AOPA's Pilot Information Center Podcast

AOPA's Pilot Information Center Podcast

Providing aviation information direct to your ears from AOPA's Pilot Information Center - Contact us at pilotassist@aopa.org... Show More

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Join us as AOPA’s Mike Ginter, Vice President of Airports and State Advocacy, kicks off our Airport Support Network coverage focusing on preserving our airports.

You can find more info at http://www.aopa.org/asn

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April 5, 2019

Join PIC medical specialists Jacquie Brown and Jeena Tyler as they discuss the process of renewing your BasicMed certificate as we approach the end of the first two-year cycle. Recorded live at Sun N Fun on April 4th, 2019 on Sun N Fun radio. You can find more info on Sun N Fun Radio at www.SnFRadio.com , and find their radio archives are at Read more

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March 28, 2018

Join AOPA's Pilot Information Center staff Gary Crump and Ferdi Mack for an update on the BasicMed program.

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We are thrilled that you are considering flying to an AOPA Fly-In. To best accommodate the large number of visiting aircraft, AOPA arrival and departure procedures are non-standard. This podcast will let you know what to expect. Join our PIC and Outreach staff as we discuss the most important details. For more information, visit http://www.aopa.org/fly-in

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Join Kat Swain, AOPA's Sr. Director of UAS, along with Jared Allen, AOPA Legal Services Plan attorney; Ferdi Mack, Manager of AOPA's Pilot Information Center; Paul Feldmeyer, Aviation Technical Specialist; Justin Barkowski, AOPA Director of Regulatory Affairs; and Rune Duke, AOPA Director of Gov’t Affairs, Airspace & Air Traffic for a discussion of the new and upcoming 14 CFR Part 107 FAA regulations on small ... Read more

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The FAA has published a final rule changing the way student pilot certificates will be issued. Join AOPA's staff as they discuss the new requirements. For more information, refer to: News article @ AOPA: http://www.aopa.org/News-and-Video/All-News/2016/January/14/FAA-finalizes-rule-on-student-certificates Federal Register, final rule: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/01/12/2016-00199/student-pilot-app... Read more

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May 4, 2015


In this episode, Senior Aviation Technical Specialists Rodney Martz and Mark Milkovitz discuss some of the popular areas in which aircraft owners might consider upgrades, as well as the related effects on aircraft valuation.

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December 22, 2014


With the recent discussions concerning possible changes with respect to US-Cuba travel restrictions, we have started to receive contacts asking whether GA travel to Cuba is now a possibility. As of today, nothing has changed, but this podcast discusses what we know now as well as what we might expect in the future. Also check out our Cuba tab on our Caribbean travel page for updates @ http://www.aopa.org/Flight-Planni... Read more

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December 12, 2014


Rick Gardner, AOPA's representative for the Bahamas and Director of Aviation Services, Caribbean Sky Tours, joins us to discuss the benefit of having your airplane with you during your visit to the Bahamas. Check out The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism webpage @ http://www.bahamas.com For more information, check out our Bahamas travel page @ http://www.aopa.org/Flight-Planning/Bahamas , as well as AOPA's Forum... Read more

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November 24, 2014


In this episode, AOPA's Pilot Information Center brings in our very own aviation technical specialists Craig Brown, Adam Williams, and Paul Feldmeyer to discuss common pilot questions and pitfalls such as currency, endorsements, iPads, and insurance subrogation.

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September 25, 2014


Gary Crump, AOPA's Director of Medical Certification, stops by to explain some of the common questions and pitfalls associated with the FAA MedXPress application process for pilots. For more information, check out the medical section of our website at http://www.aopa.org/Pilot-Resources/Medical

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In this episode, we share a few clips from our recent hour long webinar on aircraft purchasing. Listen in to hear Tom Haines, AOPA Sr. Vice President and Editor-in-Chief, AOPA Pilot, along with Rodney Martz, Sr. Aviation Technical Specialist, AOPA Pilot Information Center, discuss aircraft purchasing details. You can view the webinar in its entirety at http://tinyurl.com/purchase14

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July 21, 2014


Adam Meredith, President of AOPA Aviation Finance, discusses the basics of obtaining financing for your dream aircraft. For more information, check out http://finance.aopa.org/

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David Oord, AOPA's Manager of Regulatory Affairs, explains the changes to airline transport pilot certification and flight regulations. Benét Wilson posted a related article on AOPA's website, which can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/lym65or

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Bill Snead, President of AOPA Insurance Services, explains the nuances of aircraft insurance, including details pertaining to insurance for flying clubs. For more information, check out http://www.aopa.org/Pilot-Resources/Flying-Clubs and http://insurance.aopa.org/

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