Central Southwest

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Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana

Latest Blog Posts

Pinch Hitter in Houston

As I travel the region… I often hear that non-pilot flying companions (business associates or friends, for example)/spouses/significant others don’t often ride along in GA aircraft because they are not comfortable with flying or just are not very interested. Many who regularly … Continue reading Read More

July 21, 2014

International Fly-in in Garray (Soria), Spain

It is probably no surprise to many of you that my husband and I attended a fly-in while on vacation recently. In previous blogs, I have mentioned how we always try to link our vacation with a little bit of … Continue reading Read More

July 7, 2014

I had a dream!

A lot of people (I would even venture to say “most people”) have dreams… some reachable, some unreachable. I could tell you that my ultimate dream would be to fly to the moon but, unfortunately, that is not a realistic … Continue reading Read More

January 20, 2014

Listing of Aviation Programs at Middle and High Schools

Interested in a career in aviation? Your kid is the one who is interested? Your grandkid, friend, or neighbor is interested but don’t know where to start? Looking for a middle or high school to get her/him started? Live in the Central … Continue reading Read More

December 12, 2013

Aviation History at Glenwood Cemetery

Today was a grey and cold day in Houston so my husband Jared and I decided it would be nice to visit the Glenwood and Washington Cementeries and visit the graves of some famous people, especially those with ties to aviation. The first grave we were … Continue reading Read More

December 8, 2013

Yasmina Platt, Regional Manager

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E-mail: yasmina.platt@aopa.org
All airport related issues should be sent to ASN@aopa.org.

Regional Resources

Central Southwest’s Precollege Aviation Education Programs

Download a listing of aviation education programs available to Middle and High School students.

Friendly Airports in the Central Southwest Region

Looking for an airport to grab a $100 hamburger? Want to visit an aviation museum? How about camping by your airplane? Just simply want to visit an airport to watch airplanes take off and land? Here is a list of airports where you can do that at.

Social Media in the Central Southwest Region

List of airports, museums, organizations, etc in the region with social media accounts.

Central Southwest region news

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In-flight Charger

Chip Yates, who set five electric aircraft world records in 2012, now aims to cross the Atlantic on battery power.

2014, 07 28

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On a special mission

Genesys Aerosystems, owned and operated by the former managers of S-Tec and Chelton Flight Systems since April, is focusing development efforts on special missions.

2014, 07 28

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Life-changing flights

Challenge Air has given hundreds of children with special needs a brief flight in a general aviation aircraft with lasting benefits.

2014, 07 17

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Small airport, huge losses

Thieves working in the night carefully removed avionics from more than a dozen aircraft parked in hangars and on the ramp at Jerry Sumners Sr. Aurora Municipal Airport in Aurora, Missouri, taking something from nearly everyone.

2014, 07 16 | comments

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Now taking off: Flying Hogs Aero-Club

A University of Arkansas student was inspired by AOPA to form a flying club.

2014, 07 14 | comments
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