Margins of Safety: Avoiding Traffic Pattern Stalls looks at the various complexities of flying in the pattern, as well as the importance of avoiding distractions and focusing on stick and rudder skills. [Read more…]
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) hosted its second annual High School Aviation STEM Symposium at Seattle’s Museum of Flight Nov. 6 and 7.
The event was attended by almost 200 education and aviation industry representatives from 33 states and Canada. Last year’s symposium, the first of its kind, was held at the Aerospace Center for Excellence in Lakeland, Florida, and covered by U.S. News & World Report. [Read more…]
On April 17, 2015, a Cessna 421B pilot was forced to land on a highway, when first the left engine, then the right, lost all power during climb-out from Angelina County Airport (KLFK) in Lufkin, Texas.
According to the NTSB report, the plane was “substantially damaged,” while one person sustained serious injuries and two others sustained minor injuries.
When the pilot got out of the plane on the highway, he could smell Jet A fuel.
The problem? When he asked the FBO to top off the tip tanks, he meant with 100LL. [Read more…]
Michigan’s W.K. Kellogg Airport will play host to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Fly-In in Battle Creek, Sept. 16 and 17.
To help pilots prepare, AOPA has put together a fly-in procedures video and a pilot information packet.
With the FAA mandate for ADS-B Out approaching — it will be required by Jan. 1, 2020 in most airspace where a transponder is required today — aircraft owners need to understand the options.
That’s why the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) put together an ADS-B selection tool to help GA aircraft owners determine the best solutions to consider for their aircraft and where they fly. Check it out here.