AOPA Association News

Learning the Garmin 650 will be easier

Aviation eBrief | Feb 20, 2017

Whoever wins the AOPA Sweepstakes 172 will have to get to know the airplane's Garmin 650 nav/com. And that just got a little easier, says AOPA Technical Editor Jill Tallman.

Job of the week: Part 135 director of operations

Aviation eBrief | Feb 17, 2017

Privaira, a growing and well-established ARGUS Platinum and IS-BAO Stage II-rated Part 135 charter and aircraft management company located in Boca Raton, Fla., is looking for a director of operations. The director of operations will be instrumental in managing the flight operations within the boundaries of safety regulations and regulatory compliance, while at the same time fostering a strong relationship with flight crews and promoting the company's goals and values. Apply today!

Financing available for airplane kits

Aviation eBrief | Feb 16, 2017

AOPA Aviation Finance offers multiple options for financing aircraft kits that are completely owner built or built through factory-assisted, quick-build program. Read more.

AOPA GO releases new features

Aviation eBrief | Feb 15, 2017

Weather, airport, and flight planning functions were updated in AOPA Go version 1.4 released Feb. 7.

What aircraft can be flown under BasicMed?

Aviation eBrief | Feb 14, 2017

If you are trying to figure out whether you can continue flying the aircraft you typically fly under BasicMed, you might need to look at the type certificate data sheet for the number of occupants and takeoff weight for which the aircraft is certificated to determine whether it qualifies.

AOPA seeks communications specialist

Aviation eBrief | Feb 13, 2017

If you have aviation-related experience and a background in communications, consider AOPA's new opening for a manager of public affairs and executive communications. The person would help develop and write speeches, talking points, and news articles, and help create presentations for executives. Learn more and apply today.

Job of the week: Aircraft engineer

Aviation eBrief | Feb 10, 2017

The aircraft structures engineer position, part of Aircraft Maintenance & Engineering within UPS Airlines, is focused on providing structures engineering support for Airbus A300; Boeing 747, 757, and 767; and McDonnell Douglas MD-11 cargo aircraft. The engineer will work primarily in an office environment with some tasks at aircraft maintenance facilities and other locations as required to support project activity and for hands-on interfacing with aircraft and maintenance personnel. The position requires skills and experience in project development and management as well as structural repair design and approval.

AOPA Fly-In registration opens

Aviation eBrief | Feb 09, 2017

With two days of activities planned for AOPA's 2017 Fly-Ins, you will want to mark your calendars and plan to attend and take part in hands-on workshops, social parties, aircraft displays, and exhibits. The popular fly-ins expanded to two-day events to give you more of what members have been asking for -- more of everything! AOPA has launched a special web section detailing the activities at each of the four fly-in locations. Learn more and RSVP today! AOPA Online.

10 things to Know About AOPA Insurance

Aviation eBrief | Feb 08, 2017

Learn how AOPA Insurance can help pilots determine which insurance policy is best for them to protect what's important to them -- both in the air and on the ground. Read more.

Pitfalls of being a 'named pilot'

Aviation eBrief | Feb 07, 2017

Occasionally pilots are heard saying that they are covered on someone else's aircraft liability insurance because they were added as a pilot approved to fly that airplane or because they meet the pilot qualifications specified in the insurance policy's "open pilot warranty." Unfortunately, it often is not that simple. Read more.

Hangar Talk: Drones on the farm

Aviation eBrief | Feb 06, 2017

Tune in to this week's Hangar Talk podcast to hear AOPA Senior Features Editor Julie Walker speak with a third-generation pilot and a fourth-generation farmer who embraced drone technology to boost harvests from Idaho's golden fields. Ag pilot Robert Schoepflin and farmer Robert Blair describe how they manage crops with a computer and a fixed-wing drone. Listen to the podcast.

Job of the Week: Home Based Captain, Ameriflight

Aviation eBrief | Feb 03, 2017

Ameriflight, the nation's largest Cargo Part 135 airline, is seeking qualified flight crew members to help us provide unparalleled service and value for our customers, with the highest dedication to safety, innovation, and teamwork. Preferred experience includes 3,000 hours total time, 1,000 hours pilot-in-command time, 500 hours multiengine time, 200 hours instrument time, 200 hours turbine time, previous 14 CFR 121 or 135 experience required. Pilots assigned as home based captains will be scheduled up to 18 days of work and will receive 12 days free from duty during a four-week bid. Learn more and apply today!

Exploring aircraft partnerships

Aviation eBrief | Feb 02, 2017

Find out from Adam Meredith, president of the AOPA Aviation Finance Co., why purchasing an airplane with a partner can be a good idea. Learn more.

Join the AOPA team

Aviation eBrief | Feb 01, 2017

Do you have a passion for aviation that you would like to combine with your vocation? AOPA is looking for applicants skilled in communications, accounting, donor relations, graphic design, event planning, insurance, and more. Check out AOPA's current openings and consider applying today.

What part of your health don't you understand?

Aviation eBrief | Jan 31, 2017

Pilots comply with air traffic control clearances, but they aren't always as good at listening to doctors. Dr. Jonathan Sackier offers advice to help you take better control of your health and comply with doctors' orders. Read more.

Go flying!

Aviation eBrief | Jan 30, 2017

Looking for an adventure? A new area of the country to explore by air? Check out AOPA's Destinations web section for travel articles about unique airports across the country -- as well as fun things to do in those areas. Learn more.

Job of the week: Field service tech/pilot

Aviation eBrief | Jan 27, 2017

Chattanooga, Tenn.-based T. J. Snow Co., a manufacturer of resistance welding machinery for more than 53 years, is seeking another field service tech/pilot to handle its expanding welder and control service installation business. This is an ideal job for an experienced pilot who is skilled in troubleshooting and repairing electro-mechanical machinery. The company, which has 95 employees, will train the right applicant. Apply today.

Getting started in financing

Aviation eBrief | Jan 26, 2017

If you are interested in buying your first airplane or obtaining aircraft financing, Adam Meredith, president of the AOPA Aviation Finance Co., explains the paperwork you'll need to provide to apply for financing as well as other information to help you through the process. Read more.

Instrument rating and insurance rates

Aviation eBrief | Jan 25, 2017

Jim Pinegar, AOPA Insurance Services vice president and operations director, explains how insurance rates can lower after a pilot earns an instrument rating. Read more.

Managing the Paper Chase

Aviation eBrief | Jan 24, 2017

Having a medical application deferred is a bummer, and the delay that can and does happen after the deferral is a huge frustration, expense, and inconvenience. That's one key reason AOPA vigorously pursued medical certification reform for pilots who fly recreationally. Read more.

Rusty Pilot resources to get back in the air

Aviation eBrief | Jan 23, 2017

Been out of the cockpit for awhile? Getting back in can be easier than you think, with AOPA's Rusty Pilots resource page.

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