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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.

Report notes November bizav upturn

Article | Dec 21, 2015

November 2015 proved a positive month for business aviation activity, which increased 2.8 percent over November 2014.

Aircraft Spotlight

Article | Dec 20, 2015

The Bonanza’s little sister makes quite a good club aircraft. The Debonair is fast, easy to fly, can carry a big load, and serve as a solid commercial, complex, high performance or IFR trainer. Perhaps that’s why the Wingedfoot Aero Club (now Aero Fliers) bought one brand new in 1966 and still has it nearly 50 years later.

Club Spotlight

Article | Dec 20, 2015

In 2004, Brian Binnie was at the controls of SpaceShipOne on its second flight to space within a week to win the $10 million Ansari X Prize. About 25 years earlier he learned to fly in gliders with the Soaring Tigers flying club while a student at Princeton University. Today the Soaring Tigers continue to focus on flight training and provide one of the lowest cost points of entry into aviation. Club President David Hunter and Board Member Marty Schneiderman share their experience in this month’s Club Spotlight.

FAA certifies Florida school’s new A&P program

Article | Dec 18, 2015

Enrollment in the George Stone Technical Center's two-year FAA-certified aircraft maintenance training program is open until Jan. 13, 2016.

AOPA, FAA host GA Engine Summit

Advocacy | Dec 17, 2015

AOPA and the FAA recently hosted a two-day GA Engine Summit to discuss ways for the industry and government to work more effectively together.

Envoy Air, ATP Flight School offer tuition reimbursement

Article | Dec 16, 2015

Regional airline Envoy Air has agreed to participate in ATP Flight School’s tuition reimbursement program, the companies announced Dec. 11.

Santa’s colonel

Article | Dec 15, 2015

A red telephone on the desk of a colonel at the heart of America's air defense rang for Santa on a December night in 1955.

Sporty’s launches charter service

Article | Dec 14, 2015

Sporty’s, a company that has long worked in nearly all aspects of general aviation, is now offering charter service in a Cessna Skylane.

Rocketry challenge creators win aerospace education award

Article | Dec 14, 2015

Two organizations that teamed to create the world’s largest student rocketry challenge and education program will receive an award honoring their commitment to aerospace education.