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Article | Oct 18, 2015

Whether your flying club members are instrument rated or aspire to be, the AOPA Air Safety Institute’s newest online course – IFR Insights: A Practical Approach will expand your flying skills. Flying IFR requires handling an airplane within very precise parameters, but ASI’s course also provides practical tips that help to reduce pilot workload.

Challenge: Double year-end donations to AOPA Foundation

Article | Oct 14, 2015

Learning to fly presented you with new challenges, just as there are challenges with every new skill you master. The AOPA Foundation has another challenge for you.

Idaho crash claims popular air race pilots

Article | Oct 13, 2015

The air racing community is mourning the loss of two veteran women air racers and the pilot husband of one in an Oct. 8 cross-country accident.

New Hampshire seminar highlights collision avoidance

Advocacy | Oct 13, 2015

The New England Mid-Air Collision Avoidance Seminar will provide an opportunity for pilots who make different use of shared airspace to learn from each other.

Training Tip: Overhauling 'see and avoid'

Article | Oct 13, 2015

With the proliferation of drones flying in all classes of airspace, general aviation pilots face a new collision-avoidance challenge as soon as they become airborne.

Ken Mead - New FAA Compliance Philosophy

Video | Oct 09, 2015

FAA announces a new compliance philosophy, where it will seek to educate and retrain pilots first, rather than start an enforcement action.

Drones prove difficult for ag pilots to see

Article | Oct 08, 2015

An organization dedicated to promoting safe and responsible drone use demonstrated just how difficult it is for agricultural pilots to spot drones.

Michigan weather towers threaten pilot safety

Advocacy | Oct 07, 2015

AOPA testified in support of Michigan legislation requiring the marking and registration of meteorological evaluation towers to preserve the safety of pilots.

Island Hopping

Pilot Magazine | Oct 07, 2015

The destination was Kosrae (pronounced kose-rye), an island in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)—an island nation in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, less than 400 miles from the Equator.