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This winter flying season pilots will notice a new format for runway field condition notices to airmen (FICONs). Can you interpret this excerpt for Runway 31 at the Southern Vermont Regional Airport in Rutland? !RUT 01/032 RUT RWY 31 FICON 5/5/5 100 PRCT WET OBSERVED AT 1701121106.
Learn about the improved quality of runway condition information.
Do you find yourself scouring different websites for GA safety content? Help is here. The AOPA Air Safety Institute now offers pilots easy access to a variety of aviation safety content from around the internet through a new industrywide initiative, the Safety Alliance.
On AOPA Live This Week: General aviation got a huge lift Jan. 10 when the FAA released the third class medical reform final rule: Learn about BasicMed, the new alternative to medical certification that covers most GA operations, which goes into effect May 1. Two of the most recognizable names in aviation—Cirrus Aircraft and Garmin—launched new models. Go behind the scenes and watch documentary... View details ⇨
New year, new aviation adventures - welcome to FlyBy 2017! While some of us are shoveling snow, flying season is just getting started for some Arizona pilots. Tulsa Skyhawks Soaring Glider Club shows off some awesome drone footage that'll make you want to go soaring. What else is in Tulsa? The ultimate airport hangout spot found at Destinations Executive Flight Center flying club. The FAA has... View details ⇨
Sometimes student pilots get frustrated with a specific training maneuver and then hit a plateau that is difficult to overcome. Brenda Tibbs, winner of the AOPA 2016 Flight Training Excellence Awards Best Flight Instructor award, shares some tips on how to get students back on track.
AOPA worked hard for years on behalf of its members to bring about third class medical reform – that the FAA now refers to as BasicMed. We've developed a suite of online resources, called "Fit to Fly", for pilots and physicians to help you make the most of your freedom to fly under the new reforms.
BREAKING: The FAA has released a final rule on third class medical reform, though it will be several months before pilots can fly under the new program that the agency has named BasicMed. In the near future, AOPA's Fit to Fly resources will be available including a free online medical course to help pilots comply with the BasicMed rules.
Many aircraft owners who have equipped with Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out say they are enjoying the benefits of the new technology—especially in-cockpit traffic information and subscription-free weather, including Nexrad radar images, provided by the optional ADS-B In. Have you used ADS-B during your flight yet?