Safety and Education

Safety and Education

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Aircraft Spotlight

the Cessna 150 is an attractive aircraft to either start a flying club or add to your fleet. The 150 has been used to teach pilots to fly for decades and is still going strong. It is durable, simple to fly, and inexpensive to operate.

Apr 26, 2016

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Safety

Now you and your flying club members can learn even more about several different aspects of weather by viewing the Air Safety Institute's eight-part Weather Wise video series, funded by NOAA's National Weather Service.

Apr 25, 2016

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Dollars for drone safety

AirMap, the Santa Monica, California, firm founded by pilot Ben Marcus, has raised $15 million to support safe integration of drones.

Apr 13, 2016 | comments
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Accident

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Training Tip: Lessons from a master

Although the accident happened so fast his response seemed automatic, the pilot's reaction was based on two decisions made long in advance.

Apr 11, 2016

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Cirrus save ends with a hug

A pilot and his teenage daughter walked away (briskly) with barely a scratch after their Cirrus SR22 lost power over Long Island.

Mar 08, 2016 | comments

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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
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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

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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

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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

Fly like a fighter

Fly like a fighter: 'He'll fly right by'

The practices fighter pilots employ in dogfights can help keep you safe in the traffic pattern. Retired U.S. Air Force fighter pilot Larry Brown explains.

Apr 05, 2016 | comments

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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

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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
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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

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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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