March 6, 2015, AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition
March 6, 2015 ePilot Training Tip: 'Clarification and amendment'
March 6, 2015, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' weekly newsletter
March 6, 2015 ePilot: Medical reform call to action; ATC assists
Harrison Ford injured in aircraft accident
Actor, pilot, and general aviation advocate Harrison Ford was hospitalized March 5 after sustaining injuries in an airplane accident at a California golf course, according to multiple news reports.
AOPA awards scholarship at Women in Aviation conference
An aviation student from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, is the 2015 recipient of the $3,000 AOPA Women in Aviation, International student pilot scholarship, AOPA announced March 5.
Flight Assist Commendations: Audio of assists
The Air Safety Institute honored controllers with Flight Assist Commendations for assisting general aviation pilots despite thunderstorms, icing, mountainous terrain, and more. Listen to audio from the assists.
La Guardia Open After Overrun
A Delta MD-88 overran a runway at New York's La Guardia Airport just after 11 a.m. Thursday and it appears there were no serious injuries to the 125 passengers and five crew. It was snowing at the time.
New This Week
AVweb's search of the news in aviation found a new FTD for Canadian helicopter pilots, AOPA's latest loan program, updates to the Red Bull Air Race, and a new STC approval for Sikorsky helicopters.
Secret Service To Conduct Drone Tests In Washington
The Secret Service announced it will conduct "exercises" using unmanned aerial vehicles around Washington, D.C., in the coming weeks. While the agency didn't disclose further details, including what kinds of drones are involved or the nature of the activities, it's fair to surmise they will include some kind of security-related testing.
Harrison Ford Injured In Off-Airport Landing
Actor and pilot Harrison Ford was hospitalized Thursday when the Ryan PT-22 he was flying landed in a golf course after departing Santa Monica Airport. The Los Angeles Fire Department did not officially identify the pilot at a news conference, but various media outlets are reporting that Ford, 72, was at the controls and was conscious after the mishap.
All Safe After Nepal Landing Accident
The manager of Kathmandu Airport in Nepal said Wednesday that all 227 people aboard a Turkish Airlines A330 are safe after the aircraft "somehow missed the runway and ended up in the grassland area." Birenda Prasad Shrestha told AFP that the plane was on its second attempt to land at the airport.