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‘Seattle II’ to retrace 1924 epic flight

It has an engine from the Golden Age of Aviation, an open cockpit, and a long-range cruise speed of about 90 mph. For the Seattle II, a Douglas World Cruiser reproduction, a brief first flight in December started a new chapter in a Seattle couple’s quest to fly it around the world in 2016.

Jan 22, 2015 | comments

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Exhausting maintenance: Performance improvements

Exhaust system design is critical to the ultimate power output of an aircraft engine. Regardless of improvements to induction air flow, compression, cylinder porting, or combustion timing, a poorly designed exhaust system will always limit the power that your engine can deliver.

Jan 20, 2015 | comments

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Safety

This year AOPA’s Air Safety Institute (ASI) is creating some incentives to make learning fun. By taking ASI courses you will automatically receive a prize entry for each qualified free online safety course, Real Pilot Story, and Accident Case Study you take each quarter—the more courses you take, the more chances to win. Four separate winners will be awarded in March, June, September, and December starting with a Stratus 2 ADS-B receiver, courtesy of Sporty’s Pilot Shop.

Jan 18, 2015
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Accident

News release

GA SAFETY CONTINUES TO IMPROVE AS NTSB TARGETS LOSS OF CONTROL

GA SAFETY CONTINUES TO IMPROVE AS NTSB TARGETS LOSS OF CONTROL

Jan 13, 2015

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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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Be prepared

As one family’s tragedy in the Kentucky woods on Jan. 2 captured worldwide attention, air safety experts renewed a call for pilots to be prepared.

Jan 08, 2015
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Emergency

News release

AOPA AIR SAFETY INSTITUTE OFFERS PROGRAM ON FORCED LANDING SURVIVAL SKILLS

AOPA AIR SAFETY INSTITUTE OFFERS PROGRAM ON FORCED LANDING SURVIVAL SKILLS

Jan 12, 2015

Pilot Magazine

P&E Proficiency

It’s hardly a sweat-inducing event, but sometimes that is the nature of practicing an emergency scenario.

Jan 09, 2015

Fly like a fighter

Fly like a fighter: Double trouble

During a two-ship F-15 training sortie, one Air Force pilot experienced a complete radio failure in his jet while the other experienced a failure in one of his jet's hydraulic systems. Find out how they made it back to base, and how you can prepare for similar emergencies.

Jan 06, 2015 | comments
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Stall/Spin

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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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Training Tip: Never exceed speed

An airspeed excursion toward the aircraft’s never exceed speed (VNE) may seem unlikely. But in scenarios such as recovering from a stall, a spin, or a spiral dive, airspeed would increase quickly toward the critical value.

Dec 29, 2014 | comments
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VFR into IMC

Pilot Magazine

P&E Proficiency

It’s hardly a sweat-inducing event, but sometimes that is the nature of practicing an emergency scenario.

Jan 09, 2015

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Tower, CFI help VFR pilot who takes off into clouds

A VFR pilot enters instrument conditions shortly after takeoff. Air traffic control gets an instructor on the ground involved to help talk the pilot through the serious situation to narrowly avert tragedy.

Sep 17, 2014 | comments

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Safety

Weather-related accidents have a 75 percent fatality rate.

Aug 11, 2014
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