Webinar video: ForeFlight – what’s new and advanced tips

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Hear from ForeFlight's Josh Berman on what's new in aviation's top app, plus some lesser-known advanced tips.

Free Sporty’s Webinar: how to pass your FAA written in less time

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Wednesday, August 24 - 3pm eastern It's something all pilots…

Video tip: aircraft inspections and ELT requirements

Airplanes are held to high standards when it comes to maintenance and inspection requirements. This week's tip takes a look at the reason behind each inspection, how to verify they've been completed and the required paperwork to be on the airplane. It also takes a look at why digital 406 MHz emergency locator transmitters (ELT) incorporate GPS to improve their performance.

AOPA webinar on avoiding VFR flight into IMC

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Inadvertent VFR flight into instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) is a deadly combination - in fact, the deadliest weather-related accident cause.

License to learn and a long cross-country

I determined from this experience weather is as forecast only part of the time. Sometimes it may be better but other times it will be worse, so assume forecasts are more like opinions than facts. “This is what license to learn means,” I thought to myself as I was bumping along in the warm summer air. No, the big lesson was yet to come.

Pilot Minute Video: fatigue

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In this episode of the Pilot Minute video series, Federal Air Surgeon, Dr. Susan Northrup, tackles the topic of fatigue and whether it’s ok for pilots to fly even if they are just a little tired.

Video Tip: How to enter the traffic pattern at a nontowered airport

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The FAA recommends standard traffic pattern flows at nontowered airports in an effort to maintain order and a safe environment for aircraft arrivals and departures. This includes specific instructions on how to enter back into the pattern after spending some time practicing maneuvers at a higher altitude away from the airport. This week's video tip illustrates several methods to do this, depending on the direction from which you're approaching the airport, in an effort to get established on the downwind leg at the published traffic pattern altitude.

Quiz: Planning with a VFR Sectional Chart

An aviation VFR Sectional chart is chock-full of visual reference…

Boeing updates forecast for aviation professionals

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Boeing recently released its highly regarded Pilot and Technician Outlook with forecasts for aviation professionals worldwide through 2041. The publication indicates continued high demand for aviation professionals including 602,000 new pilots.

Video tip: get a “big picture” weather briefing

Checking the weather is one of the few constants in aviation. All pilots do it, whether it’s a trip around the pattern in a Cub or a trip across the Atlantic in a Gulfstream. But merely getting a weather briefing isn’t enough; it has to be a good weather briefing to make the flight safer. So what exactly does a “good briefing” involve?