Training Tip: A deceptive calm

As the student pilot climbs to a higher altitude for air work, he is caught off guard by a strong jolt of turbulence.

Nov 30, 2015


Bad Elf launches ADS-B Kickstarter

Bad Elf has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund development of a new Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast receiver it plans to sell for $299.

Nov 18, 2015 | comments

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Pilot Briefing: AOPA Action

Common questions on third class medical reform

Nov 05, 2015
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The drone pro

A pilot who long ago built a general aviation business in New Jersey was also among the first unmanned aircraft operators approved for commercial work.

Nov 04, 2015 | comments


Answers for Pilots: Allergy Medications

Pilots should check that their allergy medications are FAA-allowed.

Aug 26, 2015

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Pilot Briefing: 2015 Sweepstakes

The “Reimagined” AOPA 2015 Sweepstakes 152 was built on an overly optimistic forecast.

Jan 09, 2015
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Disaster relief continues after Hurricane Joaquin

General aviation pilots are still needed to help deliver relief supplies in South Carolina after severe flooding, caused in part by Hurricane Joaquin, devastated the area.

Oct 14, 2015 | comments


South Carolina floods documented by air

After two feet of rainfall flooded South Carolina, general aviation aircraft documented the disaster and assisted in recovery efforts.

Oct 08, 2015 | comments


Hurricane menaces East Coast

The National Hurricane Center reported Oct. 1 that Hurricane Joaquin had strengthened overnight, with peak winds at 105 knots and expected to intensify. AOPA offers a detailed briefing online that covers the essentials of storm preparation for aircraft owners.

Oct 01, 2015
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License to Learn

Back from the Colorado Springs fly-in

Nov 03, 2015

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Pilot Briefing: Frugal Flier

My dozen ‘essentials’

Sep 29, 2015

Aircraft Maintenance

Aircraft maintenance: Volunteers to the rescue

When a maintenance issue threatens to delay a pilot's departure from EAA AirVenture, volunteers from EAA Chapter 75 jump into action offering tools and help to get the pilot on his way right on schedule.

Aug 10, 2015 | comments
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Pilot Getaways: Powder & the Polar Express

In the corner of Colorado at the base of the imposing San Juan Mountains, Durango serves as a gateway to a huge array of unique adventures.

Sep 08, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing: Fly-Ins

Weather holds, Anoka is a great success

Sep 02, 2015


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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Volunteer pilots needed for weather decision-making study

A Georgia Tech research project on thunderstorm avoidance needs 300 pilots to contribute one hour each by Aug. 31.

Aug 07, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Never Again: Speaking up

I was influenced by the senior pilot to my right, who I believed had experience in dealing with decisions like this.

Jul 07, 2015

Pilot Magazine

On the move

When the weather takes a turn for the worse we pilots do three things, guaranteed: We frantically begin checking and rechecking metars, TAFs, and Nexrad radar; tune in The Weather Channel, and wonder where the adverse conditions are headed.

Jul 07, 2015
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Training Tip: A deceptive calm

As the student pilot climbs to a higher altitude for air work, he is caught off guard by a strong jolt of turbulence.

Nov 30, 2015


FAA updates list of cold temperature restricted airports

The FAA has updated the list of airports where temperatures can fall so far in cold weather that altimeter error may require approach altitude adjustments.

Nov 04, 2015

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Bill Harrelson’s weight-class world record flight over both the north and south poles almost ended before it began.

May 13, 2015
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