Safety and Education

Safety and Education

News release

AOPA FOUNDATION OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FLIGHT TRAINING STUDENTS AND YOUNG AVIATORS

AOPA FOUNDATION OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FLIGHT TRAINING STUDENTS AND YOUNG AVIATORS

May 22, 2015

News release

COUNTRY STAR DIERKS BENTLEY NAMED AOPA FOUNDATION HAT IN THE RING SOCIETY CO CHAIR

COUNTRY STAR DIERKS BENTLEY NAMED AOPA FOUNDATION HAT IN THE RING SOCIETY CO-CHAIR

May 22, 2015

Aircraft Maintenance

Aircraft maintenance: 10 tips to protect aircraft tires

Aircraft tires are extremely resilient and reliable, but they're also critically important to safe takeoffs and landings. Here are 10 tips that can help you get the most from your tires, fly as safely as possible, and take good care of those round rubber friends.

May 21, 2015 | comments
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Accident

Pilot Magazine

Safety Pilot Landmark Accident

A pilot’s preoccupation with automation leads to disaster

May 11, 2015

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

Article

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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Emergency

Advocacy

FAA issues emergency AD on Avidyne flight displays

The FAA is notifying owners and operators of aircraft equipped with Avidyne integrated flight displays (IFDs) of an emergency airworthiness directive.

May 19, 2015

Article

B-25 training nostalgic for pilots

Sabrina Kipp has 29,000 hours of flying under her belt and multiple type ratings including the Boeing 737, but her newest accomplishment—a second-in-command type rating in the North American B-25 Mitchell bomber—has special meaning.

May 14, 2015 | comments

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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Stall/Spin

Fly like a fighter

Fly like a fighter: Spin cycle

A "simple" power-on stall got really exciting, but then turned into a nonevent because of the training the pilot had received.

May 06, 2015 | comments

Article

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
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VFR into IMC

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

Article

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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