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Massachusetts flight school, FBO closes

Article | Apr 21, 2016

After operating Mansfield Municipal Airport for 25 years and providing flight training, King Aviation-Mansfield in Massachusetts closed its doors as of April 1.

LifeStyle Aviation offers students ‘breath of choice’

Article | Mar 30, 2016

LifeStyle Aviation says it is offering a "breath of choice" for flight school centers by marrying modern marketing methods and advanced technology to build pilot-friendly training environments.

Question of the Month

Article | Mar 16, 2016

What is the way clubs handle "snow birds" or students?

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.

Diamonds add sparkle to Australian college

Article | Mar 07, 2016

Australian International Aviation College added eight Diamond Aircraft to its fleet, including six single-engine DA40 airplanes and a pair of DA42-VI Jet A-powered twins.

Creative compensation packages could attract, retain CFIs

Article | Feb 17, 2016

Flight schools may have to get more creative with compensation packages if they want to hire and retain CFIs, a new survey shows.

Liberty adds Piper twin, Cessna single sims

Article | Feb 16, 2016

Liberty University beefed up its ground-based realistic flight training with a pair of new Frasca flight training devices simulating a Piper Seminole and a Cessna 172.

Training Tip: Flight training FAQs

Article | Jan 04, 2016

What’s the status of your flight training program as 2016 opens? Student pilots frequently ask this question as a new year begins.

Flying Musicians Association opens 2016 scholarship

Article | Dec 28, 2015

The Flying Musicians Association has announced its 2016 FMA Solo Program scholarship to help high school musicians and student aviators achieve their goal of solo flight.

Tempus 'can produce better trained pilots'

Article | Dec 21, 2015

Tempus Training Solutions, the flight training operation purchased from Redbird Flight Simulations, announced Dec. 17 that it is accepting new aviation students at its San Marcos, Texas, facility.

College offers flying start

Article | Dec 21, 2015

A community college in Illinois offers flight training and a degree program for aspiring aviators, and is spreading the word beyond the state line.

Club Spotlight

Article | Dec 20, 2015

In 2004, Brian Binnie was at the controls of SpaceShipOne on its second flight to space within a week to win the $10 million Ansari X Prize. About 25 years earlier he learned to fly in gliders with the Soaring Tigers flying club while a student at Princeton University. Today the Soaring Tigers continue to focus on flight training and provide one of the lowest cost points of entry into aviation. Club President David Hunter and Board Member Marty Schneiderman share their experience in this month’s Club Spotlight.

FAA certifies Florida school’s new A&P program

Article | Dec 18, 2015

Enrollment in the George Stone Technical Center's two-year FAA-certified aircraft maintenance training program is open until Jan. 13, 2016.

Envoy Air, ATP Flight School offer tuition reimbursement

Article | Dec 16, 2015

Regional airline Envoy Air has agreed to participate in ATP Flight School’s tuition reimbursement program, the companies announced Dec. 11.

Sporty’s launches charter service

Article | Dec 14, 2015

Sporty’s, a company that has long worked in nearly all aspects of general aviation, is now offering charter service in a Cessna Skylane.

Answers for Pilots

Article | Dec 14, 2015

General aviation aircraft can fly across the Atlantic Ocean with the right equipment and significant planning.

New flying club benefits, resources available

Article | Dec 03, 2015

Free scheduling software is among a suite of new benefits and tools now available to flying clubs, AOPA announced Dec. 3.

AOPA ANNOUNCES NEW FLYING CLUB BENEFITS

News release | Dec 03, 2015

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) announced free scheduling software and other new benefits and tools now available to flying clubs.

AOPA honors Flight Training Excellence Award winners

Article | Dec 02, 2015

Winners of the 2015 Flight Training Excellence Awards shared aviation training success stories and accepted silver-winged trophies and plaques for their accomplishments during a ceremony at AOPA headquarters in Frederick, Maryland, Dec. 2.

Club Spotlight

Article | Nov 22, 2015

When Al Waterloo bought a 2004 Cirrus SR20, his goal was to operate a flight school on the South Side of Chicago at Lansing Airport (IGQ). The airplane wasn’t flying enough so he decided to form a flying club and looked to the Cirrus Jump Start program as a model. The club is still in formation, but it has about a half dozen members and mixes primary training and cross-country flying. Learn how Al is making the transition to a flying club in this month’s Club Spotlight.

Donation funds flight scholarships

Article | Nov 18, 2015

A legacy of aviation excellence fostered by the husband and wife team of Frederick and Diane Fitts will continue through a new scholarship program funded by a memorial gift to the AOPA Foundation.

Budget-friendly aviation gift guide

Article | Nov 18, 2015

The holiday season is here, and there are a variety of aviation-oriented gifts to keep pilots happy and safe without breaking the budget of friends, loved ones, or fellow pilots.

Texas high school aviation students earn college credit

Article | Nov 18, 2015

Two Texas colleges have partnered with the McKinney Independent School District to offer high school aviation students college credit, helping jump-start their aviation careers.

Letters From Our October Issue

Pilot Magazine | Nov 10, 2015

Have complicated modern avionics affected airmanship? Barry Schiff’s take on the subject struck a chord with readers.