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Helicopter simulator

Video | Mar 06, 2015

New Frasca helicopter simulator faithfully replicates the Robinson R-44 with accurate control loading and stunning visuals.

Harrison Ford injured in aircraft accident

Article | Mar 05, 2015

Actor, pilot, and general aviation advocate Harrison Ford was hospitalized March 5 after sustaining injuries in an emergency landing at a California golf course, according to multiple news reports.

AOPA AIR SAFETY INSTITUTE RECOGNIZES 10 AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS WHO MADE A DIFFERENCE

News release | Mar 05, 2015

AOPA AIR SAFETY INSTITUTE RECOGNIZES 10 AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS WHO MADE A DIFFERENCE

Flight Assist Commendations 2015 - Southwest Region

Video | Mar 05, 2015

Controller David Bricker of Albuquerque Center assisted a Cessna 172 pilot that encountered moderate precipitation, icing, and turbulence in mountainous terrain.

Flight Assist Commendations 2015 - Western Pacific Region

Video | Mar 05, 2015

Controller James Hansmann of Los Angeles Center guides the pilot of a Cessna 182 with inoperative radios who had become disoriented in mountainous terrain, near restricted airspace and an international border.

AOPA backs ‘Know Before You Fly’ campaign

Advocacy | Mar 05, 2015

AOPA has joined the “Know Before You Fly” campaign that seeks to educate users of unmanned aircraft systems about safe and responsible operations, including where and how high unmanned aircraft may be flown.

Flight Assist Commendations 2015 - Great Lakes Region

Video | Mar 05, 2015

Controller Laura Kuhn of Minneapolis Center guided a disoriented and distressed Cirrus SR-22 pilot who had encountered severe icing in instrument meteorological conditions.

Flight Assist Commendations 2015 - NW Mountain Region

Video | Mar 05, 2015

Controller Andy Olson of Seattle Center assisted a Cessna 172 pilot who had encountered icing in instrument meteorological conditions by guiding them into the clear.

Alaska camera network complete

Advocacy | Mar 05, 2015

Alaskan aviators now have 221 cameras scattered across the state that can be accessed online, offering a real-time picture of fast-changing conditions during daylight hours.

Stuck on top, no gyro in IMC: Top ATC assists

Article | Mar 04, 2015

With solid instrument meteorological conditions extending hundreds of miles in every direction, a VFR-only pilot was stuck on top. The controller who helped him was among those honored March 4 with the Archie League Medal of Safety Award.