Crowded airports, congested frequencies, night flying, high altitude operations, family flying—being prepared for the specific challenges of each flight is the key to making it a safe, enjoyable mission that will reward your effort.
Careful analysis by the AOPA Foundation’s Air Safety Institute yields valuable insights, including the common causes of aviation mishaps, and patterns that emerge over years and decades. Make your own flying safer by learning from the data and the details of featured accidents examined in depth.
Ice, thunderstorms, turbulence, and fog—sometimes the decision to launch is easy, but sometimes there are nuances and forecast elements that are worthy of more careful consideration. Learn more about hazardous weather from the real-life stories of pilots who ventured where they wished they had not.
While the treatment is often lighthearted, there’s a serious message in the humor of these safety announcements from the AOPA Foundation’s Air Safety Institute. Take a minute to enjoy the show, and think about what it means to fly safely.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.