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Lightspeed names 2014 grant finalists

Article | Apr 07, 2014

The Lightspeed Aviation Foundation named 15 aviation charities as finalists in the 2014 Pilot's Choice Awards program April 2 at Sun ‘n Fun.

AOPA Foundation grant supports Air Care Alliance

Article | Mar 21, 2014

The Air Care Alliance, which promotes public benefit flying, is putting a $10,000 AOPA Foundation Giving Back grant to good use.

Question of the Month

Article | Mar 15, 2014

What is a realistic per-hour cost of flying as a member of a club?

Pilots invited to help with humanitarian project in Bahamas

Article | Feb 05, 2014

Bahamas Habitat is gathering pilots to fly to the islands Feb. 20 through 23 to work with Bahamas Methodist Habitat on projects ranging from putting up drywall in a medical center to painting the Zion Children’s Home.

Coast to coast for animal rescue

Article | Jan 27, 2014

A New York pilot's first animal rescue flight took him coast to coast and became a mission to deliver one dog to a new home.

Flight Training scholarship winner gets pilot certificate

Article | Jan 07, 2014

Ryan McFarland, winner of the 2013 Lou Torres Flight Training Scholarship, has earned his private pilot certificate.

Applications open for Lightspeed Aviation Foundation awards

Article | Jan 07, 2014

The Lightspeed Aviation Foundation is now taking applications for its Pilot's Choice Awards.

Pilot's Choice grants fund mission work, new-pilot outreach

Article | Nov 20, 2013

An organization dedicated to transporting rescue, shelter, and foster animals was selected as the top charity in Lightspeed Aviation Foundation's 2013 Pilot's Choice Awards.

Club Spotlight

Article | Sep 11, 2013

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

Air Safety Institute receives public-benefit flying award

Article | Aug 15, 2013

The AOPA Foundation’s Air Safety Institute has been awarded the “Champion of Public Benefit Flying” Award by the National Aeronautic Association, in partnership with the Air Care Alliance, a nationwide league of humanitarian flying organizations.

Angel Flight West launches Endeavour Awards

Article | Aug 14, 2013

Angel Flight West’s new Endeavour Awards put the spotlight on public benefit flying.

Visual Approach

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2013

Pilot Skip Gibbs regularly uses his Bonanza A36 to bring medical volunteers and supplies to remote areas of Mexico. Just before sunset, Gibbs was flying to the historic city of El Fuerte in the state of Sinaloa where LIGA International Flying Doctors of Mercy has been doing good works since 1934.

Pilot detained, searched for mysterious reasons

Article | May 16, 2013

A routine stop led to an extensive search of aircraft and occupants, a practice that may be becoming a (troubling) routine.

41 ways to save

Article | Apr 28, 2013

Illustration By A.J. Garces Here are some practical ways to lower flying costs gathered from the personal experiences of AOPA staff pilots, and fellow pilots through AOPA Forums and the AOPA Facebook page.

Lightspeed Foundation announces grant finalists

Article | Apr 11, 2013

AOPA President Craig Fuller and Lightspeed Aviation President Allan Schrader announce the finalists for the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation Pilot’s Choice Awards. To applause and laughter, the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation announced the finalists for its annual Pilot’s Choice Awards grants program on April 11 at the Sun ’n Fun International Fly-In & Expo.

Plan could ease charitable flight reimbursement rules

Advocacy | Feb 26, 2013

The Air Care Alliance, which serves the interests of organizations engaged in public benefit flying, informed its members Feb. 25 that it planned to brief FAA officials on proposals "to reduce the burden on pilots and groups that choose to reimburse for fuel."