like a fighter

Fly like a fighter: Slightly lost

A low fuel indication sends an F-15 rookie pilot back toward home base away from his training team. While troubleshooting the problem, the pilot follows the wrong landmark. Find out the lessons that he learned and now applies to every flight.

Mar 09, 2015 | comments

Article

Harrison Ford injured in aircraft accident

Actor, pilot, and general aviation advocate Harrison Ford was hospitalized March 5 after sustaining injuries in an emergency landing at a California golf course, according to multiple news reports.

Mar 05, 2015
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Stall/Spin

Pilot Magazine

Safety Pilot Landmark Accident

The Lancair IV-PT is one of the highest-performance kitbuilt aircraft ever conceived.

Feb 04, 2015

Article

GA safety improving as NTSB targets loss of control

The NTSB on Jan. 13 named general aviation loss-of-control accidents to its Most Wanted list of safety concerns, even as GA accident rates have declined.

Jan 13, 2015 | comments

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Top tech of 2014

From laser guns to laser defenses, twisting wings and cameras that capture a propeller in action, 2014 was a busy year on the cutting edge.

Dec 29, 2014 | comments
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VFR into IMC

Pilot Magazine

ATC angels

Let’s face it, pilots sometimes find themselves in real “aw, shucks” situations. Despite superior skill, judgment, ingenuity, good looks, or enthusiasm, things just aren’t working out.

Mar 09, 2015

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Air Safety Institute debuts seaplane, helicopter FIRC electives

AOPA’s popular electronic flight instructor refresher course (eFIRC) provides a customized way for flight instructors to fulfill their currency requirement by offering 13 pilot-selectable electives – including new seaplane and helicopter elements.

Feb 11, 2015

News release

AIR SAFETY INSTITUTE OFFERS NEW SEAPLANE AND HELICOPTER ELECTIVES IN FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR REFRESHER COURSES

AOPA AIR SAFETY INSTITUTE OFFERS NEW SEAPLANE AND HELICOPTER ELECTIVES IN FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR REFRESHER COURSES

Feb 10, 2015
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