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Top 10 Air Safety Institute products of 2015

Article | Dec 21, 2015

Prime the safety pump for your flying adventures with the top 10 AOPA Air Safety Institute products of 2015.


Article | Dec 20, 2015

The Air Safety Institute’s new seminar series kicks off in January and offers flying clubs a great opportunity for a safety meeting topic – with all the work done for you. The “Emergency! Getting it Right When Things Go Wrong” seminar will be presented by a professional speaker and will go through how to be prepared to handle abnormal situations in flight. Not only will your club members get great information to be safer pilots, you’ll have an opportunity to meet other pilots in your area that could be potential members for your club.

Aircraft Spotlight

Article | Dec 20, 2015

The Bonanza’s little sister makes quite a good club aircraft. The Debonair is fast, easy to fly, can carry a big load, and serve as a solid commercial, complex, high performance or IFR trainer. Perhaps that’s why the Wingedfoot Aero Club (now Aero Fliers) bought one brand new in 1966 and still has it nearly 50 years later.

Training Tip: Checking it twice

Article | Dec 18, 2015

A long holiday weekend or vacation period can provide a convenient time to make some headway toward a flight training goal.

AOPA releases new versions of flight planning tools

Article | Dec 16, 2015

The AOPA Flight Planner v 2.2 features a new range tool and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) flight plan support.

Barrington Irving

Video | Dec 16, 2015

Barrington Irving explains his Flying Classroom and how it's being used in schools across the nation. Presentation from the AOPA High School Aviation Symposium

Santa’s colonel

Article | Dec 15, 2015

A red telephone on the desk of a colonel at the heart of America's air defense rang for Santa on a December night in 1955.

Weather Wise: IFR Flight Planning

Video | Dec 15, 2015

Flying IFR simplifies weather planning in some ways--but it also increases our exposure to potentially dangerous conditions. In this video, we look at how to anticipate and avoid such conditions during the days and hours leading up to a flight.

Answers for Pilots

Article | Dec 14, 2015

General aviation aircraft can fly across the Atlantic Ocean with the right equipment and significant planning.