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Debrief: Automation misuse

Pilot Magazine | Nov 11, 2014

Last year, during a predawn instrument approach in instrument meteorological conditions, a UPS A300 was destroyed and its crew killed when it struck terrain just short of the runway.

Business aviation: Never boring

Article | Nov 10, 2014

If variety is the spice of life, business aviation may add flavor to an aviation career.

100 scholarships now available through Women in Aviation

Article | Nov 04, 2014

Women in Aviation, International members who apply by Nov. 17 can have a shot at 100 scholarships totaling $570,940 for 2015.

Glider, youth, bizav scholarships available

Article | Nov 03, 2014

Need money to help you pursue your aviation dream? Scholarships are available for young adults, aspiring glider pilots, and business aviation professionals.

Head of National Gay Pilots Association killed in accident

Article | Oct 30, 2014

Steven Moore, executive director of the National Gay Pilots Association, died Oct. 27 when his Mooney crashed after takeoff at Boulder Municipal Airport in Denver.

Eyes in the sky

Article | Oct 21, 2014

Here’s a riddle: What job requires a private pilot certificate, but never asks you to leave the ground?

Sporty’s ATP program approved

Article | Sep 24, 2014

Sporty’s has been added to the short list of training providers offering a newly required course for the multiengine airplane airline transport pilot (ATP) certificate, the company announced Sept. 24.

Presidents meet in Wyoming

Article | Sep 11, 2014

The first fly-in meeting of the Young Presidents' Organization's Aviation Network drew more than 150 people to Alpine Airpark, an upscale fly-in community in the natural beauty of far western Wyoming.

Boeing introduces solution to stem global pilot shortage

Article | Aug 01, 2014

Boeing’s Flight Services division is offering a pipeline from zero flight time to airline qualified in two years, the company announced this week at EAA Airventure.

ATP Flight School buys majority share of Higher Power Aviation

Article | Jul 22, 2014

ATP Flight School has purchased a majority share of Higher Power Aviation, enabling the training provider to offer the FAA's new ATP CTP course.

AOPA asks House to protect airport funding

Advocacy | Jun 18, 2014

General aviation airports rely on federal money, making it vitally important that Congress maintain Airport Improvement Program funding at least at current levels, AOPA President Mark Baker testified before the House Aviation Subcommittee.

Club Spotlight

Article | Jun 16, 2014

Nicholas Coyle shares his experience getting a club off the ground with rates his fellow college students can afford.

New aviation scholarships available

Article | Apr 29, 2014

Scholarships from Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance and the Arizona Business Aviation Association, as well as from the Commemorative Air Force, will help college students in aviation-related degree programs. Plus, LadiesLoveTaildraggers is offering a scholarship for a tailwheel endorsement.

Fresh search for Lost Patrol

Article | Apr 24, 2014

The vanishing of five U.S. Navy aircraft in 1945 remains one of the legendary mysteries of aviation, one that may soon be solved.

Nominations sought for aviation safety award

Article | Apr 14, 2014

The memory of a passenger who perished in an April 1945 airline accident continues to drive an effort to recognize notable achievements in aviation safety.

Same as it ever was

Pilot Magazine | Apr 08, 2014

Today someone will walk in to a flight school and plunk down a bunch of money to fulfill a dream.

75 Years: The first to sign up

Pilot Magazine | Apr 04, 2014

Seventy-five years after its founding in May 1939, a dozen charter members remain active on AOPA’s membership rolls

Organization for women airline pilots needed despite advances

Article | Mar 11, 2014

The International Society of Women Airline Pilots champions and supports women in the cockpit.

Moments of truth

Article | Feb 14, 2014

With words drawn directly from cockpit voice recorders, "Charlie Victor Romeo" is a film that depicts aviation emergencies like no other—and deliberately so.

Famous Pilot

Article | Jan 17, 2014

Emily Howell Warner says her parents couldn’t afford to send her to college, so after graduating from high school she looked into becoming a stewardess.

Career Profile

Article | Jan 17, 2014

Francesca Canelon admits she didn’t have the best grades in high school. But she did have a determination to succeed, and that is taking her far.

Ownership: Flying career and family

Pilot Magazine | Nov 21, 2013

The turning point in my aviation career came when I found myself hiding in a bathroom stall at Memphis International Airport silently crying between flights.

Career Profile: Denise Kelley

Article | Oct 03, 2013

From geese to medical emergencies to snow storms-Airport operations job offers a lot of variety

Ask the Experts:Luke McCurdy

Article | Oct 03, 2013

Q: What's flying corporate like, and is it a good career field to go into? Also what ratings are good to have before applying for a job?

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!

Cirrus joins workforce-development partnership

Article | Sep 11, 2013

A state-funded workforce development program in Minnesota may provide up to 60 employment opportunities at Cirrus Aircraft.

All Nippon Airways acquires Pan Am International Flight Academy

Article | Aug 26, 2013

ANA Holdings, the parent company of All Nippon Airways, has acquired Pan Am International Flight Academy in Miami.

AOPA Jay adds 'real-world excitement' to aerospace course

Article | Aug 08, 2013

A Florida school district’s newest career-education offering is an aerospace technology class that will put five AOPA Jay flight-training devices in the classroom.

Ask the Experts!

Article | Jul 25, 2013

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

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.