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White Stripe - Why tracking the center line is important

Video | Nov 25, 2014

AOPA Pilot Senior Editor Dave Hirschman shows us why tracking that white stripe is a good idea.

Training Tip: 'Pilots are encouraged'

Article | Nov 21, 2014

The FAA encourages pilots to do a number of things in order to increase safety, but does not require them. Check out these three actions that are recommended.

Flight made simple

Article | Nov 21, 2014

Among the very first lessons a pilot learns is that a control yoke is not a steering wheel. Research underway in Europe could change that.

Challenge seeks 50 new or renewing Hat in the Ring members

Article | Nov 20, 2014

AOPA President Mark Baker and AOPA Foundation Executive Director Jim Minow are challenging one another to see who can recruit the most Hat in the Ring Society members for the foundation before the end of the year.

Air Safety Alert: GA safety pause

Article | Nov 20, 2014

Over the past several weeks, the Air Safety Institute has observed a cluster of general aviation accidents occurring in close succession. The Air Safety Institute recommends that GA pilots conduct a pre-holiday safety pause and risk review. See these safety steps to take before your next flight.

Club Spotlight

Article | Nov 15, 2014

Based at Augusta Municipal Airport (3AU) in Wichita, Kansas, this club has named all four of its airplanes, and that’s not the only thing that makes GPAC a bit different from other flying clubs.

Training Tip: Fleshing out FICONs

Article | Nov 14, 2014

Especially in northern regions, ‘tis the season when ficons—a notam contraction that translates to" field conditions"—should become a routine preflight item to check.

Safety device pioneers receive Nall award

Article | Nov 14, 2014

Randall Greene and the late Leonard Greene of Safe Flight Instrument Corp. have been awarded the sixth annual Joseph T. Nall Award.

Safety

Article | Nov 13, 2014

Whether you have a club member preparing for a checkride or you’re looking for ways to sharpen the skills of pilots in your club, the Air Safety Institute has you covered with its online Safety Spotlights. They make it a breeze to find ASI’s free aviation safety education programs, neatly arranged by subject.

Loss-of-control working groups issue final report

Advocacy | Nov 12, 2014

Two FAA and industry working groups issued a combined report offering 29 safety enhancements that could reduce general aviation loss-of-control accidents.