Fuel Awareness

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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.

Five apps that ease flight planning

Apps of the week | Aug 23, 2013

AOPA members send in recommendations that they say help make all aspects of the flight planning process easier.

New Nall Report sheds light on 2010 accident data

Article | Oct 05, 2012

By FAA estimates, in 2010 flight activity in all four segments of general aviation increased from 2009 levels, according to the report, while GA accident rates in 2010 showed little change from recent years.

Man vs. mountain

Article | Mar 15, 2012

You'll know when the avalanche probe lands on a person: That spongy, soft feeling is like nothing else on the mountain, ski guide Kirk Becker explains to four advanced skiers at the Whistler Municipal Heliport. It's a standard briefing at British Columbia's Whistler Heli-Skiing, where remote alpine adventures are contingent on the Pacific coastal weather and the decision of the pilot in command.

Never Again Online: I think I can

Article | Jul 01, 2006

It was my first day to tow gliders on my own. The Piper Pawnee was topped off with fuel, and I was eager to please the glider pilots who wanted a tow and the chief pilot who was monitoring my performance.

Never Again Online: Chain of events

Article | Jun 01, 2006

June 24, 1967. It was a CAVU morning and the delight of any pilot planning a cross-country trip.

AOPA Action

Article | Oct 01, 2005

AOPA Opposes Proposal to Make Washington, D.C. - Area Flight Restrictions Permanent AOPA opposes an FAA proposal released in August that would codify flight restrictions in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.

Never Again Online: Empty!

Article | Dec 01, 2004

It was another one of those severe-clear days that western Colorado is famous for. I had just opened a new franchise in Montrose and the franchiser needed to fly to Mount Pleasant, Utah, from Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

Are 'Singles' Safer Than 'Twins'?

Article | Oct 01, 1973

Some few years after the Brothers Wright did their notable thing at Kitty Hawk, somebody took a notion to hang an extra engine on an airplane-the idea being, presumably, that, among other supposed advantages, if one engine should quit, the other would see you safely to the nearest airport or facsimile thereof. History may be a bit vague as to just who deserves credit for this notion, but time has done the idea itself proud.