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Summer of their lives: Mich., Minn. teens to build Glasair

Article | May 14, 2013

High school students in Saline, Mich., and Canby, Minn., are the winners of a nationwide aviation design challenge competition that will give them an action-packed summer vacation.

Proficiency: Convective primer

Article | Apr 28, 2013

In the airline world there’s a saying: Why look at the weather when we’re going anyway? It’s not really true, by the way. We’re as concerned as any pilot, but we have better tools to work around the problem—mainly the ability to get above most of the weather and a 450-knot true airspeed to make large deviations around it when needed.

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.

Zulu finding success in retail flight training

Article | Apr 12, 2013

Last year an unlikely company opened an unlikely flight school. Headquartered in a retail strip mall location, Zulu Flight Training is owned and operated by Continental Motors, and based on the school’s initial results, it seems as though an engine manufacturer can effectively run a flight school.

Pilots recommend radar apps

Article | Apr 05, 2013

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

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.