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Pilots scour the sea for missing Florida teens

Article | Aug 05, 2015

General aviation pilots have made many flights searching for two Florida teens who vanished after setting out on a fishing trip July 24.

NASA tests ELTs

Article | Jul 07, 2015

A Cessna Skyhawk was very much the worse for wear after NASA finished testing four off-the-shelf ELTs.

A crossing gone wrong

Pilot Magazine | Jun 09, 2015

It’s become widely accepted in aviation that nearly every accident can be traced not to one single cause, but rather a chain of threats and errors that all contribute to the final outcome.

P&E: Proficiency

Pilot Magazine | Apr 06, 2015

Wade very far into the regulations and equipment for providing supplemental and emergency oxygen and you’ll find yourself “in the weeds.”

Be prepared

Article | Jan 08, 2015

As one family’s tragedy in the Kentucky woods on Jan. 2 captured worldwide attention, air safety experts renewed a call for pilots to be prepared.

P&E/Proficiency: Alaskan adventure

Pilot Magazine | Nov 07, 2014

Dwayne King, the founder of the Christian nonprofit Kingdom Air Corps who has decades of experience flying in northern Alaska and eastern Russia, specializes in training missionary pilots how to fly safely in remote areas over unforgiving terrain.

Spot simplifies with new Trace tracker

Article | Jul 28, 2014

Rather than upping the feature set, as seems the norm these days with new products, Spot decided to simplify. The Trace is just a satellite-based tracker, automatically sensing motion and turning on.

A grief-stricken father’s mission

Article | Jun 25, 2013

A Wyoming father whose daughter died in the Utah mountains after surviving a crash wants every pilot to prepare for the worst.

Staying alive: Survival training for after a ditching

Article | Jun 20, 2013

In the chilly ocean off the Southern California coast, GA pilots learned what it feels like to hit the water in a ditching.

Don't ban 121.5 MHz ELTs, AOPA says

Advocacy | Mar 14, 2013

The Federal Communication Commission's plan to prohibit the certification, manufacture, importation, sale, or use of 121.5 MHz ELTs--effectively forcing pilots to switch to 406 MHz ELTs--would hinder, not improve, aviation safety and conflicts with existing laws, AOPA says.