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Test Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Mar 06, 2014

When a military student pilot during World War I made an emergency, off-airport landing in a Curtiss JN–4 Jenny, how did he provide his location to those who could provide rescue?

Frugal Flier: A tipping point for 406 MHz ELTs

Pilot Magazine | Feb 18, 2014

A pair of events last year changed my mind about ELTs and spurred me to take a long-delayed action.

AOPA opposes recommendation to phase out 121.5 MHz ELTs

Advocacy | Feb 13, 2014

Rather than being forced to junk working emergency locator transmitters, pilots should be free to choose the best technology for their missions, AOPA is telling the Federal Communications Commission.

Proficient Pilot: Partial power

Pilot Magazine | Feb 12, 2014

One of the most common emergency procedures taught to pilots involves coping with an engine failure— a total engine failure.

Webinar details flight service upgrades

Advocacy | Jan 29, 2014

Lockheed Martin has made many upgrades to flight service in the past four years, and will detail new capabilities in a Feb. 4 webinar.

Oh, for a good night's sleep

Members only | Jan 27, 2014

There has been a lot of press about the FAA’s recent announcement about changes in the policy for pilot medical certification and sleep apnea. AOPA Director of Medical Certification says media might get some of the underlying nuances confused.

Training Tip: ALNOT

Article | Jan 27, 2014

In an emergency, time is critical. Taking all measures to mobilize search-and-rescue, and maximizing system effectiveness by providing high-quality information, is your best hedge.

Apps target pilots training for new certificates, ratings

Apps of the week | Jan 21, 2014

Aviation apps developers are specifically targeting pilots in training with apps that can help the learning process.

Training Tip: Links in a chain

Article | Jan 20, 2014

It’s said that an accident results from a chain of events.

News video touts benefits of Boulder Municipal Airport

Advocacy | Jan 15, 2014

A video highlights how Boulder Municipal Airport was a community asset during devastating floods in September.