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Catholic Aviation Association combines GA, faith

Article | Sep 17, 2014

The Catholic Aviation Association wants to use faith, flying, and fellowship to promote general aviation.

Santa Barbara Business College offers aviation degree

Article | Sep 10, 2014

Santa Barbara Business College is offering a new accredited associate of science degree in aviation through its Ventura, California, campus.

Racing Aces announce $5,000 scholarship

Article | Sep 10, 2014

The air racing team known as the Racing Aces has created a $5,000 scholarship for women seeking flight training or other kinds of aviation training or education.

Training Tip: A destination in detail

Article | Sep 09, 2014

As your destination airports grow in size and complexity, the ground phase of your arrival will benefit from careful advance research.

Sweepstakes 2015: GA Aircraft Reimagined

Pilot Magazine | Sep 08, 2014

Among the many exotic aircraft at the world’s largest airshow, a once-common Cessna 152 trainer at the AOPA tent at AirVenture drew more than its share of curiosity.

In Kenya, GA is helping to save wildlife

Pilot Magazine | Sep 08, 2014

“It is a heritage that we have to conserve for the whole of humanity,” said Robert Muasya, acting deputy director of security for the Kenya Wildlife Service.

P&E Technique: D.C.’s special flight rules

Pilot Magazine | Sep 05, 2014

It was a surprise when a colleague admitted he had stopped flying. The problem was that he had just moved to Frederick, Maryland, from a part of the country with fewer restrictions.

Briefing: Spokane Fly-In

Pilot Magazine | Sep 05, 2014

“I want to spend every day here!” cried a small boy as the fourth 2014 regional AOPA Fly-In in Spokane, Washington, came to a close at Felts Field (SFF) on Saturday, August 16.

Letters: Tall Tale (That’s True)

Pilot Magazine | Sep 04, 2014

The rare warbirds Senior Editor Dave Hirschman found on a Texas ranch—and the story of their owner—elicited many comments from our members.

Taildraggers to jet fighters, return to GA roots

Article | Sep 03, 2014

School was out, and he hadn’t made the cut for the Pony League baseball team. So in the summer of 1954, Dean Stickell started riding his bicycle to Frederick Municipal Airport in Maryland.

DeSoto heliport hangs the welcome sign

Article | Aug 28, 2014

The DeSoto Heliport is officially open for business. But don’t look for it in your GPS. The Texas facility is so new that it doesn’t yet have an identifier.

Flying Tigers rebirth

Article | Aug 25, 2014

“I never went to an FBO I thought was fun,” said Michael Thayer. Determined to change that, he opened Flying Tigers Aviation at Chino Airport in Chino, California, in June 2013.

Beechcraft, Cessna flying clubs merge

Article | Aug 20, 2014

Two venerable flying clubs have merged to form the new Textron Aviation Employees' Flying Club.

‘152Reimagined’ intrigues pilots at AirVenture

Article | Aug 07, 2014

AOPA’s ‘152Reimagined,’ a yellow-and-black refurbished Cessna 152, caused a flurry of excitement at the association’s exhibit during EAA AirVenture.

Rev. White’s Air Force

Pilot Magazine | Aug 07, 2014

While the Rev. Russell White works on his latest model—a balsa wood F4U Corsair with a 30-inch wingspan—he launches into his well-practiced version of Eagle Flight Squadron’s birth.

Superior plans first aviation town in China

Article | Aug 04, 2014

Superior Aviation is building a town and executive airport near Beijing to accommodate the needs of companies wanting to do business in China.

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.

Baker: Medical reform is AOPA's top priority

Article | Jul 30, 2014

AOPA President Mark Baker reiterated his position that the FAA must respond to the association’s request for action on the long-dormant third class medical reform petition.

AOPA tests new ways to open doors to aviation

Article | Jul 25, 2014

AOPA is testing whether aircraft ownership can be more affordable than many people believe with the development of “Reimagined Aircraft.”

AOPA TESTING NEW WAYS TO OPEN DOORS TO AVIATION

News release | Jul 25, 2014

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) wants to open new doors to aviation by exploring the concept that aircraft ownership can be made more accessible and affordable through the development of “Reimagined Aircraft,” the Association announced Friday.

Not your average summer job

Article | Jul 24, 2014

Most teens are spending the summer working, whether it is at the pool, a retail store, or even at the airport or FBO. But 500 students from around the United States are spending their summer interning at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center on projects that are on the cutting edge of science and technology.

Under fire

Article | Jul 23, 2014

A small corps of pilots patrols protected land in Kenya, facing an increasing threat from poachers as inclined to shoot aircraft as elephants.

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.

Bowling Green State outsources flight training program

Article | Jul 09, 2014

Bowling Green State University has partnered with North Star Aviation to handle student flight training.

'Real GA'

Article | Jul 01, 2014

With as active and diverse a mix of aircraft and pilots as just about any general aviation airport, Plymouth, Mass., welcomes one and all to the AOPA Regional Fly-In July 12.

Flight Challenge: 'Still anybody's game'

Article | Jun 25, 2014

It’s getting down to the wire for pilots and would-be aviators to pit their skills against the competition in the Flying Challenge Cup.

IFR Fix: 'Look out for Bud'

IFR Fix | Jun 24, 2014

“Look out for Bud,” was all an instructor had to say to a trainee. Bud had unknowingly become a see-and-avoid metaphor for countless aviators.

Aircraft Spotlight

Article | Jun 18, 2014

Club President Marc Epner and Cirrus owner Mike Barbarone share their experience operating the Cirrus SR22 in a club environment.

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.

AOPA LAUNCHES FLIGHT TRAINING POLL

News release | Jun 13, 2014

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) today announced that it has opened its popular flight training poll, a survey that allows student pilots to offer feedback on their flight training experiences.

Share your training experience in AOPA poll

Article | Jun 12, 2014

AOPA is asking pilots to share feedback about their flight training experiences to recognize outstanding schools and instructors and help identify areas for improvement in training.

AOPA celebrates 75 years at Wings Field

Article | Jun 12, 2014

A small group of guests of Fly Advanced, the FBO and flight school at Wings Field near Philadelphia, celebrated AOPA’s seventy-fifth anniversary on June 11.

Unusual attitudes

Article | Jun 11, 2014

Plymouth Municipal Airport in Plymouth, Mass., home of the AOPA Fly-In July 12, has a long history of unusual attitudes.

NextGen mandate too expensive, AOPA member tells House committee

Advocacy | Jun 11, 2014

The FAA should leverage existing cockpit technologies to move NextGen forward before mandating new equipment, an AOPA member told the House Small Business Committee.

Student to instructor in 11 months

Article | Jun 10, 2014

Keaton Meltvedt-Snow, winner of the AOPA Foundation 2013 Richard Santori Memorial Scholarship, went from barely being able to hover a helicopter to training others how to fly them in less than a year.

PilotWorkshops offers IFR Bootcamps

Article | Jun 10, 2014

PilotWorkshops is offering a new series of personal training sessions for instrument-rated pilots who want to knock off rust or build confidence.

Flight schools to host AeroCamps

Article | Jun 09, 2014

Flight schools around the nation will host summer day camps to allow young people to explore aviation and aerospace.

Washington state celebrates aviation

Article | Jun 05, 2014

General aviation enhances the lives of Washington state residents, said Gov. Jay Inslee in proclaiming June "General Aviation Appreciation Month."

FBI: $10,000 bounty for laser-pointing perps

Article | Jun 04, 2014

After a temporarily blinding green laser flashed into the cockpit of a Robinson R22 on a training flight at North Carolina’s Cape Fear Regional Jetport on May 6, the CFI and student helped police track down the person shining the laser. Now, the FBI is offering to reward those who provide information on laser incidents that lead to the arrest of such individuals.

Indy Fly-In builds dreams, offers second chances

Article | May 31, 2014

Thanks to perfect weather—clear skies, temperatures in the 80s, and a light breeze—more than 2,000 attended AOPA's Indianapolis Fly-In, including 160 volunteers, with 475 aircraft flying in to Indianapolis Regional, and more than 60 to Indianapolis Metropolitan, the designated reliever.

King Schools offers ATP training course discount

Article | May 27, 2014

King Schools is offering a discount on its ATP video course to beat Aug. 1 training changes.

Let the aviation games begin

Apps of the week | May 23, 2014

Take a break from your normal apps by playing these five games let you be a World War II ace or helicopter pilot, and more.

High schools compete in aerospace challenge

Article | May 22, 2014

Two hundred Kentucky and Tennessee high school students participate in an annual annual wing design and flight challenge competition.

Top 10 reasons to attend AOPA’s Indy Fly-In

Article | May 21, 2014

AOPA’s second regional fly-in of the year, Indianapolis on May 31, is shaping up to be a grand event with plenty of fun, flying, and food. Check out these top 10 reasons you won’t want to miss the fly-in.

Do flying clubs make flight training more affordable?

Article | May 20, 2014

One pilot estimates he saved $3,000 doing his private pilot training through a flying club.

AOPA MARKS 75TH ANNIVERSARY TODAY

News release | May 15, 2014

On this day in 1939, five pilots – all unabashed aviation enthusiasts – gathered near Wings Field north of Philadelphia and signed the charter that would launch the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.