October 24, 2014, AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition
October 24, 2014 ePilot Training Tip: It's your ride
Tragedy close to home
A collision near Frederick Municipal Airport Oct. 23 claimed three lives and left the local aviation communityâ€“including AOPAâ€“in mourning.
October 24, 2014, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' weekly newsletter
October 24, 2014 New jets, gadgets at NBAA; Automation erodes skills?
Discover barbecue heaven at Southern Soul
In a world of airport burgers, Southern Soul stands out. Swing by when you visit St. Simons for AOPA's final fly-in of the year.
Type clubs are latest to join AOPA push for medical reform
The Type Club Coalition is the latest group to join AOPA in urging a quick review of proposed reforms to the third class medical.
Record Skydive: New Suit Pioneered, Six Person Capsule Planned
Testing for record jump was hidden in plain sight by the company developing the technology.
Skydiving Altitude Record Shattered
Following a nearly three-year secret development program, computer scientist Alan Eustace today shattered the world skydiving record with a jump from 135,890 feet, a supersonic free fall and a safe landing 70 miles from his departure point at Roswell, New Mexico.
FAA Takes Two Years to Rule on Bell Appeal
In January 2012, Bell Canada applied to the FAA for an exemption from the FARs that would allow it to increase the gross weight of its Model 429 by 500 pounds to 7,500 pounds as had been approved in Canada and a number of other countries.
New Technology Will Produce Safer Maps
Pilots may presume that we now have access to accurate terrain maps nationwide, but in some remote areas, maps may be based on incomplete data or inaccurate observations that are decades old. "Mars is better mapped than the state of Alaska," Steve Colligan, president of E-Terra, an Anchorage mapping firm, told The Washington Post recently. Now the U.S. Geological Survey is leading an effort called the 3D Elevation Program, with the aim to chart all 50 states using state-of-the-art, accurate technology -- airborne lasers (lidar) or radar (ifsar).
Cessna Returns To Setting Speed Records
After mostly remaining aloof from the record-setting side of aviation for over 70 years, Cessna appears to have returned to the fray--using the Mach 0.935 cruising speed of its recently certificated Citation X+ to set four city-to-city speed records in its weight class.