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NTSB targets GA as safety improves

Article | Jan 13, 2016

The NTSB continues to hammer away at general aviation safety, though the latest data show GA has never been safer.

Eclipse jet plunges from altitude

Article | Dec 09, 2015

An Eclipse twinjet flown by Kobus Dicks, the first customer in Africa who took delivery his EA500 in 2013, crashed Dec. 7 in South Africa.

A botched go-around

Pilot Magazine | Nov 09, 2015

At first glance, there’s nothing particularly special about Part IV, Task L of the Private Pilot Practical Test Standards (PTS).

Cirrus save caught on video

Article | Nov 05, 2015

Former Walmart CEO Bill Simon had just departed Bentonville, Arkansas, when his Cirrus SR22T lost power, and altitude.

Persistent, fatal loss in spotlight

Advocacy | Nov 05, 2015

AOPA staff joined a daylong, NTSB-led discussion as the GA community came together to discuss how loss of control can be prevented.

Overweight and out of balance

Article | Oct 21, 2015

A de Havilland DHC-3 Otter crashed on July 7, 2013, because it was overweight and out of balance, the NTSB determined.

Idaho crash claims popular air race pilots

Article | Oct 13, 2015

The air racing community is mourning the loss of two veteran women air racers and the pilot husband of one in an Oct. 8 cross-country accident.

New Hampshire seminar highlights collision avoidance

Advocacy | Oct 13, 2015

The New England Mid-Air Collision Avoidance Seminar will provide an opportunity for pilots who make different use of shared airspace to learn from each other.

Insurance company fighting loss of control

Article | Sep 23, 2015

If you ask safety experts about the biggest problem facing the general aviation pilot community, they'll say it is loss of control. USAIG is doing something about it.