April 1, 2012
By AOPA ePublishing staff
Senior Editor Al Marsh has become our unofficial, official Light Sport aircraft reporter. He has flown 14 models of LSA in recent years and adds the Kitfox to his growing list of aircraft flown with this issue. Because he has spent so much time in the type, his comparisons between models add cachet to his reports. Fly along with him in the Kitfox in Florida in this online video.
The photographs featured in this month’s story on photographer John Scurlock are just the tip of the iceberg—or in this case, mountains. See more of Scurlock’s aerial art in this online slideshow.
Rebirth of the pioneer RV
Meet the dedicated people who helped restore the very first Van’s RV in this online video produced by Technical Editor Mike Collins.
Keep 'Em Flying
AOPA President Craig Fuller has introduced a new association initiative, which takes aim at building the pilot population, getting and keeping pilots back in the air—and continuing the user fee fight in Washington, D.C. Hear his speech in this online video.
Winter in Montana takes on a whole new meaning if you are in an aircraft accident and fighting for survival, as ePublishing Managing Editor Alyssa J. Miller discovered in a mock weekend survival clinic featured in this online video.
Light Sport Aircraft,
AOPA expressed concern in a meeting with town officials from East Hampton, New York, that restrictions proposed to curb airport noise “overwhelmingly” generated by transient commercial flights would unfairly burden traditional airport users.
The FAA on Feb. 23 issued a special airworthiness information bulletin recommending preflight inspection of Robinson R44 and R44 II main rotors.
The FAA has released an eight-minute video providing aviation medical examiners with guidance on the agency's new obstructive sleep apnea policy, which takes effect March 2.
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