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Training Tip: A short refresher

Article | 2015, 03 30

What’s your definition of a short field? Your answer might weigh factors including your skill level, aircraft performance, the airport environment, weather, and more.

IFR Fix: Danger at the heart of embedded thunderstorms

IFR Fix | 2015, 03 30

The crew, struggling against severe turbulence, icing, and loss of altitude and bank control, had inadvertently penetrated an embedded thunderstorm.

North Dakota's aviation growth presents challenges

Advocacy | 2015, 03 25

A growing general aviation sector has an annual $1.5 billion impact in North Dakota, making support of the state’s 89 public-use airports a priority, AOPA said.

Michigan liability protection bill clears House committee

Advocacy | 2015, 03 25

A bill to provide liability protection for Michigan landowners who permit public use of their airstrips for recreational aviation has gained a legislative committee's approval.

Rollout ceremony held for B-29 'Doc'

Article | 2015, 03 23

The restorers of a Boeing B-29 Superfortress that almost met its end as a target at a desert weapons-testing range celebrated a milestone March 23.

Training Tip: Seen and avoided

Article | 2015, 03 20

Pilots receiving radar traffic advisories might be lulled into letting the "second pair of eyes" at the approach control radar scope keep the lone watch for any further traffic conflicts. Don’t become one of those complacent pilots!

NY event focuses on aviation funding, competitiveness

Advocacy | 2015, 03 18

More aviation jobs, a competitive tax structure, and a fully funded airport improvement program were objectives pressed at an Aviation Advocacy Day event in Albany, New York.

Tax exemption, liability protection bills backed in Missouri

Advocacy | 2015, 03 18

Missouri aircraft dealers would sell more aircraft to out-of-state purchasers if lawmakers pass a bill exempting the sales from state sales-and-use taxes, AOPA said.

Aviation growing despite 'muted recovery'

Article | 2015, 03 17

The FAA sees a 'favorable' outlook for general aviation in its annual report, but fewer student and private pilots.

IFR Fix: Snowflake approaches

IFR Fix | 2015, 03 16

An aircraft is flying at 10,000 feet msl. Outside air temperature is 5 degrees Celsius. Is the aircraft higher or lower than its altimeter indicates?