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Light the fires
Flying an aircraft is cool. Flying one with a jet engine? Even cooler. Here’s a look inside a turbine engine. Read more >
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Not this time
AOPA Vice President of Publications Kollin Stagnito’s Cessna 140 has a contentious relationship with carburetor icing. Read more >
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Wings incentive launches
Complete a phase of the FAA Wings Pilot Proficiency program before December 31 for a chance at a sweet reward. Read more >
Colorado high school set for Alsim Diamond DA40 sim
Aspen Flight Academy in Colorado, a public high school that introduces students to flight training, is rolling out an Alsim DA40 flight training device that replicates a Diamond DA40. The simulator augments a pair of DA40 NG aircraft on the Aspen-Pitkin County/Sardy Field flight line.
ERAU adds 17 aircraft, more expected in 2021
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Arizona campus recently took delivery of 12 Cessna 172s and three Diamond DA42 twins, while the Daytona campus added one of each. Record-setting enrollment at the Arizona campus led the university to order 19 additional Skyhawks for 2021 delivery. Officials said in a news release the ERAU fleet is “about the size of a regional airline” and is replenished every seven years.
West Michigan Aviation Academy teacher earns pilot certificate
Shannon VanZegeren became the first West Michigan Aviation Academy faculty member to earn a private pilot certificate, and her instructor, Matt Slobe, was a class of 2016 graduate.
Sporty’s awards $7,500 through Flight Crew Scholarships
The Sporty’s Foundation has awarded $7,500 in flight training scholarships that will help three pilots achieve their aviation goals. Cory Gordon of Phoenix will pursue an instrument rating; Justin Miller of Las Cruces, New Mexico, will pursue an A&P certificate and an instrument rating; and Tiffany Meredith of Louisville, Kentucky, will pursue the private pilot certificate.
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Winter is here
From stubborn engines to slick runways and icy clouds, winter’s arrival brings plenty of ways to get into trouble. Warm up your brain with this AOPA Air Safety Institute quiz!
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‘Hangar Talk’: iFlightPlanner founder Andy Matthews
Get to know former PGA tour competitor Andy Matthews, the brawn and the brains behind iFlightPlanner for AOPA, and learn what the flight planning software can do for you.
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