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May 25, 2020

Garmin’s Bailey Scheel explains how the Autoland system recently approved Piper’s M600/SLS was primarily designed with non-aviators in mind for deployment during an emergency situation.

May 13, 2020

Airline Training Orientation Program founder Wayne Phillips says you don’t have to be a professional pilot to “test drive” a jet aircraft simulator for a weekend and the experience is bound to make you a better pilot.

May 4, 2020

Mechanic, air show announcer, and now airline pilot. Jeremy King didn't always want to be a professional pilot, but thanks to some well-timed introductions, the flying bug caught hold and King is now a successful pilot for a major airline. This is a show in the Flight Time series, brought to you by Flight Training magazine, where we revisit popular Hangar Talk interviews. 

Apr 27, 2020

Pilot, seamstress, and flight dispatcher Brianne Kroupa organized a group of female aviators to hand-sew cloth face masks for fellow aviators that are available for free through the website OnePlaneJane.com. Plus, learn about the new iFlightPlanner for AOPA, and catch up to more general aviation news.

Apr 13, 2020

AOPA Senior Photographer Chris Rose describes preparation and safety precautions required to produce stunning air-to-air images, and shares tips to elevate your aviation photography.

Apr 6, 2020

It's safe to say Pete Bedell didn't take a traditional route to the airlines. An active GA pilot, Bedell was also an editor with AOPA when he decided to follow a dream and make the jump to the big leagues. This is first show in the Flight Time series, brought to you by Flight Training magazine, where we revisit popular Hangar Talk interviews. 

Mar 30, 2020

King Schools CEO and California-based flight instructor Barry Knuttila explains that flight training is called out in the state as a critical infrastructure sector, and also offers online study tips to keep your aviation sharp during social distancing measures

Mar 16, 2020

Career pilot and podcaster Carl Valeri advises prospective professional pilots to stay the course and keep flying as airlines weather the ups and downs of the coronavirus pandemic.

Mar 2, 2020

Pilot Ted Greenfield’s “Over 50 and Learning to Fly” YouTube channel encourages those in their early silver period to pursue aviation for a sense of personal accomplishment while exploring new opportunities.

Feb 17, 2020

CFI Jason Archer was flying a 1946 Piper J-3 Cub low and slow in the Berkshire Mountains when the engine failed. He chose to land in the top of a cherry tree to avoid injuring others and offers pilots key takeaways.

Feb 3, 2020

Professional helicopter pilot Markus Lavensonwho has Alaska and Gulf of Mexico flying experience, provides insight into helicopter flying and the Sikorsky S-76 model.

Jan 21, 2020

Alsim Flight Training Solutions’ U.S. sales and business director Scott Firsing describes how exercises in a flight simulator can help pilots learn more and save money.

Jan 6, 2020

Alaska-based Angle of Attack flight training founder, Cessna 172 pilot, and podcaster Chris Palmer talks about teaching techniques, breaking through barriers, and how you can find amazing aviation opportunities in your own back yard.

Dec 30, 2019

Review the Top-5 general aviation stories of 2019 with a discussion about airline hiring and its effect on general aviation, backcountry flying’s mainstream emergence, Garmin’s Autoland, high-profile GA accidents, and two big anniversaries.

Dec 16, 2019

Canadian Army Maj. Andrew Hennessy reveals some of NORAD Santa's secrets as a team of military defense specialists work behind the scene to help track the merry-making wanderer’s global journey.

Dec 2, 2019

AOPA airspace guru and former military air traffic controller Rune Duke talks about airspace, outer space, and helps explain some aviation acronyms.

Nov 20, 2019

Find out why Greensboro, North Carolina, flight instructor and retired military pilot Chris Kreske was recently recognized as the best flight instructor by his students and and learn how he transitions military pilots into well-rounded civilian pilots.

Nov 4, 2019

Get to know corporate pilot and ‘Pilot to Pilot’ podcast host Justin Siems who shares thoughts about professional aviation careers, fellow aviators, and the role of social media.

Oct 21, 2019

Shinji Maeda lost an eye to an injury when he was a youth, but he battled back to pursue his aviation dreams, earned a commercial pilot certificate, and now has his sights set on an earthround flight to promote aviation.

Oct 7, 2019

Find out how general aviation pilot and mechanic Jeremy King turned his passion for aviation into a full-time career in the big leagues; plus catch up on the week's aviation headlines.

Sep 23, 2019

Alaska bush pilot, artist, and parent Leighan Falley explains the challenges of flying in the forty-ninth state’s backcountry; plus catch up on the week's aviation headlines.

Sep 23, 2019

Hear from Garmin engineer and project manager Joe Gepner about how avionics are developed and where the next big ideas will come from. Plus stick around for the week's news.

Aug 26, 2019

Robinson Helicopter's Chief Flight Instructor Tim Tucker—who literally wrote the book on how to fly the popular helicopters—drops in for a candid conversation; plus catch up on the week's aviation headlines. AOPA Online.

Aug 12, 2019

Meet Sarah Rovner, an airline transport pilot who ferries airplanes for fun; plus catch up on the week's aviation headlines.

Jul 29, 2019

Find out about Lycoming’s new electronic ignition, Garmin’s latest touchscreen navigator, Redbird’s GIFT program, Extra’s composite aerobat, Boeing’s job predictions, and more from EAA’s fiftieth AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

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