Collision Avoidance

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Garmin systems improve runway safety

Article | Nov 18, 2015

A new combination of Garmin products, dubbed Terminal Safety Solutions, proposes to improve safety on and near the runway by boosting pilot situational awareness.

Fly like a fighter: Speak up

Fly like a fighter | Nov 09, 2015

Retired Air Force pilot Larry Brown counsels general aviation pilots not to make his mistake and to speak up as soon as they lose sight of traffic they are instructed to follow.

Pilot Counsel

Pilot Magazine | Nov 03, 2015

The ‘standard’ minimums

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.

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.

Automating aviation

Article | Oct 07, 2015

The skilled aviator's mind will remain the primary safety device on aircraft for years to come.

Pilot Briefing: AOPA Action

Pilot Magazine | Sep 29, 2015

The FAA has rescinded a sweeping notam regarding the reliability of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) surveillance.

Pilot Counsel: Aircraft lights

Pilot Magazine | Sep 29, 2015

The FAA flight rule that specifies the requirement for aircraft lights is an important part of the collection of rules intended to help pilots to see and avoid other traffic.

Getting drones up there

Article | Sep 22, 2015

Many of the institutions that are emerging as leaders of drone integration research came together Sept. 15 at Mississippi State University.

California wildfires look 'like a war zone'

Article | Sep 17, 2015

Western wildfires ignited blazes in six states, triggering multiple firefighting TFRs as crews continue to battle a pair of massive California fires.

Preventing drone disaster

Article | Sep 16, 2015

Technology that will allow small drones to operate safely while beyond visual range is beginning to emerge.

P&E: Technology paradox

Pilot Magazine | Sep 03, 2015

We posed the question to esteemed colleagues Rod Machado and George Perry—how has technology helped or hindered our flying skills?

Pilot Counsel: The hemispheric rule

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2015

The FAA flight rule that specifies VFR cruising altitudes is an important part of a collection of rules that is intended to help pilots to see and avoid other traffic.

Approach gone wrong

Article | Jul 22, 2015

Controllers alerted a U.S. Air Force F-16 pilot to the presence of nearby traffic seconds before the fighter collided with a Cessna 150, killing two.

Make ADS-B traffic available to all, AOPA urges

Advocacy | Jul 16, 2015

In the wake of a fatal midair collision over South Carolina, AOPA is renewing a call to the FAA to stop denying pilots an inexpensive source of traffic information that could aid their situational awareness.

Tragedy over South Carolina

Article | Jul 08, 2015

A father and son were killed when a U.S. Air Force F-16 and a Cessna 150 collided over South Carolina July 7.

The ‘see and avoid’ rules

Pilot Magazine | Jul 06, 2015

Faithful readers of this column recognize that over many years I have reviewed for pilots and aircraft owners the general operating and flight rules of the federal aviation regulations.

Drones edge into NAS: 'Sense and avoid' tech tested

Article | Jun 24, 2015

NASA continues to test technology giving large drones capability to detect and avoid other aircraft, and invites pilots to join a meeting of minds.

Proficient Pilot: Rules, rules, rules

Pilot Magazine | Jun 03, 2015

I never thought that I would write a column favoring regulation, but just think where we would be without the legal guidelines that help to protect us from ourselves and each other.

License to Learn: High anxiety

Pilot Magazine | Jun 03, 2015

These were mistakes stemming from the natural decline in skill that results from a pilot’s failure to train regularly.