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CFIs logging on for online refresher course

Article | Feb 20, 2014

In the months since the AOPA Foundation's Air Safety Institute launched its new online flight instructor refresher course in July, flight instructors have expressed their appreciation for the eFIRC’s course quality, convenience, and compatibility.

Able Flight seeks female pilot candidates

Article | Feb 11, 2014

Women with physical disabilities are being encouraged to apply for Able Flight’s flight training scholarships.

Beyond recurrent

Article | Jan 23, 2014

As a pilot examiner conducting in-aircraft recurrent training, I see all too often the truth of the adage that a pilot is never as proficient as the day of his checkride.

Young flight instructor credits CAP with his success

Article | Nov 25, 2013

A 21-year-old flight instructor says the Civil Air Patrol ignited his interest in aviation and helped him achieve his goals.

Celebrated Flight Instructor Greg Brown Receives AOPA's 2013 "Let's Go Flying Award"

News release | Oct 12, 2013

Celebrated Flight Instructor Greg Brown Receives AOPA's 2013 "Let's Go Flying" Award

AOPA Names Best Flight School, Best Instructor and President's Choice Award Winners

News release | Oct 12, 2013

AOPA Names Best Flight School, Best Instructor and President’s Choice Award Winners

Celebrated CFI Greg Brown receives Let's Go Flying Award

Article | Oct 12, 2013

AOPA has named Greg Brown, a noted flight instructor and general aviation advocate, as the 2013 recipient of its Let's Go Flying Award.

Question of the week: Foreign flight review

Article | Oct 11, 2013

Question: I hold an FAA pilot certificate and will be doing some flying in Germany. Can I complete a flight review with a German flight instructor?

Training Tip: Stop or swap?

Article | Oct 04, 2013

Your trainer is out for unscheduled maintenance. Should you stop, or swap? (Hint: keep flying!)

Flight Training Excellence finalists announced

Article | Sep 25, 2013

AOPA has selected 12 top flight training professionals and 11 flight schools as finalists in its annual Flight Training Awards. A top winner in each category will be named next month at the AOPA Aviation Summit 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas.

AOPA ANNOUNCES 2013 FLIGHT TRAINING EXCELLENCE AWARD FINALISTS

News release | Sep 24, 2013

AOPA ANNOUNCES 2013 FLIGHT TRAINING EXCELLENCE AWARD FINALISTS

New rule saves CFIs time, money

Article | Sep 18, 2013

An FAA decision to allow CFI practical exams to count as flight reviews will save pilots time and money.

Fly like a fighter: A humbling situation

Fly like a fighter | Sep 09, 2013

With unforecast crosswinds at the destination airport that exceeded landing limitations, an Air Force pilot found himself stuck in a military trainer without a backup plan.

Opinion Leaders blog launches

Article | Aug 21, 2013

Is this the beginning of the end of VFR flying? Will AirVenture shrink to a fraction of its current size? What’s so bad about the “dive and drive” approach? Leaders in aviation are sharing their opinions on these topics and more in AOPA’s new Opinion Leaders blog.

Aviation life coaching helps pilots face confidence issues

Article | Aug 20, 2013

Pilots are seen as confident, but some may face unique fears and lack the tools needed to deal with in-flight emergencies. So flight instructor Mark Ross has created Aviator Life Coaching.

East Hill Flying Club: Recruiting is the heart of the beast

Article | Aug 09, 2013

An award-winning flight school, social memberships, and a strong fleet are among the reasons to join Ithaca, N.Y.-based East Hill Flying Club.

Training Tip: Completing the appropriate checklist

Article | Aug 08, 2013

Understanding the “why” of the items on your checklists will help you remember steps required for a flight operation to meet performance goals.

King Schools offers helicopter FIRC

Article | Aug 01, 2013

King Schools is launching an online flight instructor refresher course (FIRC) tailored for helicopter instructors.