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Volunteer pilots sought for Ecuador relief effort

Advocacy | Apr 18, 2016

In the wake of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Ecuador April 16, the nonprofit organization Aerobridge, which helps coordinate disaster relief flights, is seeking volunteer pilots and their airplanes in the country who can provide aerial support.

Air assault helped quell Kansas, Oklahoma fires

Article | Apr 12, 2016

When wildfires broke out in Kansas and Oklahoma after a warm, dry winter, aviation helped quell hundreds of square miles of flaming brush.

A flying gig in Guyana

Article | Mar 24, 2016

Pilots wanted: Remote Area Medical brings vital health services to remote places in Guyana flying a single-engine Cessna U206 into a network of unimproved airstrips.

CAP seeks anti-discrimination law for emergency volunteers

Advocacy | Mar 21, 2016

Disciplining, discharging, or discriminating against an employee who responds to a “declared emergency” would be prohibited under legislation making its way through the Michigan legislature.

Fly for MS returns triumphant

Article | Feb 10, 2016

A dead alternator, a nonfunctioning autopilot, and lack of magnetic course information didn’t dampen the spirits or slow the journey for two pilots bringing multiple sclerosis awareness to South and Central America.

Arizona Aviation Day a success

Advocacy | Feb 03, 2016

Pilots attending the Arizona Aviation Day at the state Capitol Jan. 28 shared their love of flying with lawmakers and talked about the benefits and economic impact general aviation has in the state.

Students propel Marion to best Indiana airport

Article | Jan 20, 2016

A pair of Purdue University aviation students performing their internship duties helped Indiana’s Marion Municipal Airport bring home a coveted 2015 “Airport of the Year” award.

AOPA donates to Veterans Airlift Command

Article | Jan 19, 2016

As part of an effort around Veteran's Day last year, AOPA announced it would contribute 10 percent of new memberships and renewals it received between Nov. 11 and 22 to the Veterans Airlift Command. The effort enabled AOPA to donate $1,380 to the organization.

FlyforMS pilots check in from Uruguay

Article | Jan 12, 2016

A pair of New York pilots circumnavigating South America for multiple sclerosis awareness has battled unexpected challenges, equipment issues, and weather delays while spreading their message of hope.

Congressional keeps flying club fun

Article | Dec 29, 2015

There are flying clubs and then there are flying clubs. For Congressional Flying Club's aviation aficionados, the social scene and the journey, rather than the destination, are paramount.