The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) held the second of four AOPA 2016 fly-ins at Bremerton National Airport (KPWT) in Washington state on Aug. 19 and 20. The event drew more aircraft and attendees than any previous AOPA fly-in, according to association officials. [Read more…]
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Air Safety Institute (ASI) released the latest edition of the Joseph T. Nall Report, which provides the most comprehensive analysis of general aviation safety available.
The latest edition includes data through 2013, the most recent year for which NTSB probable cause findings, aviation activity surveys, and other relevant data sets are available in final form.
For the first time in the 25-year history of the Nall Report, the rate of fatal accidents in non-commercial, fixed-wing aircraft dropped below 1 per 100,000 flight hours. [Read more…]
New challenges will launch in October and January, giving pilots the opportunity to participate and enter for a chance to win a gift card or trip to AirVenture 2017.
On July 15, general aviation changed forever.
That’s when President Barack Obama signed into law an FAA authorization extension that includes third class medical reform.
OK, it’s not a beautiful plane flying through a majestic sky, but maybe something just as cool: A no-longer Rusty Pilot. Mike Vidal sent in this photo, explaining: “Just got myself re-certifed having completed my biennial after 13-plus years of not flying. Thank you Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) for the Rusty Pilots seminar back in September 2015 at KFXE that started the impetus to get me back in the air again.”
Here is Mike with his instructor Ivan Rodriguez Camejo at KTMB’s Reliance Aviation. [Read more…]