Safety and Education

Safety and Education

Fly like a fighter

Fly like a fighter: 'Unable'

Even in a T-38 jet trainer, sometimes the appropriate response to a clearance is, "Unable," recalls retired Air Force pilot Larry Brown.

Jul 06, 2015 | comments

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing: AOPA 2015 You Can Fly Sweepstakes

Sweeps 152 goes round in circles

Jul 06, 2015

Pilot Magazine

PS Engineering PAR200A

Pilot products, PS Engineering PAR200A, EcoReco M5, Heed 3, Avidyne

Jul 06, 2015
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Accident

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Safety

The Air Safety Institute’s Accident Case Studies (ACS) are one of the most popular ways to improve your club members’ knowledge and safety. A new ACS video using Microsoft Flight Simulator and actual ATC audio, recreates a fatal accident in which a Piper Arrow collided with trees during an emergency approach to Delaware’s Dover Air Force Base. Every pilot can learn from this Accident Case Study, from pre-flight planning, to proper communication and choosing the right alternate airports.

Jun 21, 2015

Advocacy

AOPA partners with FAA on Fly Safe campaign

AOPA is working with the FAA to address loss of control accidents as part of the Fly Safe campaign launched at the AOPA Homecoming Fly-In.

Jun 11, 2015 | comments

Pilot Magazine

A crossing gone wrong

It’s become widely accepted in aviation that nearly every accident can be traced not to one single cause, but rather a chain of threats and errors that all contribute to the final outcome.

Jun 09, 2015
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Emergency

Pilot Magazine

PS Engineering PAR200A

Pilot products, PS Engineering PAR200A, EcoReco M5, Heed 3, Avidyne

Jul 06, 2015

Pilot Magazine

P&E: Dogfight

Senior Editors Jill W. Tallman and Dave Hirschman are making the trek to Oshkosh for the really big show—should they fly over Lake Michigan or not?<

Jun 10, 2015

Pilot Magazine

A crossing gone wrong

It’s become widely accepted in aviation that nearly every accident can be traced not to one single cause, but rather a chain of threats and errors that all contribute to the final outcome.

Jun 09, 2015
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Stall/Spin

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing: AOPA 2015 You Can Fly Sweepstakes

Sweeps 152 goes round in circles

Jul 06, 2015

Article

Icon's A5 is for real

After flying the first fully conforming Icon A5 on June 17 in California's Napa Valley and landing on both water and a hard-surface runway, AOPA Pilot Editor at Large Dave Hirschman says the amphibious LSA more than lives up to its high expectations.

Jun 18, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

AOPA partners with FAA on Fly Safe campaign

AOPA is working with the FAA to address loss of control accidents as part of the Fly Safe campaign launched at the AOPA Homecoming Fly-In.

Jun 11, 2015 | comments
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VFR into IMC

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Training Tip: 'VFR not recommended'

Don’t let an undramatic presentation of a "VFR not recommended" advisory rob you of your ability to use good judgment about its importance.

May 29, 2015

Article

Training Tip: A misleading sensation

“Flying in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) can result in sensations that are misleading to the body’s sensory system," explains the Instrument Flying Handbook.

May 18, 2015

Article

Decision point

A new collaboration seeks to give medical helicopter pilots tools to balance urgent imperatives and flight safety, and reduce accidents caused by inadvertent flight into IMC.

May 14, 2015
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