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News from HQ

Article | Feb 13, 2013

East Hill members have access to a Piper Seminole for multi-engine training.

Producer, Aspen chief among 'Living Legends' honorees

Article | Jan 24, 2013

Hollywood stars and aviation greats gathered Jan. 18 in Beverly Hills, Calif., for the tenth Living Legends of Aviation gala.

AOPA Action

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2012

Responding to member concerns, AOPA and the Experimental Aircraft Association will request an exemption that would allow many pilots flying the most common single-engine aircraft recreationally to use a driver's license and self-certification medical standard.

AOPA honors Sen. John Thune with Hartranft award

Advocacy | Oct 12, 2012

South Dakota Sen. John Thune, ranking Republican on the Senate Commerce Committee's aviation subcommittee, was tapped as the 2012 recipient of AOPA's Joseph B. "Doc" Hartranft Jr. Award Oct. 12 for his tireless work on behalf of general aviation in Congress.

AOPA Foundation names 'Hat in the Ring' award winners

Article | Oct 11, 2012

The AOPA Foundation has recognized four members of the general aviation community for their efforts to promote and grow GA. The Hat in the Ring Society awards were announced at AOPA Aviation Summit.

Pilot, city commissioner honored with Let’s Go Flying Award

Article | Oct 11, 2012

Jamie Beckett of Winter Haven, Fla., is the recipient of AOPA's 2012 Let's Go Flying Award for his efforts in promoting and defending general aviation. The award was presented Oct. 11 during AOPA Aviation Summit in Palm Springs, Calif.

Top flight schools, CFIs honored

Article | Oct 10, 2012

Creative approaches to cross countries like fun fly-outs and tours of the Chicago skyline, professional training environments, and a program to reduce training time in airplanes are strategies among the top flight training providers in the country.

NAA honors aviation careers of service

Article | Sep 26, 2012

The National Aeronautic Association has announced that it will honor well-known aviation educators Martha and John King of King Schools for significant contributions to pilot training at a ceremony Nov. 13.

Aviation groups, volunteers receive public benefit awards

Article | Sep 17, 2012

The Lightspeed Aviation Foundation has been honored in Washington, D.C., for its work to promote growth of the pilot population and advance aviation education.

Tips to survive life-or-death situations

Article | Aug 28, 2012

Learning how to manage risks, mitigate in-flight emergencies, prepare for an emergency landing, and exit the aircraft safely can mean the difference between life and death in emergency situations.

Roadmap for SAFE outlined

Article | Jul 31, 2012

"We've gone from our infancy to adolescence." That was the message from the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators Director Doug Stewart at the group's annual dinner on July 26 at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis.

Volunteer pilots, organizations honored for service

Article | Jul 11, 2012

Pilots who fly in service of others, and the organizations that support work on disaster relief, helping sick children, animal rescue, and many other causes will be honored at a special ceremony in September. The National Aeronautic Association and Air Care Alliance have named the recipients of this year's National Public Benefit Flying Awards.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2012

Some months ago at AOPA, we asked ourselves one of those "what if" questions. It went something like this: What if we could find a meaningful way to share everything we know about what makes a successful flight training experience?

Volunteer group named 'Healthcare Hero' in South Florida

Article | Jun 21, 2012

Angel Flight Southeast was recognized recently with the 2012 Healthcare for Heroes Award in the Institution/Program category by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.

Bahamas Habitat nominated for charity award

Article | Jun 19, 2012

Disaster-relief charitable organization Bahamas Habitat has been nominated for a prestigious nonprofit sector award for flying missions to provide clean drinking water to more than 143,800 people in earthquake-devastated Haiti.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2012

Of all the technological changes that have impacted our lives over the past decade or so, the most dramatic have been in the way we consume information.

Aerospace luminaries reflect on Lindbergh anniversary

Article | May 23, 2012

Charles Lindbergh believed in motion. Honoring him with something static, such as a statue, was not a solution, declared Reeve Lindbergh, the aviation pioneer's youngest daughter with wife Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Reeve Lindbergh made the observation at an intimate dinner celebrating the thirty-fifth anniversary of the launch of the Lindbergh Fund, which today is called the Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2012

It seems like just a few days ago that I joined my colleague Dave Hirschman to begin a 12-day adventure that any pilot might enjoy. Dave flew the Tougher than a Tornado AOPA Sweepstakes Husky, and I piloted my own Husky (N24HU) from our headquarters in Frederick, down the Gulf Coast of Florida to Key West, then back north to Lakeland to spend a week at Sun 'n Fun, before returning home.

Online airspace tool receives engineering award

Advocacy | Apr 23, 2012

Software used by Kansas transportation officials to analyze potential hazards to aviation from proposed structures has been recognized with an engineering excellence award. In a news release, the Kansas Department of Transportation noted the participation in the project of AOPA Airport Support Network volunteers and Eudora High School students, who helped beta test the program and suggested modifications.