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Flight Training Apps releases 'Private Pilot—Ground Portion'

Article | Nov 26, 2013

Flight Training Apps lets you be a fly on the wall during the ground portion of a private pilot checkride.

New dedicated helpline for student pilots

Article | Nov 19, 2013

Learning to fly is challenging to everyone who pursues flight, but with the support of your flight instructor and AOPA, you can overcome any challenge that may come your way. To provide its student members with additional assistance and encouragement, AOPA launched a dedicated Flight Training Helpline at 1-888-232-7456 – and AV8RS have free access! The helpline is staffed by a team of experienced AOPA pilots and CFIs who are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., ET to provide you with support, advice and answers to help you reach your flight training goal. Always remember as you progress through your training, the only bad question is the one you never ask. So be sure to take advantage of this excellent member benefit as much as you want!

New helicopter FIRC from King Schools

Article | Nov 14, 2013

King Schools released a new edition of its Web-based flight instructor refresher course specifically for helicopter instructors.

‘Finer Points’ podcaster offers live online instruction

Article | Nov 14, 2013

'The Finer Points of Flying' podcaster Jason Miller has begun offering live video online classes.

Garmin launches online training for G5000

Article | Nov 12, 2013

To help pilots focus on learning the avionics, Garmin on Nov. 12 launched an interactive online training course for the G5000 integrated flight deck.

FAA issues final rule on air carrier pilot training

Advocacy | Nov 06, 2013

The FAA has published a final rule that stresses basic pilot skills and better tracking of remedial training for crewmembers to avoid "events that, although rare, are often catastrophic," such as the February 2009 crash of Colgan Air Flight 3407 near Buffalo, N.Y.

Training Tip: 'Aircraft may not loiter'

Article | Nov 01, 2013

Going online to review the sectional chart, you are surprised to see a bold new graphic superimposed over the usual portrayal of the local airspace.

Developers present five aviation apps

Apps of the week | Oct 14, 2013

Five aviation developers pitch their apps covering aircraft performance, weather, flight training, radio navigation, and video training.

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

The best flight training has to offer

Article | Oct 12, 2013

The San Carlos Flight Center and Conor Dancy won AOPA's top flight training awards.

Stay sharp with simulation

Article | Oct 12, 2013

PC simulator expert Bruce Williams covered the multitude of ways simulation can help pilots in a seminar at AOPA Aviation Summit.

AOPA Recognizes U.S. Marine Lt. Andrew Kinard As First AOPA-Able Flight Scholarship Recipient

News release | Oct 10, 2013

AOPA Recognizes U.S. Marine Lt. Andrew Kinard As First AOPA-Able Flight Scholarship Recipient

Member Profile: Spencer Rice

Article | Oct 03, 2013

Spencer Rice isn’t afraid to ask questions and he knows how to be persistent. It’s those two qualities that help explain why the 15-year-old from Portland, Oregon is not only a student pilot, but also building an airplane from scratch.

2013 AATAC Selected

Article | Oct 03, 2013

AOPA is excited to announce the appointment of the 2013-2014 AOPA AV8RS Teen Advisory Council (AATAC) members who will begin their year-long tenure in October. We received many great nominations so the selection process was a tough one. It’s important to note that all nominees exemplify the dedication and passion that characterize our teen AV8RS community – and future leaders of the aviation industry. We appreciate the time, thought and effort they put into submitting their applications and hope they will apply again next year!

Michigan teachers to learn how to bring GA into schools

Article | Sep 26, 2013

Teachers in Michigan will be trained in how to bring general aviation into the classroom during a day-long event featuring experts from AOPA.

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.