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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.

Jeppesen to supply Purdue with training materials

Article | Apr 23, 2015

Jeppesen will supply Purdue University aviation program students with professional pilot training kits as part of an agreement announced April 23 at the Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland, Florida.

Pilots: A new face in aviation

Pilot Magazine | Apr 07, 2015

Jennifer Delp-Mallet started life in Alaska, where flying is a way of life, and from earliest childhood flying was what she wanted to do.

Safety Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Apr 03, 2015

In flying, loss of control (LOC) might lead to the ultimate calamity—the loss of life.

FlightSimCon set for June 13, 14

Article | Mar 12, 2015

Pilots, aviation enthusiasts, and flight simulator fanatics are invited to attend FlightSimCon 2015, to be held June 13 and 14 at the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Connecticut.

High schoolers earn college credit exploring aviation careers

Article | Mar 11, 2015

Twenty-seven students from nine high schools are enrolled for the initial, winter 2015 semester of the Aviation Academy at Community College of Beaver County, Pennsylvania.

Pilot Briefing: Saving Airports

Pilot Magazine | Mar 10, 2015

Fort Worth Alliance Airport opened on December 14, 1989, and celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary last December.

No place to land

Pilot Magazine | Mar 09, 2015

‘The Twilight Zone’ was a popular television series from 1959 through 1964.

New medical insurance policy targets career risk for pilots

Article | Feb 26, 2015

AOPA has crafted a new insurance policy that takes the risk of losing your medical certificate out of a flying career.

AOPA focuses on reform at congressional roundtable

Advocacy | Feb 25, 2015

The FAA needs to reform its regulatory and certification processes, including changing the third class medical, AOPA told a House Aviation Subcommittee roundtable.

2015 scholarships open for maintenance, flight attendants

Article | Feb 03, 2015

A new scholarship from National Business Aviation Association Charities will send current or aspiring maintenance technicians to Falcon Jet aircraft initial maintenance courses.

AOPA'S MARK BAKER RECEIVES LEGACY AWARD AT LIVING LEGENDS OF AVIATION CEREMONY

News release | Jan 20, 2015

AOPA’S MARK BAKER RECEIVES LEGACY AWARD AT LIVING LEGENDS OF AVIATION CEREMONY

Baker receives Legacy Award at Living Legends of Aviation

Article | Jan 20, 2015

On a night when Hollywood stars and aviation luminaries came together to celebrate the wonder of flight, AOPA President Mark Baker was honored with the Harrison Ford Legacy in Aviation Award at the Twelfth Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards.

Nova Southeastern to offer $878,000 in scholarships

Article | Jan 16, 2015

A new scholarship program administered by Nova Southeastern University will award nearly $1 million to 12 students every 18 months for flight training, the university announced Jan. 13.

Ozarka College to offer aviation degree

Article | Jan 16, 2015

Ozarka College in northern Arkansas will offer an Associate of Science degree program in aviation beginning in the fall 2015 semester, the college announced.

Brent Taylor to lead Antique Airplane Association

Article | Jan 06, 2015

The Antique Airplane Association has named its veteran executive director, Brent Taylor, its new president.

‘The single most important license I got’

Article | Dec 23, 2014

Delta Air Lines Captain Jeffrey Whitesell said flight instruction has been his backstop his whole career, many times opening a door where one otherwise might not have been opened.

Colorado airport designated Emily Warner Field

Advocacy | Dec 18, 2014

A Colorado county airport will bear the name of a history-making pilot after local officials voted to honor her pioneering aviation career.

Aircraft valuation: What’s in a number?

Article | Dec 09, 2014

What’s an airplane worth? When a business aircraft buyer comes to a bank for financing, the bank may call in someone like American Society of Appraisers Senior Accredited Appraiser Richard Berkemeier for a valuation.

NBAA, EAA offer scholarships

Article | Dec 01, 2014

Aviation professionals and college students have an opportunity to get help paying for their aviation education from scholarships offered through the National Business Aviation Association and Experimental Aircraft Association.

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?