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NTSB targets GA as safety improves

Article | Jan 13, 2016

The NTSB continues to hammer away at general aviation safety, though the latest data show GA has never been safer.

Safety

Article | Nov 22, 2015

Pilots practice stalls as part of their flight training and flight reviews all the time, yet unintended stalls – including power-on stalls – are among the leading causes of fatal aviation accidents. Margins of Safety: Avoiding Power-On Stalls is the Air Safety Institute’s latest safety video and is intended to help you recognize how vastly different training and real-world scenarios can be.

AOPA AIR SAFETY INSTITUTE RELEASES VIDEO ON AVOIDING POWER-ON STALLS

News release | Nov 16, 2015

FREDERICK, MD – In our continuing effort to achieve reductions in loss of control accidents, The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Air Safety Institute (ASI) is releasing the latest in a series of videos that specifically target issues that data has shown to be areas of elevated risk.

A botched go-around

Pilot Magazine | Nov 09, 2015

At first glance, there’s nothing particularly special about Part IV, Task L of the Private Pilot Practical Test Standards (PTS).

Persistent, fatal loss in spotlight

Advocacy | Nov 05, 2015

AOPA staff joined a daylong, NTSB-led discussion as the GA community came together to discuss how loss of control can be prevented.

NBAA standdown combats loss of control

Article | Nov 03, 2015

You’re flying single pilot in your Embraer Phenom 300 jet, ready for the approach at your destination. Then weather intervenes, air traffic control switches to a different approach, and you get behind the airplane, not noticing your decreasing airspeed and steepening bank putting you close to a stall.

Overweight and out of balance

Article | Oct 21, 2015

A de Havilland DHC-3 Otter crashed on July 7, 2013, because it was overweight and out of balance, the NTSB determined.

‘Fly aerobatics’

Article | Oct 21, 2015

There is much to gain when a pilot hones skills for aerobatic competition.

Spin out

Article | Sep 29, 2015

Catherine Cavagnaro understands why many pilots are hesitant to try spin training. Her goal is to impress upon them that with proper knowledge and proper altitude, spins are "fun up high, but deadly down below."