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.
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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November 8: 8 pm Eastern Time
Join Craig Spence, Secretary General, AOPA, Government Affairs Policy, and Ferdi Mack, Senior Manager, AOPA Pilot Information Center, for an update on flying general aviation aircraft to Cuba. The focus will be on changes since the new administration; hear the latest on regulations, procedures, and restrictions.
Hosted by the AOPA Flight Planning Products Team
Be the first to take a glance at what's new from the AOPA Flight Planning Products Team during AOPA's first ever YouTube livestream! We will be showcasing the newest upcoming features in the AOPA Flight Planner - tune in to get the first look at the new "Next-Gen" style briefing and planning enhancements that are launching in early 2017. The livestream will include a review of the top, most popular features already in the flight planner if you're not currently using it, or want to become more planner savvy.
This broadcast will also provide demonstrations of the new "graphical oriented" briefing tool that includes integration to both Leidos Flight Service and CSRA DUATS. Planning your next flight has never been more intuitive!
This is AOPA's first livestream Webinar on YouTube. We strive to provide high quality presentations and welcome feedback on this new service so we can deliver the best possible content to our members and viewers. Please remember that you can view these presentations on mobile devices as well as desktop/laptop computers.
Looking for new flying adventures this year? Join Tom Haines, Editor in Chief, AOPA Pilot and George Kounis, Publisher, Pilot Getaways for a look at some fabulous general aviation destinations across the country.
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Join Craig Spence, Vice President, AOPA Operations & International Affairs, and Ferdi Mack, Manager, AOPA Pilot Information Center, for an update on flying general aviation aircraft to Cuba. Learn who can fly there and for what reasons. Hear the latest on the regulations, procedures, and restrictions. Understand what’s causing the tourism delays and what to expect in the future.
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Join Dr. Jonathan Sackier and Gary Crump, Director, AOPA Medical Certification Services for a discussion of the common reasons for airman medical denials.
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You’ve decided to make the jump from aircraft renter to aircraft owner. Walk through the purchasing process with Mike Filucci, Vice President, AOPA Pilot Information Center and Flight Operations and Rodney Martz, Senior Aviation Technical Specialist.
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Mike Collins, Technical Editor, AOPA Pilot, talks with Todd Adams, Manager, Lancaster Avionics. Learn a systematic approach to the potentially complicated question of how to comply with the FAA’s approaching January 2020 mandate for ADS-B Out, which will be required to fly in airspace where a transponder is required today. Part of the presentation will include case studies of AOPA members’ aircraft. To have your aircraft considered for inclusion, please email a good photo of your panel—and your answers to the questions below—to Mike.Collins@aopa.org by July 1. The presenters will choose the best examples for the presentation.
1) Do you have a WAAS GPS?
2) If not, do you have a non-WAAS GPS that can be upgraded to WAAS?
3) If not, do you ever want to have a WAAS GPS?
4) What kind of transponder do you have?
5) Are you interested in ASD-B In (FIS-B weather and TIS-B traffic)?
6) If yes, where do you want to display the data?
7) Do you want to display ADS-B In data on a tablet?
8) Android or iPad?
9) What app do you prefer?
10) Are you willing to change apps?
If you received a letter from the FAA saying that your application for an airman medical certificate was denied, you would have questions! What does this mean? Can you get it back? Find out in this webinar as Gary Crump, Director, AOPA Medical Certification discusses the issue with Jared Allen, AOPA Pilot Protection Services (PPS) attorney.
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Presenters: Joe Daniele, Senior Systems Engineer, Leidos and Ferdi Mack, Senior Manager, AOPA Pilot Information Center
Want a refresher on ICAO? Want to know how to determine the most efficient route and save fuel as you plan your flight? Ever needed an easy way to determine if departing just a few hours earlier or later could help you avoid adverse weather or flight restrictions? If so, then you will want to hear from Leidos Flight Service as they join AOPA to talk about using the ICAO flight plan form and the advanced flight planning capabilities available at www.1800wxbrief.com. Leidos Flight Service Pilot Web, which provides direct access to weather briefing, flight planning, and flight plan filing information is free to pilots. Learn how to make the most of their range of capabilities in this interactive, informative webinar. Leidos Flight Service staff will be on hand to answer your questions.
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It’s been one year since the FAA implemented its new Compliance Philosophy; a program that shifts away from the traditional enforcement process (suspending your pilot certificate) to one that uses non-enforcement methods (counseling, education, and training) to correct unintentional deviations or non-compliance that arises from factors such as flawed systems and procedures, simple mistakes, lack of understanding, or diminished skills.
Since the program was launched, AOPA’s Legal Services Plan attorneys have received over 500 enforcement-related calls from Pilot Protection Services (PPS) plan participants. Two of those attorneys, Jared Allen and Ray Speciale have invited the FAA’s Compliance Philosophy Focus Team lead, Jeff Smith and FAA Aviation Inspector, J.B. Williams to discuss how the FAA has been applying the new Compliance Philosophy in many of those cases.
Interested in seeing “what’s new” since your last weather briefing or prefer a briefing be sent your way just before your flight? Did you know Flight Service can let you know about UAS operations near you? Join AOPA and Lockheed Martin to learn more about advanced flight planning capabilities available at www.1800wxbrief.com. Lockheed Martin’s Pilot Web, which provides direct access to weather briefing, flight planning, and flight plan filing information, is free to pilots. Lockheed Martin staff will be on hand to answer your questions during the webinar.
Eating healthy foods and staying active help keep pilots in shape both on the ground and in the air. Listen to the AOPA Pilot Protection Services experts as they discuss the importance of staying fit. Join Dr. Warren Silberman, former manager of FAA Aerospace Medical Certification; Dr. Jonathan Sackier, surgeon and aircraft owner; and Gary Crump, Director, AOPA Medical Certification Services as they discuss ways to maintain good health and enjoy the continuing privileges of a current airman medical certificate.
Want to know how to save fuel and flight time before you launch? Ever needed an easy way to determine if departing just a few hours earlier or later could help you avoid adverse weather or flight restrictions? If so, then you will want to hear from Lockheed Martin as they join AOPA to talk about the advanced flight planning capabilities available at www.1800wxbrief.com. Lockheed Martin’s Pilot Web, which provides direct access to weather briefing, flight planning, and flight plan filing information is free to pilots. Learn how to make the most of the range of capabilities in this interactive, informative webinar. Lockheed Martin staff will be on hand to answer your questions.
Join AOPA for this webinar presented by Ray Speciale, lawyer, CPA, and CFII. Ray has been associated with AOPA since 1988. He gives an overview of FAA enforcement, including FAA investigations, FAA's options in compliance and enforcement matters, bringing your case before a judge, FAA records and expunction policy, and, perhaps most importantly, ways you can protect yourself if you are faced with possible enforcement action.
Join AOPA staff, along with John and George Kounis, of Pilot Getaways magazine, to explore the beauty and adventure of flying in Canada. The webinar begins with an overview of what's needed for the pilot, passengers, and aircraft to prepare for the flight, but the focus is on sharing some fantastic places to visit. Discover exciting fly-in destinations from Canada's beautiful eastern provinces, through its vast interior, and way out west to its stunning mountains. Just a short flight north for many who live in the United States, Canada offers spectacular, unspoiled natural beauty, fishing, and hunting, as well as many cultural activities and historic sights.
Sometimes it’s difficult to make that “go/no go” flight decision – you just wish you had more information. Actually, you have more resources than you probably realize! Find out from the experts, themselves – Lockheed Martin – responsible for Flight Service and DUATS II for the FAA. Join AOPA as our guest presenter, Joe Daniele, a general aviation pilot and Lockheed Martin Sr. Engineer, shares the capabilities of some of the tools available to pilots at www.1800wxbrief.com. Even the most seasoned airmen are likely to benefit from Lockheed Martin’s Pilot Web, which provides direct access to weather briefing, flight planning, and flight plan filing information. And, it’s free to pilots. This webinar will begin with the basics of Registration, Logging In, and Filing a Flight Plan; then dig deeper into Flight Plan Briefing and Advanced Flight Planning Tools. It’s interactive, so you can provide your questions during the live event and Lockheed Martin’s staff will be on hand to answer. If you use Flight Service, you won’t want to miss this!
Much can be done to bring new life to a timeworn airplane as AOPA is quickly discovering with the 150 and 152Reimagined Aircraft project. The “new” aircraft are both beautiful and affordable! Find out what might be involved in making your own old bird like new, again. Tom Haines and Dave Hirschman share the experience and expertise they’ve gained from multiple aircraft overhauls, rebuilds, upgrades, and refurbishments. They cover what makes some airplanes better candidates than others, where and how to start, what jobs to tackle, and how to find resources that fit your project.
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