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AOPA, EAA answer questions about medical reform

AOPA and the Experimental Aircraft Association answer some of the most common questions about modifications to the Pilot's Bill of Rights 2.

Sep 30, 2015


2015 AOPA Flight Training Scholarship winners announced

Twenty-four individuals have been selected as winners of the 2015 AOPA Flight Training Scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $12,000.

Oct 01, 2015


Hurricane menaces East Coast

The National Hurricane Center reported Oct. 1 that Hurricane Joaquin had strengthened overnight, with peak winds at 105 knots and expected to intensify. AOPA offers a detailed briefing online that covers the essentials of storm preparation for aircraft owners.

Oct 01, 2015


Watch for wildfire TFRs

With wildfires ravaging many western states, aviators should remain vigilant for TFRs protecting airspace for firefighting efforts.

Oct 01, 2015


Pope takes over as 'Flying' editor

Longtime senior editor Stephen Pope has been named editor in chief of Flying magazine, the publisher announced Sept. 30.

Oct 01, 2015


Texas toast

A long, hot day of waiting capped by an aerobatic twofer did not prove the best possible recipe for solid scores for a new competitor at the 2015 U.S. National Aerobatic Championships.

Sep 30, 2015 | comments


Pilot soloed 70 years ago

George Spencer took an aviation course at a summer school in Connecticut 71 years ago and soloed the next year, 1945.

Sep 30, 2015


Aircraft maintenance students receive Lacy scholarships

Twenty-four students studying to become aircraft mechanics in Van Nuys, California, will receive scholarships from Clay Lacy Aviation.

Sep 30, 2015

eFlight Training Newsletter

October 2, 2015, AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition

October 2, 2015 ePilot Training Tip: Open-door policy

Oct 02, 2015

ePilot Newsletter

October 2, 2015, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' weekly newsletter

October 2, 2015 Medical reform questions answered; 2016 Fly-Ins named

Oct 02, 2015
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AOPA Live This Week - October 1, 2015

See first hand what happens during a NORAD intercept. All the sights and sounds from the AOPA Colorado Springs Fly-In. AOPA President Mark Baker is optimistic about third class medical reform. Experience spin training with instructor Catherine Cavagnaro. Ride along with Rob Holland on his winning flight for a unique perspective on freestyle gold.


Back to Flying Basics, Aided by a Box

Flight training devices can save pilots time and money, if they are just willing to give them a try. I’ve been teaching people how to fly airplanes for 30 years now, and at this point people tell me I’m pretty good at it. One thing I learned early was that the cockpit environment is a horrible classroom. […] Read More

September 29, 2015

ATC and pilots: When to keep your mouth shut and when to speak up

This sounds a bit pathetic, but most of the professional pilots I’ve known in my life have been smart alecks, me included … always ready with an opinion, whether anyone asked for it or not. We’re all control freaks to some degree I suppose, not an earth-shattering revelation of course, because those are the kind […] Read More

September 21, 2015

The A&P Exam

Although I’ve been an aircraft owner since the late 1960s and heavily involved in GA maintenance since the late 1980s, I didn’t actually become an official card-carrying A&P mechanic until 2001. By the time I decided to go for my A&P ticket, I was already a pretty seasoned aircraft mechanic with a reputation for encyclopedic knowledge […] Read More

September 17, 2015