August 28, 2015, AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition
August 28, 2015 ePilot Training Tip: Spotting 'hangar rash'
August 28, 2015, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' weekly newsletter
August 28, 2015 5 states dominate drone reports; New AOPA flight planning tools
High altitude, thin margins
Flying west from Colorado Springs, pilots can explore the breathtaking scenery of the Front Range while learning valuable lessons in density altitude, weather, and flight planning.
Graphical drone briefing developed
Lockheed Martin has developed a graphical briefing tool that will help keep manned and unmanned aircraft safely separated.
Sometimes the best way to build something is to bust it into little pieces. An aerobatic competition sequence is one example.
Cat Dispute Scrambles Fighters, Forces Airliner Diversion
While two F-16s waited outside, it was actually a cat-deprived "European model" that managed to bring down a Boeing 767 for an emergency landing in Denver on Friday.
AOPA Releases Annual Nall Report, Safety Video
AOPA's Air Safety Institute released its 24th annual Joseph T. Nall Report this week, including for the first time a review of helicopter accident causes. Overall, accident rates for non-commercial fixed-wing aircraft climbed from 6.30 per 100,000 hours in 2010 to 6.54 in 2012 due to flight time decreasing while accident counts remained level in that period.
Airshow Plane Comes Apart, Pilot Killed
An airshow pilot was killed during practice for the New York Air Show on Friday after the tail separated from the aircraft. The aircraft, a Giles 202 owned by airshow performer Andrew Wright, crashed in a wooded area.
Goyer Out As Flying Magazine Editor
Former Flying Magazine Editor-in-Chief Robert Goyer has announced he is no longer with the magazine and that it was not his doing. Goyer, who has been the EIC for five years after 15 years as a writer for the magazine, announced the change in circumstances in a Facebook post and told AVweb in an interview Friday that it was a surprise to him.
New This Week
AVweb's search of aviation news around the world found a fuel-price app for jet operators and flight departments, the annual big gathering of the Civil Air Patrol, Zenith Aircraft's upcoming Open Hangar Day, and a final call for nominees for public benefit flying awards.