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Concerns raised about Cessna 120, 140 seat belt brackets

Advocacy | 2015, 04 21

A special airworthiness information bulletin raises airworthiness concerns about aluminum seat belt mounting brackets installed in Cessna model 120 and 140 aircraft.

Training Tip: 'Immediate and rapid descent'

Article | 2015, 04 20

The emergency descent is a flight-test item found as Task A, Emergency Operations, in the Private Pilot Practical Test Standards.

Event launches Colorado's spring flying season

Advocacy | 2015, 04 17

Colorado aviators came together to strengthen ties, enhance safety of flight, and enjoy each other’s company in an annual meet-and-greet event at Denver’s Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport.

Minnesota pilots gather for second annual event

Advocacy | 2015, 04 16

A large crowd of aviation enthusiasts turned out at Minnesota’s Anoka County-Blaine Airport for the second annual Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering.

Senate committee presses Huerta on FAA initiatives

Advocacy | 2015, 04 15

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta appealed to a Senate committee for “stability and predictability” in funding for his agency during an April 14 FAA reauthorization hearing.

Controversial fee increases defeated in North Dakota

Advocacy | 2015, 04 14

Legislation that would have cost AOPA members in North Dakota up to $175,000 in total increased aircraft registration charges has failed in the state Senate.

FAA releases list of instrument approaches to be eliminated

Advocacy | 2015, 04 14

The FAA has identified 736 VOR and NDB instrument approach procedures it would eliminate during the establishment of the NextGen satellite-based air traffic system.

Training Tip: Axis control

Article | 2015, 04 13

Many think of pitch control simply as maintaining level flight with a constant power setting. But there is much more to it than that.

Sherry Rosenkranz

Article | 2015, 04 13

For Sherry Rosenkranz, life has always been more about the journey than the destination. That won’t change, she said, once the journey heads skyward.

IFR Fix: Situational awareness a last defense in CFIT scenario

IFR Fix | 2015, 04 13

As you prepare to level off from the descent in instrument conditions, a ground proximity warning goes off. What's the correct response?