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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.

AEA, GAMA announce scholarship winners

Article | May 27, 2015

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association and Aircraft Electronics Association announced the winners of 26 aviation scholarships in May, including a pilot and students pursuing a career in the general aviation maintenance and aircraft electronics industry.

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

Applications open for AOPA scholarships

Article | May 22, 2015

Applications are now open for almost $120,000 worth of scholarships that will help student pilots and teens achieve their aviation goals.

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.

AOPA launches 2015 flight training poll, sweepstakes

Article | May 20, 2015

AOPA announced May 20 that it has opened its popular flight training poll, a survey that allows student pilots at all levels to share feedback on their flight training experiences.

AOPA AIR SAFETY INSTITUTE PRESENTS "REAL PILOT STORY: FROM MISCUE TO RESCUE"

News release | May 18, 2015

AOPA AIR SAFETY INSTITUTE PRESENTS “REAL PILOT STORY: FROM MISCUE TO RESCUE”

Rep. Todd Rokita interview

Video | May 18, 2015

Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Indiana) talks about the progress of Third Class Medical reform in Congress, how AOPA members can help get rid of the medical requirement, and the integration of unmanned aerial systems into the national airspace system.

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.

Real Pilot Story: From Miscue to Rescue

Video | May 06, 2015

Watch as a series of delays, poor decisions, and lack of preparation turns a four hour cross-country flight into a 30-hour survival crisis for a pilot and his family in the unforgiving Idaho backcountry.

Pilot shortage: Yes or no?

Article | May 05, 2015

Can the United States provide enough pilots to meet industry needs in the coming years? Industry officials debated the question of whether a pilot shortage is imminent or a reality at a panel discussion April 28.

AOPA Salinas Regional Fly In

Video | May 01, 2015

Find out the great sights to see and things to do around the AOPA Salinas Regional Fly In.

One Week Ready to Solo

Video | May 01, 2015

A look at the ambitious plan to go from zero to ready to solo in one week.

ESTONIA BECOMES 74th IAOPA AFFILIATE

News release | Apr 30, 2015

ESTONIA BECOMES 74th IAOPA AFFILIATE

Topics IAOPA, AOPA

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.

AOPA asks FAA to close gaps in UAS rule

Article | Apr 23, 2015

AOPA is asking the FAA to close gaps in the agency's proposed rules governing small commercial unmanned aircraft systems.

Baker delivers association update over coffee and donuts

Article | Apr 23, 2015

There's a fundamental law in aviation that if you offer coffee and donuts, pilots will come. That was true April 22 for more than 250 AOPA members at Sun 'n Fun who came to see AOPA President Mark Baker give an update on the association.

GA recognizes need to educate ADS-B consumers

Advocacy | Apr 22, 2015

AOPA, equipment manufacturers, and aviation associations will work together to educate aircraft owners about their options when it comes to equipping Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast products, the groups agreed during a meeting hosted by AOPA President Mark Baker at Sun 'n Fun.

Safety

Article | Apr 19, 2015

Flying Club members are more likely to have opportunities to fly different aircraft, and getting the proper transition training can make a big different. ASI has created a new online course, Transitioning to Other Airplanes, to help pilots – whether your stepping up to a more advanced aircraft, stepping down to something lighter and less powerful, moving to an experimental, or transitioning to different avionics it’s important to know what to expect.