Fuel Awareness

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Aviation industry launches misfueling prevention program

Article | Feb 08, 2016

The National Air Transportation Association partnered with the AOPA Air Safety Institute and other organizations to develop a free online course to raise awareness and help prevent catastrophic engine failure from misfueling incidents.

Training Tip: Voice in your head

Article | Oct 26, 2015

When Flight Training magazine invited Facebook followers to share what they recall flight instructors saying during flights, a wellspring of comments bubbled forth.

Fly like a fighter: Slightly lost

Fly like a fighter | Mar 09, 2015

A low fuel indication sends an F-15 rookie pilot back toward home base away from his training team. While troubleshooting the problem, the pilot follows the wrong landmark. Find out the lessons that he learned and now applies to every flight.

Cirrus chute deployment taped near Hawaii

Article | Jan 27, 2015

A Seattle pilot on a ferry flight from California to Maui deployed his airframe parachute near Hawaii and was videotaped by the Coast Guard.

Training Tip: Preflight perfect

Article | Nov 03, 2014

Remember your introduction to the preflight inspection of your trainer? This was an entirely new idea.

Training Tip: Links in a chain

Article | Jan 20, 2014

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

Training Tip: 'Unported' fuel

Article | Dec 27, 2013

Uncoordinated maneuvering when fuel is low runs the risk of ‘unporting’ your fuel supply.

Safety at Santa Monica

Article | Oct 30, 2013

Senior AOPA staff fielded questions and presented evidence that should reassure Santa Monica Municipal Airport neighborhood residents during an Oct. 24 safety seminar.