It's back to San Diego for the Red Bull Air Race this season. Will you be following the competition?

Red Bull races back to San Diego
Congratulations to the seven students who were awarded the 2016 AOPA AV8RS Scholarships! Made possible by the AOPA Foundation, the scholarship program awarded a total of $15,500 to deserving aviators.

Seven students awarded AV8RS scholarships
Time to hop in and get some air! Where are you zipping off to this weekend? #FlywithAOPA
Aviation mechanics and aircraft owners have a new tool at their disposal, thanks to a U.S. Air Force F-16 mechanic who grew tired of his tools sliding around when he needed them.

F-16 mechanic invents better tool tray
Cruisin' above the snow. We want to see your favorite winter destinations & adventures! Send us your photos/videos to be featured in the next episode of #FlyBy - you could win some swag. Comment below or send to
Did you get out and fly today like Dave Coulier?

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Remembering Apollo 17 commander Eugene A. “Gene” Cernan, the last human to walk on the moon and a passionate pilot who challenged the nation to continue exploring.

Apollo commander Cernan remembered
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.

Training Tips: Runway conditions revisited
Do you qualify for the Federal Aviation Administration's BasicMed program? Take the quiz to find out.

BasicMed Quiz - Fit to Fly Resources
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.

Safety Alliance pools aviation safety content
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...
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Some airplanes go against all odds and turn out to be longstanding workhorses. Take a look at one of the most versatile transport airplanes in history.

Lockheed Martin C-130H Hercules: Getting the job done
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...
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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.

Tips for breaking out of a training plateau
Radar analysis by the Civil Air Patrol quickly led rescuers to a Colorado couple’s downed Cirrus SR22 after an aerial reconnaissance crew spotted the two amid two-to-four-foot-tall snow drifts.

Technology leads rescuers to downed Cirrus
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.

Fit to Fly - Resources for Pilots & Physicians
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.

FAA releases third class medical reform final rule
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?

ADS-B: Early adopters praise ADS-B traffic, weather
Happy #MooneyMonday from pilot Philip W.H. inbound for landing! Where are you planning to fly this new year in your Mooney?
What do you get when you cross a classic amphib with modern composite technology? They call it the Gweduck (pronounced gooey-duck), and it brings the beloved Grumman Widgeon into the 21st century.