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‘Got some lift?’

Article | Jun 12, 2014

John Morrical wasted no time asking the burning question of the day on a recent Sunday morning. “We got some lift?” he asked as soon as he walked in the door of the Central Indiana Soaring Society’s clubhouse at Alexandria Airport June 1.

AOPA Live This Week - June 12, 2014

Video | Jun 12, 2014

Fly with us across the Atlantic in a TBM 900. Join us for the adventure. We travel to AOPA's birthplace to celebrate 75 years. Find out how a glider club is soaring to new heights as an airport owner.

DAC Flying Club: Igniting a passion for general aviation

Article | Jun 05, 2014

Ohio’s DAC Flying Club wants to offer a safe environment to ignite the passion to fly.

Cranberry country

Article | Jun 04, 2014

Lifting external loads that can represent nearly a quarter of a helicopter's total weight is a tricky mission that requires pilots with special skills.

'A tough act to beat'

Article | Jun 03, 2014

Camaraderie and continuing education opportunities are two aspects of why pilots join flying clubs. But, pilots told AOPA they also join because it makes sense financially: They get access to familiar aircraft at a lower cost.

Camping out, GA style

Article | May 30, 2014

More than a dozen general aviation aircraft filled the designated camping area for AOPA’s Fly-In at Indianapolis Regional Airport. Pilots pitched their tents under wings and behind tails, and swapped stories in the shade of their birds.

Tahoe Flying Club forms, searches for right aircraft

Article | May 27, 2014

The Tahoe Flying Club in Truckee, Calif., is less than a year old, and it's still searching for the right club aircraft, but it's already filling a need in the pilot community.

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.

Answers for Pilots: Aircraft Purchasing

Article | May 16, 2014

AOPA has an assortment of helpful resources for those looking to purchase an aircraft, including the help of insurance experts in AOPA Insurance Services and help with financing through AOPA Financing Company, LLC.

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.

Stick and Rudder Flying Club: Great flying, reasonable rates

Article | May 14, 2014

Stick and Rudder Flying Club in Illinois touts great flying for members at reasonable rates.

Pilots: Al Waterloo

Pilot Magazine | May 13, 2014

What do you want to get out of aviation? It’s a simple question and Chicago-area CFI Al Waterloo asks it of each of his students before their first flight lesson.

Aircraft Spotlight

Article | May 12, 2014

The Beech Debonair was first produced in 1960 and was a stripped down, straight-tail version of Beechcraft’s iconic V-tail Bonanza

Question of the Month

Article | May 12, 2014

Help With Choosing a Headset

Safety

Article | May 12, 2014

Tips on Good Passenger Safety Briefings

News from Headquarters

Article | May 12, 2014

Flying club enthusiasts flocked to AOPA's regional Fly-In.

Club Spotlight

Article | May 12, 2014

In the 1980s, the Wingfoot Fliers reformed as the Aero Fliers.

IMC Club launches Canadian chapter

Article | May 06, 2014

IMC Club, the organization that popularized “organized hangar flying” for instrument pilots through its network of local chapters, announced its first chapter in Canada.

Club Spotlight

Article | Apr 24, 2014

Lehigh Valley Flying Club in Pennsylvania has adjusted its incentives and policies to keep members involved.

Mohawk Flying Club touts low costs

Article | Apr 23, 2014

Members of the Mohawk Flying Club have access to upgraded aircraft and low flying costs.

Safety

Article | Apr 23, 2014

According to the most recent Joseph T. Nall Report, in 2010 there were 43 accidents involving weather, and 28 of them were fatal. In fact, weather accidents are the most consistently fatal types of accidents.