AOPA now offers aircraft loans to pilots in Alaska and Hawaii

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s (AOPA) Aviation Finance Co. now offers members in Alaska and Hawaii aircraft loans that were previously difficult to acquire.

While most aircraft lenders are unable to offer financing outside of the continental United States, AOPA Aviation Finance Co. is working with a lender that has agreed to fill personal use aircraft financing needs for AOPA members in Alaska and Hawaii, according to officials. [Read more…]

NTSB issues four safety alerts for GA

The NTSB recently issued four safety alerts for general aviation pilots and mechanics: Mastering Mountain Flying, Understanding Flight Experience (A rating alone cannot ensure safety: Training is key); Pilots: Perform Advanced Preflight After Maintenance; and Mechanics: Prevent Misrigging Mistakes.

Each of the alerts, in PDF, includes an outline of the problem, summarizes related incidents and accidents, then lays out what the mechanic or pilot can do to avoid the problem.