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Hurricane menaces East Coast

Article | Oct 01, 2015

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.


Article | Sep 20, 2015

Preflight weather planning is the foundation for some of our most critical decisions. AOPA’s Air Safety Institute (ASI) is producing a series of practical weather flying safety videos with funding from NOAA’s National Weather Service. The first of this eight-part video series, Weather Wise: Gathering Information, features strategies on how to gather weather information at the right time and how to use a system that fits your needs, such as Flight Service and CSC Duats, or apps and websites.

ASI launches weather planning video series

News release | Sep 18, 2015

The AOPA Air Safety Institute has released the first in a multi-part video series covering aviation weather.

Training Tip: A scattering of storms

Article | Sep 08, 2015

If you determine that you and a storm are heading for the same destination, go elsewhere. Don’t get caught in a race to the field.

Pilot Getaways: Powder & the Polar Express

Article | Sep 08, 2015

In the corner of Colorado at the base of the imposing San Juan Mountains, Durango serves as a gateway to a huge array of unique adventures.

Pilot Briefing: Fly-Ins

Pilot Magazine | Sep 02, 2015

Weather holds, Anoka is a great success

High altitude, thin margins

Article | Aug 27, 2015

Flying west from Colorado Springs, pilots can explore the breathtaking scenery of the Front Range while learning valuable lessons in density altitude, weather, and flight planning.

AOPA releases new digital flight planning tools

Article | Aug 27, 2015

AOPA has released two new digital flight planning tools—the AOPA Flight Planner, powered by Jeppesen, and AOPA GO, a new mobile application.

Answers for Pilots: Allergy Medications

Article | Aug 26, 2015

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

Happy campers: Weather holds off at Minneapolis Fly-In

Article | Aug 22, 2015

The weather sounded like it could be bad—high winds and storms were forecast—but Anoka County-Blaine Airport stayed warm and breezy all day, delighting visitors, and especially those who chose to camp under the Minnesota summer skies.

Oct 1 end date for 'Flight Watch' frequency 122.0

Advocacy | Aug 18, 2015

AOPA is reminding members that the FAA will discontinue the universal Flight Watch frequency 122.0 MHz for in-flight weather services on Oct 1.

Aviation for a new generation

Article | Aug 11, 2015

“We want kids to learn, but we want them to be passionate, so it has to be fun for them," says flight instructor MayCay Beeler.

Aircraft maintenance: Volunteers to the rescue

Aircraft Maintenance | Aug 10, 2015

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.

Pilot Getaways: The Arrowhead Region

Article | Aug 10, 2015

Visiting Minnesota’s Arrowhead Region provides pilots with extraordinary memories of wetting fishing lines, cruising the waters, and listening to the serene sounds of wildlife.

Never Again: The long and winding river

Pilot Magazine | Aug 10, 2015

I made a poor decision to attempt a flight into unfamiliar terrain, with marginal weather, and without a chart to follow.

Volunteer pilots needed for weather decision-making study

Article | Aug 07, 2015

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

Pilot Briefing: New Pilots

Pilot Magazine | Aug 07, 2015

Summer camp provides broad exposure

Topics Summer, Weather

‘Floatplane Odyssey’ recounts earthrounding flight

Article | Jul 30, 2015

A tale of flying adventure, severe injuries, international political maneuvering, and an emergency at sea comes to life in "Floatplane Odyssey," a book that commemorates the twenty-fifth anniversary of Tom Casey’s 1990 around-the-world flight in a Cessna 206 on floats.

IMC Club on verge of merger with EAA

Article | Jul 28, 2015

IMC Club began as a way to exchange real-world instrument flight rules discussions and now the popular monthly meetings and video lesson format is on the verge of merging with the EAA.

Training Tip: Precip's potential pitfalls

Article | Jul 24, 2015

Many student pilots ask: Is precipitation a no-go item for VFR flight?

Delta State University orders DA42 FTD from Frasca

Article | Jul 24, 2015

Delta State University has placed an order for a Level 6 Diamond DA42 FTD (flight training device) from Frasca International, to be delivered in the spring of 2016.

'All about doing the impossible'

Article | Jul 23, 2015

Pilots who are passionate about aviation can change lives, said Ben Walton, founder of the Summit Aviation Cancer Camp in Bozeman, Montana.

CAP National Flight Academy solos cadets across the country

Article | Jul 16, 2015

Civil Air Patrol cadet Josh Thompson, 16, could barely contain his pride and enthusiasm after soloing a Cessna 172 during a National Flight Academy solo camp in July at Fort Pickett Army National Guard Base in Blackstone, Virginia.