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Aviation career website launches

Article | May 10, 2012

With so many different paths, navigating the path between student pilot or college student and work in the aviation industry can be difficult. A new nonprofit called Aviation Workforce Development recently launched as an information resource to help people down this road.

Charities nominated for lift from Lightspeed

Article | Mar 28, 2012

Lightspeed Aviation Foundation, the charitable arm of the popular headset manufacturer of the same name, has announced this year's 20 finalists eligible for grants from the company.

High school students rise to design challenge

Article | Mar 13, 2012

The next generation of aircraft designers--high school students equipped with powerful tools--is already pushing the envelope of aircraft design.

Astronaut with GA roots prepares new generation of explorers

Article | Feb 27, 2012

The main engines lit six seconds before liftoff, filling the space shuttle Discovery with a low rumble. Liftoff was instant. NASA astronaut Nicole Stott's second trip to space was a highlight of a space flight career launched, in many ways, by a Skybolt.

Deaf pilot spreads the word: You can fly

Article | Jan 25, 2012

Greg Lawrence's aviation career, logging 3,000 hours over the course of nearly a half century, would be relatively unremarkable by general aviation standards, but for one thing.

AOPA fields team of talented representatives

Advocacy | Jan 03, 2012

The new crew is ready for takeoff. The mission: build strong local general aviation communities and strengthen AOPA's relationships with state and local governments across the country.

April 1, 2011, issue of 'AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition' newsletter

Article | Apr 01, 2011

Training Tips: Practical pattern politics; FLIGHT TRAINING NEWS: California instructor named CFI of the Year; AOPA News: Spread out your premium payments; Trainning Products: Zuluboard Mini Economy kneeboard; Final Exam question: Question: What does LAHSO mean and can a student pilot accept one?

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2010

Reading Rod Machado’s column about fuel gauges (“License to Learn: Show Me the Money,” January 2010 AOPA Pilot), I was reminded of one of the most bizarre experiences of my aviation career. (Keep writing, Rod; I am approaching the point where I can use all the reminders I can get.) My ex-wife and I were visiting South Africa with friends Jack and Donna.

Turbine Pilot: Old Idea, New Terms

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2009

The transition from piston aircraft pilot to commander of a turboprop or even a pure jet often demands a variety of new skills based on concepts first learned during private pilot training. Consider the efforts to sort out the differences between a glass cockpit and one with steam gauges.

Answers for Pilots: Threats of enforcement

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2008

The FAA has included new language into temporary flight restriction (TFR) notams that has gotten AOPA’s guard up, by stating that criminal penalties can be assessed as the result of violations. AOPA had feared that the FAA would seek criminal penalties against anyone who violated a TFR—even if the incursion was inadvertent—and called on the FAA to clarify its intentions.

Letters

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2007

FAA funding debate: Congress listens That was an excellent article in last month's AOPA Pilot ("FAA Funding Debate: Congress Listens," June Pilot). I haven't been so involved in an issue that affects aviation like this in years even though my aviation career is almost over.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2007

Editor in Chief Thomas B. Haines has flown FTDs and simulators for many models of aircraft over the past 20 years.

AOPA Online Members Only -- AOPA ePilot Flight Training Edition -- Vol. 7, Issue 22

Article | Jun 01, 2007

To view the AOPA ePilot archives, click here. Volume 7, Issue 22 • June 1, 2007 In this issue:Michigan College helps Cessna reach milestoneSoar into the flight levels with AOPA Career PilotSet your approach to AOPA's Fly-In and Open House This ePilot Flight Training Edition is sponsored by Advertisers Do not reply to this e-mail.