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First officer shares tips on how to advance to the airlines

Article | Apr 04, 2016

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University graduate and Horizon Air first officer Anna Chrzanowski offers tips for aviators who want to become airline pilots.

Florida students land at ExpressJet

Article | Mar 07, 2016

Even before they parade across a stage wearing caps and gowns, seven graduating aerospace students from Florida’s Polk State College know they’ve already landed an aviation job.

ExpressJet AP3 program hits the road

Article | Mar 02, 2016

ExpressJet pilot recruiters hit the road to spread the word about the air carrier's Airline Pilot Pathway Program, which ushers students from classrooms to cockpits.

Wipaire seeks interns, opens scholarship

Article | Jan 27, 2016

The Wipaire aircraft modification company is looking for a handful of 2016 mechanic interns and also announced the return of its Ben Wiplinger Memorial Seaplane Rating Scholarship.

San Diego Miramar College: ‘Delta actually courted us’

Article | Jan 26, 2016

Two aviation maintenance students from San Diego Miramar College’s airframe and powerplant program are gaining valuable experience performing internships for Delta Airlines.

Pilot career fair outlines hiring frenzy

Article | Nov 18, 2015

According to recent hiring trends the future for professional pilots is looking up and an aviation career fair and conference in Orlando, Florida, explains the rapid growth.

Island Hopping

Pilot Magazine | Oct 07, 2015

The destination was Kosrae (pronounced kose-rye), an island in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)—an island nation in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, less than 400 miles from the Equator.

Delta funds a Skyhawk for Michigan high school

Article | Oct 06, 2015

Delta Air Lines Foundation surprised West Michigan Aviation Academy with a donation to fund a 1999 Cessna 172 for the young charter school’s aspiring pilots.

Safety Pilot: The annual brush-up

Pilot Magazine | Sep 29, 2015

Feeling a bit rusty? Or, perhaps you’re the self-proclaimed ace of the base. How about an honest second opinion?

ExpressJet announces JetBlue Airways partnership

Article | Sep 23, 2015

ExpressJet Airlines will partner with JetBlue Airways on a program to offer qualified college students and current pilots a path to a career at JetBlue.

MODAERO touts spring break for millennial pilots

Article | Sep 22, 2015

College students shaking off their winter blues will have an additional spring break option besides Panama City Beach, Florida; Cancun, Mexico; and Hilton Head, South Carolina, when the first MODAERO fly-in spreads its wings in south Texas next March.

Moyle to lead Society of Aviation and Flight Educators

Article | Sep 21, 2015

The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) has named Bill Moyle of Waxahachie, Texas, as its executive director.

Need money for flight training? Just draw it

Article | Sep 14, 2015

A former Army soldier building an aviation career is making money for flight training by drawing airplane portraits for owners.

California A&P program adds night classes

Article | Sep 09, 2015

California’s North Valley Occupational Center has added night classes for students in the aviation technical school's 2,400-hour aircraft mechanics program.

'Little guy at the fence'

Article | Aug 26, 2015

A boy who had waved at airplanes from outside the fence meets an airline pilot, and flies in a Piper Archer with AOPA’s Yasmina Platt.

Friends promote aviation on celebratory trip

Article | Aug 25, 2015

Two college friends celebrated a recent graduation by flying the East Coast—and gave back to the aviation community as they traveled.

Aviation Legends: The world according to Clay Lacy

Pilot Magazine | Aug 10, 2015

Aviation legend Clay Lacy has become synonymous with jet aircraft and Southern California, so it’s with some surprise that when he appears at a Wichita Aero Club luncheon, he’s introduced as a native son.

CAP National Flight Academy solos cadets across the country

Article | Jul 16, 2015

Civil Air Patrol cadet Josh Thompson, 16, could barely contain his pride and enthusiasm after soloing a Cessna 172 during a National Flight Academy solo camp in July at Fort Pickett Army National Guard Base in Blackstone, Virginia.

The pilot shortage

Pilot Magazine | Jul 06, 2015

When a humorist is asked about the looming pilot shortage, he proposes booster seats to solve the problem.

AOPA opposes move to raise unicom fees

Advocacy | Jun 24, 2015

AOPA is opposing a move by the FCC to raise fees for unicoms and other ground station radios for the second year in a row.

House passes transportation appropriations bill

Advocacy | Jun 10, 2015

A major transportation funding bill passes the House while an AOPA-opposed amendment to limit operations at Bob Hope Airport in California is defeated.

Pilot fitness study announced

Article | May 28, 2015

The FAA will work with medical professionals and industry experts to consider the mental and emotional health of airline pilots in light of recent events.

Above and Beyond: Filling the gap

Pilot Magazine | May 06, 2015

A looming pilot shortage within the ranks of domestic and international airlines has the ingredients for creating a transportation crisis of global magnitude.