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News From Headquarters

Article | Oct 18, 2015

The final AOPA Regional Fly-In of 2015 took place in Tullahoma, Tennessee this month, and despite some challenging weather, flying club members mingled with other pilots, including several with ties to the country music industry. The event was a great end to a successful regional fly-in year in which flying clubs were able to learn from each other and share ideas and best practices. Although this year’s fly-ins have come to a close, planning has already begun for the four regional fly-ins for 2016.

Seaplane Pilots Association moving to Winter Haven lakefront

Article | Oct 14, 2015

The Seaplane Pilots Association struck a deal to move from its landlocked Lakeland, Florida, headquarters to a more float-friendly Winter Haven facility on Lake Hartridge.

Wheels Up unveils breast cancer awareness 'Pink Plane'

Article | Sep 29, 2015

Wheels Up is taking breast cancer awareness to new heights when the membership-based private aviation company’s specially outfitted pink Beechcraft King Air 350i takes off to invite contributions Oct. 1.

Pilot Briefing: Budget Buy

Pilot Magazine | Sep 29, 2015

Beechcraft Skipper is a classy act

Pilot Briefing: Flying Clubs

Pilot Magazine | Sep 29, 2015

Tucked into the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee is a flying club that is creating excitement in the local flying community.

Can-do attitude: Colorado Springs Fly-In ‘awesome, amazing’

Article | Sep 26, 2015

More than 2,150 attendees reveled in Colorado-blue skies, warm temperatures, and the happy camaraderie of aviation enthusiasts out for a fly-in. “I would do this every week,” claimed Colorado Jet Center manager Aaron Wood, whose fixed-base operator was a host for the fourth 2015 AOPA Fly-In. “This is at the heart of what we’re all about. There are wings everywhere!”

'From barnstormers to jets'

Advocacy | Sep 21, 2015

A Texas airport named for a pioneering aviation family is marking a century of continuous operation in 2015.

Question of the Month

Article | Sep 20, 2015

Every flying club must answer what type of aircraft the club should get. While the process is exciting, there are several things to consider. Most importantly, the aircraft should meet the mission of the club, whether it’s primary training, cross-country travel, or something more unique such as offering taildraggers. But just as important is making sure you have a clear understanding of the club’s finances. This month’s Question of the Month provides some useful tips on how to start your search for the perfect airplane for your club.