Safety and Education

Safety and Education

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Training Tip: No way out but down

Pilots who fly into obviously deteriorating weather don’t always land or turn around in time.

Apr 27, 2015

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AOPA Foundation thanks pilots for giving back

Dozens of AOPA Foundation supporters gathered April 24 at the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In and Expo. They were joined by foundation staff who had a simple message: Thank you.

Apr 24, 2015

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Ribbon cuts and celebrity CFIs

The One Week Ready to Solo students got a new set of instructors and learned some new tricks on their third day of flying.

Apr 22, 2015 | comments
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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

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Training Tip: No way out but down

Pilots who fly into obviously deteriorating weather don’t always land or turn around in time.

Apr 27, 2015

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Training Tip: 'Immediate and rapid descent'

The emergency descent is a flight-test item found as Task A, Emergency Operations, in the Private Pilot Practical Test Standards.

Apr 20, 2015

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Fuel leaks prompt FAA fine

The FAA has proposed a $430,000 fine against Textron Aviation subsidiary Beechcraft after fuel leaks were found in 43 Barons delivered between January 2012 and November 2013.

Apr 13, 2015
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Stall/Spin

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Stalls, thermals, and fun

Students in Redbird Flight Simulation's One Week Ready to Solo project hopped around South Florida, landing their Cessnas at airports large and small, and even a U.S. Air Force base—in the simulator, of course.

Apr 21, 2015 | comments

Pilot Magazine

Safety Pilot

In flying, loss of control (LOC) might lead to the ultimate calamity—the loss of life.

Apr 03, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Safety Pilot Landmark Accident

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

Feb 04, 2015
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VFR into IMC

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Training Tip: No way out but down

Pilots who fly into obviously deteriorating weather don’t always land or turn around in time.

Apr 27, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Safety Pilot

In flying, loss of control (LOC) might lead to the ultimate calamity—the loss of life.

Apr 03, 2015

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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