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Staying alive: Survival training for after a ditching

Article | Jun 20, 2013

In the chilly ocean off the Southern California coast, GA pilots learned what it feels like to hit the water in a ditching.

Two weeks to triumph

Article | Jun 19, 2013

Eight teenagers got down to business on their first day of a two-week odyssey in which they will help to build two Glasair kit airplanes.

Letters: Training the Best for the Worst

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2013

Alton K. Marsh’s story on Coast Guard helicopter rescue training on the Oregon coast brought out the patriotism of our members.

Waypoints: Logging asterisks

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2013

This summer marks the thirty-sixth year since I first soloed an airplane. Twenty more months would pass before I would stumble through a checkride with an FAA designated examiner squeezed next to me in a snug Cessna 150.

Dogfight: Tower or no tower

Article | Apr 28, 2013

Uh, oh. Senior Editor Dave Hirschman takes on his boss—Editor in Chief Tom Haines—in this discussion on which is the better airport: one with an air traffic control tower or one without.

Tecnam offers low-cost time-building program

Article | Apr 12, 2013

Photo courtesy of Tecnam North America. Tecnam North America is offering two new programs only for the U.S.

Deadline nears for high school design competition

Article | Apr 11, 2013

With an April 30 deadline bearing down on them quickly, 24 high school teams across the country are scrambling to complete their virtual aircraft designs that will earn two of the teams a trip to Arlington, Wash., to build two real airplanes. The design and build competition pits the 24 teams against one another to build the best aircraft using the sophisticated Fly to Learn software package, which is provided free to the schools as part of a collaboration between the General Aviation Manufacturers Association and the nonprofit program Build A Plane.

Custom content for the Mar. 29, 2013, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

Article | Mar 29, 2013

training tips Agonic airports A student pilot is planning a cross-country flight from Hannibal Regional Airport in Missouri to Iowa's Washington Municipal Airport. Adding a wind correction angle to the true course as taught, the trainee determines the true heading, and then proceeds to check the compass card for deviation before determining the compass heading to be flown.

Mar. 29, 2013, issue of 'AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition' weekly newsletter

Article | Mar 29, 2013

In This Issue: VOLUME 13, ISSUE 13 — March 29, 2013 Agonic airports Tower’s closed, what now? Plane Spotter: CASA 212 Final Exam: All about VMC Safety >> Picture Perfect >> AOPA Live >> Training Tips Agonic airports A student pilot is planning a cross-country flight from Hannibal Regional Airport in Missouri to Iowa’s Washington Municipal Airport. Adding a wind correction angle to the true course as taught, the trainee determines the true heading, and then proceeds to check the compass card for deviation before determining the compass heading to be flown.

Mountain Ways

Article | Mar 25, 2013

AOPA's A Pilot's Guide to Mountain Flying Coping with mountain weather BY THOMAS A. HORNE Why do so many weather-related accidents happen near hilly or mountainous regions? Three reasons come to mind.