Fuel Awareness

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Training Tip: Preventing misfueling

Article | Mar 07, 2016

Someone is walking around an aircraft, performing a preflight inspection. You can tell at a glance that it is a pilot preparing to fly because of two things the individual is carrying around: a checklist and a fuel sampling device. Fuel examination is one of the most important elements of a preflight inspection.

Fuel planning, EFB integration added to AOPA Flight Planner

Article | Feb 18, 2016

The latest release of the AOPA Flight Planner, powered by Jeppesen, adds four new features to ease flight planning and improve safety, including a unique fuel-warning system and the ability to send the flight plan to ForeFlight Mobile and WingX Pro7.

Prevent misfueling

Article | Feb 17, 2016

When pilots think about the fuel that goes into their aircraft, they usually focus on how much they’ll need to get from point A to point B.

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.