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The Red Bull Effect High energy—it’s synonymous with aerobatic flight and, in this hip-hop age, a type of beverage. What the two have in common could be the salvation of general aviation.

The Red Bull Effect

High energy—it’s synonymous with aerobatic flight and, in this hip-hop age, a type of beverage. What the two have in common could be the salvation of general aviation. Red Bull, the drink, appeals to the young and daring; Red Bull, the air race, appeals to the daring at every age. This combination is introducing the joy and excitement of aviation to a generation born in the jet age, who know little about flying in “little” airplanes, a generation without the lessons and adventures of World War II. As we face the challenge of a declining pilot population, could an energy drink be our hope for the future? Enough with the poetics—watch this online showcase of the New York City Red Bull Air Race and get pumped! www.aopa.org/pilot, (keyword: Red Bull)


Landings: Get Crossed

Our staff of experienced CFIs knows a little something about landings—that required phase of flight that ensures you’ll be home for dinner. In our special section this month, our staff takes a look at the many types of challenges pilots face at the landing phase. In this online video Associate Editor Ian J. Twombly offers tips and tricks for when you face a crosswind challenge. www.aopa.org/pilot (keyword: Crosswind Landings)


What Is ADS-B?

Oh, the acronyms in aviation! And here’s one of the latest—ADS-B. Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast is one of the primary technologies supporting the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen), which is the FAA’s initiative to modernize the air traffic control system. ADS-B will shift ATC’s reliance from ground-based radar to satellite-derived position as the basis for aircraft separation and control. Want to see how it works? View this online animation of the ADS-B system. www.aopa.org/pilot (keyword: ADS-B )


Avgas Update

It’s time to get the lead out—out of our aviation fuel, that is. So what is AOPA doing about a replacement for 100LL? Listen as AOPA President Craig Fuller describes the initiatives and action the association and the aviation industry are taking toward a lead-free future in this AOPA Live video. www.aopa.org/pilot (keyword: Avgas Update)

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