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AOPA awards two student pilot scholarships at WAI conference

Article | Mar 21, 2013

Scholarship winner Melanie Rivera was present at the International Women in Aviation conference in Nashville, Tenn., to accept her award.AOPA and the AOPA Foundation awarded two scholarships each worth $3,000 to student pilots March 16 during the annual International Women in Aviation conference in Nashville, Tenn. Melanie Leigh Rivera and Angela “Bambi” Shorey were chosen out of 24 applicants to receive the scholarships that will be used toward future flight training.

NTSB, ‘frustrated’ and ‘disheartened,’ tries a new tactic

Article | Mar 13, 2013

The National Transportation Safety Board hopes a new set of safety alerts and videos will leverage limited resources to stem the persistent toll of common mistakes that lead to general aviation accidents.

Air Safety Institute recognizes controllers for service

Article | Mar 08, 2013

Five air traffic controllers have been awarded "Flight Assist Commendations" by the Air Safety Institute of the AOPA Foundation for service they rendered to pilots who were facing troubles while aloft during 2012.

AOPA Legacy Society assures GA’s future

Article | Dec 20, 2012

Here’s a good reason to act on the decision to make a long-term commitment to support general aviation: GA pilots are helping science improve the health of our planet.

Ambushed by Ice

Article | Dec 15, 2012

When your flying club gets together for hangar flying sessions and safety meetings, there is likely a lot of story-telling from pilots who have "been there, done that." In flying, as with many things in life, it's a good idea to learn from the mistakes of others. The latest installment in the Air Safety Institute's (ASI's) Real Pilot Story series of videos helps pilots do just that, and is a must-see before flying this winter.

'Hat in the Ring' invests in aviation's future

Article | Dec 13, 2012

Don Bernard likes to say that submarines and aircraft have a lot in common. The medium in which they operate may differ, but with the right skills and instruments, you can get them where they are going.

J. Lloyd Huck remembered

Article | Dec 07, 2012

AOPA and the general aviation community lost a stalwart supporter with the Dec. 4 death of J. Lloyd Huck in State College, Pa. Huck, 90, began his flying career during World War II, and remained an active pilot until just before turning 90 in July. Huck made significant contributions to AOPA. He was an AOPA Foundation Board of Visitors Emeritus, having donated his expertise and energy to the foundation's effort to improve safety, preserve community airports, build the pilot population, and enhance public perception of GA.

NTSB releases ‘Most Wanted’ list for 2013

Article | Nov 14, 2012

Improving general aviation safety remains among the top 10 'Most Wanted' priorities for 2013, a list released Nov. 14 by the NTSB.

Aircraft donations fuel future of GA

Article | Nov 14, 2012

Donors to the AOPA Foundation recently turned their decision to part with a beloved airplane into a contribution to the future of GA.