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AOPA Live This Week

AOPA Live This Week - April 28, 2016
AOPA Live This Week - April 28, 2016
14:45 min

Is flying "On the Step" faster or is it a myth? We interview Red Bull Air Race Challenger Cup Pilot Kevin Coleman. Explore what flying G-A in Europe really looks like. Flying across the Pacific on solar power alone. Learn more about the next AOPA Sweepstakes airplane.

AOPA Live This Week - April 21, 2016
AOPA Live This Week - April 21, 2016
25:09 min

The latest from Aero Friedrichshafen in Germany. Flying a Float Beaver and other seaplanes. Win a ride in a P-51 Mustang.

AOPA Live This Week - April 14, 2016
AOPA Live This Week - April 14, 2016
13:45 min

Photographs and videos captured by those who fly the AirCam, a unique open-cockpit twin, have helped build the aircraft's following. Ride along with Red Bull Air Race World Championship pilot Hannes Arch as he puts his precision-flying skills to the test turning a wind farm into a slalom course. A father, a daughter, and a seaplane rating for two prove to be just the sort of fun that builds an aviation family's bond.

AOPA Live This Week - April 7, 2016
AOPA Live This Week - April 7, 2016
21:57 min

Announced at Sun 'n Fun, AOPA is giving away another airplane, one of many ways the association is supporting new flying clubs with tools, expertise, and assets. A breakthrough that opens the door for cheaper, innovative avionics for your aircraft. And some innovative avionics options rolled out at the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland, Florida. Those who put their lives on the line to fight for our freedom received a special honor at Sun 'n Fun: A veteran who flew the Flying Fortress during World War II returned to the sky aboard a B-17, along with a Tuskegee Airmen pilot who flew cover (and later, the B-29). A turboprop arrived from across the Atlantic cloaked in mystery. AOPA Editor at Large Tom Horne got a peek behind the curtain ahead of the unveiling of the TBM 930.

AOPA Live This Week - March 31, 2016
AOPA Live This Week - March 31, 2016
16:27 min

FAA Deputy Administrator Michael Whitaker flies with AOPA Editor in Chief Tom Haines to see Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast traffic and weather information displayed inside the cockpit of a Bonanza, and explains why pilots should equip with the technology. Go behind the scenes of JAARS, a Christian missionary organization based in North Carolina that uses general aviation to reach remote areas of the world. Find out which two unleaded aviation fuels passed rigorous material compatibility and rig testing and will move forward to Phase 2 testing in aircraft and engines. AOPA Vice President of Regulatory Affairs David Oord explains.

AOPA Live This Week - March 24, 2016
AOPA Live This Week - March 24, 2016
15:57 min

The AOPA You Can Fly 152 Reimagined Sweepstakes airplane has a new owner. A new world record for inverted flat spins. Ike's Super Connie flys again.

AOPA Live This Week - March 17, 2016
AOPA Live This Week - March 17, 2016
16:27 min

Aviation for Millennials! A report from the first Modaero. A small step for legislation, a step forward for medical certificate reform. A roaring start for the Yanks in Abu Dhabi. Rod Machado on how to tame the glideslope needle.

AOPA Live This Week - March 10, 2016
AOPA Live This Week - March 10, 2016
17:24 min

Big movement in Washington as the Senate moves on FAA Reauthorization and the FAA moves on the Part 23 rewrite. A Cirrus parachute rescue caught on tape. We fly the Diamond DA62. A Guinness World Record attempt for a good cause.

AOPA Live This Week - March 3, 2016
AOPA Live This Week - March 3, 2016
16:14 min

AOPA fights for WASP's to be allowed once again to be interred at Arlington National Cemetery. We talk with Florence Shutsy Reynolds about the battle. Coverage from Heli Expo. Flying with a cold? Its a no-go.

AOPA Live This Week- February 25, 2016
AOPA Live This Week- February 25, 2016
12:58 min

FAA Reauthorization is sitting still. Upset recovery training in a corporate jet. We spend a weekend with the grandson of aviation legend Igor Sikorsky. See the new Virgin Galactic spaceship.

AOPA Live This Week- February 18, 2016
AOPA Live This Week- February 18, 2016
19:25 min

The left and the right are coming together against privatized ATC as AOPA stands firm against user fees. Hear the incredible story of Tuskegee Airman Col. Charles McGee during his visit to the National Aviation Community Center. AOPA's online flight planner has some powerful new features that will change your flight planning forever.

AOPA Live This Week - February 11, 2016
AOPA Live This Week - February 11, 2016
14:02 min

AIRR Hearing takes the spotlight in DC. Taking the pulse of the GA industry - the GAMA 2015 numbers are in. Cold weather restricted airports. Blue Angels over Super Bowl 50.

AOPA Live This Week - February 4, 2016
AOPA Live This Week - February 4, 2016
12:23 min

Medical certificate reform, user fees for some, and a privatized air traffic control system, all in the just introduced Aviation Innovation, Reform and Reauthorization Act. A grass strip to dream about. Turning nature against rogue drones.

AOPA Live This Week - January 28, 2016
AOPA Live This Week - January 28, 2016
16:02 min

AOPA’s home in Frederick, Maryland, was squarely in the path of a massive winter storm that dumped snow by the foot and left local pilots and airport crews digging out for days. This brings to mind a little news you can use this week about an easy way to find out if airports along your route are closed, and winter flying tips from the AOPA Air Safety Institute. Even Sebring, Florida was on the chilly side, though near-freezing temperatures, Friday rain and gusty wind on Saturday didn’t douse all the fun at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, which hosted drones for the first time this year. That attraction appealed to many, including visitors who arrived with parents in tow. And dancing with the Northern Lights in a para-glider.

AOPA Live This Week - January 21, 2016
AOPA Live This Week - January 21, 2016
14:47 min

AOPA Live brings you the latest in the light sport aircraft and drone markets from the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida. Go behind the scenes and see what it’s like to fly the light sport Rans S–20 Raven and Rans S–19LS Venterra. Plus, 15 general aviation advocacy groups have banded together to oppose changes to FAA funding and the air traffic control system, and AOPA provides an update on what’s next for third class medical reform.

Latest Videos

AOPA Live This Week - April 28, 2016
AOPA Live This Week - April 28, 2016
14:45 min

Is flying "On the Step" faster or is it a myth? We interview Red Bull Air Race Challenger Cup Pilot Kevin Coleman. Explore what flying G-A in Europe really looks like. Flying across the Pacific on solar power alone. Learn more about the next AOPA Sweepstakes airplane.

AOPA Fly-In Procedures: Beaufort, NC
AOPA Fly-In Procedures: Beaufort, NC
4:46 min

Procedures for the AOPA Fly-In event at Beaufort, NC. To download the Pilot Information Packet, go to: http://www.aopa.org/mrh-pip

Red Bull's Youngest Challenger
Red Bull's Youngest Challenger
2:29 min

Kevin Coleman is the youngest guy and the only American flying in Red Bull's Challenger Cup series.

Flying G-A in Europe
Flying G-A in Europe
2:06 min

Pilot and Photographer Garrett Fisher talks about the challenges and rewards of flying in Europe.

Putting "On the Step" to the Test
Putting "On the Step" to the Test
3:12 min

A lot of pilots claim they can get a bit of extra speed at cruise by flying "On the Step." Is there really something for free in aerodynamics? We put flying on the step to the test.

Electric Aircraft at Aero Friedrichshafen
Electric Aircraft at Aero Friedrichshafen
3:15 min

Several manufacturers at Aero Friedrichshafen focus on electric aircraft.

AOPA Sweeps Winner 2016
AOPA Sweeps Winner 2016
5:42 min

Former missionary pilot Eric Peterson is the winner of AOPA's You Can Fly Sweepstakes 152!

AOPA Live This Week - April 21, 2016
AOPA Live This Week - April 21, 2016
25:09 min

The latest from Aero Friedrichshafen in Germany. Flying a Float Beaver and other seaplanes. Win a ride in a P-51 Mustang.

Father Daughter Seaplane Rating
Father Daughter Seaplane Rating
2:10 min

A father, a daughter, and a seaplane rating for two prove to be just the sort of fun that builds an aviation family's bond.

Veterans Fly on B-17 at Sun 'n Fun
Veterans Fly on B-17 at Sun 'n Fun
2:41 min

Those who put their lives on the line to fight for our freedom received a special honor at Sun 'n Fun: A veteran who flew the Flying Fortress during World War II returned to the sky aboard a B-17, along with a Tuskegee Airmen pilot who flew cover (and later, the B-29).

G-A Reaches Remote Regions
G-A Reaches Remote Regions
2:31 min

Go behind the scenes of JAARS, a Christian missionary organization based in North Carolina that uses general aviation to reach remote areas of the world.

FAA Flies with ADS-B
FAA Flies with ADS-B
2:44 min

FAA Deputy Administrator Michael Whitaker flies with AOPA Editor in Chief Tom Haines to see Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast traffic and weather information displayed inside the cockpit of a Bonanza, and explains why pilots should equip with the technology.

Wind Farm Slalom
Wind Farm Slalom
0:22 min

Ride along with Red Bull Air Race World Championship pilot Hannes Arch as he puts his precision-flying skills to the test turning a wind farm into a slalom course.

AirCam Video Production
AirCam Video Production
3:29 min

The story behind AirCam's stunning videos.

FAA Deputy Administrator Whitaker interview
FAA Deputy Administrator Whitaker interview
5:49 min

Michael Whitaker, FAA Deputy Administrator, talks about ADS-B

News

AOPA Live This Week - April 21, 2016
AOPA Live This Week - April 21, 2016
25:09 min

The latest from Aero Friedrichshafen in Germany. Flying a Float Beaver and other seaplanes. Win a ride in a P-51 Mustang.

Suderman sets inverted flat spin record... again.
Suderman sets inverted flat spin record... again.
0:21 min

Spencer Suderman sure likes spinning 'round, upside down. The pilot beat his previous record of 81 by doing 98 inverted flat spins.

Ike's Air Force One returns to the air
Ike's Air Force One returns to the air
0:24 min

Super Constellation "Columbine II" flew President Eisenhower as the first Air Force One. Now a team is restoring it. Bruce Haffner shows us the Connie from the ChopperGuy.com NewsCopter.

GA Helps with flooding in LA and TX
GA Helps with flooding in LA and TX
0:15 min

General Aviation Serves America, this week during flooding along the Louisiana and Texas state line.

Senate Commerce Committee Proposes FAA Reauth Bill
Senate Commerce Committee Proposes FAA Reauth Bill
1:26 min

A small step for legislation, a step forward for medical certificate reform.

AOPA Live This Week - March 3, 2016
AOPA Live This Week - March 3, 2016
16:14 min

AOPA fights for WASP's to be allowed once again to be interred at Arlington National Cemetery. We talk with Florence Shutsy Reynolds about the battle. Coverage from Heli Expo. Flying with a cold? Its a no-go.

FAA funding hearing
FAA funding hearing
3:03 min

Members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee heard widely differing perspectives on proposed FAA reauthorization legislation.

Aircraft market takes hits
Aircraft market takes hits
0:47 min

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association logged a down year for many aircraft makers, though U.S. manufacturers fared better than the rest.

Shuster AIRR Act press conference
Shuster AIRR Act press conference
25:59 min

Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Penn.) explains the FAA reauthorization bill (Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act) during a February 4, 2016 press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

Details of long-awaited FAA reauthorization bill revealed
Details of long-awaited FAA reauthorization bill revealed
4:10 min

Medical certificate reform, user fees for some, and a privatized air traffic control system, all in the just introduced Aviation Innovation, Reform and Reauthorization Act.

Eagles Catch Rogue Drones
Eagles Catch Rogue Drones
0:23 min

A Dutch company is working with police using birds of prey to attack errant drones.

NTSB Top Ten List 2016
NTSB Top Ten List 2016
2:47 min

The annual NTSB list of most wanted safety improvements again includes general aviation this year, and again focuses on loss of control. Much progress has been made improving safety and reducing accidents in recent years.

Flying Again: Movie follows Rusty Pilots through learning to fly again
Flying Again: Movie follows Rusty Pilots through learning to fly again
11:31 min

Paul Harrop talks with MzeroA's Jason Schappert about his new film Flying Again.

Pilot's Bill of Rights 2 Advances
Pilot's Bill of Rights 2 Advances
2:22 min

A Senate committee has approved the Pilot's Bill of Rights 2, putting third class medical reform over a major hurdle.

Hondajet Certification
Hondajet Certification
1:57 min

Decades in the making and conceived on a clean sheet with revolutionary ideas, the HondaJet received FAA type certification Dec. 9.

Safety and Education

AOPA Fly-In Procedures: Beaufort, NC
AOPA Fly-In Procedures: Beaufort, NC
4:46 min

Procedures for the AOPA Fly-In event at Beaufort, NC. To download the Pilot Information Packet, go to: http://www.aopa.org/mrh-pip

Weather Wise: The Future of Weather
Weather Wise: The Future of Weather
6:18 min

You may not realize it, but we’re living in the golden age of weather flying—and things are only going to get better. So what can we expect in the years to come? In this final installment of our Weather Wise video series, we take a look at how technology will change the experience of weather planning and flying.

Engine Out! From Trouble to Touchdown
Engine Out! From Trouble to Touchdown
9:19 min

Responding to a simulated engine-out during training is one thing. Responding to a real engine-out is another, and as pilots we should know how to respond to ensure our chances of a safe landing. In this video, we discuss best practices for responding to an engine failure in cruise and on takeoff, as well as ways to help prevent an engine failure from happening in the first place.

Cirrus Parachute Rescue Caught on Tape
Cirrus Parachute Rescue Caught on Tape
0:30 min

A New York pilot was flying his Cirrus SR22 home to Republic Airport in Farmingdale when the engine quit. A security camera captured the amazing touchdown.

Flight Research Upset Training
Flight Research Upset Training
3:48 min

The Aermacchi MB-326 Impala is among few jets that can tailslide in safety. The Impala, a military trainer, and a Sabreliner bizjet are flown by former astronauts in California who teach pilots how to recover from very unusual attitudes.

Weather Wise: Awareness Aloft
Weather Wise: Awareness Aloft
7:24 min

In-flight weather monitoring is a critical component of good decision making. In this video, we look at how to maintain strong situational awareness with respect to weather, and using that awareness to make good decisions should things not go as planned.

Cold weather airports
Cold weather airports
2:40 min

Frigid temperatures require special attention, and that goes beyond preheating at some airports. We'll look at airports where altitude corrections are required for safe instrument approaches.

Weather Wise: Beyond Go/No-Go
Weather Wise: Beyond Go/No-Go
9:22 min

We’re usually able to make fairly solid go/no-go decisions well in advance of a planned flight. But when conditions are marginal, the decision to launch, postpone, or cancel can be tricky. In this installment of the AOPA Air Safety Institute’s Weather Wise video series, we look at factors to consider when the weather complicates your plans.

NTSB Top Ten List 2016
NTSB Top Ten List 2016
2:47 min

The annual NTSB list of most wanted safety improvements again includes general aviation this year, and again focuses on loss of control. Much progress has been made improving safety and reducing accidents in recent years.

The Joy of First Solo
The Joy of First Solo
3:24 min

The most significant milestone for an aviator is their first solo. AOPA Live's Paul Harrop shows us it's a team effort to get there.

How to Launch Aviation Education into your Curriculum
How to Launch Aviation Education into your Curriculum
38:54 min

Presentation from the AOPA High School Aviation Symposium

Interactive Discussion
Interactive Discussion
22:50 min

Presentation from the AOPA High School Aviation Symposium

Launching an Aviation Education Program
Launching an Aviation Education Program
36:26 min

Presentation from the AOPA High School Aviation Symposium

2015 Best Flight School of the Year
2015 Best Flight School of the Year
2:42 min

AeroVenture Institute won AOPA's Flight Training Excellence Award for best flight school 2015.

2015 Best Flight Instructor of the Year
2015 Best Flight Instructor of the Year
2:05 min

Todd Shellnutt won AOPA's Flight Training Excellence Award for best flight instructor 2015.

Flying Again: Movie follows Rusty Pilots through learning to fly again
Flying Again: Movie follows Rusty Pilots through learning to fly again
11:31 min

Paul Harrop talks with MzeroA's Jason Schappert about his new film Flying Again.

High School Student Aviation Success stories
High School Student Aviation Success stories
12:50 min
Barrington Irving
Barrington Irving
39:41 min

Barrington Irving explains his Flying Classroom and how it's being used in schools across the nation. Presentation from the AOPA High School Aviation Symposium

Weather Wise: IFR Flight Planning
Weather Wise: IFR Flight Planning
9:22 min

Flying IFR simplifies weather planning in some ways--but it also increases our exposure to potentially dangerous conditions. In this video, we look at how to anticipate and avoid such conditions during the days and hours leading up to a flight.

Aviation Education & Career Readiness
Aviation Education & Career Readiness
44:35 min

Panel discussion, Colleen Conklin, Director, Gaetz Aerospace Institute, ERAU; terry Aunchman, Cirector of Career and Technical Education, Pasco County, FL; Dr. Ken Burns, Chairman, Flight Department, ERAU; Josh Olds, Director, Flight Operations, Waypoint Global Strategies UAS Program

Technique

Putting "On the Step" to the Test
Putting "On the Step" to the Test
3:12 min

A lot of pilots claim they can get a bit of extra speed at cruise by flying "On the Step." Is there really something for free in aerodynamics? We put flying on the step to the test.

License to Learn - Bracketing the Glideslope
License to Learn - Bracketing the Glideslope
5:29 min

Rod Machado on how to tame the glideslope needle.

Weather Wise: Beyond Go/No-Go
Weather Wise: Beyond Go/No-Go
9:22 min

We’re usually able to make fairly solid go/no-go decisions well in advance of a planned flight. But when conditions are marginal, the decision to launch, postpone, or cancel can be tricky. In this installment of the AOPA Air Safety Institute’s Weather Wise video series, we look at factors to consider when the weather complicates your plans.

Sweeps Spin
Sweeps Spin
2:03 min

AOPA Editor at Large Dave Hirschman and AOPA Pilot Managing Editor Sarah Deener wanted to know just how well your AOPA Sweepstakes You Can Fly Cessna 152 can spin. Only one way to find out, and you can ride along.

Mastering wheel landings
Mastering wheel landings
1:54 min

Don't think of landing when doing a wheel landing in a tail dragger.

Margins of Safety: Avoiding Power-On Stalls
Margins of Safety: Avoiding Power-On Stalls
8:14 min

Year after year, unintended stalls are among the leading causes of fatal aviation accidents. The "departure" or "power-on" stall is practiced during flight training, but in a controlled, coordinated scenario at a high altitude. Unexpected stalls during takeoffs or go-arounds are sudden, sharp, and frightening. At low altitude, even a brief loss of aircraft control may be unrecoverable. This video explains the differences in power-on stall training versus real-world scenarios, the aerodynamics of how stalls occur during takeoffs and go-arounds, and techniques pilots can use to prevent them.

This video brought to you by BendixKing by Honeywell.

Accident Case Study: Final Approach
Accident Case Study: Final Approach
16:49 min

On January 13, 2013, a Piper Arrow collided with trees during an emergency approach to Delaware’s Dover Air Force Base. Come along as we re-create the pilot's final flight, and seek to understand the circumstances that led him down a path to disaster.

Water ditching caught on tape
Water ditching caught on tape
2:15 min

Two airplanes collide in Italy, one pilot is able to ditch into the water in front of a crowded beach. Its all caught on tape. We digest the lessons to be learned from this viral video.

Upset Recovery Training
Upset Recovery Training
3:44 min

See Prevailance Aerospace upset recovery training in an Extra 330LX.

Accident Case Study: Emergency Management
Accident Case Study: Emergency Management
13:18 min

On December 16, 2012, a Piper Cherokee impacted terrain during an instrument approach to Fayetteville, North Carolina. In this case study, we use ATC audio and radar data to reconstruct the tragic flight and find out what went wrong.

Approx. 13 minutes

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.

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.

Technology

FAA Deputy Administrator Whitaker interview
FAA Deputy Administrator Whitaker interview
5:49 min

Michael Whitaker, FAA Deputy Administrator, talks about ADS-B

AOPA Online Flight Planner Update
AOPA Online Flight Planner Update
2:27 min

AOPA has added some powerful tools to help you plan your flight including fuel planning and EFB integration.

Weather Wise: IFR Flight Planning
Weather Wise: IFR Flight Planning
9:22 min

Flying IFR simplifies weather planning in some ways--but it also increases our exposure to potentially dangerous conditions. In this video, we look at how to anticipate and avoid such conditions during the days and hours leading up to a flight.

Weather Wise: VFR Flight Planning
Weather Wise: VFR Flight Planning
9:43 min

One of the major challenges of flying is weather assessment. In this video we cover the major weather issues facing VFR pilots, with an emphasis on how to get a "big picture" understanding of the situation before leaving the ground.

Remote Air Traffic Control
Remote Air Traffic Control
3:14 min

Air traffic control may become a telecommuting task in the not-too-distant future; remote towers equipped with cameras and communication gear are already online in some parts of the world. Watch a demonstration of how this might work at your local airport.

Virgin Galactic
Virgin Galactic
2:16 min

AOPA Senior Features Editor Julie Summers Walker reveals the latest developments from Virgin Galactic’s Mojave Desert outpost where composite space ships are readied for launch.

Weather Wise: Gathering Information
Weather Wise: Gathering Information
8:22 min

Preflight weather planning is one of the most important jobs we do as pilots. It’s the foundation for some of our most critical decisions. But with the sheer amount of weather information available these days, how can we be sure we’re getting what we need? In this short video—the first in a series focused on practical weather flying for pilots—we look at strategies for sorting through the chaff and pinpointing the information that really matters for your upcoming flight. 

First Person Video Drone Races
First Person Video Drone Races
3:34 min

AOPA Online Editor Jim Moore takes us off to the drone races.

Margins of Safety: Angle of Attack Indicators
Margins of Safety: Angle of Attack Indicators
5:38 min

This brief video provides a review of angle of attack (AOA), an introduction to the main types of AOA indicators available for GA pilots, and an overview of how they can be beneficial in stall awareness and prevention. Learn how an AOA indicator can help you avoid exceeding the critical angle of attack. Technical assistance and sponsorship of this video brought to you by Aspen Avionics. More information about stall awareness and prevention can be found at the Aerodynamics Safety Spotlight: www.airsafetyinstitute.org/aerospotlight.

Garmin Flight Stream
Garmin Flight Stream
2:44 min

Garmin has a new device to help keep your legacy GPS navigation equipment up with the times.

FAA launches Fly Safe, pushes for AOA's
FAA launches Fly Safe, pushes for AOA's
1:26 min

The FAA wants you to equip with an angle of attack indicator in effort to reduce loss of control accidents.

MT reversable prop for Husky
MT reversable prop for Husky
0:54 min

An old dog learns a new trick. Put that Aviat Husky in reverse!

Alan Klapmeier - ONE Aviation
Alan Klapmeier - ONE Aviation
10:31 min

Kestrel Aviation and Eclipse Aerospace merge to form ONE Aviation. Cirrus co-founder, Kestrel founder, and now ONE Aviation CEO Alan Klapmeier explains the benefits to the new company.

Mindstar Virtual Air Traffic Control
Mindstar Virtual Air Traffic Control
4:32 min

A little shy about talking to air traffic control? A new virtual reality lets you fly with other aircraft and communicate with a real controller, all without leaving the ground.

Robinson Turbine Order
Robinson Turbine Order
0:14 min

Robinson Helicopters places an order for more than 1,000 Rolls Royce RR300 turbine engines for the R-44.

Aircraft

Electric Aircraft at Aero Friedrichshafen
Electric Aircraft at Aero Friedrichshafen
3:15 min

Several manufacturers at Aero Friedrichshafen focus on electric aircraft.

TBM930
TBM930
3:34 min

Daher Sonata adds some impressive new capabilities to the TBM930.

We Fly the Diamond DA62
We Fly the Diamond DA62
4:13 min

Editor-at-Large Tom Horne flies Diamond's Jet-A sipping, seven-seat, 190-knot, 1,500-nm bid for the light twin of the future.

HAI Heli-Expo 2016
HAI Heli-Expo 2016
4:49 min

All the top helicopter news from the 2016 HAI Heli-Expo convention in Louisville, KY.

Commuter Craft Innovator
Commuter Craft Innovator
0:35 min

The Commuter Craft Innovator is making a splash at the Sport Aviation Expo 2016.

Light Sport Aircraft: Tale of two Rans
Light Sport Aircraft: Tale of two Rans
4:19 min

Go behind the scenes and see what it’s like to fly the light sport Rans S–20 Raven and Rans S–19LS Venterra.

Restored de Havilland DHC-1 Super Chipmunk
Restored de Havilland DHC-1 Super Chipmunk
2:02 min

The de Havilland DHC-1 Super Chipmunk has a storied history as a trainer, aerobat, crop duster, and award-winner. Ride along as AOPA Editor at Large Dave Hirschman probes the secrets of the Super Chipmunk's success.

Pipistrel Panthera
Pipistrel Panthera
2:35 min

The Panthera is a super-sleek, carbon-fiber four-seater that will be offered in three variants.

Hondajet Certification
Hondajet Certification
1:57 min

Decades in the making and conceived on a clean sheet with revolutionary ideas, the HondaJet received FAA type certification Dec. 9.

Flying the Hamilton H-47 Metalplane
Flying the Hamilton H-47 Metalplane
5:37 min

Howard Wright, the current owner of the Hamilton H-47 Metalplane had it converted to a floatplane.

New and upcoming business jets at NBAA 2015
New and upcoming business jets at NBAA 2015
6:24 min

AOPA Pilot Editor-at-Large Tom Horne looks at the airplanes on display at NBAA 2015

Flying the Griffon Lionheart
Flying the Griffon Lionheart
3:50 min

In the 1990's, aircraft designer Larry French envisioned a composite version of a classic staggerwing biplane. The Griffion Lionheart is the result. It was sold as a kit, and six were built. One remains flying. AOPA Live's Paul Harrop had a chance to fly this rare beast.

B-25 Panchito at AOPA
B-25 Panchito at AOPA
2:29 min

B-25 bomber Panchito and the last surviving Doolittle Raider visit AOPA.

Checking out in a B-25
Checking out in a B-25
6:21 min

AOPA's Tom Haines gets his Second-in-Command rating in a B-25 bomber.

Custom Cirrus
Custom Cirrus
2:36 min

The Cirrus customization program takes a page from high-end cars.

Citation Latitude Performance
Citation Latitude Performance
2:28 min

Ride along as AOPA Pilot Editor at Large Tom Horne puts the new Citation Latitude through its paces.

Citation Latitude Production
Citation Latitude Production
5:09 min

Textron goes big-cabin with its newest Citation. We get an inside look at the assembly line.

Nextant 400XTi
Nextant 400XTi
4:14 min

At the top of the G-A market Nextant Aerospace leads the re-manufacturing boom with the 400XTi.

Pipistrel Alpha Electro
Pipistrel Alpha Electro
3:05 min

AOPA Pilot Editor at Large Tom Horne gets to fly the Pipistrel Alpha Electro - an electric trainer.

Tecnam P2010
Tecnam P2010
4:14 min

Tecnam's P2010 has arrived in style, and AOPA Pilot Senior Editor Al Marsh puts the four-seater through its paces.

Gear & Products

Sandel Avionics Avilon
Sandel Avionics Avilon
1:24 min

Sandel Avionics demonstrates its new Avilon Flight deck for the King Air.

VG Shootout
VG Shootout
3:37 min

Two Cessna Skyhawks go head to head to put a set of vortex generators to the test. Will the VGs make any difference in performance?

Pro Line Fusion Touch
Pro Line Fusion Touch
1:51 min

AOPA Pilot Editor at Large Tom Horne takes a look at the Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion Touch.

Bendix King KI 300
Bendix King KI 300
0:32 min

Bendix King announced a new electronic replacement for mechanical attitude indicators.

Aspen AOA Receives FAA Certification
Aspen AOA Receives FAA Certification
0:55 min

Aspen receives certification for it's integrated Angle of Attack indicator sooner than expected.

iCloth Avionics Wipes Product Review
iCloth Avionics Wipes Product Review
0:57 min

Need a way to clean those fingerprints off your panel? These wipes are the perfect solution.

New ADS-B Options
New ADS-B Options
4:33 min

Pilots have a variety of product options to comply with the 2020 ADS-B mandate. See some of the possible solutions displayed at the 2015 AEA International Convention.

Red Viper Airplane Positioner
Red Viper Airplane Positioner
1:28 min

How to expand your hangar without rebuilding it.

New Products at AEA 2015
New Products at AEA 2015
2:48 min

AOPA Live's Paul Harrop reports on the variety of new avionics products released at the Aircraft Electronics Association show in 2015.

Aircraft Spruce AOPA Partnership
Aircraft Spruce AOPA Partnership
0:19 min

Aircraft Spruce and Specialty Company has renewed a strategic partnership with AOPA.

Flying the Embraer Legacy 500
Flying the Embraer Legacy 500
3:56 min

The new Brazilian mid sized jet has the features of a large jet, and the handling of a small one. With fly-by-wire control, this turbine Goldilocks is just right.

L-3 Lynx MultiLink Surveillance System
L-3 Lynx MultiLink Surveillance System
1:03 min

L-3 has released a new line of ADS-B products. See the new NGT-9000 transponder replacement.

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.

Advocacy

Senate Commerce Committee Proposes FAA Reauth Bill
Senate Commerce Committee Proposes FAA Reauth Bill
1:26 min

A small step for legislation, a step forward for medical certificate reform.

Proposed rule will streamline GA aircraft certification
Proposed rule will streamline GA aircraft certification
1:28 min

The FAA has announced a proposed rule that would make it easier, faster, and less expensive to get modern safety equipment into general aviation aircraft.

Washington Moves on Part 23 and FAA Reauthorization
Washington Moves on Part 23 and FAA Reauthorization
2:47 min

Big movement in Washington as the Senate moves on FAA Reauthorization and the FAA moves on the Part 23 rewrite.

FAA funding hearing
FAA funding hearing
3:03 min

Members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee heard widely differing perspectives on proposed FAA reauthorization legislation.

Details of long-awaited FAA reauthorization bill revealed
Details of long-awaited FAA reauthorization bill revealed
4:10 min

Medical certificate reform, user fees for some, and a privatized air traffic control system, all in the just introduced Aviation Innovation, Reform and Reauthorization Act.

Pilot's Bill of Rights 2 Advances
Pilot's Bill of Rights 2 Advances
2:22 min

A Senate committee has approved the Pilot's Bill of Rights 2, putting third class medical reform over a major hurdle.

Kidney Stones no longer require Special Issuance
Kidney Stones no longer require Special Issuance
1:12 min

Kidney Stones have been added to the list of conditions an AME can issue... in the office.

User fees on front of mind at NBAA 2015
User fees on front of mind at NBAA 2015
2:10 min

Talk was centered on the threat of user fees at the 2015 National Business Aviation Association convention in Las Vegas.

Third Class Medical reform advancing in Senate
Third Class Medical reform advancing in Senate
1:31 min

We are seeing movement on Third Class Medical Reform.

AOPA's High School Aviation Initiative
AOPA's High School Aviation Initiative
4:19 min

AOPA launches program to bring aviation into high schools to help teach STEM and spark interest in general aviation.

Ken Mead - New FAA Compliance Philosophy
Ken Mead - New FAA Compliance Philosophy
6:54 min

FAA announces a new compliance philosophy, where it will seek to educate and retrain pilots first, rather than start an enforcement action.

Medical Reform Update from Colorado Springs
Medical Reform Update from Colorado Springs
2:15 min

AOPA President Mark Baker provides an update on third class medical reform at the Colorado Springs Regional Fly-In.

Third Class Medical Reform - Sept 10, 2015
Third Class Medical Reform - Sept 10, 2015
3:18 min

AOPA Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Advocacy Jim Coon provides an update on the progress toward third class medical reform.

AOPA's Jim Coon explains Third Class Medical Reform Strategy
AOPA's Jim Coon explains Third Class Medical Reform Strategy
13:01 min

AOPA Sr VP Government Affairs chronicles Medical Reform setbacks and a new path forward.

Third Class Medical Update from AirVenture
Third Class Medical Update from AirVenture
0:45 min

Earlier this week, Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and John Boozman (R-AR) filed an amendment that would add third class medical reform language to the highway bill now being debated in the Senate.

FAA administrator appears at Oshkosh
FAA administrator appears at Oshkosh
2:05 min

Regarding third class medical reform, Huerta said the FAA is working "continuously and diligently" on improvements--but he cautioned the audience that "the pilot perspective is not the only perspective" on this issue.

Sen. Jim Inhofe - AirVenture 2015 AOPA Live interview
Sen. Jim Inhofe - AirVenture 2015 AOPA Live interview
9:12 min

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) on third class medical reform and the Pilot's Bill of Rights 2.

AOPA: Make ADS-B traffic available to all
AOPA: Make ADS-B traffic available to all
2:17 min

AOPA renews call for the FAA to not withhold traffic data from aircraft not yet equipped with ADS-B out.

Progress soon on Third Class Medical reform?
Progress soon on Third Class Medical reform?
4:12 min

Find out what's taking so darned long to get any progress on Third Class Medical reform,and how the measure could start moving forward soon.

Private ATC proposed
Private ATC proposed
4:08 min

Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) unveils his proposal to create a not-for-profit, federally chartered corporation to operate and modernize ATC; AOPA weighs in.

Health

Fly Well - Collisions and Impacts
Fly Well - Collisions and Impacts
4:28 min

Dr. Jonathan Sackier loses a friend to an aircraft accident, and looks at what we must do to improve GA safety.

Fly Well 4b - Humor should be humorous
Fly Well 4b - Humor should be humorous
4:49 min

Dr. Jonathan Sackier on your eyes and flying.

Fly Well - My dose is blocked
Fly Well - My dose is blocked
4:42 min

Tips to pilots for dealing with colds, flu and allergies.

Kidney Stones no longer require Special Issuance
Kidney Stones no longer require Special Issuance
1:12 min

Kidney Stones have been added to the list of conditions an AME can issue... in the office.

AOPA's Jim Coon explains Third Class Medical Reform Strategy
AOPA's Jim Coon explains Third Class Medical Reform Strategy
13:01 min

AOPA Sr VP Government Affairs chronicles Medical Reform setbacks and a new path forward.

Third Class Medical Update from AirVenture
Third Class Medical Update from AirVenture
0:45 min

Earlier this week, Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and John Boozman (R-AR) filed an amendment that would add third class medical reform language to the highway bill now being debated in the Senate.

Progress soon on Third Class Medical reform?
Progress soon on Third Class Medical reform?
4:12 min

Find out what's taking so darned long to get any progress on Third Class Medical reform,and how the measure could start moving forward soon.

Fly Well- Meaning of Aviation
Fly Well- Meaning of Aviation
3:43 min

Dr. Jonathan Sackier gives suggestions on talking to the FAA about medical problems.

Fly Well - Coronary Artery Disease
Fly Well - Coronary Artery Disease
3:48 min

Dr. Jonathan Sackier talks about Coronary Artery Disease

Fly Well - Veristop
Fly Well - Veristop
4:35 min

Dr. Jonathan Sackier talks about vertigo.

Fly Well - Can Flying Be Too Sweet
Fly Well - Can Flying Be Too Sweet
4:20 min

Dr. Jonathan Sackier talks about diabetes.

Fly Well - Maneuvering Through the Rocks
Fly Well - Maneuvering Through the Rocks
3:48 min

Dr. Jonathan Sackier talks about kidney disease.

Pilot's Bill of Rights - Medical Certificate Reform
Pilot's Bill of Rights - Medical Certificate Reform
0:52 min

AOPA is calling all pilots to action to urge Congress to support the Pilot's Bill of Rights II, which includes Third Class Medical reform. The bill would allow pilots to fly noncommercially in aircraft weighing up to 6,000 pounds carrying five passengers below 14,000 feet in VFR and IFR conditions without the need for a medical certificate.

Sen. Inhofe - Pilots Bill of Rights II
Sen. Inhofe - Pilots Bill of Rights II
15:45 min

Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) talks about the Pilots Bill of Rights II, which includes a provision to allow private pilots to fly an aircraft with up to six seats, weighing up to 6,000 pounds, VFR or IFR, without a third class medical certificate. The bill also reforms the NOTAM system, and provides more legal protections for pilots accused of regulatory infractions.

New Third Class Medical Reform Legislation Introduced
New Third Class Medical Reform Legislation Introduced
2:18 min

Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, talks about a new Pilots Bill of Rights that would open the door to flying IFR up to 14,000 feet without a third class medical requirement.

Travel

Flying G-A in Europe
Flying G-A in Europe
2:06 min

Pilot and Photographer Garrett Fisher talks about the challenges and rewards of flying in Europe.

G-A Reaches Remote Regions
G-A Reaches Remote Regions
2:31 min

Go behind the scenes of JAARS, a Christian missionary organization based in North Carolina that uses general aviation to reach remote areas of the world.

AirCam Video Production
AirCam Video Production
3:29 min

The story behind AirCam's stunning videos.

Minnesota Seaplane Tour
Minnesota Seaplane Tour
2:16 min

Go beyond the rating on a seaplane tour in Northern Minnesota.

Sikorsky Weekend
Sikorsky Weekend
2:10 min

Igor Sikorsky's grandson shows visitors a look at his iconic grandfather's life and times during a special summer weekend at a fishing camp in Maine.

Tangier Island Holly Run 2015
Tangier Island Holly Run 2015
2:28 min

Santa Claus can stuff a lot into a sleigh, and even into a Van's Aircraft RV-10, for that matter. This latter vehicle was his aircraft of choice for a visit that has become a heartwarming tradition on Tangier Island, a remote community in the Chesapeake Bay.

Beechcraft Museum
Beechcraft Museum
2:54 min

The Beechcraft Heritage Museum celebrates the roots of general aviation with rare artifacts and unique aircraft, and is among many great reasons to attend the AOPA Fly-In Oct. 10 in Tullahoma, Tennessee.

Burning Man Festival
Burning Man Festival
4:06 min

An airport rises from the Nevada desert each year to celebrate the annual Burning Man festival with its exuberant partying and gifting, before disappearing into the night.

G-A in Alaska
G-A in Alaska
3:06 min

See the beautiful Copper River Basin in Alaska and hear how important G-A is to every day life.

Surfside Seaplane Base
Surfside Seaplane Base
2:34 min

Experience the freedom of flying in a seaplane at Surfside Seaplane base near Minneapolis.

Golden Wings Flying Museum
Golden Wings Flying Museum
3:19 min

Greg Herrick has amassed one of the largest private collections of vintage aircraft in the country, including some beautiful, rare, and airworthy models from aviation's Golden Age. Check out the Golden Wings Flying Museum during AOPA's Minneapolis Fly-In Aug. 22.

Flying Clubs
Flying Clubs
2:00 min

Flying clubs have a number of advantages including affordability, the option to choose from a variety of planes, and camaraderie.

Think Global Flight Launches
Think Global Flight Launches
0:54 min

Captain Judy Rice and team launch on a round the world flight to raise awareness of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathmatics (STEM) education.

South America, by way of GA
South America, by way of GA
3:37 min

See what it's like to take a trip with Air Journey to South America.

AOPA Salinas Regional Fly In
AOPA Salinas Regional Fly In
2:32 min

Find out the great sights to see and things to do around the AOPA Salinas Regional Fly In.

Opinion

Shuster AIRR Act press conference
Shuster AIRR Act press conference
25:59 min

Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Penn.) explains the FAA reauthorization bill (Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act) during a February 4, 2016 press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

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

Financial

T-34 Partners
T-34 Partners
3:10 min

Two men from Ohio have successfully shared the costs and adventures of owning a T-34 for over 30 years.

Flying Clubs
Flying Clubs
2:00 min

Flying clubs have a number of advantages including affordability, the option to choose from a variety of planes, and camaraderie.

AOPA Flight Training Loans
AOPA Flight Training Loans
1:05 min

The AOPA Finance Company is making flight training loans available at very reasonable rates. Loans can be used for all flying purposes, and are exclusive to AOPA members.

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

AOPA Sweeps Winner 2016
AOPA Sweeps Winner 2016
5:42 min

Former missionary pilot Eric Peterson is the winner of AOPA's You Can Fly Sweepstakes 152!

Honoring the Tuskegee Airmen
Honoring the Tuskegee Airmen
3:18 min

Col. Charles McGee shares the incredible story of the Tuskegee Airmen and their fight for equal opportunity in the military.

Flying Clubs
Flying Clubs
2:01 min

Flying clubs do much more than to rent aircraft at lower cost, though that is often the reason that pilots join in the first place. We visited one club (among many) where the enthusiasm is infectious.

AOPA Gets New Look
AOPA Gets New Look
2:06 min

AOPA unveiled a new look (including a new logo) for 2016, updating a legendary aviation brand with an eye on drawing a new generation into the fun of flying.

$200k Hat in the Ring Challenge Grant- Update
$200k Hat in the Ring Challenge Grant- Update
3:56 min

The end of the year is approaching! Help the AOPA Foundation meet the matching challenge grants for the Hat in the Ring Society.

AOPA Foundation Year-End Message 2015
AOPA Foundation Year-End Message 2015
5:28 min

AOPA President Mark Baker and Interim Executive Director of the AOPA Foundation George Perry reflect on 2015.

$200k Hat in the Ring Challenge Grant
$200k Hat in the Ring Challenge Grant
5:15 min

Help the AOPA Foundation meet the matching challenge grants for the Hat in the Ring Society.

AOPA Activities at AirVenture 2015
AOPA Activities at AirVenture 2015
2:59 min

AOPA hosts a variety of activities around the complex at AirVenture 2015.

Progress soon on Third Class Medical reform?
Progress soon on Third Class Medical reform?
4:12 min

Find out what's taking so darned long to get any progress on Third Class Medical reform,and how the measure could start moving forward soon.

2015 AOPA Homecoming Fly In
2015 AOPA Homecoming Fly In
3:04 min

AOPA welcomed thousands of pilots to headquarters in Frederick, MD.

First look at the Falcon 5X
First look at the Falcon 5X
0:53 min

Dassault rolls out the Falcon 5X, in style.

Rep. Todd Rokita interview
Rep. Todd Rokita interview
10:41 min

Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Indiana) talks about the progress of Third Class Medical reform in Congress, how AOPA members can help get rid of the medical requirement, and the integration of unmanned aerial systems into the national airspace system.

Real Pilot Story: From Miscue to Rescue
Real Pilot Story: From Miscue to Rescue
24:28 min

Watch as a series of delays, poor decisions, and lack of preparation turns a four hour cross-country flight into a 30-hour survival crisis for a pilot and his family in the unforgiving Idaho backcountry.

AOPA Salinas Regional Fly In
AOPA Salinas Regional Fly In
2:32 min

Find out the great sights to see and things to do around the AOPA Salinas Regional Fly In.

One Week Ready to Solo
One Week Ready to Solo
3:10 min

A look at the ambitious plan to go from zero to ready to solo in one week.

Events

AOPA Fly-In Procedures: Beaufort, NC
AOPA Fly-In Procedures: Beaufort, NC
4:46 min

Procedures for the AOPA Fly-In event at Beaufort, NC. To download the Pilot Information Packet, go to: http://www.aopa.org/mrh-pip

Veterans Fly on B-17 at Sun 'n Fun
Veterans Fly on B-17 at Sun 'n Fun
2:41 min

Those who put their lives on the line to fight for our freedom received a special honor at Sun 'n Fun: A veteran who flew the Flying Fortress during World War II returned to the sky aboard a B-17, along with a Tuskegee Airmen pilot who flew cover (and later, the B-29).

You Can Fly Sweepstakes winner
You Can Fly Sweepstakes winner
3:04 min

Watch as Eric Peterson learns that he is the winner of AOPA's You Can Fly Sweepstakes 152!

MODAERO NextGen Aviation Festival
MODAERO NextGen Aviation Festival
2:35 min

Aviation for Millennials! A report from the first Modaero.

2016_AOPA_Fly-Ins
2016_AOPA_Fly-Ins
0:59 min

Four great locations across the country for AOPA's 2016 Fly-Ins!

HAI Heli-Expo 2016
HAI Heli-Expo 2016
4:49 min

All the top helicopter news from the 2016 HAI Heli-Expo convention in Louisville, KY.

Honoring the Tuskegee Airmen
Honoring the Tuskegee Airmen
3:18 min

Col. Charles McGee shares the incredible story of the Tuskegee Airmen and their fight for equal opportunity in the military.

Col. Charles McGee speaks at the NACC- full talk
Col. Charles McGee speaks at the NACC- full talk
30:58 min

Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee shares his story with the audience at the National Aviation Community Center.

Triple Tree
Triple Tree
3:04 min

Julie Walker shows us Triple Tree Aerodrome, a place where kids are always welcome and aviators never have to grow up.

U.S. Sport Aviation Expo 2016
U.S. Sport Aviation Expo 2016
4:07 min

AOPA Live brings you the latest in the light sport aircraft and drone markets from the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida.

Dierks Bentley - I work to fly
Dierks Bentley - I work to fly
21:07 min

Country music songwriter and singer Dierks Bentley talks about what aviation means to him at the NBAA convention.

Inside the Red Bull Air Race Pylons
Inside the Red Bull Air Race Pylons
2:20 min

What happens behind the scenes when a Red Bull Air Race pilot clips one of those giant inflated pylons? A team swings into action with spare parts and a plan to make sure pilots (and the crowd) won’t have long to wait.

Red Bull Air Race in Las Vegas
Red Bull Air Race in Las Vegas
6:39 min

A special report from the Red Bull Air Races in Las Vegas.

Tullahoma Fly-In
Tullahoma Fly-In
5:51 min

Rain didn’t wash out the fun in Tullahoma, Tennessee where more than 2,500 gathered for the final AOPA Fly-In of 2015.

Colorado Springs Fly-In
Colorado Springs Fly-In
1:21 min

All the sights and sounds from the Colorado Springs regional Fly-In.