Safety and Education

Safety and Education

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IMC Club on verge of merger with EAA

IMC Club began as a way to exchange real-world instrument flight rules discussions and now the popular monthly meetings and video lesson format is on the verge of merging with the EAA.

Jul 28, 2015 | comments

Article

Training Tip: Precip's potential pitfalls

Many student pilots ask: Is precipitation a no-go item for VFR flight?

Jul 24, 2015

Article

Approach gone wrong

Controllers alerted a U.S. Air Force F-16 pilot to the presence of nearby traffic seconds before the fighter collided with a Cessna 150, killing two.

Jul 22, 2015
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Accident

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Approach gone wrong

Controllers alerted a U.S. Air Force F-16 pilot to the presence of nearby traffic seconds before the fighter collided with a Cessna 150, killing two.

Jul 22, 2015

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Malibu accident temporarily closes AirVenture airport

A Piper PA-46 Malibu crashed on Runway 27 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, while arriving at EAA AirVenture just before 8 a.m. Central time July 22, according to EAA spokesman Dick Knapinski.

Jul 22, 2015

Advocacy

Make ADS-B traffic available to all, AOPA urges

In the wake of a fatal midair collision over South Carolina, AOPA is renewing a call to the FAA to stop denying pilots an inexpensive source of traffic information that could aid their situational awareness.

Jul 16, 2015 | comments
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Emergency

Advocacy

Proposed 406-MHz ELT mandate for Canada opposed

AOPA has registered its strong opposition to a Transport Canada proposal to mandate 406-MHz emergency locator transmitters in aircraft currently required to carry ELTs.

Jul 16, 2015 | comments

Article

NASA tests ELTs

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

Jul 07, 2015

Pilot Magazine

PS Engineering PAR200A

Pilot products, PS Engineering PAR200A, EcoReco M5, Heed 3, Avidyne

Jul 06, 2015
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Stall/Spin

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Aircraft Spotlight

For clubs looking for an affordable, tricycle-gear LSA to train new pilots or transition existing ones to Sport Pilot, the Ercoupe may be just what you’re looking for. The twin-tail and bubble canopy will attract your eye, but the linked rudder and ailerons and design to prevent stalls are what make it noteworthy. It has proved a popular plane for the Green Castle Aero Club in Oxford, Iowa, and Chief Instructor Terry Koehn shares the club’s experience with the airplane that was far ahead of its time.

Jul 19, 2015

Pilot Magazine

75th anniversary of the Ercoupe: Friendly flyer

With its round, roly-poly lines; diminutive size; and slide-down canopy; the Ercoupe is a crowd magnet for young and old alike.

Jul 08, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing: AOPA 2015 You Can Fly Sweepstakes

Sweeps 152 goes round in circles

Jul 06, 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

Article

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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