Takeoffs and Landings

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Rotorcraft Rookie: Fixing airplane habits

Rotorcraft Rookie | Dec 12, 2013

One of the key challenges for airplane pilots transitioning to helicopters is unlearning airplane habits.

AOPA members suggest their favorite apps

Apps of the week | Dec 11, 2013

Apps that handle everything from checking aircraft N numbers to calculating crosswind, tailwind, and headwind components are among those recommended by AOPA members.

Rotorcraft Rookie: The crazy takeoff

Rotorcraft Rookie | Dec 05, 2013

Helicopter training is generally very safe. So why do run-on takeoffs and landings feel so wrong?

A doctor always on board

Article | Dec 03, 2013

NetJets has added a new safety feature to its long-range fleet: a doctor who is always in.

My $1 Million Education

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2013

Senior Editor Dave Hirschman had an epiphany: What have all his years of flying cost him? And what else has he gained? Readers could relate.

Yacht in the air

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2013

There’s a good chance you’ve used Row 44’s satellite-based, in-flight Wi-Fi system as an airline passenger.

Rotorcraft Rookie: Helicopter flight controls

Rotorcraft Rookie | Nov 27, 2013

If you are going to learn to fly a helicopter you first have to learn how to control it.

AOPA to pilots: Get involved in Garrett airport planning

Article | Nov 26, 2013

Pilots have the opportunity to weigh in as Garrett County Airport updates its master plan study.

Training Tip: 40 degrees of separation

Article | Nov 22, 2013

Heed the published warnings about airport hazards and hotspots.