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Yale Aviation traces back to World War I

Article | Oct 06, 2014

The Yale Aviation flying club can trace its roots back to 1916, the dawn of U.S. military aviation.

AOPA ANNOUNCES 2014 FLIGHT TRAINING SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

News release | Oct 04, 2014

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Foundation Saturday awarded $65,000 in flight training scholarships to prospective pilots from eight states as part of its program to expand the pilot community and support flight training.

Flying Clubs: Beechcraft, Cessna flying clubs merge

Pilot Magazine | Oct 03, 2014

Two venerable flying clubs in Wichita are looking to the future after they merged into the Textron Aviation Employees’ Flying Club.

Airport stories: It’s a good day

Pilot Magazine | Oct 03, 2014

Any day at the Alexandria, Indiana, airport is a good day for members of the Central Indiana Soaring Society.

AOPA ANNOUNCES 2014 FLIGHT TRAINING EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS

News release | Oct 01, 2014

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has awarded its third annual Flight Training Excellence Awards to top flight schools and flight instructors ranked by more than 3,600 flight students who voluntarily reviewed their flight training experience through an AOPA online poll.

OpenAirplane gains traction

Article | Sep 25, 2014

Just over a year after launch, OpenAirplane has 71 aircraft rental locations and counting, with a new location joining each week.

Air Force flying club expands membership to civilians

Article | Sep 22, 2014

The Robins Aero Club has opened membership to civilians in the Georgia area as a way to survive.

Aviation expo highlights busy Kansas agenda

Advocacy | Sep 18, 2014

The 2014 Kansas Aviation Expo will reach far beyond geographic boundaries when it celebrates the state’s proud tradition of aeronautical enterprise.

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.

Club Spotlight

Article | Sep 17, 2014

The Silver City Flying Club in central Connecticut rotates two aircraft between two airports.

Question of the Month

Article | Sep 16, 2014

What do flying clubs think of Planesharing companies?

News from Headquarters

Article | Sep 15, 2014

There is no shortage of pilots in eastern Washington, but there does seem to be a scarcity of clubs in that part of the country.

Waypoints: New again

Pilot Magazine | Sep 04, 2014

By the time you read this, some lucky pilot will be contemplating a future flying our Debonair Sweepstakes airplane, the twentieth such sweepstakes airplane we have delivered to a member since 1993.

Hokie Flying Club: Promoting aviation, proficiency

Article | Sep 03, 2014

The Hokie Flying Club helps promote aviation by offering low-cost flying for members.

New South Dakota flying club takes off

Article | Aug 25, 2014

The Brown County Flying Club is the one of the newest available to pilots in South Dakota.

Beechcraft, Cessna flying clubs merge

Article | Aug 20, 2014

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

Shameless Sausages, oh my!

Article | Aug 13, 2014

There are lots of reasons to attend the AOPA Fly-In Aug. 16 at Spokane's Felts Field, and a clever little food truck called Shameless Sausages is just one of them.

Club Spotlight

Article | Aug 11, 2014

The Minneapolis flying club, Cloud 7, is based at Flying Cloud Airport (KFCM) in Eden Prairie, MN.

Question of the Month

Article | Aug 11, 2014

Do flying clubs require background or credit checks?

‘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.

News from Headquarters

Article | Aug 06, 2014

Read about flying club meetings at EAA Air Venture, Oshkosh 2014

Flywell Flying Club: Own the airplane, share the cost

Article | Aug 06, 2014

Minnesota’s Flywell Flying Club offers ownership shares for up to 40 members.

Briefing: Flight for a cause

Pilot Magazine | Jul 31, 2014

Two pilots from Fairbanks, Alaska, are flying to EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh this summer, and they’ve decided to make the journey a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project.

Financing, insurance options offered for ‘Reimagined Aircraft’

Article | Jul 30, 2014

As part of AOPA’s “Reimagined Aircraft” effort to open the door to flying and aircraft ownership for more people by refurbishing older aircraft and putting them in a flying club or partnership, the association is offering financing and insurance options.

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.

The Flying Neutrons: Safety, friendship, affordable flying

Article | Jul 21, 2014

The Flying Neutrons club was originally formed by GE engineers.

Club Spotlight

Article | Jul 18, 2014

Octopus Flying Club expands from Maryland to Florida.

News from Headquarters

Article | Jul 18, 2014

AOPA speaks to the Deaf Pilots Association about flying clubs.

Question of the Month

Article | Jul 16, 2014

National Work Program database for flying groups, including clubs.

Now taking off: Flying Hogs Aero-Club

Article | Jul 14, 2014

A University of Arkansas student was inspired by AOPA to form a flying club.

Chief Joseph Flyers offers affordable flight training, aircraft

Article | Jul 07, 2014

Oregon’s Chief Joseph Flyers offers members access to affordable flight training and hourly flying.

Engineers Flying Club: Turning out private pilots for $4,000

Article | Jul 04, 2014

A reasonable buy-in rate and low hourly flying costs, along with educational and social events, are among the benefits of belonging to Oklahoma City’s Engineers Flying Club.

'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.

Fresh seafood, living history

Article | Jun 19, 2014

From fresh, succulent lobster served up dockside to golf, history, and gorgeous beaches, Plymouth, Mass., is a destination worthy of a long weekend, or more. So plan some extra time while in town for AOPA's Plymouth Fly-In July 12.

Colorado pilot earns spot in French air race

Article | Jun 18, 2014

A trilingual pilot from Colorado who recently became a flight instructor will soon travel to France to fly in the Tour Aérien Des Jeunes Pilotes.

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.

Flying club's foundation promotes GA

Article | Jun 16, 2014

The East Hill Flying Club has created a foundation to help fund youth flight training scholarships and provide financial support for aviation projects that benefit the public.

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.

News from Headquarters

Article | Jun 16, 2014

The flying club tent at AOPA's second regional fly-in was busy.

‘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.