Training & Safety
Take a look at the IFR experience from a new perspective, and answer a provocative piloting poll question on that subject to and see what fellow instrument pilots—newly rated and IFR veterans alike—would do under similar circumstances. See the archives >>
Fighter pilots aren’t all that different from the rest of us in the general aviation world. They love flying, follow checklists, and even make a few mistakes—and they learn from those mistakes just like we do. Larry Brown of Colorado Springs, Colo., is a retired Air Force F-15 who is relating his experiences in military and GA flying. See the archives >>
Real Pilot Stories
Each Real Pilot Story is a true account of a good flight gone bad. Listen to pilots who really have “been there, done that” (and survived) tell their harrowing tales in hopes of helping the rest of us become better pilots. All presentations contain audio. In order to view the presentations, a Flash plug-in is required.Read More
Watch an RPS
- Bird Strike
- Mayday at Mount McKinley
- The Impossible Turn
- Pinch Hitting a King Air
- Engine Failure at Night
FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta has written a letter to the general aviation community calling for care, caution, and training as the summer season begins.
Imagine having yearlong access to a flight school's simulator for $120. That's soon to be a reality for pilots near Lock Haven, Pa., thanks to a new club formed by local flight school AvSport.
Even a comfortable home airport can turn unforgiving if you arrive before you're ready, uncertain that you can reconfigure with your customary prompt precision.
Seven employees at Woodinville, Wash.-based Dynon Avionics who formed the Swamp Creek Flying Club have finished building a Glasair Sportsman under its Two Weeks To Taxi program and have begun flying.
For the second year in a row, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Prescott, Ariz., flight team has won the top spot at the Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference.
The University of Maine at Augusta is enrolling students for its new bachelor of science degree in aviation for the fall 2013 semester.
Wheeling, Ill.-based Ground Effect Advisors has chosen 10 finalists to win a scholarship with more than $3,500 worth of products and support to start a flying club.
AOPA and other associations representing general aviation interests met May 13 with the FAA administrator and senior staff to discuss ongoing efforts to improve safety.