Aircraft & Ownership
Pilots who normally operate in towered environments will need to review nontowered airport operations. Flying at an airport with no tower warrants a different way of thinking. Pilots need to think like controllers, constantly visualizing what type of traffic is in the airport environment, where it is, and how they fit into the flow. AOPA recently teamed up with the Air Safety Institute to hold a webinar refresher on nontowered airport operations and to answer questions and concerns from pilots anticipating a tower closure at their airport. Nearly 1500 pilots attended and an equal number have watched the Webinar recording. A link to the recorded Webinar is included.Read More >>
This course will help you recognize the symptoms of aircraft aging, understand its impact, and mitigate the risks (approx. 45-60 minutes).(Read the disclaimer.)Take the minicourse >>
The process of learning how to fly is rigorous and thorough, yet it seems to include little training about the aircraft itself. Through this series, you'll learn how to become a more knowledgeable aircraft owner and gain how-to tips for owner-performed preventive maintenance.Read More >>
Cruising over Honolulu at 3,000 feet, the Robinson R-22's engine suddenly quit. Quick action by the pilot saved lives, and the mechanic took responsibility.
While challenged by engine flight test problems and a struggling economy, the president and CEO of Honda Aircraft remains optimistic that his light jet will be the right airplane at the right time.
Based in Texas with dozens of warbirds and volunteer wings operating around the country, the Commemorative Air Force now plans to build a national attraction.
The first North American delivery of a Diamond DA42-VI occurred May 7. The aircraft features some 21 aerodynamic improvements that save some 88 pounds and boost maximum cruise speed to 197 knots true.
Calling it a "super versatile jet," Pilatus on May 21 introduced its new, $8.9 million PC-24 twinjet at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exposition in Geneva.
The official trailer for the new Disney movie "Planes" has been released. The 3-D animated movie will be screened at EAA AirVenture Aug. 2.
Until May 18, little did Christopher Boyle know that the purchase of a $9 sectional would win him an airplane, but win he did.
The Challenger 350 expands the Bombardier Aerospace bizjet line with creature comfort and 3,200-nautical-mile range with eight passengers.
A Boeing 737-900ER customized for opulent private travel and dubbed the Boeing Business Jet 3 was displayed for the first time in Geneva.
New scholarship opportunities from the Arthur Godfrey Aviation Foundation seek to draw more young people into aviation.