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AOPA donates to Veterans Airlift Command

Article | Jan 19, 2016

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.

2015 a record-breaker for Hat in the Ring Society

Article | Jan 12, 2016

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.

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

Article | Dec 21, 2015

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

Air racing excitement added to AOPA Foundation auction

Article | Dec 09, 2015

Imagine witnessing the incomparable thrill of air racing as a VIP spectator after flying a Breitling Extra 300 race plane with its celebrity pilot.

Celebrate #GivingTuesday with AOPA Foundation

Article | Nov 30, 2015

AOPA members can support the AOPA Foundation during #GivingTuesday, a movement that celebrates and encourages charitable activities supporting nonprofit organizations during the holiday season.

'Get your bid on'

Article | Nov 23, 2015

Watches for every kind of aviator and two pieces of unique aviation jewelry are available to the highest bidder in the AOPA Foundation’s online auction.

Safety

Article | Nov 22, 2015

Pilots practice stalls as part of their flight training and flight reviews all the time, yet unintended stalls – including power-on stalls – are among the leading causes of fatal aviation accidents. Margins of Safety: Avoiding Power-On Stalls is the Air Safety Institute’s latest safety video and is intended to help you recognize how vastly different training and real-world scenarios can be.

Find your tropical getaway in the AOPA Foundation online auction

Article | Nov 19, 2015

Three tropical getaways are among the thrilling packages on offer in this year’s AOPA Foundation online auction.

Donation funds flight scholarships

Article | Nov 18, 2015

A legacy of aviation excellence fostered by the husband and wife team of Frederick and Diane Fitts will continue through a new scholarship program funded by a memorial gift to the AOPA Foundation.

Popular AOPA Foundation online auction opens

Article | Nov 11, 2015

Let the bidding begin: The AOPA Foundation’s annual online general aviation auction is open until Dec. 20 and boasts 21 once-in-a-lifetime experience packages, nine flight experiences, seven packages for pilots who enjoy sports, 12 getaway packages, and more.

Hat in the Ring Society membership has its benefits

Article | Nov 04, 2015

When pilots join the Hat in the Ring Society they do so to help the future of general aviation, but they also enjoy the privilege of membership and the opportunity to share in great aviation events and meet new people.

Safety

Article | Oct 18, 2015

Whether your flying club members are instrument rated or aspire to be, the AOPA Air Safety Institute’s newest online course – IFR Insights: A Practical Approach will expand your flying skills. Flying IFR requires handling an airplane within very precise parameters, but ASI’s course also provides practical tips that help to reduce pilot workload.

Challenge: Double year-end donations to AOPA Foundation

Article | Oct 14, 2015

Learning to fly presented you with new challenges, just as there are challenges with every new skill you master. The AOPA Foundation has another challenge for you.

Scholarships to honor memory of two Sonex staffers

Article | Oct 13, 2015

Kitplane producer Sonex Aircraft and the Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Area Community Foundation have established two scholarships in memory of company employees who died in an accident.

2015 AOPA Flight Training Scholarship winners announced

Article | Oct 01, 2015

Twenty-four individuals have been selected as winners of the 2015 AOPA Flight Training Scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $12,000.

$200,000 challenge offered to Hat in the Ring Society

Article | Sep 25, 2015

Pilots who join the AOPA Foundation’s Hat in the Ring Society, renew their participation, or upgrade their giving before Dec. 31 will have their efforts matched.

AOPA Foundation announces 2015 Giving Back grant recipients

Article | Sep 22, 2015

The AOPA Foundation has awarded $10,000 grants to Build A Plane, Hope Flight Foundation, and Sophie Gerson Healthy Youth to promote the groups’ charitable work being done through general aviation.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.