The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) recently honored aerobatic pilot Sean D. Tucker, Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Ind.) and 71 other members of Congress, Pat Hartness, and Woody Lesikar for their contributions to general aviation during the second annual Bob Hoover Trophy Reception. [Read more…]
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has launched a new line of membership options for drone pilots.
Opening up the association to drone pilots is “a key part of an ongoing effort to unite manned and unmanned pilots for the common purpose of safe integration of all users,” AOPA officials said. [Read more…]
A new post on the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association website tells how Jack Alexander and Arlene Myers, two AOPA Fly-In volunteers, connected over their shared love of flying at an event in July 2014. The two were married at the Cape Cod airport on May 21, 2016. “I can hardly believe at our age, we have a new life together,” she said. “When I wake up in the morning I can say, ‘Is it VFR?’ and he knows what I’m talking about.” Read Dan Namowitz’s full story here.
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…]