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WX Watch: Lessons from Roselawn

Pilot Magazine | Feb 04, 2015

Winter’s the time that always brings our attention to the well-known threats posed by icing.

The front lines

Pilot Magazine | Feb 03, 2015

Effectively addressing the challenges that GA faces today requires an army of missionaries to help AOPA advance the faith.

Oops!

Pilot Magazine | Feb 03, 2015

I was instructing my friend and high-school classmate, Griff Hoerner, in a 1946 Aeronca 7AC Champion.

Letters

Article | Feb 03, 2015

A good pilot is always learning—and readers agree with Dave Hirschman that the white line matters.

Training Tip: Do you have a safety margin?

Article | Feb 02, 2015

Pilots learn–sometimes the hard way–that it’s a good idea to add a safety margin beyond what regulations require.

NORAD talks TFRs

Article | Jan 29, 2015

With Super Bowl XLIX around the corner, AOPA sat down with the commander in charge of national air defense.

NORAD Commander interview

Video | Jan 28, 2015

Tom Haines talks with NORAD Commander Adm. Bill Gortney about TFRs, fighter intercepts, and general aviation and Navy flying.

Cirrus chute deployment taped near Hawaii

Article | Jan 27, 2015

A Seattle pilot on a ferry flight from California to Maui deployed his airframe parachute near Hawaii and was videotaped by the Coast Guard.

‘Seattle II’ to retrace 1924 epic flight

Article | Jan 22, 2015

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.