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Club Spotlight

Article | Dec 20, 2015

In 2004, Brian Binnie was at the controls of SpaceShipOne on its second flight to space within a week to win the $10 million Ansari X Prize. About 25 years earlier he learned to fly in gliders with the Soaring Tigers flying club while a student at Princeton University. Today the Soaring Tigers continue to focus on flight training and provide one of the lowest cost points of entry into aviation. Club President David Hunter and Board Member Marty Schneiderman share their experience in this month’s Club Spotlight.

Training Tip: Checking it twice

Article | Dec 18, 2015

A long holiday weekend or vacation period can provide a convenient time to make some headway toward a flight training goal.

FAA certifies Florida school’s new A&P program

Article | Dec 18, 2015

Enrollment in the George Stone Technical Center's two-year FAA-certified aircraft maintenance training program is open until Jan. 13, 2016.

Envoy Air, ATP Flight School offer tuition reimbursement

Article | Dec 16, 2015

Regional airline Envoy Air has agreed to participate in ATP Flight School’s tuition reimbursement program, the companies announced Dec. 11.

Training Tip:'Exercise extreme caution'

Article | Dec 14, 2015

Beyond keeping constant watch for opposing traffic, what does “extreme caution” entail?

Third class medical reform FAQs

Advocacy | Dec 09, 2015

Third class medical reform is closer than ever before, but it’s a complex issue and we know you have questions. Here are our answers to the most common questions we’re being asked about third class medical reform.

Training Tip: Weather in transition

Article | Dec 07, 2015

A pilot who made the mistake of launching VFR based only on a serene surface observation might be in for a rude surprise.

AOPA honors Flight Training Excellence Award winners

Article | Dec 02, 2015

Winners of the 2015 Flight Training Excellence Awards shared aviation training success stories and accepted silver-winged trophies and plaques for their accomplishments during a ceremony at AOPA headquarters in Frederick, Maryland, Dec. 2.

'Pilot Getaways' calendar helps memorial scholarship

Article | Dec 02, 2015

Pilot Getaways s publishing a yearly calendar helping to celebrate the late co-founder John Kounis's life with proceeds benefitting an AOPA flight training scholarship named in his honor.