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AOPA Live This Week

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Weekly update of general aviation news from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

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Weekly update of general aviation news from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

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I watch every week

By PilotBillFromTexas - Apr 24 2015
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Great podcast. Great way to get an aviation fix when not in the cockpit.

Great Podcast!

By Cap'n Mike - Aug 03 2013
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For the aviation buff these are great podcasts. Not only entertaining - but informative.

iTunes Ratings

13 Ratings
Average Ratings
10
1
0
1
1

I watch every week

By PilotBillFromTexas - Apr 24 2015
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Great podcast. Great way to get an aviation fix when not in the cockpit.

Great Podcast!

By Cap'n Mike - Aug 03 2013
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For the aviation buff these are great podcasts. Not only entertaining - but informative.
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AOPA Live This Week

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Weekly update of general aviation news from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

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Rank #1: AOPA Live This Week - October 5, 2017

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ATC privatization proponents ramp up the falsehoods about the air traffic control system. We set the record straight. Students in Ada, Oklahoma, are learning science, technology, engineering, and math skills through AOPA's You Can Fly high school curriculum, and they are soaring. Go inside Piper Aircraft's Vero Beach, Florida, factory for an advance look at a tour you can take Oct. 27 during AOPA's Tampa Fly-In, presented by Peter O. Knight Airport.

Oct 05 2017

15mins

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Rank #2: AOPA Live This Week - September 28, 2017

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Two Congressmen have compelling arguments against privatizing air traffic control, including national security concerns. Girls can fly. A special program to prove it to them. AOPA's 2018 fly-in locations announced.

Sep 29 2017

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Rank #3: AOPA Live This Week - September 21, 2017

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Survival Systems USA has for many years drawn military and civilian aviators to Groton, Connecticut, for realistic training that can be the difference between life and death after a ditching. While many oppose removing air traffic control from the FAA and handing control to the airlines, the fight is far from over and an existential threat to general aviation remains. Garmin’s VIRB 360 is a camera made for action sports, and we take a closer look at how it handles an aviation environment.

Sep 21 2017

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Rank #4: AOPA Live This Week - September 14, 2017

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General aviation brings critical supplies and tools to hurricane-ravaged regions. Take a look back at the record-breaking AOPA Fly-In at Norman, Oklahoma. Reflect on the sixteenth anniversary of 9/11 during a visit to the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania.

Sep 15 2017

20mins

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Rank #5: AOPA Live This Week - September 7, 2017

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AOPA is one of 145 aviation groups raising money to spread the word that privatizing air traffic control is a bad idea. Retired astronauts are among many pilots speaking up. Oleo struts are designed for long life and smooth landings. We have some tips on how to extend the life of your struts, and keep them trouble-free. The Breakers, a mansion in Newport, Rhode Island, built by Cornelius Vanderbilt, remains a symbol for a bygone age and a must-see destination. The AOPA Fly-In Oct. 6 and 7 at Groton, Connecticut, will afford just that opportunity.

Sep 07 2017

16mins

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Rank #6: AOPA Live This Week - August 31, 2017

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AOPA gets tough on too high prices at a few FBOs. Hurricane Harvey's impact on general aviation. Turning old airplane parts into beautiful and functional art.

Aug 31 2017

17mins

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Rank #7: AOPA Live This Week - August 24, 2017

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As the moon's shadow raced across the country Aug. 21, it gave big cities a pass, but hundreds of general aviation airports proved perfectly positioned for an awe-inspiring experience. Watch video from across the nation. The AOPA Air Safety Institute's latest in-depth analysis of general aviation safety data notes that accident rates maintained historic lows for another year. The AOPA Fly-In Sept. 8 and 9 in Norman, Oklahoma, offers options for fly-out excursions, including a visit to the Textron Aviation factory in Independence, Kansas, where Cessna aircraft are manufactured.

Aug 24 2017

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Rank #8: AOPA Live This Week - August 17, 2017

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What should be done to improve air traffic control? AOPA has some real-world ideas. And the cost of ATC privatization jumps to an astronomical number. We show you where you can fly to watch the eclipse. Fly with a World War II WASP in a restored BT-13 much like the aircraft she trained in. The Feds have a problem with a TFR map.

Aug 17 2017

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Rank #9: AOPA Live This Week - August 10, 2017

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Go behind the scenes with the Phillips 66 Aerostars pilots, who "live, eat, and sleep aviation." The team wows crowds around the country flying the taildragger version of the Yakovlev Yak-52. More than 15,000 pilots have qualified to fly under BasicMed in the first 100 days of the new rule that offers an alternative to third class medical certification.One great reason to head for Norman, Oklahoma, is the AOPA Fly-In coming up in September. Another is the National Weather Center, and we'll show you what makes this place a must-see for science and weather geeks.

Aug 10 2017

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Rank #10: AOPA Live This Week - August 3, 2017

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Check out the replica of Charles Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis. See what Redbird has done to bring artificial intelligence to flight training. Our first look at the Kitty Hawk, which is no ordinary ultralight.

Aug 03 2017

11mins

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