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Safety

Article | Nov 22, 2015

Pilots practice stalls as part of their flight training and flight reviews all the time, yet unintended stalls – including power-on stalls – are among the leading causes of fatal aviation accidents. Margins of Safety: Avoiding Power-On Stalls is the Air Safety Institute’s latest safety video and is intended to help you recognize how vastly different training and real-world scenarios can be.

Donation funds flight scholarships

Article | Nov 18, 2015

A legacy of aviation excellence fostered by the husband and wife team of Frederick and Diane Fitts will continue through a new scholarship program funded by a memorial gift to the AOPA Foundation.

Closer than ever

Article | Nov 18, 2015

Third class medical reform is closer than ever. Here are answers to frequently asked questions about the coming changes, updated Nov. 18 based on the latest developments.

Texas high school aviation students earn college credit

Article | Nov 18, 2015

Two Texas colleges have partnered with the McKinney Independent School District to offer high school aviation students college credit, helping jump-start their aviation careers.

Pilot career fair outlines hiring frenzy

Article | Nov 18, 2015

According to recent hiring trends the future for professional pilots is looking up and an aviation career fair and conference in Orlando, Florida, explains the rapid growth.

Training Tip: 'It always does that'

Article | Nov 16, 2015

The flight instructor in the right seat points to a flickering light on the panel and asks the student whether it is cause for concern.

First High School Aviation Symposium a success

Article | Nov 12, 2015

AOPA's first High School Aviation Symposium in Lakeland, Florida, drew more than 150 educators and industry leaders from around the country in support of science, technology, engineering, and math education.

Tuskegee University announces engineering scholarships

Article | Nov 10, 2015

Incoming Tuskegee University freshmen who have an eye on jump-starting their engineering careers can apply for a scholarship funded by Lockheed Martin that covers an intensive summer program of engineering-preparation courses.

(Bull)fighter pilot

Article | Nov 10, 2015

Retired matador Victor Huerta has had many accomplishments in his career, but his most recent accomplishment is that he has become a private pilot.