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May 5, 2017, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' weekly newsletterMay 5, 2017, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' weekly newsletter

VOL 19, ISSUE 18 May 5, 2017
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Top Stories
Jeppesen, ForeFlight partner
ForeFlight and Jeppesen have formed an alliance that will give ForeFlight Mobile users the option of downloading and displaying Jeppesen terminal and en route charts. Meanwhile, Jeppesen's FliteDeck Pro will get enhanced mapping, ease of use, and weather powered by ForeFlight software. (Image courtesy of ForeFlight.) Read more >
AOPA Live This Week
Hands-on in Camarillo; Baker reflects on flying life
The 2017 AOPA Fly-Ins, which kicked off in Camarillo, California, offer more hands-on experiences than ever. Also this week, AOPA President Mark Baker reflects on how flying and fellow pilots influenced his life. Watch AOPA Live This Week®, May 4 >
BasicMed News
BasicMed goes live
May 1 has come. Go ahead and pinch yourself. Then get out there and fly, if you are one of the early movers who seized the initiative and have already completed the necessary steps under BasicMed rules to be pilot in command. Read more >
Pilot Protection Services
Understand BasicMed flight limitations
Eligible pilots who fly under BasicMed should make sure they understand the flight limitations associated with this alternative to medical certification. Read more >
AOPA Fly-Ins
Camarillo conclave
Around 5,000 pilots and visitors, and 390 airplanes all converged on California's Camarillo Airport April 28 and 29 to kick off this year's round of AOPA Fly-Ins in style. Read more >
Spectacular Catalina fly-out caps AOPA Fly-In
A dozen pilots and their friends gathered atop California's rugged Catalina Island near the departure end of Runway 22 as the sun dipped into the Pacific Ocean. During the association's inaugural fly-out following a regional event, Navion pilot Pat Mullen summed up the experience as "the perfect way to put an exclamation mark on the AOPA Fly-In to Camarillo." Read more >
Technique and Safety
Forced landing filmed, pilot praised
A driver with a dash cam on the road next to Washington's Snohomish County (Paine Field) Airport in Everett had what was probably an uncomfortably close view of a forced landing on May 2, capturing a video that quickly went viral on YouTube. Read more >
What were they thinking?
News flash: We may have an answer to the intriguing question aired April 3 after a reader asked why standard IFR holding patterns require right turns. Read more >
Online resource
Manage flight risks
Could you use a second opinion when making a difficult go/no-go decision? The AOPA Air Safety Institute's Flight Risk Evaluator helps manage flight risks based on your certificate level, flight experience, and environment. Enter your information to receive objective feedback about the safety of your flight. Try it now >
AOPA Premier Partner created content
IFR pilots: Don't make this mistake
Even though you are instrument rated and current, a trip to a big-city airport throws you a curve. You get a "climb via" clearance from ATC and aren't sure what to do. (In fact, 33 percent of pilots that PilotWorkshops polled didn't know what to do.) Watch this scenario from AOPA Premier Partner PilotWorkshops and see if you can follow this ATC clearance. Win this simulator: Watch the video and enter to win this highly capable, three-monitor flight simulator worth more than $2,000.
More safety products
AOPA participates in congressional aviation roundtable
AOPA Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Jim Coon participated in a panel discussion about general aviation with other industry representatives and members of the House Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies on May 2. Read more >
Part 23 reform draws crowd
With revamped aircraft certification rules set to take effect in August, many of those who gathered to talk about building VTOL electric aircraft for Uber’s planned network of personal aircraft stuck around in Dallas April 27 to learn how such vehicles will be approved by the FAA under the new Part 23. Read more >
TFR set for Trump's New Jersey visit
The FAA will implement temporary flight restrictions from 9:30 p.m. on May 4 to 10 p.m. on May 7 in Bedminster, New Jersey, the location of the Trump National Golf Course Bedminster. Read more >
User groups respond to camshaft gear concern
AOPA and several stakeholder organizations whose members could be affected by an airworthiness concern sheet that deals with camshaft gear-tooth failures in Continental Motors IO-520/550 and some IO-470 engines have submitted a joint response to the FAA. Read more >
Vision Jet production to increase
Cirrus Aircraft received an FAA production certificate for the Vision Jet on May 2, clearing the way for the company to accelerate deliveries. Read more >
Tests validating space-based ADS-B
A test of space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) technology was conducted from an FAA "flying laboratory," receiving and decoding more than 2,000 ADS-B messages and providing the "ultimate validation accomplishment" of the system to date. Read more >
Pilot Getaways
Hidden Treasures of Idaho
Imagine a 3.7-million-acre park unscarred by roads, billboards, and technology, teeming with elk, deer, moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, bears, and wolves. Fly in to the Thomas Creek airstrip to bask in this idyllic wilderness. Read more and view a slideshow >
AOPA Aviation Finance
Leasebacks to air charters are risky
The prospect of bringing in revenue with an inactive aircraft is tempting—especially when the pitch is delivered by a savvy Part 135 operator with charter customers at the ready. But aircraft owners should know that they shoulder the greatest risks when they make their airplanes available for charter, and rewards aren't guaranteed. Read more >
News and Notes
New model from Flight Design
German light sport aircraft maker Flight Design was once the market leader, so part of what makes the new, two-place, 100-horsepower KLA-100 remarkable is that it was conceived during a protracted fiscal crisis for the company. Read more >
Crash claims vintage aircraft collector Javier Arango
Javier Arango, a renowned authority on World War I aircraft and aircraft collector, died in an accident in a replica biplane April 23 in Paso Robles, California, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office. Read more >
Report details drone risks
The FAA on April 28 released a detailed report on drone crash tests and digital models of the injuries a falling drone can cause, the first product of many to come from collaborative research seeking to understand and quantify the real risks of drones flying over people. Read more >
Weekend in the backcountry
Christina Tindle's annual weekend programs for women pilots have proved so popular that in 2017 she's opening them up to women who have backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, and math as well as women adventurers. Read more >
Documentary honors triple ace
A new documentary will soon become part of the Uflytv video-on-demand library for aviation buffs: a one-hour film that tells the story of two-war fighter ace Robin Olds. Read more >
Photo contest
Vote for the best Hidden Gem
The top 10 finalists have been chosen for the Hidden Gem Contest! Vote now for your favorite Hidden Gem destination, and you'll help name two grand prize winners. Thank you to all who entered and best of luck to the finalists! Voting will end May 18. Vote today >
Career Opportunities
Aviation job board
Job of the week: Aviation course developer
King Schools provides academic training for pilot qualifications at all levels from new pilots to corporate jet pilots and airline captains. The successful applicant will be responsible for creating and maintaining course content and production scripts on required aviation training topics. The scripts will be used to create King Schools' aviation-related instructional videos and other course materials. Read the full description and apply today >
AOPA career opportunities
Join the AOPA team
Ever dream of turning your passion for aviation into a career? AOPA is looking for an accounting clerk, legislative affairs vice president, temporary UAS program coordinator, safety program coordinator, customer service representative, airports and state advocacy vice president, flight training business support senior director, flight training technology senior director, aviation insurance sales director, project manager, UI/front-end developer, and legal services plan attorney. To learn more about these and other AOPA career opportunities, visit AOPA Online >
Question of the Week

How do you know if you can fly with inoperative equipment?
Refer to 14 CFR 91.213. Most general aviation aircraft do not have a Minimum Equipment List, so operations come under 14 CFR 91.213(d), which defines the circumstances under which you can "takeoff an aircraft" with inoperative equipment. For more information, see "CFI to CFI: Can we go?" from AOPA Online.

Got a question for our technical services staff? Contact AOPA.
Education & Seminars
Flight Instructor Refresher Courses
May 6-7 Albany, New York; Hollywood, Florida; and Pensacola, Florida
May 20-21 Conroe, Texas; Kansas City, Missouri; and Sacramento, California
Jun 3-4 Charlotte, North Carolina; Columbus, Ohio; and Tempe, Arizona
Jun 10-11 Lake Mary, Florida; and Santa Clara, California
For a complete schedule, see AOPA Online. Can't make it in person? Sign up for the Air Safety Institute's Online eFIRC.
Safety Seminars
May 8 Garden City, New York
May 9 Poughkeepsie, New York; and Norton Shores, Michigan
May 10 Albany, New York; and Lansing, Michigan
May 11 Moffett Field, California; and Brockport, New York
Topics vary—for details and a complete schedule, see AOPA Online.
Rusty Pilots Seminars
May 6 Cincinnati, Ohio; Tampa, Florida; West Palm Beach, Florida; Appleton, Wisconsin; Renton, Washington; Cleveland, Ohio; West Chicago, Illinois; and Gypsum, Colorado
May 7 Anchorage, Alaska
May 13 Seneca, South Carolina; Frederick, Maryland; Van Wert, Ohio; Elkhart, Indiana; Abingdon, Virginia; Lakeland, Florida; Joplin, Missouri; McKinney, Texas; South Portland, Maine; and Simsbury, Connecticut
May 20 Salisbury, Maryland; Zionsville, Indiana; Whitehouse Station, New Jersey; Bethany, Oklahoma; Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois; Idaho Falls, Idaho; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Mason, Michigan; and New Orleans, Louisiana
For a complete schedule, visit the AOPA Hangar. (Log in to the AOPA Hangar using your AOPA website username and password to view these events.)
Aviation Calendar
Want something to do this weekend? Planning an aviation getaway? See AOPA's enhanced calendar of events. You can filter events, include an event, or search all events in the calendar. (Log in to the AOPA Hangar using your AOPA website username and password to search the events or to add an event.) Before you take off on an adventure, make sure you check our current aviation weather provided by Jeppesen.
For airport details, including FBO fuel prices, see AOPA Airports. AOPA does not endorse or assume responsibility for the events submitted and listed in the calendar.
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