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AERObridge leads GA volunteers in Hurricane Harvey relief

Following Hurricane Harvey’s encore appearance as a tropical storm—five-days after smashing ashore near Houston with winds of 130 mph, swamping tides, and more than four feet of rain—aviators volunteered their own aircraft, fuel, and other resources to assess damage and provide humanitarian relief to Texans during the enormous recovery process. …read more Via:: AOPA       

Aviation groups press FAA to share more weather reports

Hundreds of weather observation systems functioning in the United States are not available to pilots, and could save lives if they were added to the FAA’s Weather Message Switching Center Replacement (WMSCR) System, AOPA and 13 other aviation organizations wrote in a letter to the regulatory agency. …read more Via:: AOPA       

Inside the National Weather Center

Many pilots become fascinated with weather. In many cases, that interest expands to the weather in general, far beyond simply learning about how the atmosphere will affect your next flight. If that flight will be to Norman, Oklahoma—where AOPA’s second fly-in of 2017 takes place Sept. 8 and 9—the destination includes a unique opportunity: an

Scholarship winner overcomes checkride setback

A failed checkride turned out to be a key learning experience for Mihir Trivedi, who used it to his advantage to complete his private pilot certificate in August. The 2017 AOPA You Can Fly High School Flight Training Scholarship winner breezed through initial training, solo, and cross-country requirements by flying five to six times a

Hurricane Harvey tests Civil Air Patrol’s summer training

Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath will test the skills Civil Air Patrol volunteers learned at the recently concluded National Emergency Services Academy. Civil Air Patrol Director of Operations John W. Desmarais founded the Indiana training program in 1996 and said skills learned at the academy—including photography—will be put to use once the weather in Texas clears enough