Ownership

Ownership

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Rotor crack prompts alert

The FAA on Feb. 23 issued a special airworthiness information bulletin recommending preflight inspection of Robinson R44 and R44 II main rotors.

Feb 27, 2015

Aircraft Maintenance

Aircraft Maintenance: Warm panel, cool wallet

Pilots focus on preheating the engine during cold weather, but what about the cockpit? More than 30 percent of an aircraft's value is often tied up in the panel.

Feb 24, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

AOPA says ECi rule is not justified

The FAA’s supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking on ECi cylinders is not justified and doesn’t account for economic and safety issues, AOPA said in formal comments.

Feb 21, 2015 | comments
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Buying

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What airplane is right for you?

Separating needs from wants is an integral part of deciding what aircraft to buy.

Feb 16, 2015

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The Big Decision New or Used

Deciding to buy a new or used aircraft.

Feb 13, 2015

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AOPA offers flying club aircraft financing

AOPA is offering special aircraft financing for flying clubs as a way to help new flying clubs acquire quality aircraft while aiding existing clubs that want to expand their fleets.

Jan 28, 2015
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Selling

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Buyer's market

It is still a tough market for selling used aircraft, but about as good as it gets for those looking to buy.

Dec 10, 2014 | comments

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Expo expands focus

The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo is expanding in 2015 with new exhibitors and a dedicated area for used aircraft sales by private owners.

Dec 09, 2014

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Answers for Pilots: Aircraft Purchasing

AOPA has an assortment of helpful resources for those looking to purchase an aircraft, including the help of insurance experts in AOPA Insurance Services and help with financing through AOPA Financing Company, LLC.

May 16, 2014
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Maintenance

Aircraft Maintenance

Aircraft Maintenance: Warm panel, cool wallet

Pilots focus on preheating the engine during cold weather, but what about the cockpit? More than 30 percent of an aircraft's value is often tied up in the panel.

Feb 24, 2015 | comments

Article

Aircraft Spotlight

The Cessna 150 has been used to teach pilots to fly for decades and is still going strong. It is durable, simple to fly to and inexpensive to operate. It may not be fancy, but most pilots have a soft spot for this reliable little trainer. Pocono Mountains Flying Club President Paul Houle shares how his club is creating new pilots with the venerable Cessna 150.

Feb 15, 2015

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Career Profile

A&P mechanics ‘know in’s and out’s of what makes an airplane run’

Feb 13, 2015
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