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Advocacy

No user fees and modest upticks in White House budget for FAA

The president’s latest budget plan does not include user fees but does offer increased funding for NextGen modernization and air traffic services.

Feb 09, 2016 | comments

Advocacy

Aviation groups oppose bill limiting flight training for veterans

AOPA and six other groups sent a joint letter to House leaders opposing legislation that would make it harder for veterans to pursue aviation careers.

Feb 09, 2016 | comments

Article

Aviation industry launches misfueling prevention program

The National Air Transportation Association partnered with the AOPA Air Safety Institute and other organizations to develop a free online course to raise awareness and help prevent catastrophic engine failure from misfueling incidents.

Feb 08, 2016
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Air Safety Institute

Article

Aviation industry launches misfueling prevention program

The National Air Transportation Association partnered with the AOPA Air Safety Institute and other organizations to develop a free online course to raise awareness and help prevent catastrophic engine failure from misfueling incidents.

Feb 08, 2016

Article

Florida pilot becomes 2015 fourth quarter ‘Learn & Earn Safety Challenge’ winner

Michael Goertzen, who became the fourth quarter winner in the 2015 AOPA Air Safety Institute “Learn & Earn Safety Challenge,” credits ASI with helping him appreciate the importance of making safe flying decisions and successfully completing his private pilot and instrument training.

Jan 07, 2016

Video

Weather Wise: Mistakes We Make

One of the Air Safety Institute’s major roles is accident analysis--learning from real-world mistakes. In this case: What types of weather are most dangerous for pilots? Has technology (the internet, better forecasts, cockpit weather, etc.) lowered the accident rate? We talk to ASI statistician David Kenny for answers to these and other questions.

Dec 30, 2015
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AOPA Foundation

Article

12 hours, two tickets

Here’s a fun way to spend your next birthday: Get up early, drive three hours, and spend the rest of the day taking tests.

Feb 01, 2016

Article

2015 a record-breaker for Hat in the Ring Society

The “amazing generosity” of new and renewing members of the AOPA Foundation’s Hat in the Ring Society powered it to a record-breaking 2015.

Jan 12, 2016

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How to Launch Aviation Education into your Curriculum

Presentation from the AOPA High School Aviation Symposium

Jan 08, 2016
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Corporate Partners

Article

AOPA partners sweep satisfaction survey

AOPA members get discount rates from three car rental brands that rank at the top of the latest J.D. Power survey: Enterprise, National, and Alamo.

Nov 13, 2015

Article

New e-publication focuses on IFR flying

Pilot proficiency information source PilotWorkshops announced the release of IFR Focus, a free monthly electronic publication for instrument pilots and students.

Sep 01, 2015

Article

Tied to aviation history, building the future

From World War II pilots to astronauts and commercial airlines, Breitling has served the aviation community with reliable, efficient timepieces since the early days of flying. Now, the Swiss manufacturer is investing in the next generation of pilots with the Breitling Aviation Scholarship Fund.

Jul 09, 2015
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Giving

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AOPA donates to Veterans Airlift Command

As part of an effort around Veteran's Day last year, AOPA announced it would contribute 10 percent of new memberships and renewals it received between Nov. 11 and 22 to the Veterans Airlift Command. The effort enabled AOPA to donate $1,380 to the organization.

Jan 19, 2016

Article

2015 a record-breaker for Hat in the Ring Society

The “amazing generosity” of new and renewing members of the AOPA Foundation’s Hat in the Ring Society powered it to a record-breaking 2015.

Jan 12, 2016

Article

Goal in sight for Hat in the Ring Society's $200,000 match

The AOPA Foundation's Hat in the Ring Society is in the home stretch of the $200,000 match challenge.

Dec 21, 2015
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IAOPA

News release

ESTONIA BECOMES 74th IAOPA AFFILIATE

ESTONIA BECOMES 74th IAOPA AFFILIATE

Apr 30, 2015

Article

Canadian Owners and Pilots Association president to retire

The world’s second-largest general aviation aircraft owner and pilot organization will soon have new leadership for the first time in nearly two decades.

Dec 11, 2014

Advocacy

The Kiwi way

A New Zealand delegation came to AOPA headquarters recently to share ideas about ways a planned satellite-based air traffic control system can benefit general aviation pilots.

Oct 15, 2014
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Membership

Article

Get rewarded for recruiting new AOPA members

Invite your friends into the AOPA community and give them a lift in their personal flying. Just for sharing AOPA with them, you will get rewarded too.

Feb 02, 2016

Article

AOPA donates to Veterans Airlift Command

As part of an effort around Veteran's Day last year, AOPA announced it would contribute 10 percent of new memberships and renewals it received between Nov. 11 and 22 to the Veterans Airlift Command. The effort enabled AOPA to donate $1,380 to the organization.

Jan 19, 2016

Article

AOPA updates brand

As part of AOPA's ongoing efforts to build the pilot community, the association is updating its brand, including a new logo and tag line—"Your freedom to fly."

Jan 05, 2016 | comments
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