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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.

AOPA convenes first High School Aviation Symposium

Article | Oct 06, 2015

AOPA is inviting school administrators, guidance counselors, and aviation program directors to attend the first symposium of the AOPA Aviation Education Leadership Alliance.

Powerful storm hits Oshkosh in advance of AirVenture

Slideshow | Jul 18, 2015

Mother Nature rocked its wings on arrival at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, early July 18. A storm blew through the fly-in grounds at Wittman Regional Airport, catching campers off guard.

Inspiration nation

Article | Jun 16, 2015

The airplane remains a potent tool for sparking inspiration, and AOPA is offering new support to the growing movement to bring aeronautics into high school classrooms.

Pilot Briefing: You can fly sweepstakes

Pilot Magazine | Jun 09, 2015

With the help of Sun ’n Fun volunteers and AOPA staff, the Reimagined 152 started on its way promptly at the end of the show.

11-year-old launches business to fund Embry-Riddle dream

Article | May 13, 2015

Trevor Simoneau is a kid with a plan. The 11-year-old aspiring pilot wants to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and launched a business selling custom-printed T-shirts to pay for fuel for flight training.

Homecoming Fly-In, Frederick, Maryland

Pilot Magazine | May 12, 2015

Come to your airport—the national headquarters of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association—for the association’s annual Homecoming Fly-In June 6.

Briefing: Reimagined 152 sparks memories

Pilot Magazine | May 11, 2015

The little yellow airplanes in front of AOPA’s big yellow tent at Sun ’n Fun were a shiny reminder of the well-worn aircraft they used for training years ago.

‘Like you’re flying a Thunderbirds solo act’

Article | Apr 30, 2015

With a single seat, an 18-foot wingspan, a stall speed of less than 60 mph, and a top speed of close to 300 mph, the SubSonex JSX-2 challenges one’s expectations of how a jet aircraft should look and act.