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Training Tip: A rain, a plane, a TFR violated

AOPA Flight Training
VOL 21, ISSUE 48 November 26, 2021
Training Tips
A rain, a plane, a TFR violated
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A rain, a plane, a TFR violated
The U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Coast Guard were waiting at the FBO when a Piper PA–32 pilot who had just penetrated the inner ring of a temporary flight restriction taxied in. The pilot wasn't surprised to see them. Read more >
Pilot Magazine
I need a lift
Each phase of flight places its own demands for the climb capability of an aircraft. Find out how aerobatic instructor Catherine Cavagnaro finessed her Cessna 152 to 16,000 feet msl. Read more >
Flight Training News
You Can Fly
MIL2ATP CFI prepares military pilots for airline careers
Matt Eichel, a former U.S. Air Force officer who helps fellow veterans prepare for airline flying careers, is the 2021 AOPA Flight Training Experience Award winner for best instructor in the Southern region. Read more >
House votes to cap veterans' flight training benefits
Despite a plea from AOPA and other industry groups, the House passed a bill November 16 that caps flight training benefits for veterans. Read more >
World's fastest electric-powered airplane?
The first flight of the all-electric Spirit of Innovation single-seat aircraft designed by a subsidiary of Rolls-Royce was a successful 15-minute buzz over the British countryside in September. Read more >
Online resource
Fit to fly
Understanding basic flight physiology and the effects of aging, illness, and medications are important considerations before flight. Learn more about these topics in this AOPA Air Safety Institute Safety Center.
AOPA Live This Week
Pilot training, hiring rebounding; Epic barn find auction
Professional pilot training programs report an upswing as air travel demand rebounds, and an estate auction includes nearly two dozen aircraft—along with engines, propellers, and other "barn finds." Watch AOPA Live This Week® >
Career News
You Can Fly
Virtual AOPA STEM symposium energizes hundreds of educators
More than 800 educators participated in the live, virtual AOPA Foundation High School Aviation STEM Symposium November 16, and recorded breakout sessions will be available to educators until the end of the year. Read more >
'Hangar Talk': Aviation wellbeing coach Reyné O'Shaughnessy
We talk with Reyné O'Shaughnessy, a former airline captain who advocates for aviation wellbeing, awareness, and safety. Plus, get caught up on the latest general aviation news. Listen to the podcast >
Aviation job board
Job of the week: AOPA managing editor
AOPA is searching for a managing editor to run the production process of the award-winning AOPA Pilot and Flight Training magazines and digital content. Read the full description and apply today >
AOPA career opportunities
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Training Products and Resources
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Member Benefits
AOPA Foundation
Support GA on Giving Tuesday
Help others discover the joys of general aviation by donating to the AOPA Foundation You Can Fly Challenge on Giving Tuesday November 30. Read more >
Member Benefit
Lender requirements
You will probably never take your loan officer on a flight, but the bank is still your partner. Like all partnerships, both parties must feel comfortable with the deal. Read more >
Pilot Protection Services
Has your body had its 'annual inspection'?
There is some truth behind the jokes about women living longer than men, and a few things men can do to get their health back on track. Read more >
Instrument Tip
Pilot Magazine
Low-IMC alerts
When flying approaches in low instrument meteorological conditions (ceiling less than 500 feet, and/or visibility less than one mile), seemingly small blunders can have big consequences. Read more >
Photo of the Week
Thankful for GA
Thankful for GA
AOPA Senior Photographer Mike Fizer captured this photograph during his time with Flights for Life pilots as they flew across the vast Arizona wilderness delivering blood to hospitals, showcasing one of the many ways general aviation contributes to local communities. Read the AOPA Pilot story and follow @flywithAOPA on Instagram to see more photos from AOPA members and staff.
Final Exam

How do I go about looking for someone to share expenses on a cross-country flight?
It would be prudent to review the FAA's guidance on expense sharing and to remember that expense sharing is permitted only on flights involving a "common purpose." Join the discussion >

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AOPA podcasts
'Ask the A&Ps': 'Only a CFI would ask a question like that'
'Hangar Talk': Aviation wellbeing coach Reyné O'Shaughnessy
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'Never Again': How I turned an airplane into a tractor
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