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Fly like a Fighter: Which way is up?

Fly like a fighter | Mar 13, 2012

After an uncontrolled snap roll, Air Force F-15 pilot Larry Brown finds his aircraft 40 degrees nose low, inverted, accelerating toward the ground. Enter the importance of upset recovery training.

Report compares glass, analog panel safety

Article | Mar 01, 2012

Airmanship still matters more than equipment: Proliferation of glass panel cockpits in general aviation aircraft has not had a dramatic impact on safety, according to new research by the Air Safety Institute.

Safety in numbers: Institute looks to build on success

Article | Jan 12, 2012

General aviation pilots are arming themselves with knowledge, and the Air Safety Institute marked another year of growth, exceeding 1.8 million contacts with safety products and courses in 2011.

Never Again

Article | Nov 01, 2011

As a fairly new pilot with 120 hours, I was very excited about an upcoming flight from my home airport in Blue Ash, Ohio, to my favorite vacation spot: Traverse City, Michigan. I was looking forward to the opportunity to fly this trip during the fall color season.

AOPA Action

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2011

National, State and Regional aviation advocacy news; AOPA membership products news; Air Safety Institute news; AOPA Foundation news; AOPA Airport Support Network news; AOPA Aviation Summit news

AOPA Action

Article | Sep 01, 2011

National, State and Regional aviation advocacy news; AOPA membership products news; Air Safety Institute news; AOPA Foundation news; AOPA Airport Support Network news; AOPA Aviation Summit news

Never Again: Blowing in the Breeze

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2011

I consider myself one of the lucky ones. I have a passion for general aviation and have found various ways to feed this passion ever since earning my private pilot certificate in 1979 and an instrument rating in 1984.

Never Again: Hawaiian surprise

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2011

Taking off from the island of Molokai for our return flight to the island of Oahu we climbed into a rare, 400-foot overcast. I turned my Beechcraft Travel Air to the west and climbed steeply in solid IMC to cross the VOR in the West Molokai Mountains.

Safety Pilot:

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2011

Do the current FAA Practical Test Standards (PTS) measure what’s needed in today’s flight environment? I have a standing wager that no one has yet taken: If all pilots merely flew to the current private pilot PTS just as they are written today, the number of accidents would plummet—no need for further “tinkering.” See if you agree.