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Pilot Getaways: Gem of the South Atlantic Coast

Article | Oct 22, 2014

If you wanted to visit Jekyll Island in the early 1900s, you would have been out of luck unless your name appeared on a social registry with the likes of the Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, and Pulitzers. Now, all are welcome. Consider stopping by while you are in the area for AOPA's St. Simon Fly-In Nov. 8.

Formation education: Repurposed 'Yak club' trains, entertains

Article | Oct 20, 2014

RedStar is one of a handful of organizations authorized to provide the standardized training that earns a pilot formation flying credentials for airshows.

Aircraft for Sale

Article | Oct 17, 2014

Here are two reasonably priced airplanes that were donated to the AOPA Foundation that are for sale.

Club Spotlight

Article | Oct 16, 2014

The Flying Educators Flying Club has one club aircraft.

News from Headquarters

Article | Oct 15, 2014

Pilots came from all over to be at the Frederick Fly In. I spoke to people from Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Virginia, Delaware, and North Carolina.

Aircraft Spotlight

Article | Oct 15, 2014

The Tiger seats four, has a 180-hp engine, and burns 10 gph.

Question of the Month

Article | Oct 15, 2014

Many clubs limit the number of reservations a member can have booked at one time, while others are less structured.

Frederick Aero Club bills itself as a true flying club

Article | Oct 14, 2014

The Frederick Aero Club has structured itself to encourage members to fly regularly.

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.

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.

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.

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.