AOPA Association News

AOPA launches new website to better serve pilots

Aviation eBrief | May 05, 2016

AOPA has redesigned its website to help provide you with the tools, information, and inspiration to keep you doing what you love -- flying. AOPA Online.

Watch the AOPA Beaufort Fly-In procedures

Aviation eBrief | May 04, 2016

If you are planning to fly in for AOPA’s first regional fly-in of 2016 in Beaufort, North Carolina, you know that getting there is half the fun. Watch this AOPA Air Safety Institute video to make sure you have a safe, efficient, and fun arrival May 20 and 21. Watch the video.

5 tips to benefit your health

Aviation eBrief | May 03, 2016

Don't procrastinate -- start taking these five actions that could have wonderful consequences for your health. Read more.

Submit your best shot

Aviation eBrief | May 02, 2016

Look for that perfect opportunity to take a breathtaking photo on your next flight or dig up one of your old favorites to enter in the AOPA Photo Contest sponsored by Faro Aviation. More than 150 entries in three categories -- aircraft, places, or people -- have already been submitted. Enter yours before May 15. AOPA will choose the top three submissions in each category, and then you can vote between May 27 and June 6 to pick the winners. Learn more about the prizes and submit your photo.

Explore new flight planning features

Aviation eBrief | Apr 29, 2016

Learn how to transfer your flight plan from your computer to your electronic flight bag; discover how helpful the range-estimating tool can be with predictive fuel warnings and fuel prices along the route; and find out how you can submit suggestions to make the AOPA Flight Planner even better. Just sign up for the AOPA Flight Planner webinar scheduled for May 4 at 8 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Register today.

AOPA member's dream of aircraft ownership comes true

Aviation eBrief | Apr 28, 2016

AOPA member Mike Youngwirth decided to purchase his own aircraft and turned to AOPA Aviation Finance for help. After purchasing a Cessna 182, Youngwirth said he would "100-percent recommend AOPA Finance to a pilot friend." Read more.

Healthy habits for traveling pilots

Aviation eBrief | Apr 27, 2016

Planning a trip? Practice these healthy habits when you're on the road or in the air. Read more.

Cardiac conditions and the FAA's CACI program explained

Aviation eBrief | Apr 26, 2016

After the initial publication of the first conditions AMEs can issue (CACIs) a couple of years ago, progress slowed on getting new conditions into the pipeline. However, the FAA is moving forward with the program to remove certain conditions, including some cardiac issues, from the special issuance category. Read more.

Beaufort Fly-In features beach

Aviation eBrief | Apr 25, 2016

Pilots visiting the AOPA Fly-In at Beaufort, North Carolina, May 21, will be a short hop from Cape Lookout National Seashore, voted the top national park beach by USA Today and readers. AOPA Online.

Want to host an AOPA Fly-In at your airport?

Aviation eBrief | Apr 22, 2016

Interested in having an AOPA Fly-In at your airport? Download the AOPA Fly-In requests for proposals, and learn what it takes to be a host for an AOPA Fly-In. Download the form.

Help AOPA Foundation expand efforts to support GA

Aviation eBrief | Apr 21, 2016

If you are a pilot and have a background in fundraising for foundations, consider marrying the two to help the AOPA Foundation grow its efforts to promote general aviation. The AOPA Foundation is seeking a director of donor relations to expand the foundation’s reach through donor, corporate, and foundation relationship development. Learn more about this career opportunity.

Webinar highlights new features of AOPA Flight Planner

Aviation eBrief | Apr 20, 2016

Explore the new features and enhancements in the AOPA Flight Planner, version 2.3, during a webinar May 4 at 8 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. New features include a predictive fuel warning system and the ability to email the navlog and open it in your electronic flight bag. Register today.

Take a 'trial run' before MedXPress

Aviation eBrief | Apr 19, 2016

Take advantage of AOPA's TurboMedical tool and do a "trial run" of the medical application before you complete the FAA's online MedXPress. TurboMedical will save all your responses so you can refer to the completed form when you are ready to submit your application via MedXPress. Read more.

Drone 101

Aviation eBrief | Apr 18, 2016

Drones and other unmanned aircraft are the largest-growing segment of aviation. AOPA Pilot Protection Services is sponsoring a webinar April 27 at 8 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time to provide answers to frequently asked questions about drone registration, and information about integrating into the National Airspace System, applying for a Section 333 exemption, and enforcement relating to rule violations. Register today.

Unleash your inner photographer

Aviation eBrief | Apr 15, 2016

Combine your love of flying and photography in AOPA's photo contest, sponsored by Faro Aviation. Submit your best photo in one of three categories -- aircraft, places, or people -- before May 15. AOPA will choose the top three submissions in each category, and then you can vote between May 27 and June 6 to pick the winner of each category. Finalists will receive an AOPA T-shirt and hat, and winners will receive a Faro headset and AOPA backpack. Learn more.

The legalese of prebuys

Aviation eBrief | Apr 14, 2016

There are certain things you should insist on when purchasing a turbine aircraft, including a prebuy inspection, a title search, and a fair purchase and sale agreement. Read more.

What should you do after an accident?

Aviation eBrief | Apr 13, 2016

Every pilot should know what to do when an accident happens to ensure that no regulations have been violated and insurance matters are handled properly and expediently. Here are the first three things you must do immediately after an accident. Read more.

FAA paperwork requirements for common medical conditions

Aviation eBrief | Apr 12, 2016

Throughout the year, many pilots encounter a variety of illnesses that require a visit to an urgent care center, the emergency department, or another health care provider. What should you report to the Federal Aviation Administration on your medical application, and what documentation does the FAA need from you? Read more.

Add an endorsement or rating

Aviation eBrief | Apr 11, 2016

What are the requirements for adding an instrument rating, a multiengine rating, or a logbook endorsement to fly complex or high-performance airplanes? Find plain-language answers about adding these and other privileges at AOPA's Ratings and Endorsements page.

Foundation donors gather for updates

Aviation eBrief | Apr 08, 2016

AOPA Foundation donors received a private briefing on AOPA and Air Safety Institute initiatives at the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In and Expo April 7. AOPA Online.

Get the best deal when financing a turboprop or light jet

Aviation eBrief | Apr 07, 2016

AOPA Aviation Finance President Adam Meredith provides three tips for securing the best loan for your aircraft purchase. It's important to pick the right aircraft, be flexible, and employ the services of an aircraft finance broker. Read more.

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