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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.

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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.

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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.

Jan. 25, 2013, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

ePilot Newsletter | 2013, 01 25

In This Issue: VOLUME 15, ISSUE 4 — January 25, 2013 David Clark: Under pressureIFR Fix: Detonating, and ditchingGPS tracking to speed Alaska rescuesQuiz Me: Cleared into Class B Safety >> Picture Perfect >> AOPA Live >> Click here for this week's custom content Featured David Clark: Under pressure Perched at the edge of a capsule 128,100 feet above the Earth, Felix Baumgartner marveled at how small it all looks, waved, bent his knees, and dropped into space. He broke the sound barrier in seconds, protected from a near-vacuum that would have boiled his blood in an instant only by a David Clark Co.

Jan. 18, 2013, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

Article | 2013, 01 18

ePilot: Sheriff defends glider arrest; Cirrus gains payload

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Article | 2013, 01 18

Training Tip: Hard runway, soft takeoff

Jan. 11, 2013, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

Article | 2013, 01 11

In This Issue: VOLUME 15, ISSUE 2 — January 11, 2013 Secret 'no-fly zone'?Life in the airwaysFCC addresses 121.5 MHz ELTsQuiz Me: Radar service terminated Safety >> Picture Perfect >> AOPA Live >> Click here for this week's custom content. Featured Secret no-fly zone? Pilot arrested, fights back A swarm of law enforcement vehicles awaited Robin Fleming as he landed his sailplane at South Carolina's Hartsville Regional Airport on July 26, 2012.

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Article | 2013, 01 11

Training Tip: Deep freeze, tight squeeze

Jan. 4, 2013, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

Article | 2013, 01 04

In This Issue: VOLUME 15, ISSUE 1 — January 4, 2013 Looking ahead to 2013 Outsmart your chart Fuller’s take on Day One in Washington Quiz Me: Braking action report Safety >> Picture Perfect >> AOPA Live >> Click here for this week's custom content. Featured Looking ahead to 2013 This will be a pivotal year for AOPA.

Custom content for the Jan. 4, 2013, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

Article | 2013, 01 04

Training Tip: An eye for perfection

Custom content for the Dec. 28, 2012, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

Article | 2012, 12 28

Training Tip: 'WS' a turbulent TAF tidbit

Dec. 28, 2012, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

Article | 2012, 12 28

ePilot: Underwater crash escape; Gulfstream G650 delivered

Custom content for the Dec. 21, 2012, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

Article | 2012, 12 21

Training Tips: Do it yourself