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Vermont airport revitalized

Article | Sep 11, 2013

A once-decrepit airport in southern Vermont has a new name, a new mission, and a new look.

Club Spotlight

Article | Sep 11, 2013

A look at the history of the Reading Aero Club based at Reading Regional Airport (RDG) in Pennsylvania.

AOPA offers flight training 'Summit before the Summit'

Article | Sep 10, 2013

AOPA’s Center to Advance the Pilot Community will hold an event before the annual Aviation Summit.

Now taking off: Monticello Flying Club

Article | Sep 09, 2013

Virginia’s new Monticello Flying Club offers a model for starting an organization.

Safety

Article | Sep 09, 2013

Read what the AOPA Foundation is doing in through social media.

Question of the Month

Article | Sep 06, 2013

Various opinions from club members about currency requirements.

AOPA club network marks milestone

Article | Sep 04, 2013

More than 400 flying clubs are now connected through AOPA’s Flying Club Network, and a new online tool makes finding them easier than ever.

Glenwood Flyers: A less-expensive way to fly

Article | Aug 30, 2013

Colorado’s Glenwood Flyers was created on the basis of finding a less expensive way to fly.

A passion for flight

Article | Aug 29, 2013

Mark Baker, set to be appointed as AOPA's fifth president and CEO Sept. 6, is committed to ensuring open access to aviation.

AOPA launches 72nd IMC Club chapter

Article | Aug 29, 2013

AOPA headquarters has formed to become the 72nd IMC Club chapter.

Jordan chapter joins IAOPA ranks

Article | Aug 28, 2013

A chapter in Jordan has been approved as the seventy-second affiliate of the International Council of Aircraft Owners and Pilots Associations.

NH Flying Association: Limited membership, more aircraft access

Article | Aug 23, 2013

The New Hampshire Flying Association limits membership to 17 so members have better access to its fleet.

Foster teens' adventure in GA

Article | Aug 20, 2013

Twenty-four teens in foster care got a general aviation adventure thanks to a partnership between the Kitsap Aviation Squadron and Teen Reach Adventure Camp.

Seagull Flying Club: Ownership that shares assets

Article | Aug 16, 2013

The cost of a membership in the Seagull Flying Club is between $12,000 and $14,000. Members pay $140 a month in dues. But the real bargain is hourly cost for the airplanes: The Cessna 172 costs $22 an hour, and the Bonanza costs $42 an hour.

Take the Weather Challenge

Article | Aug 14, 2013

Do your eyes glaze over when you hear about Skew-T diagrams? Yawn at hearing about moist adiabatic lapse rates? Then gather your flying clubs members and soak up some practical weather knowledge with the Air Safety Institute’s “Weather Challenge” fall seminar, brought to you by AOPA Insurance Services.

How to reduce maintenance costs and downtime?

Article | Aug 14, 2013

Maintenance is a key cost associated with flying club operations that can be controlled through effective management. A maintenance officer is normally assigned to manage the club aircraft to track inspections, maintenance issues, and scheduling. In the club environment especially with older aircraft, maintenance squawks can add up quickly, potentially keeping an aircraft grounded.

Innovation and Inspiration, Oshkosh Invigorates Aviation Community

Article | Aug 14, 2013

I recently returned from my thirteenth AirVenture in a row but, in many ways, this one was a whole new experience.

Maine Flying Club Funds Airport Through Annual Fly-In

Article | Aug 14, 2013

The Bowman Field Flying Club is a bit unusual. It doesn’t operate any aircraft. It did once, but that was so long ago that airport manager and flying club treasurer Ken Lyman can’t remember when.

East Hill Flying Club: Recruiting is the heart of the beast

Article | Aug 09, 2013

An award-winning flight school, social memberships, and a strong fleet are among the reasons to join Ithaca, N.Y.-based East Hill Flying Club.