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Apr. 12, 2013, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

Article | 2013, 04 12

In This Issue: VOLUME 15, ISSUE 15 — April 12, 2013 Zenith breaks from STOL mold Burt Rutan developing new seaplane HISTORIC AIRPORT TO REMAIN OPEN QUIZ ME: CFII CURRENCY Safety >> Picture Perfect >> AOPA Live >> Click here for this week's custom content. Sun 'n Fun News Zenith breaks from STOL mold Zenith Aircraft Co.

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

Article | 2013, 04 12

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. 5, 2013, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

Article | 2013, 04 05

In This Issue: VOLUME 15, ISSUE 14 — April 05, 2013 'NO USER FEES' MOVEMENT BUILDS VFR not recommended AIRCRAFT 'SEQUESTERED' IN CUSTOMS LINE QUIZ ME: IPAD FOR IFR Safety >> Picture Perfect >> AOPA Live >> Click here for this week's custom content. Featured 'No user fees' movement builds on Capitol Hill At a time when general aviation is under attack by the federal government—from budget cuts disproportionately targeting GA airports to the FCC's proposed ban on 121.5 MHz ELTs—an offense is mounting on Capitol Hill in advance of what is likely the next salvo, user fees.

Custom content for the Apr. 5, 2013, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

Article | 2013, 04 05

training tips Low clouds, lower fuel You’re lost. Fortunately the person sitting next to you isn’t, because this is trying enough, even as a drill.

Custom content for the April 1, 2011, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

Article | 2013, 04 01

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Mar. 29, 2013, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

Article | 2013, 03 29

In This Issue: VOLUME 15, ISSUE 13 — March 29, 2013 172 to L-39: The jump to jets IFR quiz: Cross-country to Crescent City Safety report looks at loss of control QUIZ ME: PROCEDURE TURN NOT REQUIRED Safety >> Picture Perfect >> AOPA Live >> Click here for this week's custom content. Featured 172 to L-39: Making the jump to jets Diving from 17,000 feet, the airspeed increasing to more than three times what the pilot is used to in a Cessna 172, the instinct to pull out of the back side of a 6,000-foot-vertical loop is premature and aggressive.

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

Article | 2013, 03 29

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. 22, 2013, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

Article | 2013, 03 22

In This Issue: VOLUME 15, ISSUE 12 — March 22, 2013 SEQUESTER'S PERSONAL TOLL IFR FIX: A 'PREDETERMINED MANEUVER' ABC STORY ON CRASHES FLAT WRONG QUIZ ME: MAX SPEED Safety >> Picture Perfect >> AOPA Live >> Click here for this week's custom content. Featured Harrison Ford rallies support for ATC towers "It's about safety and jobs," reiterated Harrison Ford time and time again as he addressed the House General Aviation Caucus March 19.

Custom content for the Mar. 22, 2013, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

Article | 2013, 03 22

training tips An elegant arrival Pointers were offered in the March 15 Training Tip for your first solo experience flying to a busy airport, and what that might be like during “prime time,” or a period of peak activity. Whether you arrive at times when activity is slack or speedy can dictate many operational details, from the class of airspace in effect to the kinds of flight operations permitted (such as noise-abatement rules or any possible restriction on touch-and-go practice).

May 3, 2013, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

Article | 2013, 03 20

May 3, 2013, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

May 10, 2013, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

Article | 2013, 03 20

May 10, 2013, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

Mar. 15, 2013, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

Article | 2013, 03 15

In This Issue: VOLUME 15, ISSUE 11 — March 15, 2013 MARS EXPLORATION WINS TROPHY CONTROLLER SAVES RECOGNIZED HALT SEQUESTRATION CUTS TARGETING GA QUIZ ME: PILOTAGE Safety >> Picture Perfect >> AOPA Live >> Click here for this week's custom content. Letter to AOPA members from chairman of the board: As the AOPA Board of Trustees begins the search for the association's fifth president, board Chairman Bill Trimble lays out AOPA's commitment to advocacy efforts that protect our freedom to fly, the association's economic state, and its plans for the future to "focus on our core member, the pilot who enjoys flying his owned or rented piston single as many hours as he or she can afford." Read more >> Featured Curiosity captures Collier: Possible life on Mars? Sometimes the planets line up just right.

Custom content for the Mar. 15, 2013, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

Article | 2013, 03 15

training tips Ready for prime time? Your flight instructor has told you that you are “ready for prime time.” You heard the CFI say that once before, on the day of your first solo. What does it mean now as you work through the solo cross-country phase of training?   It means there’s no reason to limit your destinations to outlying airports where your comfort level is already pretty high.

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

Article | 2013, 03 08

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.

Mar. 1, 2013, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

Article | 2013, 03 01

In This Issue: VOLUME 15, ISSUE 9 — March 1, 2013 Fuller to step down IFR Fix: Your way, or the hard way? FCC floats new 121.5 MHz ELT ban plan Quiz Me: CFI medical certificate Safety >> Picture Perfect >> AOPA Live >> Click here for this week's custom content. Featured Fuller to step down as AOPA president and CEO AOPA President Craig Fuller has notified the Board of Trustees of his intent to step down from his position and from the board.

Custom content for the Mar. 1, 2013, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

Article | 2013, 03 01

Training Tip: Painting the stripe

Feb. 22, 2013, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

Article | 2013, 02 22

In This Issue: VOLUME 15, ISSUE 8 — February 22, 2013 Student pilot who hit SUV earns ticket IFR Fix: No shaded area TSA urged to break security impasse Quiz Me: Unusable fuel Safety >> Picture Perfect >> AOPA Live >> Click here for this week's custom content. Featured Student pilot who hit SUV earns ticket On final approach to landing at Northwest Regional Airport in Texas, Will Davis felt a thud, but he didn’t think he had hit anything substantial.

Custom content for the Feb. 22, 2013, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

Article | 2013, 02 22

Training Tip: Too much bank

Feb. 15, 2013, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

Article | 2013, 02 15

In This Issue: VOLUME 15, ISSUE 7 — February 15, 2013 Peaks, grizzlies, tricky approach UAS in the USA ‘Sequester’ impacts loom Quiz Me: MVAs Safety >> Picture Perfect >> AOPA Live >> Click here for this week's custom content. Featured Peaks, grizzlies, a wolf, and a nerve-wracking approach Pines flash by in the periphery as Chet Todd approaches Cabin Creek Landing’s Runway 20.

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

Article | 2013, 02 08

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.