Safety and Education

Safety and Education

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Training Tip: Controlling crosswind takeoffs

Crosswind landings get all the glory when student pilots, pilots, and instructors share ideas about training techniques. But crosswind takeoffs are no less demanding.

Aug 31, 2015

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High altitude, thin margins

Flying west from Colorado Springs, pilots can explore the breathtaking scenery of the Front Range while learning valuable lessons in density altitude, weather, and flight planning.

Aug 27, 2015

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AOPA releases new digital flight planning tools

AOPA has released two new digital flight planning tools—the AOPA Flight Planner, powered by Jeppesen, and AOPA GO, a new mobile application.

Aug 27, 2015
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Accident

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Just Aircraft explains accident

ust Aircraft issued a statement Aug. 8 attributing co-founder Troy Woodland’s Aug. 2 crash landing to engine failure caused by water in the fuel.

Aug 13, 2015

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Loose part downed Ford

Harrison Ford lost power and landed short of the runway on March 5 because of a failure within the vintage airplane’s carburetor, the NTSB found.

Aug 11, 2015

Fly like a fighter

Fly like a fighter: Free and correct

Preflight tasks admittedly aren't nearly as exciting as flying itself. But doing, or not doing, certain things before flight can have significant, even fatal, consequences, writes retired Air Force fighter pilot Larry Brown.

Aug 10, 2015 | comments
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Emergency

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Fish spotter says goodbye to his Hawk

Retired fish spotter Bill Corbett of Poquoson, Virginia, will watch his airplane be destroyed for science by NASA Aug. 26. It was his home for 26,000 hours.

Aug 24, 2015 | comments

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Just Aircraft explains accident

ust Aircraft issued a statement Aug. 8 attributing co-founder Troy Woodland’s Aug. 2 crash landing to engine failure caused by water in the fuel.

Aug 13, 2015

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Loose part downed Ford

Harrison Ford lost power and landed short of the runway on March 5 because of a failure within the vintage airplane’s carburetor, the NTSB found.

Aug 11, 2015
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Stall/Spin

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Training Tip: 'Stall! Stall!'

Recognizing that an aircraft may be stalled without its having provided vivid evidence of its condition is an important insight.

Aug 17, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing: AOPA 2015 You Can Fly Sweepstakes

Spins aren’t so tough, after all

Aug 07, 2015

Pilot Magazine

P&E: Ownership

Two nearly identical Cessna 172S models take the runway side by side for a real-world test of whether vortex generators make a measurable performance difference.

Aug 07, 2015
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VFR into IMC

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Training Tip: 'VFR not recommended'

Don’t let an undramatic presentation of a "VFR not recommended" advisory rob you of your ability to use good judgment about its importance.

May 29, 2015

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Training Tip: A misleading sensation

“Flying in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) can result in sensations that are misleading to the body’s sensory system," explains the Instrument Flying Handbook.

May 18, 2015

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Decision point

A new collaboration seeks to give medical helicopter pilots tools to balance urgent imperatives and flight safety, and reduce accidents caused by inadvertent flight into IMC.

May 14, 2015
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