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Pilots fly supplies after Ida; GA's economic recovery continues

AOPA ePilot
VOL 23, ISSUE 36 September 3, 2021
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Top Stories
GA pilots fly meals, supplies to Hurricane Ida survivors, responders
GA pilots fly meals, supplies to Hurricane Ida survivors, responders
Volunteer pilots with general aviation disaster relief organizations began delivering supplies into the hardest-hit parts of Louisiana within days of Category 4 Hurricane Ida making landfall. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard Heartland.) Read more >
AOPA Live This Week
Aviator Showcase enthusiasm; King Air reign extended
Our first event since the coronavirus pandemic began packed the house in Manassas, Virginia, and the Beechcraft King Air sports enhanced automation. Also, general aviation hurricane relief efforts. Watch AOPA Live This Week® >
AOPA Events
Hot but happy
The heat, humidity, and threat of thunderstorms did not deter more than 500 visitors and 50 exhibitors from taking part in the first AOPA Aviator Showcase in Manassas, Virginia, on August 27. Read more >
Technique and Safety
Six of one
Try answering a sample FAA instrument-rating knowledge test question about the state of your IFR currency. Read more >
Online resource
Fuel management
This AOPA Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight discusses fuel management, provides tips to avoid fuel exhaustion and starvation, and offers suggestions to improve fuel awareness. Learn more >
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Push, then talk
Good communication skills can reduce stress and allow you to focus on flying the airplane. Test your radio knowledge with this AOPA Air Safety Institute quiz.
Traffic pattern tragedy
In June 2016, a Cirrus SR20 carrying three occupants arrived in Houston's busy Class B airspace. Miscommunication, three go-arounds, and ultimately, a departure from controlled flight resulted in a fatal crash near the field. Watch the AOPA Air Safety Institute Accident Case Study >
Drone battery conundrum examined
As part of the FAA's National Drone Safety Awareness Week, the AOPA Air Safety Institute will host a webinar September 14 at 3 p.m. Eastern time that details the no-win situations drone pilots often confront when the needs of their mission conflict with manufacturer instructions on battery use and maintenance. Register for the webinar >
Bahamas airport proposes $28-per-passenger fee on GA
A proposed $28-per-passenger fee for private international flights to Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau, the Bahamas, could negatively affect general aviation and its economic impact. AOPA is advocating on pilots' behalf. Read more >
Pilot Protection Services
Tick in the box
Dr. Jonathan Sackier discusses several tick-borne illnesses, which can cause aeromedical issues, and provides tips to reduce your risk. Read more >
Winglet maker climbs out of bankruptcy
Tamarack Aerospace Group Inc., which makes fuel-saving winglet retrofits for Cessna Citations, emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in August with its creditors repaid, vowing continued growth. A still-open investigation of a fatal 2018 crash could complicate matters. Read more >
NASA analyzing Joby noise
NASA's Advanced Air Mobility National Campaign is studying the acoustic signature of Joby's S4 electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft. Read more >
Fuel quantity display error prompts proposed AD
The FAA has proposed an airworthiness directive calling for the modification of a component of some Garmin G3X Touch electronic flight instrument system installations. Read more >
Great Lakes airport favorite: Tin Goose Diner
The aviation-themed Tin Goose Diner in Port Clinton, Ohio, rises to the top of many pilots' airport restaurant lists for good reason—the food is delicious, plentiful, and reasonably priced. Read more >
Soak in the last few days of summer from the air
Fall is just around the corner, starting September 22, so soak in these last few days of summer by flying. We have a few ideas for you. Read more >
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GAMA: Industry recovering, still trails pre-pandemic activity
Aircraft deliveries continue to recover from the coronavirus pandemic slowdown, but a General Aviation Manufacturers Association report shows that the industry is not yet all the way back. Read more >
AOPA Foundation focus
AOPA Foundation Legacy Challenge kicks off with generous gift
The AOPA Foundation Legacy Challenge, fueled by a $1 million pledge from an anonymous donor, allows participants to have a greater impact on the programs that the foundation funds: You Can Fly and the AOPA Air Safety Institute. Read more >
FlightAware to become part of Collins Aerospace
Flight information and analytics provider FlightAware is being acquired by Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp. Read more >
News and Notes
Aircraft engineer James Raisbeck remembered
Seattle-based commercial and general aviation aircraft engineer, Robertson STOL pioneer, and philanthropist James Raisbeck died August 31 at age 84. Read more >
Air Race Classic winner Elaine Roehrig mourned
Air Race Classic winner, master pilot, and renowned flight instructor Elaine C. Roehrig, 99, died August 22. She was remembered for her dedication to general aviation and safety. Read more >
A once-in-a-lifetime ride
The First Flight Society sweepstakes fundraiser provides the rare opportunity to fly a North American P–51 Mustang. Read more >
'Hangar Talk': NFlightCam founder Patrick Carter
NFlightCam founder, engineer, and pilot Patrick Carter offers action camera mount solutions, tips, and tricks; plus, get caught up on the latest aviation news. Listen to the podcast >
Career Opportunities
Aviation job board
Job of the week: A&P mechanic, American Flight Schools
Aspen Flying Club, a partner school of American Flight Schools, is seeking A&Ps in the Denver area to help maintain its fleet of Cessna, Piper, and Diamond aircraft. 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 a government affairs manager, an eMedia assistant editor, a major gifts officer, and a loan processor. Learn about AOPA career opportunities >
Question of the Week

I'm having a problem with my iPad overheating in flight. Has anyone done a controlled test of iPad cooling systems?
Sporty's Pilot Shop has tested one model—the X-Naut cooling mount—with positive results. Join the discussion >

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Education & Seminars
AOPA's in-person educational courses and seminars have been canceled or postponed in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Stay sharp with our webinars, podcasts, and videos.
Upcoming AOPA webinars
Sep 8, 12 p.m. EDT AOPA Rusty Pilots - Webinar edition
Sep 14, 3 p.m. EDT The no-win drone battery conundrum
Sep 16, 3 p.m. EDT AOPA Rusty Pilots - Webinar edition
Sep 29, 12 p.m. EDT AOPA Rusty Pilots - Webinar edition
See the full webinar schedule in our online Pilot Information Center. (Log in to our online Pilot Information Center using your AOPA website username and password to view these events.) View our recently recorded webinars (registration required).
Latest AOPA Pilot Lounge videos
XPrize Foundation cofounder Gregg Maryniak
Hartzell President JJ Frigge talks about new products
'A Pair of Wings' author Carole Hopson
For a full list of Pilot Lounge videos, see AOPA Online.
AOPA podcasts
'Ask the A&Ps': 'Why can't we do something simple like clone an engine?'
'Hangar Talk': NFlightCam founder Patrick Carter
'Pilot Briefing': Week of Aug. 30, 2021
'There I was...': Brian Lloyd
'Never Again': Speeding toward the trees
To see all AOPA podcasts, visit AOPA Online.
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