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Career Profile: Working among the clouds

Article | Jul 25, 2013

Bobbi Zapka isn’t a pilot and isn’t in the military. But she often spends her days working in the back seat of a F-16 or T-38 or in the back end of a C-17, often with the ramp and door open.

AOPA AV8RS in the News

Article | Jun 01, 2013

AOPA AV8R Tayler Evans of Middletown, MD was part of a seven-member team that won the prestigious Design Viability National Merit Award as part of the National Real World Design Challenge (RWDC) recently held in Washington, D.C.

Proficiency: Test driving an airline career

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2013

Prayank Jain, a flight attendant on furlough from United Airlines, reaches upward and presses the Airbus 320’s public address system button and, with an authoritative voice, announces, “Flight attendants prepare for landing.”

License to Learn: Aviation photography

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2013

I don't understand contemporary art. Neither did a night janitor working the London's Eyestorm Gallery in November 2001.

Career Profile

Article | Jun 01, 2013

If you actually like math and if your friends call you a gearhead, you may want to consider a career in engineering.

Apr. 12, 2013, issue of 'AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition' weekly newsletter

Article | Apr 12, 2013

In This Issue: VOLUME 13, ISSUE 15 — April 12, 2013 A new kind of fog? Bendix/King offers student EFB deal Plane Spotter: Beech 18 Final Exam: QUESTION ON TOWER CLOSING Safety >> Picture Perfect >> AOPA Live >> Training Tips A new kind of fog? It’s certain that you have taken an important leap forward in your aviation weather knowledge when you can study an outlook briefing and know that tomorrow morning’s cross-country departure will likely be delayed by fog. Forecast conditions—clear skies, no wind—invite the formation of radiation fog, and as expected, the morning brings an obscured ceiling and low visibility.

CAE Academy buying 35 Piper trainers

Article | Apr 09, 2013

Jeff Roberts of CAE, left, talks with Piper’s Simon Caldecott. CAE Oxford Aviation Academy will add 35 Piper training aircraft to its fleet, CAE and Piper Aircraft, Inc.

Mar. 29, 2013, issue of 'AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition' weekly newsletter

Article | Mar 29, 2013

In This Issue: VOLUME 13, ISSUE 13 — March 29, 2013 Agonic airports Tower’s closed, what now? Plane Spotter: CASA 212 Final Exam: All about VMC Safety >> Picture Perfect >> AOPA Live >> Training Tips Agonic airports A student pilot is planning a cross-country flight from Hannibal Regional Airport in Missouri to Iowa’s Washington Municipal Airport. Adding a wind correction angle to the true course as taught, the trainee determines the true heading, and then proceeds to check the compass card for deviation before determining the compass heading to be flown.

A new pipeline opens to the airlines

Article | Mar 27, 2013

It’s a flight instructor’s dream. American Eagle Airlines recently launched a program that provides an opportunity for instructors at certain flight schools to be hired with the airline while they continue to build hours.

Mar. 22, 2013, issue of 'AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition' weekly newsletter

Article | Mar 22, 2013

In This Issue: VOLUME 13, ISSUE 12 — March 22, 2013 An elegant arrival ERAU offers ditching course Plane Spotter: ‘Bandit’ at 12 o’clock Final Exam: What is ‘Hold for Release?’ Safety >> Picture Perfect >> AOPA Live >> Training Tips An elegant arrival Pointers were offered in the March 15 Training Tip for your first solo experience flying to a busy airport, and what that might be like during “prime time,” or a period of peak activity. Whether you arrive at times when activity is slack or speedy can dictate many operational details, from the class of airspace in effect to the kinds of flight operations permitted (such as noise-abatement rules or any possible restriction on touch-and-go practice).

Free career fair being held this weekend

Article | Mar 19, 2013

Young pilots looking for a career in aviation are invited to a free career conference on March 23 in Ft. Worth, Texas.

Mar. 15, 2013, issue of 'AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition' weekly newsletter

Article | Mar 15, 2013

In This Issue: VOLUME 13, ISSUE 11 — March 15, 2013 Ready for prime time? Halt sequestration cuts targeting GA Plane Spotter: KC-135 Stratotanker Final Exam: Airport beacon Safety >> Picture Perfect >> AOPA Live >> Training Tips Ready for prime time? Your flight instructor has told you that you are “ready for prime time.” You heard the CFI say that once before, on the day of your first solo. What does it mean now as you work through the solo cross-country phase of training?   It means there’s no reason to limit your destinations to outlying airports where your comfort level is already pretty high.

Professional Women Controllers promotes ATC career

Article | Mar 15, 2013

The Professional Women Controllers Inc. (PWC) used the Women in Aviation International convention March 14 through 16 as a platform to push its mission: create environments and opportunities to grow the female air traffic controller population.

AOPA leaders present at Northwest Aviation Conference

Advocacy | Feb 28, 2013

AOPA had a big presence at the thirtieth annual Northwest Aviation Conference and Trade Show Feb. 23 and 24, in Puyallup, Wash., including a keynote address from CEO Craig Fuller.

AOPA's Fuller to keynote Northwest Aviation Conference

Advocacy | Feb 14, 2013

AOPA President Craig Fuller will be the keynote speaker, and AOPA will participate in a wide variety of activities and programs at the Northwest Aviation Conference Feb. 23 and 24 in Puyallup, Wash.