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Charge toward unleaded fuel for all; 5G rollout delayed

AOPA ePilot
VOL 24, ISSUE 1 January 7, 2022
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Top Stories
Fuel for all: Unleaded avgas progress report
Pilot magazine
Fuel for all: Unleaded avgas progress report
The ability to create an unleaded avgas that meets the needs of the entire general aviation fleet has been vexing the industry for decades. Despite recent progress, challenges remain. Read more >
Online resource
The charge toward fleetwide unleaded fuel
AOPA is leading a campaign to find an unleaded solution that works for all aviators, manufacturers, suppliers, and regulators, and benefits the environment. We've created an unleaded fuels webpage to showcase the latest news, FAQs, and more.
Technique and Safety
Initial assessment of fatal California accident
A Learjet 35A crashed into an El Cajon, California, neighborhood on December 27, killing the pilot, co-pilot, and two flight nurses. In Early Analysis: N880Z, the AOPA Air Safety Institute offers a preliminary review of the tragic flight.
Online resource
Don't let cold weather ground you
Tackle this winter's chilly spells—cold temperatures, low clouds, and frozen precipitation—with the AOPA Air Safety Institute's Icing and Cold Weather Ops Safety Center. Learn more >
Sponsored by Jeppesen/ForeFlight
'CFI to CFI,' a great read for all pilots
In the latest edition of the AOPA Air Safety Institute's CFI to CFI newsletter, learn how false-positive drug test results threaten your pilot and medical certificates and get insights from flight instructors and designated pilot examiners.
Verizon, AT&T announce two-week delay in 5G rollout
With the national airspace system on the brink of major disruption, Verizon and AT&T volunteered to pause activating new 5G C-band transmitters that could interfere with critical aircraft safety equipment until January 19. Read more >
Pilot Protection Services
Deep dive into decision making
Whether you're trying to stay safe in the air or on the road, it all hinges on an understanding of our decision-making process. Read more >
Tamarack petitions NTSB to reconsider crash cause
Tamarack Aerospace Group, which manufactures the winglets and automated control surfaces cited by the NTSB as the probable cause of a fatal 2018 crash, has petitioned the board to reconsider its findings. Read more >
Dynon autopilot certified for Beechcraft Bonanza 36 series
Dynon Certified received FAA approval for its autopilot to be installed in all Beechcraft Bonanza 36, A36, and B36 aircraft. Read more >
Image gallery
A great 'pick' to explore the Midwestern spirit
Score a great find at the American Pickers flagship store, get hands on with John Deere equipment, and more in the Quad Cities area of Illinois and Iowa. Read more and view photos >
Changes you can expect in the new Pilot Guides
The AOPA Pilot Guides: Bahamas and Caribbean editions have been a proven staple for pilots looking to head south to warm waters and sandy beaches—and just like most things lately, change has made its way to the guides. Read more >
Start the new year off flying
If you're in search of warmer weather and a good challenge, fly to airports in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and Louisiana to enjoy attractions in the South and check in with the AOPA app's Pilot Passport feature. Read more >
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Sonex employee purchases company
Sonex's former general manager, Mark Schaible, has purchased the company—making him the new president and owner of the popular kitplane manufacturer. Read more >
News and Notes
Southcentral Alaska battered by wind event
A disaster declaration and shelter in place order were made over New Year's weekend as a severe windstorm left thousands without power in near zero-degree temperatures in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough of Alaska. Read more >
Listen to 'Runways, Wings & Gasoline'
Country music star, TV host of Nick's Wild Ride, and pilot Nick Hoffman sings a new, original song about flying: Runways, Wings & Gasoline. He performed the song for AOPA Live®, and you can listen to it anytime through Pandora.
Pilot Lounge: Jared Isaacman
We talk with entrepreneur, pilot, airshow performer, world aviation speed record holder, astronaut, and philanthropist Jared Isaacman, who commanded the Inspiration4 SpaceX flight. Watch the video >
Pilot Protection Services
Translating the Pilot's Bill of Rights
Familiarize yourself with your specific rights in case of an FAA investigation. Read more >
You Can Fly
'Welcoming newcomers and making them feel at home'
Mike Carzoli opened Blue Skies Flying Services 28 years ago at Lake in the Hills Airport west of Chicago. The school was recognized as the best in the Great Lakes region during the 2021 AOPA Flight Training Experience Survey. Read more >
Take the 2022 state of the flight training industry survey
Redbird Flight Simulations' second annual State of Flight Training Survey and Report is open and needs your feedback. Your real-world, up-to-date insights into the flight training community will help pave the way for advancements in flight training. This brief survey is open to all flight training providers, flight instructors, student pilots, and active pilots until January 31.
Airworthiness advisories
Career Opportunities
Aviation job board
Job of the week: Pilot instructor, Guardian Flight
Guardian Flight in South Jordan, Utah, is hiring a pilot instructor to oversee and manage initial and recurrent pilot training, conduct flight training of new-hire pilots, and conduct checkrides during new-hire and recurrent training. 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 vice president of brand and member experience, a UX/UI designer, a mobile app developer, a High School Initiative coordinator, a safety content producer, a loan processor, and a development content manager. Learn about AOPA career opportunities >
Question of the Week

What documents does the FAA require for an aircraft purchase and sale?
The required documents include Form 8050-1 Aircraft Registration Application, Form 8050-2 Aircraft Bill of Sale, and the aircraft's certificate of aircraft registration, along with a $5 check or money order. For some transactions, additional paperwork is required. Read the full answer and join the discussion >

This discussion is from our online Pilot Information Center, where you can ask questions, contribute answers, earn badges, and join our growing pilot community online. (Log in to the online Pilot Information Center using your AOPA website username and password to see this discussion.) Have a question for our technical services staff? Contact AOPA.
Education & Seminars
Stay sharp with AOPA's webinars, podcasts, and videos.
Upcoming AOPA webinars
Jan 20, 7 p.m. EST AOPA Air Safety Institute NTSB Insider: Accident investigations revealed
Feb 17, 2 p.m. EST AOPA Rusty Pilots - Webinar edition
Feb 18, 8 p.m. EST AOPA Rusty Pilots - Webinar edition (Redding, California)
Mar 9, 7 p.m. EST AOPA Rusty Pilots - Webinar edition (Augusta, Kansas)
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
Inspiration4 commander Jared Isaacman
CFI, student debrief emergency landing in Hawaii
Red Bull tunnel flight behind the scenes with Dario Costa
For a full list of Pilot Lounge videos, see the AOPA Live® YouTube channel.
AOPA podcasts
'Ask the A&Ps': 'That little cap doesn't hold the wings on'
'Hangar Talk': Future of avgas tops 2021 GA news stories
'Pilot Briefing': Week of Jan. 3, 2022
'There I was...': Genesah Duffy and Lynn McNorton
'Never Again': Suckered in
To see all AOPA podcasts, visit AOPA Online.
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