November 27, 2015, AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition
November 27, 2015 ePilot Training Tip: Beyond safety briefings
November 27, 2015, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' weekly newsletter
November 27, 2015 Drone guidance released; FAA issues headset warning
PilotWorkshops releases 'Real World VFR'
Find a remote island airport at night, land at Boston's Logan International Airport in a Cessna 172, fly the Hudson River VFR Corridor, encounter VFR flight into instrument conditions, and more in PilotWorkshops' “Real World VFR” video program released Nov. 25.
FAA urges pilots to test headsets
The FAA is warning pilots that they may be missing important sounds, including cockpit warnings, when wearing noise-canceling headsets.
NBAA honors Clark
With 5 billion gallons of fuel saved, Joe Clark, who led the development of record-setting and fuel-saving winglets, was honored by his peers in November.
Study: Toy Drone Strikes Pose Greater Hazard Than Birds
An aerospace company's new study on the hazards of toy drones mixing with manned aircraft concludes that the safety risks are greater that those of bird strikes. The study from Aero Kinetics, "The Real Consequences of Flying Toy Drones in the National Airspace System," concludes that rotorcraft pilots are at the highest risk of dying from a head-on drone collision.
Army Helicopter Crashes In Texas, Four Dead
A UH-60L Army helicopter crashed Monday evening while flying in Fort Hood Range in Texas, killing all four crew members on board. Fort Hood officials said emergency crews found the wreckage after an "extensive search" of the northeast portion of the range.
Helicopter Crashes In Siberia, 10 Dead
An Mi-8 helicopter crashed on a frozen river in Siberia Thursday, with at least 10 reported dead and 15 injured. Rescue crews with snowmobiles are at the site, about six miles from the Igarka airport.
Tecnam P2012 Testing Continues With Lycoming iE2
The testing of Tecnam's upcoming P2012 airplane now includes FADEC engines developed by Lycoming. The Italian aircraft manufacturer announced this week it has installed iE2 engines on the test aircraft, which is slated for a first flight in mid-2016.
The Weekender: A Good Day To Fly Indoors
The Weekender is on the road after Thanksgiving and found a few places to stop on SocialFlight. All pilots (current and non-current) are invited to share their experience with budding aviators at the St. Louis Science Center, where the Gateway Eagles will host nine simulator stations to introduce visitors to flying the Cessna 172.