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Aircraft maintenance tips: Spring cleaning

Aircraft Maintenance | May 23, 2013

Before you jump back into the air after a long winter and cold spring, it's wise to take some time to prepare your airplane for the busy flying season.

Custom content for the Apr. 12, 2013, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

Article | Apr 12, 2013

training tips A new kind of fog? It's certain that you have taken an important leap forward in your aviation weather knowledge when you can study an outlook briefing and know that tomorrow morning’s cross-country departure will likely be delayed by fog. Forecast conditions—clear skies, no wind—invite the formation of radiation fog, and as expected, the morning brings an obscured ceiling and low visibility.

Apr. 12, 2013, issue of 'AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition' weekly newsletter

Article | Apr 12, 2013

In This Issue: VOLUME 13, ISSUE 15 — April 12, 2013 A new kind of fog? Bendix/King offers student EFB deal Plane Spotter: Beech 18 Final Exam: QUESTION ON TOWER CLOSING Safety >> Picture Perfect >> AOPA Live >> Training Tips A new kind of fog? It’s certain that you have taken an important leap forward in your aviation weather knowledge when you can study an outlook briefing and know that tomorrow morning’s cross-country departure will likely be delayed by fog. Forecast conditions—clear skies, no wind—invite the formation of radiation fog, and as expected, the morning brings an obscured ceiling and low visibility.

Sun ’n Fun welcomes thousands

Article | Apr 09, 2013

Sun 'n Fun President John Leenhouts has shifted the event's focus from "spring break for pilots" to a year-round effort to educate, inspire, and promote the love of aviation. Sun 'n Fun President John Leenhouts, right, is interviewed by AOPA Live Executive Producer Warren Morningstar on April 8 as final preparations were nearing completion.

Pilots recommend radar apps

Article | Apr 05, 2013

With spring here and summer around the corner, more thunderstorms and precipitation could be popping up.

Weather Curiosity - Clouds as Sign Posts

Article | Mar 25, 2013

Wx Watch Among the Clouds What's it like in there? BY THOMAS A. HORNE (From AOPA Pilot, March 1997.) We should all be weather-watchers, and not just on the days we plan to fly.

Datalink Roundup

Article | Mar 25, 2013

Datalink Roundup Weather to Go What's it like in there? --> BY AOPA PILOT STAFF WRITERS (From AOPA Pilot, March 2004.) You're headed from Jackson, Mississippi, to Brownsville, Texas, and here's how your day is going: Alarm didn't go off; running late; spilled coffee driving to the airport while on the cell phone getting a briefing from flight service (yeah, you shouldn't drink, drive, and talk on the phone all at once, but these are life's pressures; at least there's no shaving or makeup involved). Thank goodness the weather's supposed to be good, right? Now, en route, you're feeling like maybe you drank too much of that coffee; it's bumpy, there's a big, fat headwind, and what's this? ATC talking at 20 knots gusting to 30: "Attention all aircraft: Convective Sigmet 11C valid until 2055 Zulu, an area from 50 west-southwest of Lufkin to 120 south-southwest Lake Charles to 100 southeast of Palacios to...." Wait a minute, where's Palacios? What's next? Did he say Brownsville? Was that embedded thunderstorms with tops to Flight Level 450? Oh man, you missed half of it.

Weather Curiosity - Fronts

Article | Mar 25, 2013

The Weather Never Sleeps Storming The Front How Air Masses Wage Meteorological War BY JACK WILLIAMS (From Flight Training, May 1996.) Meteorologists use the war-like term fronts for one of the atmosphere's key weather makers, because Norwegian scientists developed the theory of fronts during World War I when headlines screamed about battles along the Western Front. The name seemed appropriate for the zone between contrasting air masses.

ASF - Weather

Article | Mar 25, 2013

Weather and Flight Experience Thunderstorm Experience When the ink was still wet on my private ticket, I found myself on a return trip from a 120-mile journey to a family reunion in my Cessna 172. I had trained and gotten my ticket in a four month period and had finished in February with no experience in spring weather.

ASF - Weather

Article | Mar 25, 2013

Weather and Flight Experience ATC and Ice This trip was some years ago, when I was a fairly recent instrument pilot, having about 400 hours total time, and about 50 hours actual instrument time. The airplane was a Cessna C182 Skylane, departing from Cloquet, Minnesota to Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Mar. 8, 2013, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

Article | Mar 08, 2013

In This Issue: VOLUME 15, ISSUE 10 — March 8, 2013 ‘We got a rogue vehicle’ GA 'HIKE' ACROSS AMERICA Tackling windy weather operations Quiz Me: Standard-rate turn Safety >> Picture Perfect >> AOPA Live >> Click here for this week's custom content. Featured ‘We got a rogue vehicle’: ATC honored for assists An airliner about 10 seconds—and 100 feet—from touchdown aborted the landing at after a Jeep Grand Cherokee crashed through a locked gate at Philadelphia International Airport and barreled down Runway 9R with the aircraft approaching behind it.

Wx Watch: Mixed-bag winter IMC

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2013

A low-pressure system full of surprises

Five weather apps

Article | Feb 19, 2013

The weather has been fluctuating from snow to rain, from below-freezing to spring-like temperatures, so take a look at these five AOPA-member recommended apps to help you track the weather.

Feb. 8, 2013, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

Article | Feb 08, 2013

In This Issue: VOLUME 15, ISSUE 6 — February 8, 2013 Sherpa strikes China certification dealF-15s, a taxicab, and a road graderIndustry responds to ‘loophole’ chargeQuiz Me: VFR fuel requirements Safety >> Picture Perfect >> AOPA Live >> Click here for this week's custom content. Featured Sherpa strikes China deal for certification Perhaps you’ve seen it—a Piper Cub lookalike so big you have to use the landing gear as a ladder to reach the cockpit.

Letters

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2013

Many readers related to author Chip Wright’s story on the passing of his father and their final flight together. I read the article “Gone West” by Chip Wright with tears in my eyes.

Research UAV probes supercells

Article | Jan 23, 2013

Flying an unmanned aircraft on the fringes of a supercell is not as challenging as navigating the airspace restrictions.

Adverse condition alerts ping pilots after briefings

Article | Oct 13, 2012

Lockheed Martin Flight Services announced a flight planning and briefing Web portal Oct. 12 that allows pilots to sign up for alerts of adverse conditions that crop up along their flight plan after they've obtained a briefing.