AOPA regularly hosts webinars on a wide variety of aviation-related topics. Browse the selections below to access topics from aircraft purchasing and ownership, medical topics, international flying and more. In 2017, AOPA began using live streaming technology through YouTube to improve audio and provide expanded technological capabilities, such as seeing the live presenters, skyping with invited experts, and viewing video snippets as well as slides. You can view these presentations on mobile devices as well as desktop/laptop computers. AOPA strives to provide high quality presentations and welcomes feedback on this new webinar series so we can deliver the best possible content to our members and viewers.
January 31: 8 pm Eastern Time
Please join AOPA President & CEO Mark Baker; General Counsel, Ken Mead; Senior Vice President of Media, Outreach, and Communications, Tom Haines; Director of Regulatory Affairs, Justin Barkowski; and AOPA consultant and former Director of Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Airports Commission, Jeff Hamiel for a discussion about AOPA’s ongoing inquiry into egregious FBO fees and what the recently issued FAA guidance means for airports and pilots.
Income tax time is right around the corner. Listen as Ray Speciale, Esq., CPA, CFII, and Chad Mayer, AOPA Legal Services Plan Attorney, discuss some of the more frequently asked income tax questions relating to aircraft expenses, flight training/proficiency expenses, aircraft leasing, and aircraft sales.
February 27: 8 pm Eastern Time
Join Dave Hirschman, AOPA Pilot editor at large, and Alyssa Cobb, eMedia managing editor for the first of this three-part fun flying series. Both Dave and Alyssa are tailwheel aircraft owners and enthusiasts and will share flying experiences and safety tips that have made their flying adventures even better. Moderator Ferdi Mack, senior manager AOPA Pilot Information Center will facilitate questions and answers.
Dave Hirschman, AOPA Pilot editor at large, and Tom George, AOPA Regional Manager, Alaska, will discuss the challenges, pros, and cons of each of the three most commonly flown routes from the lower 48 to Alaska – the Coast, the Trench, and the Highway. If you are considering a flight North, you won’t want to miss this. Moderator Ferdi Mack, senior manager AOPA Pilot Information Center will facilitate questions and answers.
Dave Hirschman, AOPA Pilot editor at large, and Mike Filucci, vice president, Pilot Information Center and Flight Operations, are both experienced in flying formation flights. Whether you already fly formation or are just curious about it, you won’t want to miss them discuss the thrill, techniques, and challenges of precision flying. Moderator Ferdi Mack, senior manager AOPA Pilot Information Center will facilitate questions and answers.
March 22: 8 pm Eastern Time
With BasicMed set to go into effect May 1, you’ll need to be ready to take full advantage of the new regulations. Listen to AOPA staff Gary Crump, Director, Medical Certification Services, Jared Allen, Legal Services Plan Attorney, and Ferdi Mack, Senior Manager, Pilot Information Center discuss the details of BasicMed; who can fly under the rules, what qualifying pilots need to do, and which aircraft qualify.
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March 28: 8 pm Eastern Time
This webinar will highlight the latest improvements and review the most popular features of the AOPA Flight Planner. We’ll be showcasing an all new Interactive Graphical Briefing powered by our integration with Leidos Flight Service. We’ll also demonstrate a beta version of the number one member requested feature: Intermediate Stops. This feature will allow pilots to plan long cross-country flights and insert intermediate stops along the way. Popular existing features will be covered as well: Weather Along Route, Fuel Warnings and EFB integrations. Eric Rush from the AOPA Flight Planning Products team will be your host and answer user-submitted questions after the presentation.
May 10: 8 pm Eastern Time
Spectacular mountains, breathtaking coastline – if you’ve never flown in Alaska, you are missing out! Much of the state is rugged and unpopulated and pilots will likely be flying in mountains and bush areas where ATC service is unavailable. The state has regulations on carrying survival equipment, and some unique rules as to what can be flown into villages and what cannot. Listen as Tom Haines, AOPA Senior Vice President, Media and Outreach and Tom George, AOPA Regional Manager, Alaska discuss the joys and challenges of flying in our northernmost state.
May 17: 8 pm Eastern Time
Due to unforeseen circumstances, this webinar has been rescheduled for Tuesday, June 6.
The first of a three-part series for aircraft owners, this segment will deal with co-owning an aircraft – including the legal and relational aspects of the arrangement. Join Ray Speciale, Attorney, CPA, CFII, and Ferdi Mack, CFII and Senior Manager, Pilot Information Center as they discuss the benefits and challenges of this type of aircraft ownership.
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June 7: 8 pm Eastern Time
The 2020 ADS-B compliance date is getting closer every day and pilots who have not yet equipped are deciding what is best for them. The variety of equipment choices and capabilities can be confusing. Listen to Mike Collins, AOPA Technical Editor, and Rune Duke, AOPA Director of Airspace and Air Traffic, discuss what capability is required, what might be a valuable addition, and what kinds of integrated systems are now available. Find out whether you can qualify for the FAA’s $500 ADS-B Out rebate and learn how to navigate the rebate process.
July 12: 8 pm Eastern Time
The second of a three-part series for aircraft owners, this segment focuses on LLCs. Is an LLC right for you? What are the pros and cons of aircraft ownership in an LLC? You may be surprised with what you learn! Join Ray Speciale, Attorney, CPA, CFII, and Ferdi Mack, CFII and Senior Manager, Pilot Information Center as they discuss the unique aspects of this type of aircraft ownership.
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August 9: 8 pm Eastern Time
The last of a three-part series for aircraft owners, this segment focuses on leasing your aircraft to an FBO or flight school. Get a briefing on the legal and tax implications of aircraft leasing. Discover why it may be a great arrangement for some owners and not for others. Join Ray Speciale, Attorney, CPA, CFII and Ferdi Mack, Senior Manager, Pilot Information Center for an in-depth discussion of the topic.
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