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RAF uses grant to study effect of aircraft on wildlife

Article | Sep 29, 2014

An AOPA Foundation grant is helping fund a wildlife study for the Recreational Aviation Foundation.

AOPA'S LANDSBERG ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

News release | Aug 25, 2014

AOPA’S LANDSBERG ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

AOPA's Landsberg retires, two new leaders step into his role

Article | Aug 25, 2014

Bruce Landsberg, one of general aviation’s most prominent safety advocates has announced his retirement after 22 years in leadership roles at AOPA. Landsberg will assist with the transition to Jim Minow, new head of the AOPA Foundation, and George Perry, leader of the Air Safety Institute.

Area forecasts set for an overhaul

Article | Jul 24, 2014

The Air Safety Institute is supporting an FAA plan to revamp and modernize area forecasts, which have remained virtually unchanged since the 1930s.

Hat in the Ring Society

Video | Jul 24, 2014

Hear Hat in the Ring Society Member Paul Diette talk about the program. Find out why you should join this group of leaders who take enormous pride in shaping and strengthening our freedom to fly.

Life-changing flights

Article | Jul 17, 2014

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

Airshow star Michael Goulian to serve as AOPA Ambassador

Article | Jul 10, 2014

Legendary airshow and racing pilot Michael Goulian will serve as an “AOPA Ambassador,” the association announced July 10.

AOPA Live This Week - July 10, 2014

Video | Jul 10, 2014

A runway incursion in Barcelona, Spain, got plenty of media attention, though it may not have been quite as hairy as some would have you think. We’ll chat with AOPA Foundation President Bruce Landsberg about the lessons, including “look both ways.” Plus, we’ll take you to Plymouth, Massachusetts for a look at what makes it a perfect place for an AOPA Fly-In, and return to San Marcos, Texas, for some unconventional taxi lessons.

Recruiting for a cause

Article | Jul 09, 2014

With hundreds of volunteer pilots logging hundreds of hours each year to support conservation, LightHawk offers pilots a chance to make a difference.

Pilot offers $12,000 scholarship through AOPA program

Article | Jul 01, 2014

A student pilot with a demonstrated financial need could earn $12,000 to complete his or her private pilot certificate and use any remaining funds for more advanced flight training or to put that new certificate to use.

Duluth institute honors Path to Aviation scholars

Article | Jun 30, 2014

The Duluth Aviation Institute, a 2013 AOPA Foundation “Giving Back” grant recipient, has issued awards to Minnesota middle school students for academic excellence in aviation.

Student to instructor in 11 months

Article | Jun 10, 2014

Keaton Meltvedt-Snow, winner of the AOPA Foundation 2013 Richard Santori Memorial Scholarship, went from barely being able to hover a helicopter to training others how to fly them in less than a year.

AOPA FOUNDATION OFFERS FLIGHT TRAINING SCHOLARSHIPS

News release | May 28, 2014

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Foundation will award 11 scholarships in 2014 to help support outstanding student pilots. Ten of the scholarships will provide $5,000 each and an eleventh scholarship will award $12,000 to student pilots pursuing an FAA sport, recreational or private pilot certificate.

Foundation Focus: Giving back

Pilot Magazine | May 12, 2014

Paying it forward or giving it back—either way helps to strengthen general aviation and is a critical part of the AOPA Foundation’s mission.

AOPA FOUNDATION JOINS FAA TO LAUNCH AVIATION WEATHER SAFETY CAMPAIGN

News release | May 05, 2014

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Foundation has joined with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and over a dozen other general aviation (GA) stakeholders on an eight month safety campaign titled, “Got Weather?” to help GA pilots prepare for potential weather challenges they may encounter during the 2014 flying season.

2014 Giving Back grant applications open

Article | May 01, 2014

The AOPA Foundation on May 1 opened the application period for its annual Giving Back grant program, which awards 10 grants worth $10,000 each to nonprofit aviation organizations.

AOPA FOUNDATION NOW ACCEPTING 2014 'GIVING BACK' GRANT APPLICATIONS

News release | May 01, 2014

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Foundation today opened the application period for its annual “Giving Back” Grant program, which awards 10 grants worth $10,000 each to non-profit aviation organizations.

Safety experts focus on control

Article | Apr 23, 2014

The NTSB has organized a safety seminar May 10 to focus on aerodynamic stalls and loss of control, a leading cause of general aviation fatalities.

AOPA Foundation helps fund Pilots N Paws fly-aways

Article | Apr 23, 2014

Pilots N Paws is using a $10,000 AOPA Foundation grant to rescue more than 200 animals.

AOPA Foundation Giving Back Award - Air Care Alliance

Video | Apr 18, 2014

A profile of the Air Care Alliance, recipient of an AOPA Foundation Giving Back Award monetary grant.

Landsberg interviews AOPA's head of advocacy

Article | Apr 15, 2014

AOPA Foundation President Bruce Landsberg talks with AOPA Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Advocacy Jim Coon on his first 100 days and the top advocacy issues confronting AOPA.

Insider's look at AOPA Legislative Affairs

Video | Apr 15, 2014

AOPA Foundation President Bruce Landsberg talks with AOPA Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Advocacy Jim Coon on his first 100 days and the top advocacy issues confronting AOPA.

Safety Pilot: My retrospective

Pilot Magazine | Apr 04, 2014

Staying on the centerline is important for both pilots and organizations. On this seventy-fifth anniversary of AOPA’s founding, the organization’s objectives remain the same.