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A golden opportunity in the Golden Isles

Article | Oct 08, 2014

The beautiful Georgia coast promises to be a big draw for AOPA's final fly-in of 2014, taking place Nov. 8 on St. Simons Island.

Debonair sweeps: Just a few days left to increase your odds

Article | Jul 15, 2014

As an AOPA member, you’re automatically entered to win AOPA’s Debonair Sweepstakes, but it’s easy to get 10 additional entries simply by upgrading your membership to AOPA Premier by July 31.

Baker announces membership dues increase

Article | Jun 05, 2014

AOPA President Mark Baker on June 5 announced to members that “for only the second time in the past 24 years, we’ve made the tough decision to increase AOPA member dues.” Regular membership dues will increase to $59 a year starting Sept. 1.

Topics Membership, AOPA

Debonair on deck

Pilot Magazine | Jun 04, 2014

I know I’ve said this for each of the four sweepstakes restoration airplanes I’ve overseen, but I’ll say it again anyway: The Debonair Sweepstakes airplane has been the most ambitious project yet.

Charter member dies

Article | May 29, 2014

Bill Bailey, the first to join AOPA among the handful of remaining charter members, died May 25.

Membership News & Notes: AOPA supports Able Flight

Pilot Magazine | Apr 04, 2014

AOPA President Mark Baker presented an $8,000 check to Able Flight Executive Director Charles Stites to help the organization with its efforts to offer free flight training to the disabled.

AOPA AV8RS PROGRAM AWARDS FOUR FLIGHT-TRAINING SCHOLARSHIPS

Article | Mar 12, 2014

AOPA AV8RS 2014 Scholarship Winners Announced!

AV8RS program awards four flight training scholarships

Article | Feb 27, 2014

The AOPA AV8RS youth membership program has awarded four scholarships totaling $20,000 to teens who are pursuing flight training in high school and college.

AOPA Plus membership is now AOPA Premier

Article | Jan 31, 2014

Want to get even more from your membership in AOPA? Then AOPA Premier could be for you.

AOPA AV8RS announces new youth scholarship program

Article | Dec 04, 2013

Youths ages 13 through 18 who are members of the AOPA AV8RS program can now apply for scholarships to help them achieve their aviation dreams.

Member Profile: Matthew Cahn

Article | Nov 19, 2013

Matthew Cahn received Microsoft Flight Simulator as a Christmas gift one year. Knowing that the game had piqued his son’s interest in aviation, Matthew’s father arranged for him to go flying with a friend in November 2012. Less than a year later, Matthew is the one doing the flying. A freshman at Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, Matthew, now 15, has about 14 hours logged in a Cessna 172 and plans to solo on or near his 16th birthday on Nov. 7, 2014. He hopes to follow that up a year later and earn his private pilot certificate. His goal is to become a commercial pilot. “It would be cool to fly around the country and maybe the world,” he explains.

Meeting Mr. Baker

Pilot Magazine | Nov 19, 2013

They came to Texas to meet the new guy—AOPA’s 2013 Aviation Summit was held for the first time in the center of the country, but the draw wasn’t longhorns and beefsteak.

Member Profile: Spencer Rice

Article | Oct 03, 2013

Spencer Rice isn’t afraid to ask questions and he knows how to be persistent. It’s those two qualities that help explain why the 15-year-old from Portland, Oregon is not only a student pilot, but also building an airplane from scratch.

AOPA AV8RS at Summit 2013

Article | Oct 03, 2013

AOPA and Youth Aviation Adventure (YAA) are sponsoring a free three-hour hands-on discovery program for teens ages 13-18 at Airportfest at Meacham International Airport on October 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

2013 AATAC Selected

Article | Oct 03, 2013

AOPA is excited to announce the appointment of the 2013-2014 AOPA AV8RS Teen Advisory Council (AATAC) members who will begin their year-long tenure in October. We received many great nominations so the selection process was a tough one. It’s important to note that all nominees exemplify the dedication and passion that characterize our teen AV8RS community – and future leaders of the aviation industry. We appreciate the time, thought and effort they put into submitting their applications and hope they will apply again next year!

Collegiate aviation students get free AOPA membership

Article | Aug 28, 2013

Metropolitan State University of Denver students get free AOPA membership.

Teachers learn about STEM resources for the classroom

Article | Aug 01, 2013

Teachers visited EAA AirVenture to learn about programs they can use in the classroom. From models to actual airplanes, there are many ways to include STEM education.

Ask the Experts!

Article | Jul 25, 2013

Q: How much experience is needed to become an airline manager?

Scouts sample aviation at national jamboree

Article | Jul 18, 2013

AOPA introduced participants in the 2013 National Scout Jamboree to general aviation, and found an enthusiastic response.

Sweeps Debonair paint scheme options

Article | Jun 18, 2013

You’ve been asking...and we’ve been listening! And now, it’s that time again—time to look over some of Debonair Sweepstakes paint scheme designs.

Topics Membership, AOPA