Student pilots learning navigation have enough on their minds without having to worry about magnetic north going on a walkabout. But that’s just what the magnetic north pole is doing, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Source: aopaTraining Tip: Chasing north
Honor the late R. A. “Bob” Hoover and celebrate those in the aviation industry who are carrying on his legacy during the 2019 AOPA R. A. “Bob” Hoover Trophy Reception at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport’s historic terminal in Washington, D.C., on March 20.
Source: aopaYou’re invited: Honor aviation’s best at the Bob Hoover Trophy reception
Aviators and aviation enthusiasts seeking a memorable Valentine’s Day with their significant other can tour Oregon’s Willamette Valley vineyards by air, sample the fruits of the Pacific Northwest’s premier wine growing region, and leave the flying to someone else.
Source: aopaCelebrate Valentine’s Day with an aerial twist
The ever-present pilot shortage continues to weigh on the minds of airlines, maintenance companies, flight schools, and the entire aerospace industry. Compounding the shortage are the facts that air travel is increasing, pilots are aging, skilled technicians are needed, and Generation Z seems to be preoccupied with online games.
Source: aopaIndustry asks agencies to ante up for pilot and technician training
The FAA should pull back its proposed airworthiness directive calling for logbook reviews and possible wing-spar inspections of up to 20,000 Piper PA–28 and PA–32 series airplanes and instead gather safety data through alternative, readily available, and less onerous means, AOPA said in a regulatory filing.
Source: aopaAOPA urges FAA to delay Piper wing-spar AD
GPS air navigation may be unreliable or unavailable in a vast swath of airspace in the eastern U.S. and the Caribbean during a military exercise involving GPS jamming between Feb. 6 and 10.
Source: aopaGPS, ADS-B may be out in Southeast during 'interference tests'
A long-time advocate for aviation safety is offering pilots and flight instructors a chance to become safer aviators by giving them incentive to participate in the FAA’s Wings Pilot Proficiency program.
Source: aopaSweepstakes promotes GA safety
Enstrom Helicopter announced that Transport Canada has added the company’s flagship model 480B turbine helicopter to the list of FAA-certified Enstrom models approved for operation in Canada.
Source: aopaEnstrom 480B helicopter cleared for Canadian operations
Remote pilot certificates don’t expire, but the FAA still requires drone pilots to prove they know their stuff every two years. Changes are coming, but for now that’s a $150 proposition for many of us.
Source: aopaPreparing to pass another test
Thinking of adding datalink weather to your flights but not sure what service is right for you? Learn about Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast In and SiriusXM in this new AOPA Air Safety Institute video.
Source: aopaADS-B In or SiriusXM: One, neither, both?