Technique

Dogfighting over Cape Cod
Dogfighting over Cape Cod
6:56 min

Join AOPA Online Associate Editor Jim "Buffet" Moore as he goes head-to-head in a dogfight over Cape Cod Bay. See what it's like to be a fighter pilot.

Flying the Weather: T-storm Toolbox
Flying the Weather: T-storm Toolbox
4:39 min

AOPA President Mark Baker and AOPA Foundation President Bruce Landsberg discuss some of the strategies they used to navigate around thunderstorms during a recent flight.

AOPA flight training scholarships
AOPA flight training scholarships
1:13 min

The AOPA Foundation is offering 11 scholarships to help support outstanding student pilots.

Upset training in L39
Upset training in L39
6:16 min

Learning how to instinctively recover from extreme unusual attitudes might save your life some day.

Flying NYC
Flying NYC
5:19 min

Learn how to fly the Hudson River Class B Exclusion in New York City. It is some of the most scenic and crowded airspace in the United States.

PilotWorkshops
PilotWorkshops
8:28 min

New benefit for AOPA members from AOPA Premier Partner PilotWorkshops - free access to a selection of audio and video training programs.

Takeoffs and Landings: Base-to-Final Turn
Takeoffs and Landings: Base-to-Final Turn
5:41 min

Overshooting that base-to-final turn can be a problem. Trying to get back on course safely can be dangerous.

Takeoffs and Landings: Stabilized Approaches
Takeoffs and Landings: Stabilized Approaches
5:08 min

A good landing generally starts well before the wheels touch the ground.

Takeoffs and Landings: Crosswind Landings
Takeoffs and Landings: Crosswind Landings
9:42 min

Every pilot learns the technique for a proper crosswind landing, but this skill requires more than knowing the proper control inputs.

CFI Success
CFI Success
18:07 min

Successful Strategies to Land and Retain New Students (1995) - Ralph Hood offers tips to CFIs on how to give a prospective student the best experience to increase the likelihood the prospect will sign up for lessons and continue training.

Takeoffs and Landings: Normal Takeoffs
Takeoffs and Landings: Normal Takeoffs
4:51 min

A normal takeoff is what pilots use the for the majority of their departures. But it often doesn't get the attention it deserves.

Takeoffs and Landings: Short Field Landings
Takeoffs and Landings: Short Field Landings
3:15 min

While the checklist is important for determining how to perform a short field landing, sometimes it helps to think about why we do what we do.

Takeoffs and Landings: Determining an Abort Point
Takeoffs and Landings: Determining an Abort Point
3:00 min

Learn how to choose an abort point if your takeoff roll isn't going as planned.

License to Learn-Prevent Spin with Rudder
License to Learn-Prevent Spin with Rudder
5:01 min

Rod Machado shows you techniques to prevent a spin entry.

License to Learn - CDI Bracketing
License to Learn - CDI Bracketing
5:31 min

An easier way to keep the needle centered when tracking a VOR , ILS or GPS course.

Stabilized approach
Stabilized approach
4:44 min

The airlines learned it a long time ago. A stabilized approach is the key to an uneventful landing. Fly along with Bruce Landsberg of the AOPA Air Safety Institute.

The new E-FIRC
The new E-FIRC
1:16 min

Hey CFI's, we made keeping your certificate current A LOT easier. Check out the new online FIRC.

License to Learn - Propeller Blade Fracture
License to Learn - Propeller Blade Fracture
5:07 min

Rpd Machado tells us what to do if you suddenly lose part or all of your prop. It happens.

Water survival training
Water survival training
6:09 min

Learn how to survive an open water ditching.

License to Learn - Flutter
License to Learn - Flutter
5:47 min

Rod Machado tells us about control surface flutter - how your can avoid it, how to recover if you encounter it.

Aircraft Types

C152 Reimagined
C152 Reimagined
3:00 min

AOPA tests new ways to open door to aviation with "Reimagined Aircraft" such as a Cessna 152 that can be co-owned and operated for as little as $65/hour, including fuel.

Flying the Eclipse 550
Flying the Eclipse 550
4:50 min

Get behind the controls of an Eclipse 550 with AOPA Editor in Chief Tom Haines. The 550 has evolved into the aircraft it was always intended to be.

Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon
Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon
1:53 min

Only 3 are left flying, the PV-2 Harpoon was developed from the Lockheed Lodestar.

News from EBACE
News from EBACE
1:21 min

Aerion ups the size of its supersonic business jet, HondaJet unveils first production aircraft, Dassault announces the Falcon 8X, Gulfstream extends the range of the G650.

First E-Fan flight
First E-Fan flight
0:43 min

Airbus Group flies the all-composite, battery powered E-Fan for the first time.

No water seaplane
No water seaplane
1:04 min

How do you take off on straight floats when there's no water?

Dry seaplane launch
Dry seaplane launch
1:00 min

How do you take off in a straight float seaplane when there's no water to be found?

CAF warbirds at San Marcos
CAF warbirds at San Marcos
2:24 min

History abounds at San Marcos, Texas, where the Commemorative Air Force has a hangar full of warbirds and a museum with Doolittle Raider artifacts.

Google drones
Google drones
0:53 min

Google buys Titan Aerospace, builder of high altitude solar-powered unmanned aerial systems.

WACOS by Shue
WACOS by Shue
4:46 min

A father/son team restore and build the most beautiful Waco biplanes in a small shop in rural Pennsylvania.

Flying Fat Albert
Flying Fat Albert
5:55 min

The Blue Angel's support C130 is a wild ride itself. Come along for a maximum performance flight in Fat Albert.

Textron commits to piston aircraft
Textron commits to piston aircraft
1:52 min

Textron Aviation says its Cessna and Beechcraft piston products are going to be produced for the long term.

First flight with the AOPA Sweepstakes Debonair's new engine.mp4
First flight with the AOPA Sweepstakes Debonair's new engine.mp4
1:31 min

Check out this beauty of a new engine! Remember this could be YOUR 1963 Debonair.

Textron finalizes deal to buy Beechcraft
Textron finalizes deal to buy Beechcraft
0:46 min

Cessna's parent company completes the purchase of Beechcraft and Hawker. Find out what it means to you.

New engine for the Sweepstakes Debonair
New engine for the Sweepstakes Debonair
1:39 min

This new powerplant is more powerful and efficient.

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X orders
Bell 505 Jet Ranger X orders
0:26 min

Customers like the new bird.

Skycatcher demise - interview with Dan Johnson of LAMA
Skycatcher demise - interview with Dan Johnson of LAMA
6:51 min

Dan Johnson of the Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association talks about Cessna's decision to stop building the Skycatcher.

Tecnam P2008
Tecnam P2008
2:51 min

A racy little Italian job.

Flying the Ford TriMotor
Flying the Ford TriMotor
2:07 min

What's it like to be a passenger on a Ford TriMotor?

River Run - Flying up the Mississippi in an Aircam
River Run - Flying up the Mississippi in an Aircam
11:59 min

An epic flight the length of the Mississippi in an open cockpit Aircam.

Travel

Dogfighting over Cape Cod
Dogfighting over Cape Cod
6:56 min

Join AOPA Online Associate Editor Jim "Buffet" Moore as he goes head-to-head in a dogfight over Cape Cod Bay. See what it's like to be a fighter pilot.

Rolls-Royce Allison Heritage Trust Museum
Rolls-Royce Allison Heritage Trust Museum
2:03 min

Rolls-Royce Allison Heritage Trust Museum in Indianapolis honors a premier name in aircraft propulsion.

Famous Indy steakhouse
Famous Indy steakhouse
2:36 min

Pilot-operated Indianapolis St. Elmo's Steakhouse the place to eat when in Indy for the AOPA Regional Fly-In May 31st or any other time.

Flying NYC
Flying NYC
5:19 min

Learn how to fly the Hudson River Class B Exclusion in New York City. It is some of the most scenic and crowded airspace in the United States.

CAF warbirds at San Marcos
CAF warbirds at San Marcos
2:24 min

History abounds at San Marcos, Texas, where the Commemorative Air Force has a hangar full of warbirds and a museum with Doolittle Raider artifacts.

Flying in the Alps
Flying in the Alps
2:44 min

The challenge of landing at an "altiport" high in the French Alps.

River Run - Flying up the Mississippi in an Aircam
River Run - Flying up the Mississippi in an Aircam
11:59 min

An epic flight the length of the Mississippi in an open cockpit Aircam.

College Park Airport
College Park Airport
4:57 min

Long time manager of the nation's oldest continuously operating airport retires and reflects.

Jim Fallows on opening China's airspace.mp4
Jim Fallows on opening China's airspace.mp4
10:28 min

China turns control of some airspace over to civilian authority from the military, making it easier for general aviation flights. "China Airborne" author James Fallows explains what it means in this exclusive AOPA Live interview.

Seaplane Adventure - Beech 18
Seaplane Adventure - Beech 18
2:42 min

Fly cross country in a Beech 18 on straight floats with AOPA President Mark Baker.

Mission to Mars (Canada)
Mission to Mars (Canada)
14:01 min
Super Cub to Kenya: Flying 4 Conservation makes it half way
Super Cub to Kenya: Flying 4 Conservation makes it half way
33:15 min

We get and update from the Flying4Conservation team. They are half way through the journey of flying a 1957 Piper Super Cub from Oregon to Kenya.

Big Bear, California
Big Bear, California
3:07 min

A unique hideaway in the mountains, 35 minutes from and 7,000 feet above Los Angeles, with an airport!

AOPA Live This Week - July 11, 2013
AOPA Live This Week - July 11, 2013
18:40 min

CBP answers -- NOT! Stabilized approaches - not just for the big guys. Flying into Big Bear, CA. Fly Well on why you need more oxygen.

Santa Fe airport
Santa Fe airport
1:52 min

Take a look at the Santa Fe Municipal Airport from the lens of AOPA Live.

Harrison Ford on back country flying
Harrison Ford on back country flying
2:13 min
Glacier National Park B&B - DE
Glacier National Park B&B - DE
2:14 min

Alyssa Miller shows us a hair-raising approach into a scenic bed & breakfast near Glacier National Park.

GIFT Academy - FTDE
GIFT Academy - FTDE
1:26 min

AOPA's Jill Tallman takes you to Vernon, Texas, where ladies from all over are learning to fly.

Airport Challenge - DE
Airport Challenge - DE
1:10 min

Al Marsh highlights difficult airports.

Safety and Education

Living on the Edge
Living on the Edge
0:54 min

Don't let convective turbulence bring you down.

Flying the Weather: T-storm Toolbox
Flying the Weather: T-storm Toolbox
4:39 min

AOPA President Mark Baker and AOPA Foundation President Bruce Landsberg discuss some of the strategies they used to navigate around thunderstorms during a recent flight.

AOPA flight training scholarships
AOPA flight training scholarships
1:13 min

The AOPA Foundation is offering 11 scholarships to help support outstanding student pilots.

Upset training in L39
Upset training in L39
6:16 min

Learning how to instinctively recover from extreme unusual attitudes might save your life some day.

PilotWorkshops
PilotWorkshops
8:28 min

New benefit for AOPA members from AOPA Premier Partner PilotWorkshops - free access to a selection of audio and video training programs.

Takeoffs and Landings: Base-to-Final Turn
Takeoffs and Landings: Base-to-Final Turn
5:41 min

Overshooting that base-to-final turn can be a problem. Trying to get back on course safely can be dangerous.

AOPA Rusty Pilots Initiative
AOPA Rusty Pilots Initiative
1:35 min

Learn about the new AOPA Rusty Pilots Initiative. We want to help you get back in the air!

Bendix King KLR-10
Bendix King KLR-10
1:10 min

This new $1600 device from Bendix King is designed to save your life. Its a lift reserve indicator / AOA.

Takeoffs and Landings: Stabilized Approaches
Takeoffs and Landings: Stabilized Approaches
5:08 min

A good landing generally starts well before the wheels touch the ground.

Takeoffs and Landings: Crosswind Landings
Takeoffs and Landings: Crosswind Landings
9:42 min

Every pilot learns the technique for a proper crosswind landing, but this skill requires more than knowing the proper control inputs.

ASI Mobile Flight Risk Evaluator
ASI Mobile Flight Risk Evaluator
0:29 min

Air Safety Institute Mobile Risk Evaluator helps you make the go/no go decision.

AOPA responds to FAA simulator policy
AOPA responds to FAA simulator policy
0:48 min

AOPA responds to FAA simulator policy

GA on NTSB Most Wanted Safety Improvements List
GA on NTSB Most Wanted Safety Improvements List
2:14 min

National Transportation Safety Board wants better weather information in the cockpit, better forecasting, and better pilot weather education to reduce general aviation accidents.

Accident Case Study: Communication Breakdown
Accident Case Study: Communication Breakdown
13:16 min

On February 29, 2012, a Cirrus SR22 plunged to the ground just seconds before what would have been a normal landing at Melbourne, Florida. In this case study, we reconnect the links of the accident chain, and search for lessons in the tragedy.

Flying the Weather: Picking up ice
Flying the Weather: Picking up ice
4:29 min

AOPA Pilot editor Tom Horne discusses the progression of clues to help you determine if you're starting to pick up ice.

Takeoffs and Landings: Normal Takeoffs
Takeoffs and Landings: Normal Takeoffs
4:51 min

A normal takeoff is what pilots use the for the majority of their departures. But it often doesn't get the attention it deserves.

UAS Roadmap announced
UAS Roadmap announced
1:32 min

The FAA announced the UAS roadmap.

Accident Case Study: Delayed Reaction
Accident Case Study: Delayed Reaction
14:17 min

On December 20, 2011, a TBM-700 crashed onto a freeway near Morristown, New Jersey. In this case study, we piece together the events that led to the tragedy, and discuss what we as pilots can learn from them.

Takeoffs and Landings: Short Field Landings
Takeoffs and Landings: Short Field Landings
3:15 min

While the checklist is important for determining how to perform a short field landing, sometimes it helps to think about why we do what we do.

Flying the Weather: Airframe Icing
Flying the Weather: Airframe Icing
3:51 min

AOPA Pilot editor Tom Horne talks about the effects ice has on an airplane's handling and performance.

Events

Take an aerobatic ride in Indy
Take an aerobatic ride in Indy
1:52 min

You can fly with aerobatic star Billy Werth at the AOPA Indianapolis Regional Fly In. You've got to see this guy's act - his brother chases him down the runway on a motorcycle.

Fly-in a family affair
Fly-in a family affair
2:00 min

AOPA's regional fly-ins aren't just for pilots. It was a family affair at San Marcos, Texas.

San Marcos Fly-in draws thousands
San Marcos Fly-in draws thousands
4:06 min

AOPA's San Marcos, Texas, fly-in a huge success, with nearly 3,000 attendees.

AOPA Live This Week - April 3, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - April 3, 2014
16:49 min

A step closer to a driver's license medical. News from Sun 'n Fun 2014. New helicopter training device from Redbird. A turbine-powered RV-10. A sleek new speedster from Tecnam.

AOPA Live This Week - March 13, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - March 13, 2014
14:10 min

We're in Nashville for the Aircraft Electronics Association 2014 conference. There's a big step towards a DL medical. Check out an accident between a Cessna and a skydiver. AOPA launches a guide to starting a flying club. The Sweepstakes Debonair gets a new engine.

Women fly it forward
Women fly it forward
2:34 min

Women in Aviation Worldwide Week

AOPA Live This Week - February 27, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - February 27, 2014
13:31 min

From Heli-Expo in Anaheim, California. A special tribute to aviation legend Bob Hoover. AOPA President Mark Baker says "we aren't going to take it anymore" about CBP stops of law-abiding pilots. A modern Jet Ranger is announced, and Enstrom has a new training helicopter.

New AOPA Regional Fly-Ins
New AOPA Regional Fly-Ins
2:23 min

AOPA schedules weekend fly-ins across the country.

AOPA Fly-Ins - Mark Baker
AOPA Fly-Ins - Mark Baker
1:00 min

AOPA announces six regional AOPA Fly-Ins for 2014, and the AOPA Homecoming Fly-In at the association's Frederick, MD (FDK) headquaters to mark AOPA's 75th anniversary.

NTSB Presentation at AOPA Summit 2013
NTSB Presentation at AOPA Summit 2013
7:36 min

National Transportation Safety Board Member Earl Weener, PhD, talks about programs to improve general aviation safety during the AOPA Aviation Summit.

AOPA Presidential Citation to Lightspeed Foundation
AOPA Presidential Citation to Lightspeed Foundation
3:21 min

Lightspeed Foundation receives AOPA Presidential Citation at the AOPA Aviation 2013 Summit. Foundation President Allan Schrader explains the program to AOPA President Mark Baker.

AOPA Live This Week - October 24, 2013
AOPA Live This Week - October 24, 2013
24:58 min

At the NBAA convention. Dassault announces the Falcon 5X with a super-sized cabin. The first production Eclipse 550 is delivered to its new owner. Iron Maiden's lead singer also knows flying. A look inside a Boeing Business Jet.

Santa Monica presentation
Santa Monica presentation
1:43 min

KSMO airport has been in the news a lot lately. The AOPA Air Safety Institute is taking proactive steps to ensure safety with the "Safe Skies, Good Neighbors" presentation.

AOPA Live This Week - October 11, 2013 - AOPA Aviation Summit
AOPA Live This Week - October 11, 2013 - AOPA Aviation Summit
20:04 min

2nd day coverage of the AOPA Aviation Summit in Fort Worth, Texas.

Mark Baker Keynote - Summit 2013
Mark Baker Keynote - Summit 2013
33:01 min
AOPA Live This Week - August 8, 2013
AOPA Live This Week - August 8, 2013
22:14 min

Incredible. CBP says it can't find records on a pilot stop and search. Milestone Pilatus PC-12 number 1,200 delivered in Portsmouth, NH. Going strong since 1947. A look at Bonanza number 4,000. Oshkosh medical cures, and a Fly Well report on your ticker.

Sen. James Inhofe interviewed by AOPA Pres. Craig Fuller
Sen. James Inhofe interviewed by AOPA Pres. Craig Fuller
16:20 min

Sen. James Inhofe announces a Pilots' Bill of Rights II at AirVenture 2013.

AOPA Live This Week - August 3, 2013 at AirVenture
AOPA Live This Week - August 3, 2013 at AirVenture
20:02 min

Pilots' Bill of Rights II. The kids are in love with Dusty, and it might lead to more pilots. Pilots from around the world flock to Oshkosh. AirVenture by the numbers, and a unique trip through the Fly Market.

AOPA Live This Week - August 2, 2013 at AirVenture
AOPA Live This Week - August 2, 2013 at AirVenture
13:57 min

Special edition from AirVenture 2013 in Oshkosh. Big order for Beechcraft. A natural gas fueled Husky. Civil Air Patrol cadets.

Jack Pelton interview
Jack Pelton interview
13:41 min

AOPA President Craig Fuller talks to EAA Chairman Jack Pelton about AirVenture, Oshkosh user fees.