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MEMBER BENEFITS
A COMPLETE LIST of member
benefits is online (www.aopa.org/
join/benefits.html).

MEDICAL CERTIFICATION FOR
THE NEW STUDENT PILOT

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elcome to general aviation! Learning to fly is a tremendous life accomplishment that can open many doors to learning and adventure. One of
the first things you will need to focus on may be obtaining a medical certificate. Your flight instructor will direct you to a local physician who is
designated by the FAA to perform physical examinations and issue airman medical certificates. Refer to the directory of aviation medical examiners (AME) to locate one near
you. You will need a third class medical if pursuing a private pilot or recreational pilot
certificate. The medical certificate is required before you make a “supervised solo” when
you are flying a powered airplane alone. The medical examination includes completion
of an application for medical certification, called MedXPress (https://medxpress.faa.
gov). Once you have completed and submitted your application to the FAA, schedule the
physical exam with an AME. The exam will include a vision check, hearing test, and a
physical exam and include blood pressure and pulse checks. If you qualify for a certificate, the AME will issue it to you at the time of the exam, and you will have completed
the first step toward achieving your goal of becoming an aviator.
AOPA MEMBERSHIP offers many benefits
for pilots, students, renters, and owners.
Here is a list of what you can expect from
your AOPA membership. Go online to
learn more (www.aopa.org/join/benefits).
MEMBERSHIP. Modify your student trial
membership or take the next step and
become an official member of AOPA.
You’ll continue receiving all of the
following great benefits, services, and
discounts while supporting the organization protecting your right to fly. Plus,
trial members can join AOPA at a special
reduced rate of just $25 (www.aopa.org/
join/student).
ADVOCACY. Taking on regulatory and
legislative threats to GA at national, state,
and local levels has remained the association’s primary focus for almost 75 years
(www.aopa.org/advocacy).
MAGAZINES. As a student member you’ll
continue to receive Flight Training magazine (print or digital). When you renew
your membership, you’ll have the option of
selecting AOPA Pilot magazine to keep you
in touch with the ever-changing world of
general aviation (flighttraining.aopa.org).
NEWSLETTERS. Customizable weekly
email newsletters offer aviation industry news, information, and tips. Sign up
online (www.aopa.org/news-and-video/
newsletters.aspx).

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AOPA AVIATION SUMMIT. AOPA’s annual
convention offers educational seminars,
exhibits, and aircraft displays. The next
one is in Fort Worth, Texas, October
10 through 12, 2013 (www.aopa.org/
summit).
AOPA LIVE. Weekly webcast show recaps
the week’s news and showcases aviation
feature stories (www.aopa.org/aopalive).
CAR RENTAL DISCOUNTS. AOPA members save on car rentals with our strategic
partners: Enterprise, National, and Alamo
(www.aopa.org/cars).
AOPA LIFESTYLES COLLECTION. Save
money with exclusive members-only
discounts and special offers from top
aviation and nonaviation companies
(www.aopa.org/lifestyles).
RENTER’S INSURANCE. When you rent
or borrow an aircraft you could be
personally liable for repair costs and
legal defense fees should damage occur.
A renter’s policy with AOPA Insurance Services provides comprehensive
coverage (www.aopainsurance.org/
nonowned).
CFI INSURANCE. Whether you’re an
instructor/owner, borrowing or renting
aircraft, full-time or part-time, we can
provide comprehensive coverage for both
professional and personal use (www.
aopainsurance.org/cfi).

LIFE INSURANCE. We also protect you
and your loved ones in the air and on the
ground with term life insurance, emergency assistance, and AD&D insurance
(www.aopainsurance.org/life).
AOPA AIR SAFETY INSTITUTE. A wide
array of interactive online courses, safety
quizzes, webinars, and seminars to
help you increase your knowledge and
become a safer pilot (www.airsafety
institute.org).
PILOT INFORMATION CENTER. Experienced pilots and CFIs are available on our
toll-free helpline (800-872-2672). You
can also go online (www.aopa.org/pilotresources/pilot-information-center.aspx)
for access to information most often
requested by our members.
FLIGHT PLANNING. Robust flightplanning capability, airport directory
information, and aviation weather for
your smartphone, iPad, or computer
(www.aopa.org/flyq).
WEATHER. Online graphical real-time
aviation weather information (www.aopa.
org/weather).
AIRPORT INFORMATION. Online directory with vital preflight information,
updated daily (www.aopa.org/airports).
LEGAL AND MEDICAL HELP. AOPA Legal
Services Plan/Pilot Protection Services
safeguards pilot and medical certificates
from FAA action (www.aopa.org/pps).
AOPA FOUNDATION. Your tax-deductible
donation provides funding for important
work that membership dues alone cannot
support: safety, education, growing the
pilot population, preserving airports, and
providing support for good work being
done in general aviation (www.aopa
foundation.org).
AOPA AVIATION FINANCE COMPANY. We
know what it’s like to own an airplane.
Whether you’re purchasing one for your
business or for personal travel, we are
able to help you find the right financing
for new and used general aviation aircraft
(www.aopafinance.com).


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Flight Training - October 2013

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Flight Training - October 2013

Flight Training - October 2013
Contents
Member Benefits
Right Seat
Centerline
Letters
Night Flight
Success Story Flight Training Excellence Award Winner
How It Works
After the Checkride
AOPA Action
News From Airventure 2013
ASI News
Tech Tip
Final Exam
Flight Lesson
Flying Carpet
The Oops List
One Pilot, Many Tools
Stop, Look, Listen
Technique
Weather
Accident Report
Fuel Management
Career Advisor
Tech Talk
Familiarity Breeds Good Training
Perceptual Magic
Advertiser Index
Debrief
Flight Training - October 2013 - Flight Training - October 2013
Flight Training - October 2013 - Cover2
Flight Training - October 2013 - Contents
Flight Training - October 2013 - 2
Flight Training - October 2013 - 3
Flight Training - October 2013 - Member Benefits
Flight Training - October 2013 - 5
Flight Training - October 2013 - Right Seat
Flight Training - October 2013 - 7
Flight Training - October 2013 - Centerline
Flight Training - October 2013 - 9
Flight Training - October 2013 - Letters
Flight Training - October 2013 - 11
Flight Training - October 2013 - Night Flight
Flight Training - October 2013 - 13
Flight Training - October 2013 - Success Story Flight Training Excellence Award Winner
Flight Training - October 2013 - How It Works
Flight Training - October 2013 - After the Checkride
Flight Training - October 2013 - AOPA Action
Flight Training - October 2013 - News From Airventure 2013
Flight Training - October 2013 - 19
Flight Training - October 2013 - ASI News
Flight Training - October 2013 - Tech Tip
Flight Training - October 2013 - Final Exam
Flight Training - October 2013 - Flight Lesson
Flight Training - October 2013 - Flying Carpet
Flight Training - October 2013 - 25
Flight Training - October 2013 - The Oops List
Flight Training - October 2013 - 27
Flight Training - October 2013 - 28
Flight Training - October 2013 - 29
Flight Training - October 2013 - 30
Flight Training - October 2013 - 31
Flight Training - October 2013 - One Pilot, Many Tools
Flight Training - October 2013 - 33
Flight Training - October 2013 - 34
Flight Training - October 2013 - 35
Flight Training - October 2013 - Stop, Look, Listen
Flight Training - October 2013 - 37
Flight Training - October 2013 - 38
Flight Training - October 2013 - 39
Flight Training - October 2013 - Technique
Flight Training - October 2013 - 41
Flight Training - October 2013 - Weather
Flight Training - October 2013 - 43
Flight Training - October 2013 - Accident Report
Flight Training - October 2013 - Fuel Management
Flight Training - October 2013 - Career Advisor
Flight Training - October 2013 - 47
Flight Training - October 2013 - Tech Talk
Flight Training - October 2013 - Familiarity Breeds Good Training
Flight Training - October 2013 - 50
Flight Training - October 2013 - Perceptual Magic
Flight Training - October 2013 - Advertiser Index
Flight Training - October 2013 - 53
Flight Training - October 2013 - 54
Flight Training - October 2013 - 55
Flight Training - October 2013 - Debrief
Flight Training - October 2013 - Cover3
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