November 28, 2014, AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition
November 28, 2014 ePilot Training Tip: 'Pilots are encouraged'
November 28, 2014, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' weekly newsletter
November 28, 2014 'Sky Kids' fly jet; Don't wait to go around
Matching challenge can double your impact
Pilots have a chance to double the impact of their donations to the AOPA Foundation as the nonprofit nears its goal for a matching gift challenge.
NAA honors Bob Hoover
Tickets are available online for the Dec. 12 Wright Memorial Dinner in Washington, D.C., as the National Aeronautic Association honors R.A. "Bob" Hoover.
AOPA promises to keep working toward overdue medical reform
Third class medical reform is taking too long, but AOPA will keep advocating for change and the prospects for reform in 2015 are good.
SAFE Executive Director To Retire
The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators announced Friday that Executive Director Doug Stewart will retire when his contract expires in February. Stewart was among the founding members of the organization, which formed in 2009. Stewart was SAFE's first chair and was named executive director in November 2011.
Diamond's First DA42 on Display in Austrian Museum
Diamond Aircraft's first DA42 Twin Star has a new home in Austria's science and industry museum, the Technisches Museum Wien in Vienna. The twin-engine diesel airplane had its first flight in December 2002 in Austria with Diamond CEO Christian Dries as test pilot. A year and a half later, the DA42 made the first non-stop Atlantic crossing by a diesel engine-powered GA airplane. The airplane received FAA certification in 2005.
New This Week
AVweb's search of new developments in aviation uncovered the latest test flight of CIrrus Aircraft's jet, a first flight for Airbus' latest military helicopter, and acquisitions announced by Continental Motors and Momentum Aviation Holdings.
Red Bull Air Race Schedule for 2015 Announced
The 2015 Red Bull Air Race World Championship will feature two new stops in Japan and Russia, organizers announced this week. Red Bull will hold eight races and start its tour on Feb. 13 in Abu Dhabi, where the series launched its 2014 season. New venues will be in Chiba, Japan, May 16-17 and Sochi, Russia, May 30-31. From there, the tour will race in Hungary, Great Britain and Austria before arriving in the U.S. for two stops, Fort Worth in September and Las Vegas in October.
Canada's Psutka To Retire
The president of the world's second largest AOPA pilots' group is retiring sometime in 2015. Kevin Psutka, president of the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) will step down as soon as a replacement can be hired, COPA said Thursday.