March 25, 2013
COMPILED BY THE AOPA AVIATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT
FAA Information and Services
With a closing speed of about 900 knots, Air Force pilots on a training mission have seconds to aim and shoot heat-seeking and radar guided missiles at a drone target. Their success came from repeated rehearsals. But as author Larry Brown writes, “there is nothing like the real thing to gain experience.”
The FAA has approved the BendixKing KLR 10, meant to enhance safety by warning pilots of high angles of attack.
A Wisconsin company is now offering its upset training course to all pilots.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.