Dan Namowitz

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Indiana bill would ensure sustainable aviation funding

Advocacy | 2015, 02 09

An AOPA-backed bill in Indiana would require that state revenue from aviation fuel and sales-and-use taxes be deposited in the state airport development grant fund.

Training Tip: Leaning toward a decision

Article | 2015, 02 09

The student is about to demonstrate a power-off stall entry when the instructor asks, "Should we adjust the mixture first?"

FAA explains dropping EFAS questions from a knowledge test

Advocacy | 2015, 02 05

Although questions about the En Route Flight Advisory Service (EFAS) are being dropped from the private pilot knowledge test, the service remains available, the FAA said.

Scimitar prop approved for Cessna 172RG Cutlass

Article | 2015, 02 03

Hartzell Propeller has gained FAA approval to install a new lightweight, swept-tip propeller on the Cessna 172RG Cutlass.

IFR Fix: One hour to burn

IFR Fix | 2015, 02 02

What would you choose to work on if offered a complimentary hour to tackle the IFR proficiency challenge of your choice?

Training Tip: Do you have a safety margin?

Article | 2015, 02 02

Pilots learn–sometimes the hard way–that it’s a good idea to add a safety margin beyond what regulations require.

Goodbye NDB and other outdated test questions

Advocacy | 2015, 01 29

New draft airman certification standards are available for review on the FAA’s website. In addition to releasing the draft standards, the FAA also announced that it would be deleting questions from the private pilot airplane knowledge test, effective Feb. 9.

Aviation tax abatement sought in Nevada

Advocacy | 2015, 01 28

An AOPA-backed bill would create a partial abatement of property or sales and use taxes for Nevada businesses that repair aircraft or components.

Balloonists cross Pacific in bid for distance record

Article | 2015, 01 26

Two veteran balloonists were aloft above the Pacific Ocean in a bid to break the world’s distance record for a gas balloon flight.

Training Tip: Tackle no-flap landings

Article | 2015, 01 26

Have no-flap landings been part of your practice routine as you work to sharpen your skills?