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New e-publication focuses on IFR flying

Pilot proficiency information source PilotWorkshops announced the release of IFR Focus, a free monthly electronic publication for instrument pilots and students.

Sep 01, 2015

Advocacy

Presidential TFRs have major impact on Alaska

Recognizing that "Alaska is different," the Secret Service is allowing seaplane activity to continue in the Anchorage area during President Barack Obama's visit.

Sep 01, 2015 | comments

Pilot Magazine

Safety Pilot: Watch that basket

One of the challenges pilots face in powered flight is what to do when the flight becomes unpowered. Clyde Cessna noted nearly a century ago that, “If the engine stops for any reason, you are due to tumble, and that’s all there is to it!” 

Sep 01, 2015
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Pilot Magazine

Safety Pilot: Watch that basket

One of the challenges pilots face in powered flight is what to do when the flight becomes unpowered. Clyde Cessna noted nearly a century ago that, “If the engine stops for any reason, you are due to tumble, and that’s all there is to it!” 

Sep 01, 2015

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Safety

Proper planning and understanding your experience and skill level are something every flying club member should understand. In this Air Safety Institute Real Pilot Story: From Miscue to Rescue, a low-time pilot takes you along on a personal and emotional journey as he reflects how a series of delays, poor decisions, and lack of preparation turned the four-hour cross-country flight into a 30-hour survival crisis for him and his family.

Aug 16, 2015

Video

Margins of Safety: Angle of Attack Indicators

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.

Aug 06, 2015
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AOPA Foundation

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AOPA Foundation awards grants for training scholarships

The AOPA Foundation has selected two nonprofits to receive the first $5,000 grants from a new program supporting organizations that offer scholarships to their members.

Aug 20, 2015

Article

Safety

Proper planning and understanding your experience and skill level are something every flying club member should understand. In this Air Safety Institute Real Pilot Story: From Miscue to Rescue, a low-time pilot takes you along on a personal and emotional journey as he reflects how a series of delays, poor decisions, and lack of preparation turned the four-hour cross-country flight into a 30-hour survival crisis for him and his family.

Aug 16, 2015

Article

How to share aviation

Ceci Stratford, a pilot from Simi Valley, California, gives back to aviation by sponsoring Flight Training scholarships.

Aug 05, 2015
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Corporate Partners

Article

New e-publication focuses on IFR flying

Pilot proficiency information source PilotWorkshops announced the release of IFR Focus, a free monthly electronic publication for instrument pilots and students.

Sep 01, 2015

Article

Tied to aviation history, building the future

From World War II pilots to astronauts and commercial airlines, Breitling has served the aviation community with reliable, efficient timepieces since the early days of flying. Now, the Swiss manufacturer is investing in the next generation of pilots with the Breitling Aviation Scholarship Fund.

Jul 09, 2015

Article

Aircraft Spruce co-founder Bob Irwin remembered

Aircraft Spruce and Specialty Co. announced the death of co-founder Bob Irwin on June 26 in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. He was 95.

Jul 01, 2015
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Giving

Article

Safety

Proper planning and understanding your experience and skill level are something every flying club member should understand. In this Air Safety Institute Real Pilot Story: From Miscue to Rescue, a low-time pilot takes you along on a personal and emotional journey as he reflects how a series of delays, poor decisions, and lack of preparation turned the four-hour cross-country flight into a 30-hour survival crisis for him and his family.

Aug 16, 2015

Article

Jimmie Allen Flying Club Scholarship celebrates flight

Sarah Wilson, the former corporate pilot turned open-cockpit barnstormer, initiated the $5,000 Jimmie Allen Flying Club Scholarship to encourage future pilots who also are looking for something different from their flying. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is Aug. 9.

Jul 29, 2015

Article

Safety

The Air Safety Institute created a short and clever video just in time for summer. It provides tips and advice to make sure your vacation flight doesn’t become a bummer. Take a minute or two to watch this video, it’s a clever and fun way to do a brief flight review.

Jul 19, 2015
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News release

ESTONIA BECOMES 74th IAOPA AFFILIATE

ESTONIA BECOMES 74th IAOPA AFFILIATE

Apr 30, 2015

Article

Canadian Owners and Pilots Association president to retire

The world’s second-largest general aviation aircraft owner and pilot organization will soon have new leadership for the first time in nearly two decades.

Dec 11, 2014

Advocacy

The Kiwi way

A New Zealand delegation came to AOPA headquarters recently to share ideas about ways a planned satellite-based air traffic control system can benefit general aviation pilots.

Oct 15, 2014
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Membership

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AOPA has something for everyone at 2015 AirVenture

AOPA has nearly four dozen events planned at the association’s front-row position on the flight line during EAA AirVenture, July 20 through July 26.

Jul 15, 2015

Article

Inspiration nation

The airplane remains a potent tool for sparking inspiration, and AOPA is offering new support to the growing movement to bring aeronautics into high school classrooms.

Jun 16, 2015 | comments

Article

Ninety-Nines solo scholarship applications due July 7

The Ninety-Nines and Experimental Aircraft Association will award $3,000 to support one young woman’s flight training through her first solo and beyond through the 2015 Karen Johnson Solo Scholarship.

Jun 01, 2015
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