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AOPA Foundation awards grants for training scholarships

Article | Aug 20, 2015

The AOPA Foundation has selected two nonprofits to receive the first $5,000 grants from a new program supporting organizations that offer scholarships to their members.

Safety

Article | Aug 16, 2015

Proper planning and understanding your experience and skill level are something every flying club member should understand. In this Air Safety Institute Real Pilot Story: From Miscue to Rescue, a low-time pilot takes you along on a personal and emotional journey as he reflects how a series of delays, poor decisions, and lack of preparation turned the four-hour cross-country flight into a 30-hour survival crisis for him and his family.

How to share aviation

Article | Aug 05, 2015

Ceci Stratford, a pilot from Simi Valley, California, gives back to aviation by sponsoring Flight Training scholarships.

Jimmie Allen Flying Club Scholarship celebrates flight

Article | Jul 29, 2015

Sarah Wilson, the former corporate pilot turned open-cockpit barnstormer, initiated the $5,000 Jimmie Allen Flying Club Scholarship to encourage future pilots who also are looking for something different from their flying. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is Aug. 9.

Safety

Article | Jul 19, 2015

The Air Safety Institute created a short and clever video just in time for summer. It provides tips and advice to make sure your vacation flight doesn’t become a bummer. Take a minute or two to watch this video, it’s a clever and fun way to do a brief flight review.

Tied to aviation history, building the future

Article | Jul 09, 2015

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.

Scholarship winner earns her certificate

Article | Jul 08, 2015

AOPA’s 2014 Noe-Singer Flight Training Scholarship winner earned her private certificate just two days before her eighteenth birthday and then shipped off to the Air Force Academy for basic training.

AOPA Foundation to fund nonprofit flight training scholarships

Article | Jun 23, 2015

Nonprofit organizations seeking to offer flight training scholarships to aspiring aviators can receive help funding the scholarships through the AOPA Foundation's new grant program.

Safety

Article | Jun 21, 2015

The Air Safety Institute’s Accident Case Studies (ACS) are one of the most popular ways to improve your club members’ knowledge and safety. A new ACS video using Microsoft Flight Simulator and actual ATC audio, recreates a fatal accident in which a Piper Arrow collided with trees during an emergency approach to Delaware’s Dover Air Force Base. Every pilot can learn from this Accident Case Study, from pre-flight planning, to proper communication and choosing the right alternate airports.

Inspiration nation

Article | Jun 16, 2015

The airplane remains a potent tool for sparking inspiration, and AOPA is offering new support to the growing movement to bring aeronautics into high school classrooms.

Baseball star Ken Griffey Jr. named Hat in the Ring co-chair

News release | Jun 11, 2015

Ken Griffey Jr., the 13-time Major League Baseball All-Star and accomplished private pilot, has been named an honorary co-chair of the AOPA Foundation’s Hat in the Ring Society.

BASEBALL ALL-STAR AND PILOT KEN GRIFFEY JR. JOINS AOPA HAT IN THE RING SOCIETY AS HONORARY CO-CHAIR

News release | Jun 10, 2015

BASEBALL ALL-STAR AND PILOT KEN GRIFFEY JR. JOINS AOPA HAT IN THE RING SOCIETY AS HONORARY CO-CHAIR

T-6 flight, sim time part of ‘AOPA Experience’

Article | May 28, 2015

Rick Schwartz, winning bidder for the AOPA Experience package in the AOPA Foundation auction, got a ride in a North American T-6/SNJ during a visit to the association’s Frederick, Maryland, headquarters May 27.

Country star named Hat in The Ring Society co-chair

Article | May 26, 2015

Multi-Platinum selling singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley has been named an honorary co-chairman of the AOPA Foundation’s Hat in The Ring Society.

COUNTRY STAR DIERKS BENTLEY NAMED AOPA FOUNDATION HAT IN THE RING SOCIETY CO CHAIR

News release | May 22, 2015

COUNTRY STAR DIERKS BENTLEY NAMED AOPA FOUNDATION HAT IN THE RING SOCIETY CO-CHAIR

Grant funds expert instruction

Article | May 20, 2015

One of the 2014 recipients of an AOPA Foundation Giving Back grant put the dollars to use hiring an expert to teach life-saving skills.

Safety

Article | May 17, 2015

Trivia nights are a popular mid-week event at many local water holes. Why not make your club’s next Safety Meeting a trivia night by using the Air Safety Institute’s Safety Quizzes? ASI has more than 70 quizzes available online for free. Each has 10 questions and an explanation of the correct answer. This could be a fun way to engage your members and share important information to keep you club safe.

AOPA FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2015 'GIVING BACK' GRANT PROGRAM

News release | May 07, 2015

AOPA FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2015 ‘GIVING BACK’ GRANT PROGRAM

2015 Giving Back grant applications open

Article | May 07, 2015

The AOPA Foundation has announced that it will once again award 10 Giving Back grants to charities that are doing good work through general aviation.

Grant put to good work

Article | Apr 29, 2015

A California pilot group demonstrated the power of general aviation to respond in times of need, putting an AOPA Foundation grant to good use.

AOPA Foundation thanks pilots for giving back

Article | Apr 24, 2015

Dozens of AOPA Foundation supporters gathered April 24 at the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In and Expo. They were joined by foundation staff who had a simple message: Thank you.

Safety

Article | Mar 15, 2015

Getting from the ramp to the runway sounds simple…and usually is. But if you’re too casual you may find yourself in a dangerous situation. ASI’s new online course about Runway Safety is available to all pilots, not just AOPA members, and it’s a great refresher on cockpit distractions, confusing taxiways, and communications.

AOPA connects with members at Northwest Aviation Conference

Article | Feb 23, 2015

AOPA connected with hundreds of pilots, aircraft owners, and aviation enthusiasts during the thirty-second Northwest Aviation Conference held in Puyallup, Washington, Feb. 21 and 22.

Safety

Article | Feb 15, 2015

You and your fellow flying club members are trained to handle in-flight emergencies, but are you prepared to endure a forced landing? Of the millions of GA flights every year, only a few end with unplanned off-airport landings. Even though the odds of a crash are slim, the potential consequences are harsh—which is why you should prepare and take basic precautions. To help, the AOPA Air Safety Institute (ASI) offers a video, publication, seminar, and web page of resources dedicated to this topic.