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AOPA endorses draft FAA policy on safety equipment

Advocacy | Feb 04, 2016

AOPA is endorsing a draft FAA policy that would make it easier to install non-required safety enhancing equipment in existing general aviation aircraft.

Training Tip: When it's your bad

Article | Feb 02, 2016

It's an awful feeling. You line up on the runway and begin your takeoff run. Just as you rotate, another pilot announces a go-around from short final because he was "cut off by a departing aircraft."

Cirrus launches interactive flight ops manual

Article | Jan 26, 2016

Cirrus Aircraft launched an Apple iOS-based interactive flight manual designed to give pilots everything they need at their fingertips to perform safe flight operations, the company announced Jan. 21.

NTSB Top Ten List 2016

Video | Jan 14, 2016

The annual NTSB list of most wanted safety improvements again includes general aviation this year, and again focuses on loss of control. Much progress has been made improving safety and reducing accidents in recent years.

The Joy of First Solo

Video | Jan 14, 2016

The most significant milestone for an aviator is their first solo. AOPA Live's Paul Harrop shows us it's a team effort to get there.

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.

Michigan aviation safety forum set

Advocacy | Jan 12, 2016

A day of flight safety and aircraft maintenance seminars will take place in Ypsilanti, Michigan, on Jan. 30 at the inaugural Michigan Aviation Safety Forum.

How to Launch Aviation Education into your Curriculum

Video | Jan 08, 2016

Presentation from the AOPA High School Aviation Symposium

Florida pilot becomes 2015 fourth quarter ‘Learn & Earn Safety Challenge’ winner

Article | Jan 07, 2016

Michael Goertzen, who became the fourth quarter winner in the 2015 AOPA Air Safety Institute “Learn & Earn Safety Challenge,” credits ASI with helping him appreciate the importance of making safe flying decisions and successfully completing his private pilot and instrument training.

Interactive Discussion

Video | Jan 07, 2016

Presentation from the AOPA High School Aviation Symposium