Weather

Weather

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Sport Aviation Expo loses leader

The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo will continue in 2017 under new leadership. Bad weather has dampened attendance in recent years, and the event may adjust its schedule.

Feb 01, 2016

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Digging out, days later

Snow fell by the foot across Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, and West Virginia Jan. 23, and many runways and taxiways remained closed days later.

Jan 28, 2016 | comments

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Winds, rain curtail Sport Aviation Expo

The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo had two good days, one rained out, and one that was nearly blown away.

Jan 28, 2016
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Autumn

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The drone pro

A pilot who long ago built a general aviation business in New Jersey was also among the first unmanned aircraft operators approved for commercial work.

Nov 04, 2015 | comments

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Answers for Pilots: Allergy Medications

Pilots should check that their allergy medications are FAA-allowed.

Aug 26, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing: 2015 Sweepstakes

The “Reimagined” AOPA 2015 Sweepstakes 152 was built on an overly optimistic forecast.

Jan 09, 2015
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Hurricane

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Disaster relief continues after Hurricane Joaquin

General aviation pilots are still needed to help deliver relief supplies in South Carolina after severe flooding, caused in part by Hurricane Joaquin, devastated the area.

Oct 14, 2015 | comments

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South Carolina floods documented by air

After two feet of rainfall flooded South Carolina, general aviation aircraft documented the disaster and assisted in recovery efforts.

Oct 08, 2015 | comments

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Hurricane menaces East Coast

The National Hurricane Center reported Oct. 1 that Hurricane Joaquin had strengthened overnight, with peak winds at 105 knots and expected to intensify. AOPA offers a detailed briefing online that covers the essentials of storm preparation for aircraft owners.

Oct 01, 2015
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Spring

Pilot Magazine

License to Learn

Back from the Colorado Springs fly-in

Nov 03, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing: Frugal Flier

My dozen ‘essentials’

Sep 29, 2015

Aircraft Maintenance

Aircraft maintenance: Volunteers to the rescue

When a maintenance issue threatens to delay a pilot's departure from EAA AirVenture, volunteers from EAA Chapter 75 jump into action offering tools and help to get the pilot on his way right on schedule.

Aug 10, 2015 | comments
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Summer

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Budget-friendly aviation gift guide

The holiday season is here, and there are a variety of aviation-oriented gifts to keep pilots happy and safe without breaking the budget of friends, loved ones, or fellow pilots.

Nov 18, 2015 | comments

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: When to look out below

Unlike in summer when high temperatures create performance-robbing high density altitude conditions, cold air is the villain of this piece, actually impugning an altimeter’s credibility.

Nov 18, 2015

Pilot Magazine

P&E: Never Again

The trap of an impending clearance

Nov 09, 2015
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Thunderstorms

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Volunteer pilots needed for weather decision-making study

A Georgia Tech research project on thunderstorm avoidance needs 300 pilots to contribute one hour each by Aug. 31.

Aug 07, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Never Again: Speaking up

I was influenced by the senior pilot to my right, who I believed had experience in dealing with decisions like this.

Jul 07, 2015

Pilot Magazine

On the move

When the weather takes a turn for the worse we pilots do three things, guaranteed: We frantically begin checking and rechecking metars, TAFs, and Nexrad radar; tune in The Weather Channel, and wonder where the adverse conditions are headed.

Jul 07, 2015
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Winter

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Digging out, days later

Snow fell by the foot across Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, and West Virginia Jan. 23, and many runways and taxiways remained closed days later.

Jan 28, 2016 | comments

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Pilot Getaways: Killington, Vermont

Surrounded by one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world, Killington, Vermont, is a destination for all ages.

Dec 07, 2015

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IFR Fix: 'Not only false, but fatal'

With ice accreting, and the aircraft no longer able to climb, and peaks of the Sierras nearby, all the pilot wanted was escape.

Nov 30, 2015
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