The Wichita Aero Club celebrated its tenth anniversary by inviting a group of industry leaders to an On-Air Summit to provide an update on the state of general aviation.
As a private pilot, the key to avoiding Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) is to start with a well prepared flight plan. However, even with the best flight plan, weather conditions can and do change once in flight. Watch WeatherSpork’s co-founder, CFI and former NWS research meteorologist, Scott Dennstaedt, provide scenario-based instruction on how to safely avoid IMC conditions with proper preflight planning and SiriusXM once in the cockpit.
The National Weather Service is soliciting pilot comments by Dec. 31 on a graphical weather forecasting product to cover the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, and western North Atlantic Ocean that would eventually replace text-based area forecasts for the Gulf and the Caribbean.
Leading national insurance broker AssuredPartners Aerospace (APA) has acquired the aviation insurance policies owned by the AOPA Insurance Agency (AOPIA). The transition was effective Dec. 2 and allows AOPA to focus its resources on financing the long-term health of the association and funding critical initiatives including growing the pilot population. AOPAIA policy holders will be notified of the change, but there will be no change to current premiums or renewal dates.
A helicopter journey from Seattle to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, for EAA AirVenture and upset recovery training in jets are among the items up for bid to support the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum’s mission to preserve the history and tell the stories of Dec. 7, 1941.
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In a stiff, nearly 90-degree crosswind, the Collings Foundation’s B–24 Liberator lumbers down Frederick, Maryland’s, 5,219-foot runway toward its next stop on the Wings of Freedom Tour.
Source: aopaRight seat in a B–24 Liberator
Whitecaps crashing onto the North Carolina shoreline were a clue that my inaugural First Flight Airport landing at the Wright Brothers National Memorial would be sportier than anticipated.
Source: aopaCelebrate aviation at First Flight Airport
How well do you know your AOPA history? Test your knowledge in this short quiz.
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If you want to go off the beaten path, check out these 12 lodges with easy general aviation access and activities for all ages.
Source: aopa'Rustic' getaways for pilots
Your dream of becoming a professional pilot and earning an aviation degree can come true with the “Dreams Take Flight Scholarship,” which can cover the tuition and fees associated with California Aeronautical University’s Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics degree.
Source: aopaCalifornia Aeronautical University will award a scholarship up to 0,000 to one high school senior