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.
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.
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.
The Weekender: Hot Dogs, Homestyle Breakfasts and Homebuilding
A weekend getaway from Thanksgiving leftovers and shopping crowds is in store for pilots via SocialFlight, especially those looking for continuing education opportunities. If you're still looking for food -perhaps something other than turkey - head south for breakfast and east for lunch.
First Helicopter Solo At 16 Makes New Mexico History
Isaac Wilson made history in his home state of New Mexico on Tuesday when he flew his first solo in a helicopter at age 16. The flight over Double Eagle II Airport in Albuquerque was the first of its kind there. It also was a unique milestone for Wilson's instructor, Douglas Christian of Vertical Limit Aviation. "Sixteen years old, he's making history today," Christian told KOB News 4. "He has the whole world in front of him and he's gonna be a great pilot."
KLM Campaign Reaches Out To Airline Travelers
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines took marketing and customer service a step further in recent weeks with a five-day event assisting thousands of travelers around the world. In a video released this month, the airline described the social media-based "#happytohelp" campaign as its way of reaching out to non-KLM customers. "We decided to help out everyone, even people who don't fly KLM," the ad says. The airline set up a help center at Schiphol Plaza at Amsterdam Airport and a Twitter hashtag, and sent out teams of blue-jacketed employees on various missions.