AOPA Live

AOPA Live This Week - November 15, 2012

Fly like a spy: 007 had one, now you can too. We fly the FLS BD-5J. They like us! The general public's perception of general aviation is improving. We have the stats and surveys to prove it. GA still in the NTSB sights: For a second year, the National Transportation Safety Board puts general aviation safety improvement on its ten most wanted listed. We look at why and what AOPA is doing to change that. Plus a visit to Piper's 75th anniversary, and a look at active winglet technology in action.

 

AOPA Live This Week

AOPA Live This Week - January 29, 2015
AOPA Live This Week - January 29, 2015
20:21 min

Some tips on cold weather flying. An exclusive interview with the NORAD commander about busting TFRs. A pilot report on the heaviest of the King Airs. More on the Cirrus ditching.

AOPA Live This Week - January 22, 2015
AOPA Live This Week - January 22, 2015
18:46 min

Repo man Nick Popovich and his team specialize in the kind of aircraft that come with overhead bins and drink carts. Also this week, AOPA President Mark Baker is honored by Harrison Ford in Hollywood, and balloons in numbers over Lake Havasu City.

AOPA Live This Week - January 15, 2015
AOPA Live This Week - January 15, 2015
14:38 min

The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida, kicked off the show season with a few unusual arrivals. There is no more scenic way to see the Bahamas than touring in a seaplane. AOPA President Mark Baker is fed up with foot-dragging on medical reform.

AOPA Live This Week - January 8, 2015
AOPA Live This Week - January 8, 2015
20:33 min

AOPA President Mark Baker looks forward to a new year of AOPA Fly-Ins as the association aims to build on the success of 2014 events that drew thousands. Learn the ins and outs of flying to the Bahamas, and get a look at one very capable light sport aircraft.

AOPA Live This Week - The Directors Cut 2014
AOPA Live This Week - The Directors Cut 2014
42:02 min

Paul Harrop hosts a look back at the most memorable stories from 2014.

AOPA Live This Week - December 18, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - December 18, 2014
18:15 min

Honors for the greatest stick and rudder pilot ever. Rudolf the red-nosed MU-2; Santa arrives by turboprop to a remote Chesapeake Bay island. A top FAA official becomes a pilot. Looking back at the AOPA fly-ins.

AOPA Live This Week - December 11, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - December 11, 2014
14:23 min

With near misses with drones in the news there is growing concern among pilots over this new source of flying FOD, and AOPA weighed in during a House subcommittee hearing on the topic.Weighing in at all of 20 pounds, Turbo is the real-life dog at the heart of a new children’s book that aims to help inspire the next generation of aviators. Founding pilots of the Civil Air Patrol played a vital role protecting America when wolf packs of German submarines were at the door. They gathered in Washington this week to accept one of the nation’s highest honors.

AOPA Live This Week - December 4, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - December 4, 2014
17:30 min

Walt and Debbie Kuemmerle fly a T-28 Trojan to airports and events around the south, and their vintage military trainer gets plenty of attention. Cirrus marked another milestone in the development of its single-engine jet, and Bob Showalter reflects on 70 years of serving aviation and the family’s plan for the future.

AOPA Live This Week - November 27, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - November 27, 2014
15:57 min

Learn how you can fly with Patty Wagstaff, check out a famous DC-3, find out what developments are expected in medical reform, and learn why tracking the center line is so important.

AOPA Live This Week- November 20, 2014
AOPA Live This Week- November 20, 2014
21:23 min

We go inside President Ronald Reagan's Air Force One - SAM 27000. Find out what AOPA told congressional decision makers about FAA modernization. A conversation with TV personality and aviation expert Miles O'Brien.

AOPA Live This Week - November 13, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - November 13, 2014
15:46 min

Two new Mooney models, the M10T and M10J, and both are powered by Diesel engines. A Glasair Sportsman with a Diesel. Inside the Honda Aero engine plant. Inside the world of the Air Boss from the St. Simon Fly In.

AOPA Live This Week - November 6, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - November 6, 2014
15:04 min

What election results mean for general aviation and Santa Monica airport. With 50 years between logbook entries a rusty pilot returns to the cockpit. See the Empire State building Halloween light show from the air.

AOPA Live This Week - October 30, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - October 30, 2014
17:20 min

AOPA tells the FAA that the ADS-B mandate just won’t work. Hear from our advocacy expert on why. A look at Redbird Migration, and the technology at the leading edge of flight training. A preview of the AOPA St. Simon’s Island Regional Fly In.

AOPA Live This Week - October 23, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - October 23, 2014
24:45 min

From the NBAA convention in Orlando, a look at some new aircraft that are actually flying. NTSB chairman worries about automation causing a lack of professionalism and diminishing safety. Controlling the aircraft with the sound of your voice.

AOPA Live This Week - October 16, 2014
AOPA Live This Week - October 16, 2014
15:18 min

See how AOPA staffers react to hypoxia at a simulated 30,000 feet. AOPA Pilot Senior Editor takes a homebuilt on its first flight. A look inside Aircraft Spruce, and, the truth is out there...

Latest Videos

Cold Weather Flying
Cold Weather Flying
2:40 min

Tips for owner pilots on helping the airplane make it through the winter.

The Ultimate King Air -- King Air 350 ER
The Ultimate King Air -- King Air 350 ER
5:01 min

The biggest King Air does it all, and from the most primitive strips.

AOPA Live This Week - January 29, 2015
AOPA Live This Week - January 29, 2015
20:21 min

Some tips on cold weather flying. An exclusive interview with the NORAD commander about busting TFRs. A pilot report on the heaviest of the King Airs. More on the Cirrus ditching.

New FAA sleep apnea policy
New FAA sleep apnea policy
6:07 min

AOPA Director of Medical Certification Gary Crump explains the new FAA policy on sleep apnea and pilot medical certification.

NORAD Commander interview
NORAD Commander interview
13:55 min

Tom Haines talks with NORAD Commander Adm. Bill Gortney about TFRs, fighter intercepts, and general aviation and Navy flying.

Lake Havasu Balloon Festival
Lake Havasu Balloon Festival
2:07 min

Lake Havasu City, Arizona, was treated to a colorful display as the local balloon festival marked its fifth year.

Repo Man
Repo Man
2:08 min

Airplane repossession is a specialized field, and Nick Popovich is a specialist within it. These days he'll pass on general aviation aircraft in favor of bigger game.

Mark Baker Honored at Living Legends of Aviation
Mark Baker Honored at Living Legends of Aviation
1:37 min

Harrison Ford presented his legacy award to AOPA President Mark Baker at the Twelfth Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards.

AOPA Live This Week - January 22, 2015
AOPA Live This Week - January 22, 2015
18:46 min

Repo man Nick Popovich and his team specialize in the kind of aircraft that come with overhead bins and drink carts. Also this week, AOPA President Mark Baker is honored by Harrison Ford in Hollywood, and balloons in numbers over Lake Havasu City.

NTSB Top 10 List
NTSB Top 10 List
2:58 min

General Aviation is on the NTSB Top Ten Most Wanted List of Safety Improvements for 2015.

U.S. Sport Aviation Expo
U.S. Sport Aviation Expo
1:09 min

The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida, kicked off the show season with a few unusual arrivals.

Bahamas Sea Planes
Bahamas Sea Planes
2:28 min

There is no more scenic way to see the Bahamas than by touring in a seaplane.

AOPA Live This Week - January 15, 2015
AOPA Live This Week - January 15, 2015
14:38 min

The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida, kicked off the show season with a few unusual arrivals. There is no more scenic way to see the Bahamas than touring in a seaplane. AOPA President Mark Baker is fed up with foot-dragging on medical reform.

2015 AOPA Fly-In Locations Revealed
2015 AOPA Fly-In Locations Revealed
2:05 min

AOPA President Mark Baker looks forward to a new year of AOPA Fly-Ins as the association aims to build on the success of 2014 events that drew thousands.

TL Ultralight Sirius LSA
TL Ultralight Sirius LSA
3:46 min

Get a look at one very capable light sport aircraft.

News

ADS-B Letter
ADS-B Letter
1:49 min

Fourteen general aviation groups including AOPA wrote the FAA asking for more aggressive steps to make the 2020 ADS-B mandate more affordable.

Santa Monica Airport Appeal
Santa Monica Airport Appeal
1:04 min

AOPA, NBAA file amicus brief in Santa Monica appeal.

New FAA sleep apnea policy
New FAA sleep apnea policy
6:07 min

AOPA Director of Medical Certification Gary Crump explains the new FAA policy on sleep apnea and pilot medical certification.

Flights to Cuba Pending
Flights to Cuba Pending
0:41 min

Flights to Cuba are still pending as the FAA is scrambling to work out the details.

AOPA Terrafugia Support
AOPA Terrafugia Support
0:55 min

AOPA is asking the FAA to grant weight and stall-speed exemptions needed to certify the Terrafugia Transition road-worthy airplane as a light sport aircraft.

Powder River MOA Update
Powder River MOA Update
0:46 min

The Air Force has issued a record of decision on the expansion of the Powder River Training Complex in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming.

DOT Issues Revised Schedule for Medical Reform
DOT Issues Revised Schedule for Medical Reform
0:58 min

The Department of Transportation releases a revised schedule for the progress of the rule through the bureaucracy.

AOPA Pushes DOT to End Medical Reform Delay
AOPA Pushes DOT to End Medical Reform Delay
3:30 min

AOPA President Mark Baker is fed up with foot-dragging on medical reform.

Bob Hoover Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy
Bob Hoover Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy
4:46 min

After 70 years of achievements in aviation, the industry honored Robert A. “Bob” Hoover with its top award, the NAA Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy.

FAA Deputy Administrator Michael Whitaker and Mark Baker Interview
FAA Deputy Administrator Michael Whitaker and Mark Baker Interview
7:57 min

FAA Deputy Administrator Michael Whitaker spoke with AOPA President Mark Baker about learning to fly, NextGen modernization, medical certification reform, and more.

R.A. "Bob" Hoover receives NAA Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy
R.A. "Bob" Hoover receives NAA Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy
37:12 min

David Hartman interviews Bob Hoover on his remarkable flying career as he receives the 2014 NAA Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy.

COPA President Kevin Psutka interview
COPA President Kevin Psutka interview
6:35 min

Canadian Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association President Psutka talks about drones, Nav Canada, and his impending retirement.

FAA NOTAM Search Site
FAA NOTAM Search Site
1:20 min

The FAA has just opened a new website making it easier to track down just the NOTAM information you need.

Airspace Win in Nantucket
Airspace Win in Nantucket
0:43 min

Over Thanksgiving AOPA was able to work with the FAA to fix a TFR that closed the Nantucket airport to VFR operations.

Progress expected on medical reform, patience still needed
Progress expected on medical reform, patience still needed
3:32 min

We've heard from members: Yes there's a lot of support for medical reform, why isn't it going anywhere? In short, it is...

Safety and Education

NORAD Commander interview
NORAD Commander interview
13:55 min

Tom Haines talks with NORAD Commander Adm. Bill Gortney about TFRs, fighter intercepts, and general aviation and Navy flying.

NTSB Top 10 List
NTSB Top 10 List
2:58 min

General Aviation is on the NTSB Top Ten Most Wanted List of Safety Improvements for 2015.

Rusty Pilot Larry Hill
Rusty Pilot Larry Hill
2:31 min

With 50 years between logbook entries a rusty pilot returns to the cockpit.

Survive: Beyond the Forced Landing
Survive: Beyond the Forced Landing
12:58 min

Not every forced landing results in fatalities or even injuries, but a little knowledge on what to do in a survival situation can go a long way. In this video from the AOPA Air Safety Institute, we discuss survival kit essentials and what actions you can take to help reduce the time it takes to get found. For more information, be sure to also download the Survive: Beyond the Forced Landing Safety Advisor. Need survival gear? Get discounted products and a chance to win a $50 Aircraft Spruce gift card by using promo code AOPAWPS. One winner will be announced each month!

Dave Coulier interview
Dave Coulier interview
3:33 min

Actor and comedian Dave Coulier talks about his Bonanza and his contribution to the AOPA Foundation's silent auction.

White Stripe - Why tracking the center line is important
White Stripe - Why tracking the center line is important
1:30 min

AOPA Pilot Senior Editor Dave Hirschman shows us why tracking that white stripe is a good idea.

Redbird Migration
Redbird Migration
3:46 min

A look at Redbird Migration, and the technology at the leading edge of flight training.

Hypoxia Simulation
Hypoxia Simulation
3:57 min

See how AOPA staffers react to hypoxia at a simulated 30,000 feet.

Barrington Irving's Flying Classroom
Barrington Irving's Flying Classroom
2:45 min

Pilot Barrington Irvin is flying around the world to get students interested in aviation careers.

Best Flight Instructor 2014
Best Flight Instructor 2014
3:27 min

Spencer Watson of Aviation Adventures in Manassas, Va. has been voted Best Flight Instructor of 2014.

Flight Training's Best Flight School 2014
Flight Training's Best Flight School 2014
4:36 min

Paragon Flight Training at Pace Field in Ft. Myers, Florida, wins the award as Flight Trainings Best Flight School in 2014.

Datalink Weather: From Concept to Cockpit
Datalink Weather: From Concept to Cockpit
26:52 min

By bringing up-to-the-minute weather into the cockpit, datalink has increased the utility of our aircraft while making weather flying safer and easier. In this video, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at the “datalink revolution” as told by the people who made it happen. Approx. 27 minutes

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 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.

Technique

Survive: Beyond the Forced Landing
Survive: Beyond the Forced Landing
12:58 min

Not every forced landing results in fatalities or even injuries, but a little knowledge on what to do in a survival situation can go a long way. In this video from the AOPA Air Safety Institute, we discuss survival kit essentials and what actions you can take to help reduce the time it takes to get found. For more information, be sure to also download the Survive: Beyond the Forced Landing Safety Advisor. Need survival gear? Get discounted products and a chance to win a $50 Aircraft Spruce gift card by using promo code AOPAWPS. One winner will be announced each month!

FAA NOTAM Search Site
FAA NOTAM Search Site
1:20 min

The FAA has just opened a new website making it easier to track down just the NOTAM information you need.

White Stripe - Why tracking the center line is important
White Stripe - Why tracking the center line is important
1:30 min

AOPA Pilot Senior Editor Dave Hirschman shows us why tracking that white stripe is a good idea.

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 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.

Technology

COPA President Kevin Psutka interview
COPA President Kevin Psutka interview
6:35 min

Canadian Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association President Psutka talks about drones, Nav Canada, and his impending retirement.

Diesel Glasair Sportsman
Diesel Glasair Sportsman
3:37 min

For venturing out where 100LL is hard to find, Glasair now has the option of a Diesel engine in the Sportsman. Tom Haines files this pilot report.

Inside Honda Aero
Inside Honda Aero
1:46 min

Go inside the North Caroline facility where Honda Aero is making engines.

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.

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.

EPS diesel V8
EPS diesel V8
0:55 min

First flight of the EPS Graflight V8 diesel engine for general aviation.

Danger Drones
Danger Drones
2:17 min

Federal officials search for operator of drone that crashed into St. Louis skyscraper. AOPA renews call for timely regulations on small unmanned aerial systems.

F-35 helmet display sees everything
F-35 helmet display sees everything
2:45 min

Super situational awareness with a helmet mounted display that lets the pilot "see" through the aircraft in all directions.

Google drones
Google drones
0:53 min

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

FAA completes ADS-B network
FAA completes ADS-B network
1:32 min

The FAA announces completion of the ADS-B ground radio network, but AOPA says there's a lot more to do before there are significant benefits for general aviation pilots.

FAA urged to adopt drone rules
FAA urged to adopt drone rules
1:47 min

AOPA and others urge FAA to quickly adopt regulations governing unmanned aerial systems (drones) to protect all airspace users.

Redbird challenge
Redbird challenge
3:12 min

How precisely can you fly? Redbird launches a challenge that you can complete at many flight schools.

New Redbird VTO helicopter trainer
New Redbird VTO helicopter trainer
1:53 min

Redbird unveils a new helicopter trainer with motion.

Fantasy in-flight entertainment
Fantasy in-flight entertainment
3:08 min

AOPA Live's Paul Harrop comes up with a mid-six-figure wish list for gadgets and electronics he suggests to Tom Haines for his A-36 Bonanza.

Aerial Exposures camera mount
Aerial Exposures camera mount
1:43 min

Pilot and photographer Arnie Izkowitz has created a revolution in gyro-stabilized aerial video with his inventions. The results are simply stunning.

Aircraft

The Ultimate King Air -- King Air 350 ER
The Ultimate King Air -- King Air 350 ER
5:01 min

The biggest King Air does it all, and from the most primitive strips.

Bristell TDO
Bristell TDO
0:48 min

See the Bristell Taidragger at the 2015 US Sport Aviation expo in Sebring, FL.

U.S. Sport Aviation Expo
U.S. Sport Aviation Expo
1:09 min

The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida, kicked off the show season with a few unusual arrivals.

TL Ultralight Sirius LSA
TL Ultralight Sirius LSA
3:46 min

Get a look at one very capable light sport aircraft.

SAM 27000
SAM 27000
4:24 min

The history of AFOne and how it ended up as part of the Reagan Presidential Library.

T-28 Trojan
T-28 Trojan
1:58 min

Walt and Debbie Kuemmerle fly a T-28 Trojan to airports and events around the south, and their vintage military trainer gets plenty of attention.

Hollywood DC-3 at St. Simon Regional Fly In
Hollywood DC-3 at St. Simon Regional Fly In
2:27 min

Its a famous Gooney Bird! Learn about this C-47 turned DC-3 and where it has been.

Diesel Glasair Sportsman
Diesel Glasair Sportsman
3:37 min

For venturing out where 100LL is hard to find, Glasair now has the option of a Diesel engine in the Sportsman. Tom Haines files this pilot report.

Mooney unveils new airplanes
Mooney unveils new airplanes
0:31 min

For the first time in decades, Mooney has two new models in the works.

SAM 27000 -- Air Force One -- is part of the Reagan Presidential Library
SAM 27000 -- Air Force One -- is part of the Reagan Presidential Library
3:58 min

The history of AFOne and how it ended up as part of the Reagan Presidential Library.

NBAA 2014 New Airplanes
NBAA 2014 New Airplanes
4:27 min

Check out the latest and greatest airplanes at the 2014 NBAA Convention and Exhibition.

AOPA Debonair giveaway
AOPA Debonair giveaway
6:20 min

AOPA surprises the lucking winner of the Debonair Sweepstakes in the air!

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.

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.

Tall tale: Historical relics hidden in barns, awaiting discovery
Tall tale: Historical relics hidden in barns, awaiting discovery
7:31 min

Warbirds to depart Edwards Ranch

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.

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.

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.

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?

Gear & Products

NBAA Google Glass
NBAA Google Glass
2:37 min

See a preview of the future, controlling the airplane with the sound of your voice.

Homebuilt First Flight
Homebuilt First Flight
1:12 min

AOPA Pilot Senior Editor Dave Hirschman takes a homebuilt RV-12 on it's first flight.

Aircraft Spruce
Aircraft Spruce
3:36 min

Learn about the family behind the Aircraft Spruce Company.

Avidyne IFD540
Avidyne IFD540
3:21 min

Avidyne gets closer to certifying its plug-and-play replacement for the Garmin GNS430.

F-35 helmet display sees everything
F-35 helmet display sees everything
2:45 min

Super situational awareness with a helmet mounted display that lets the pilot "see" through the aircraft in all directions.

Fantasy in-flight entertainment
Fantasy in-flight entertainment
3:08 min

AOPA Live's Paul Harrop comes up with a mid-six-figure wish list for gadgets and electronics he suggests to Tom Haines for his A-36 Bonanza.

Aerial Exposures camera mount
Aerial Exposures camera mount
1:43 min

Pilot and photographer Arnie Izkowitz has created a revolution in gyro-stabilized aerial video with his inventions. The results are simply stunning.

Sandia SAI 340 Quattro Standby Instrument
Sandia SAI 340 Quattro Standby Instrument
0:55 min

The SAI 340 Quattro from Sandia Aerospace is impressive, and so is the price point.

Even the pros have questions about ADS-B
Even the pros have questions about ADS-B
2:27 min

Still have questions about the 2020 ADS-B mandate? Don't worry, so do avionics professionals. AOPA Pilot Technical Editor Mike Collins explains from the AEA conference.

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.

Aspen Evolution 1000 VFR PFD
Aspen Evolution 1000 VFR PFD
0:43 min

A certified glass panel for under $5,000.00. Learn about the newest product from Aspen Avionics.

Small Airplane Revitalization Act passes
Small Airplane Revitalization Act passes
0:42 min

Find out why this could make airplanes twice as safe and half as expensive.

Headset Challenge
Headset Challenge
1:38 min

Want to find the headset that's right for you? Take the headset challenge!

AOPA Live This Week - October 17, 2013
AOPA Live This Week - October 17, 2013
12:35 min

Fly a 500HP turboprop Bonanza. Picking the right headset. Highlighting the best in flight training.

Garmin VIRB
Garmin VIRB
1:12 min

Garmin has entered the action cam market with the new VIRB.

Advocacy

ADS-B Letter
ADS-B Letter
1:49 min

Fourteen general aviation groups including AOPA wrote the FAA asking for more aggressive steps to make the 2020 ADS-B mandate more affordable.

Santa Monica Airport Appeal
Santa Monica Airport Appeal
1:04 min

AOPA, NBAA file amicus brief in Santa Monica appeal.

Flights to Cuba Pending
Flights to Cuba Pending
0:41 min

Flights to Cuba are still pending as the FAA is scrambling to work out the details.

AOPA Terrafugia Support
AOPA Terrafugia Support
0:55 min

AOPA is asking the FAA to grant weight and stall-speed exemptions needed to certify the Terrafugia Transition road-worthy airplane as a light sport aircraft.

Powder River MOA Update
Powder River MOA Update
0:46 min

The Air Force has issued a record of decision on the expansion of the Powder River Training Complex in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming.

DOT Issues Revised Schedule for Medical Reform
DOT Issues Revised Schedule for Medical Reform
0:58 min

The Department of Transportation releases a revised schedule for the progress of the rule through the bureaucracy.

AOPA Pushes DOT to End Medical Reform Delay
AOPA Pushes DOT to End Medical Reform Delay
3:30 min

AOPA President Mark Baker is fed up with foot-dragging on medical reform.

Medical Reform and Drone Ruling Stalled
Medical Reform and Drone Ruling Stalled
2:03 min

Proposed rule changes for Medical Certificate reform are still bottled up in the Department of Transportation and the Office of Management and Budget. The FAA has still not released much needed ruling on drones.

Congressional Hearing on Drones
Congressional Hearing on Drones
3:23 min

With near misses with drones in the news there is growing concern among pilots over this new source of flying FOD, and AOPA weighed in during a House subcommittee hearing on the topic.

Airspace Win in Nantucket
Airspace Win in Nantucket
0:43 min

Over Thanksgiving AOPA was able to work with the FAA to fix a TFR that closed the Nantucket airport to VFR operations.

Progress expected on medical reform, patience still needed
Progress expected on medical reform, patience still needed
3:32 min

We've heard from members: Yes there's a lot of support for medical reform, why isn't it going anywhere? In short, it is...

FAA Modernization Hearing on Capitol Hill
FAA Modernization Hearing on Capitol Hill
3:53 min

Find out what AOPA told congressional decision makers about FAA modernization.

Santa Monica Airport Vote
Santa Monica Airport Vote
1:04 min

Santa Monica airport is now in the hands of the City Council after voters reject AOPA supported measure D.

Election Results
Election Results
2:15 min

What election results mean for AOPA's advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill.

Inspector General Report on ADS-B
Inspector General Report on ADS-B
2:27 min

An Inspector General report suggests the costs of ADS-B outweigh the benefits.

Customs and Border Protection Win
Customs and Border Protection Win
1:32 min

A Customs and Border Protection review concludes there are “opportunities for improvement” and notes that changes have been implemented to increase accountability; improve training; and use CBP personnel, rather than local law enforcement, for stops of GA aircraft.

Dr Richard Sloan FPA
Dr Richard Sloan FPA
6:26 min

The president of the Flying Physicians Association, Dr. Richard Sloan, says 80% of FPA members support medical certificate reform and see little value to the current Third Class Medical Certificate.

Rep. Rokita on medical certificate reform
Rep. Rokita on medical certificate reform
12:12 min

The co-author of the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act, Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Indiana) provides an update on medical certificate reform. Rokita says reform will happen, one way or the other.

Fight for Santa Monica looks promising
Fight for Santa Monica looks promising
5:09 min

The battle has been ongoing for more than five decades, but things are looking up in our fight to keep Santa Monica Airport. Find out what you can do to help.

Huerta-Baker interview
Huerta-Baker interview
7:26 min

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta visits AOPA headquarters and talks with AOPA President Mark Baker about medical certificate reform, replacing 100LL, the FAA budget and other issues of interest to general aviation pilots.

Health

New FAA sleep apnea policy
New FAA sleep apnea policy
6:07 min

AOPA Director of Medical Certification Gary Crump explains the new FAA policy on sleep apnea and pilot medical certification.

Fly Well- Vulnerable in the Weather
Fly Well- Vulnerable in the Weather
4:00 min

Dr. Jonathan Sackier talks about allergies.

Fly Well- Heart of the Interior
Fly Well- Heart of the Interior
4:11 min

Dr. Jonathan Sackier talks about heart disease.

Fly Well- Testicular Cancer
Fly Well- Testicular Cancer
3:40 min

Dr. Jonathan Sackier talks about ways to prevent testicular cancer.

Fly Well - Trouble with T
Fly Well - Trouble with T
4:37 min

Dr. Jonathan Sackier talks about trouble with Testosterone.

Fly Well- Major Structural Failure
Fly Well- Major Structural Failure
5:19 min

Dr. Jonathan Sackier talks about pilot structural failure.

Progress expected on medical reform, patience still needed
Progress expected on medical reform, patience still needed
3:32 min

We've heard from members: Yes there's a lot of support for medical reform, why isn't it going anywhere? In short, it is...

Miles O'Brien Interview
Miles O'Brien Interview
8:34 min

A conversation with CNN & PBS NewsHour TV personality and aviation expert Miles O'Brien about overcoming adversity.

Hypoxia Simulation
Hypoxia Simulation
3:57 min

See how AOPA staffers react to hypoxia at a simulated 30,000 feet.

Dr Richard Sloan FPA
Dr Richard Sloan FPA
6:26 min

The president of the Flying Physicians Association, Dr. Richard Sloan, says 80% of FPA members support medical certificate reform and see little value to the current Third Class Medical Certificate.

Rep. Rokita on medical certificate reform
Rep. Rokita on medical certificate reform
12:12 min

The co-author of the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act, Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Indiana) provides an update on medical certificate reform. Rokita says reform will happen, one way or the other.

Fly Well - Alcohol
Fly Well - Alcohol
4:12 min
Fly Well -smoking
Fly Well -smoking
3:46 min
Fly Well - Headaches
Fly Well - Headaches
3:47 min
Fly Well  - Don't be a DOPE
Fly Well - Don't be a DOPE
4:24 min

Travel

Lake Havasu Balloon Festival
Lake Havasu Balloon Festival
2:07 min

Lake Havasu City, Arizona, was treated to a colorful display as the local balloon festival marked its fifth year.

Bahamas Sea Planes
Bahamas Sea Planes
2:28 min

There is no more scenic way to see the Bahamas than by touring in a seaplane.

Flying to the Bahamas
Flying to the Bahamas
4:48 min

Learn the ins and outs of flying to the Bahamas.

St. Simons Island Attractions
St. Simons Island Attractions
1:19 min

See the top attractions around St. Simons Island in preparation for the Fly In.

Barrington Irving's Flying Classroom
Barrington Irving's Flying Classroom
2:45 min

Pilot Barrington Irvin is flying around the world to get students interested in aviation careers.

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.

Opinion

Tom Young, author and pilot
Tom Young, author and pilot
3:30 min

Novelist and pilot Tom Young talks about the situation in the Middle East, flying, and his new novel, Sand and Fire.

Good story on general aviation
Good story on general aviation
0:23 min

New York Times publishes a good article on general aviation.

Ideas to trim the FAA budget
Ideas to trim the FAA budget
1:20 min

We all know the Federal Government needs to trim the budget. AOPA President Mark Baker has identified ways to trim the FAA budget - that won't hurt the industry.

Mark Baker Keynote - Summit 2013
Mark Baker Keynote - Summit 2013
33:01 min
Mark Baker interview
Mark Baker interview
16:06 min

Tom Haines interviews AOPA President & CEO - elect Mark Baker.

Craig Fuller interview
Craig Fuller interview
16:12 min

AOPA President & CEO reflects on his years in the left seat for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

CBP can't find pilot stop records
CBP can't find pilot stop records
1:27 min

Incredible. CBP says it can't find records on a pilot stop and search.

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.

Independence Day message from Craig Fuller
Independence Day message from Craig Fuller
0:32 min

A special message from AOPA President Craig Fuller.

RTCA FAA funding discussion
RTCA FAA funding discussion
15:54 min

Is it time to look for another way to fund the FAA, perhaps even consider outsourcing some operations? A discussion during the RTCA symposium in Washington, DC June 6, 2013

AirVenture ATC fees interview
AirVenture ATC fees interview
14:58 min

EAA Chairman Jack Pelton on the FAA holding AirVenture at Oshkosh hostage to air traffic control user fees.

Craig Fuller interview on controller furlough, FAA funding
Craig Fuller interview on controller furlough, FAA funding
6:18 min

AOPA President talks about end of the controller furlough, and examining changes in FAA funding.

ABC News attacks general aviation
ABC News attacks general aviation
6:33 min
Harrison Ford on back country flying
Harrison Ford on back country flying
2:13 min
Craig Fuller speaks out on the sequester
Craig Fuller speaks out on the sequester
2:03 min

Financial

Bob Showalter interview
Bob Showalter interview
6:07 min

Family-owned and operated Showalter Flying Service on Orlando Executive Airport is being sold to Atlantic Aviation after 70 years of business. Bob Showalter talks about the decision.

AOPA Foundcation Giving Back Awards
AOPA Foundcation Giving Back Awards
1:24 min

Recreational Aviation Foundation a recipient of an AOPA Foundation Giving Back Award.

Guide to starting a flying club
Guide to starting a flying club
3:20 min

AOPA hopes to help more flying clubs get started.

Ideas to trim the FAA budget
Ideas to trim the FAA budget
1:20 min

We all know the Federal Government needs to trim the budget. AOPA President Mark Baker has identified ways to trim the FAA budget - that won't hurt the industry.

New AOPA Aviation Finance Company
New AOPA Aviation Finance Company
1:50 min

New resource to help pilots finance aircraft, avionics, and engine purchases.

AOPA Aviation Finance Company
AOPA Aviation Finance Company
6:28 min

Tom Haines interviews Adam Meredith and Joe Dini of the new AOPA Aviation Finance Company, LLC.

GAMA State of the Industry 2012
GAMA State of the Industry 2012
3:57 min

Annual report on the health of the aviation industry from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.

Aircraft Owner Tax Issues
Aircraft Owner Tax Issues
17:41 min

AOPA expert Ray Speciale (CPA, attorney-at-law) explains tax issues aircraft owners need to be aware of before filing federal income tax.

Bonus Depreciation
Bonus Depreciation
10:47 min

New law provides tax advantages for buying new aircraft or equipment this year.

AOPA

Progress expected on medical reform, patience still needed
Progress expected on medical reform, patience still needed
3:32 min

We've heard from members: Yes there's a lot of support for medical reform, why isn't it going anywhere? In short, it is...

2014 Hat in the Ring Challenge
2014 Hat in the Ring Challenge
1:30 min

Are you #TeamMark or #TeamJim? Find out about the 2014 AOPA Hat in the Ring Challenge.

Dr. Copter Memorial
Dr. Copter Memorial
1:35 min

Two new monuments commemorate the work of the late Dr. David Nichols who used general aviation to practice medicine on Tangier Island for more than 30 years.

Inspector General Report on ADS-B
Inspector General Report on ADS-B
2:27 min

An Inspector General report suggests the costs of ADS-B outweigh the benefits.

Frederick Fly-In
Frederick Fly-In
1:06 min

There was a little bit of everything at AOPA's Homecoming Fly-In including a variety of aircraft, an aerial performance by Michael Goulian and a chance to be a part of the GA community.

AOPA Debonair giveaway
AOPA Debonair giveaway
6:20 min

AOPA surprises the lucking winner of the Debonair Sweepstakes in the air!

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.

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.

Huerta-Baker interview
Huerta-Baker interview
7:26 min

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta visits AOPA headquarters and talks with AOPA President Mark Baker about medical certificate reform, replacing 100LL, the FAA budget and other issues of interest to general aviation pilots.

Three generations of women pilots
Three generations of women pilots
4:02 min

Mother, daughter, granddaughter, all pilots, all giving back to get more women in the air.

CBP backs down
CBP backs down
3:18 min

One month after AOPA President Mark Baker met with Customs and Border Protection officials, the agency tells national news media it is changing its program so it won't needlessly affront law-abiding pilots.

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

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

CBP Press coverage
CBP Press coverage
0:20 min

Another major newspaper reveals Customs and Border Patrol's stops of innocent pilots.

Santa Monica Airport
Santa Monica Airport
1:26 min

Santa Monica city council considers yet another ploy to close the airport.

Danger Drones
Danger Drones
2:17 min

Federal officials search for operator of drone that crashed into St. Louis skyscraper. AOPA renews call for timely regulations on small unmanned aerial systems.

Events

Mark Baker Honored at Living Legends of Aviation
Mark Baker Honored at Living Legends of Aviation
1:37 min

Harrison Ford presented his legacy award to AOPA President Mark Baker at the Twelfth Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards.

2015 AOPA Fly-In Locations Revealed
2015 AOPA Fly-In Locations Revealed
2:05 min

AOPA President Mark Baker looks forward to a new year of AOPA Fly-Ins as the association aims to build on the success of 2014 events that drew thousands.

2015 AOPA Fly-Ins
2015 AOPA Fly-Ins
0:31 min

Preview of the 2015 AOPA Fly-Ins.

2014 AOPA Fly-in Recap
2014 AOPA Fly-in Recap
4:10 min

A look back at our seven successful regional fly-ins of 2014.

Tangier Island Holly Run
Tangier Island Holly Run
2:57 min

See a group of general aviation pilots fly in holiday cheer. Pilots joined Santa to bring greens, school supplies and gifts to the residents of Tangier Island, a remote fishing village in Virginia.

Civil Air Patrol Congressional Gold Medal
Civil Air Patrol Congressional Gold Medal
2:32 min

Founding pilots of the Civil Air Patrol played a vital role protecting America when wolf packs of German submarines were at the door. They gathered in Washington this week to accept one of the nation’s highest honors.

St. Simons Air Boss
St. Simons Air Boss
1:53 min

Meet the husband and wife team responsible for safely bringing in hundreds of airplanes to the St. Simons regional fly-in.

Redbird Migration
Redbird Migration
3:46 min

A look at Redbird Migration, and the technology at the leading edge of flight training.

St. Simons Island Attractions
St. Simons Island Attractions
1:19 min

See the top attractions around St. Simons Island in preparation for the Fly In.

NBAA Google Glass
NBAA Google Glass
2:37 min

See a preview of the future, controlling the airplane with the sound of your voice.

NBAA 2014 New Airplanes
NBAA 2014 New Airplanes
4:27 min

Check out the latest and greatest airplanes at the 2014 NBAA Convention and Exhibition.

Behind the scenes - Debonair giveaway
Behind the scenes - Debonair giveaway
4:01 min

We go behind the scenes to show you whats involved in surprising the winner of the AOPA Sweepstakes Debonair.

Frederick Fly-In
Frederick Fly-In
1:06 min

There was a little bit of everything at AOPA's Homecoming Fly-In including a variety of aircraft, an aerial performance by Michael Goulian and a chance to be a part of the GA community.

AOPA Debonair giveaway
AOPA Debonair giveaway
6:20 min

AOPA surprises the lucking winner of the Debonair Sweepstakes in the air!

AOPA Spokane Fly-In
AOPA Spokane Fly-In
3:51 min

An incredible mix of unique aircraft at the AOPA Fly-in to Spokane, Washington.