Safety and Education

Safety and Education

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Pilots flock to South Carolina's Southeast Aviation Expo

AOPA joined the South Carolina Aviation Association at its pilot-focused 2015 Southeast Aviation Expo for some Southern hospitality, education, and entertainment.

Jul 02, 2015

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: The quick pick

It’s comforting that you can always pick up an IFR clearance if conditions deteriorate. It’s another thing to pull the trigger and manage any complications.

Jun 29, 2015 | comments

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Training Tip: Be ready

Readiness is the key to any clearance: If you are cleared for takeoff, take off!

Jun 29, 2015
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Accident

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Safety

The Air Safety Institute’s Accident Case Studies (ACS) are one of the most popular ways to improve your club members’ knowledge and safety. A new ACS video using Microsoft Flight Simulator and actual ATC audio, recreates a fatal accident in which a Piper Arrow collided with trees during an emergency approach to Delaware’s Dover Air Force Base. Every pilot can learn from this Accident Case Study, from pre-flight planning, to proper communication and choosing the right alternate airports.

Jun 21, 2015

Advocacy

AOPA partners with FAA on Fly Safe campaign

AOPA is working with the FAA to address loss of control accidents as part of the Fly Safe campaign launched at the AOPA Homecoming Fly-In.

Jun 11, 2015 | comments

Pilot Magazine

A crossing gone wrong

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.

Jun 09, 2015
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Emergency

Pilot Magazine

P&E: Dogfight

Senior Editors Jill W. Tallman and Dave Hirschman are making the trek to Oshkosh for the really big show—should they fly over Lake Michigan or not?<

Jun 10, 2015

Pilot Magazine

A crossing gone wrong

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.

Jun 09, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Pilots: From Hornet to Skyhawk

Lea Gabrielle didn’t always want to be-come a pilot.

Jun 09, 2015
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Stall/Spin

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Icon's A5 is for real

After flying the first fully conforming Icon A5 on June 17 in California's Napa Valley and landing on both water and a hard-surface runway, AOPA Pilot Editor at Large Dave Hirschman says the amphibious LSA more than lives up to its high expectations.

Jun 18, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

AOPA partners with FAA on Fly Safe campaign

AOPA is working with the FAA to address loss of control accidents as part of the Fly Safe campaign launched at the AOPA Homecoming Fly-In.

Jun 11, 2015 | comments

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing: Budget Buy

There were 2,484 Piper Tomahawk trainers built from 1977 to 1982.

Jun 09, 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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