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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."

Event spotlight: Starting from the ground up

Article | Dec 02, 2012

Flying over Manhattan en route to Nantucket for the event. Nantucket Flying Association President Chris McLaughlin introduces the documentary "Shady Lady" before a packed audience at the Dreamland Theater.

Answers for Pilots: Sightseeing Flights

Article | Nov 02, 2012

Charitable or community flying events, which this article focuses on, are typically sightseeing flights

Temporary MOA would block airway access

Advocacy | Oct 16, 2012

AOPA is urging members to review and submit comments by Nov. 2 on a request by the Air Force to establish a temporary military operations area (TMOA) in New Mexico that could impede the use of several victor airways and a T-route.

Redbird names Pelton to board, announces partners

Article | Oct 11, 2012

Former chairman and CEO of Cessna Aircraft Co. Jack Pelton has been named to Redbird's board of directors, and ForeFlight has been added as a new partner.

AOPA Foundation names 'Hat in the Ring' award winners

Article | Oct 11, 2012

The AOPA Foundation has recognized four members of the general aviation community for their efforts to promote and grow GA. The Hat in the Ring Society awards were announced at AOPA Aviation Summit.