The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is calling on the National Transportation Safety Board to conduct an internal review to examine why the agency has approved “speculative probable cause reports related to general aviation accidents” despite little evidence to support the conclusions. [Read more…]
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) revealed that aerobatic pilot Sean D. Tucker and Congressman Todd Rokita (R-Ind.) will be honored for their contributions to general aviation at the second annual Bob Hoover Trophy Reception.
The event will be held March 8 at Ronald Reagan National Airport’s Historic Terminal A Lobby in Arlington, Virginia. [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…]