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Going glass The AOPA Pilot Information Center offers a subject report on glass-cockpit technology. This includes a compilation of articles from AOPA Pilot and AOPA Flight Training magazines, as well as the special report Technically Advanced Aircraft published by the AOPA Air Safety Foundation in 2005.

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AOPA LEGAL SERVICES PLAN
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Going glass

The AOPA Pilot Information Center offers a subject report on glass-cockpit technology. This includes a compilation of articles from AOPA Pilot and AOPA Flight Training magazines, as well as the special report Technically Advanced Aircraft published by the AOPA Air Safety Foundation in 2005. This 34-page booklet defines TAA, discusses what changes will be required in training, and analyzes the accident trends associated with more sophisticated aircraft. Topics of articles included in the subject report range from training for glass cockpits, the ADS-B (automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast) system, and the WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System) to pilot reports on aircraft with glass-cockpit technology.

ASF offers minicourses

Shorter versions of the AOPA Air Safety Foundation's free online courses are a quick and easy way to stay up to speed with the current changes in technology and aircraft systems. The following is a sampling of ASF's minicourses.

Datalink
Datalink is one of the most useful and promising technologies to enter the general aviation cockpit in recent years. This minicourse explains what datalink is, what it can bring to the cockpit, and how to use it safely.

Pneumatic Systems
This minicourse offers an overview of vacuum- and pressure-driven aircraft systems. It explains how pneumatic systems work and how to handle (and avoid) pneumatic system failures.

AOPA Legal Services Plan

Legal representation — you're entitled to it

With the height of flying season approaching and more flight activity around the country, it's time to be aware of the possible problems that even the best trained and prepared pilots can face. Fortunately, many AOPA members are prepared since they have enrolled in the AOPA Legal Services Plan for affordable, dependable legal protection in a variety of situations in which they might need legal support.

AOPA keeps the enrollment cost for the AOPA Legal Services Plan low so all members can afford protection. Protect yourself for as little as $29 a year.

Legal services include unlimited consultation on most aviation matters covered by the plan, annual review of key aviation documents, and one free half-hour consultation with an AOPA Legal Services Plan panel attorney regarding aviation-related matters not otherwise covered.

"I can't tell you how bad I feel when a member calls in and needs the assistance of the Legal Services Plan, and they are not enrolled," says Woody Cahall, AOPA vice president of aviation services. "I know these pilots just never think they're going to get into a bad situation, but once it happens they kick themselves for not spending the little amount it costs to enroll."

To learn more about the protection provided by the AOPA Legal Services Plan and to enroll, visit AOPA Online or call 800/USA-AOPA (872-2672).

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