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Colorado airfield launches teen pilots

Advocacy | Feb 03, 2016

A group of Colorado aviation enthusiasts based at Meadow Lake Airport in Peyton has been launching the next generation of pilots to the skies for more than a decade.

12 hours, two tickets

Article | Feb 01, 2016

Here’s a fun way to spend your next birthday: Get up early, drive three hours, and spend the rest of the day taking tests.

Wipaire seeks interns, opens scholarship

Article | Jan 27, 2016

The Wipaire aircraft modification company is looking for a handful of 2016 mechanic interns and also announced the return of its Ben Wiplinger Memorial Seaplane Rating Scholarship.

Aircraft resale trade group awards scholarships

Article | Jan 19, 2016

Six university students majoring in aviation business- and management-related fields have been named recipients of 2016 scholarships from an aircraft sales and brokerage trade association.

GAMA opens pair of scholarships

Article | Jan 11, 2016

A pair of scholarships sponsored by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association is available to a high school senior or college student pursuing aviation as a career, the association announced Jan. 8.

Flying Musicians Association opens 2016 scholarship

Article | Dec 28, 2015

The Flying Musicians Association has announced its 2016 FMA Solo Program scholarship to help high school musicians and student aviators achieve their goal of solo flight.

'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.

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.

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.

AOPA announces 2015 AV8RS scholarship recipients

AV8RS | Nov 09, 2015

Four young people who are working toward goals in aviation have been named the 2015 scholarship recipients of the AOPA AV8RS Scholarship Program.

'A once-in-a-lifetime experience'

Article | Nov 08, 2015

As the rumble of the North American B-25 Mitchell’s radial engines filled the air, now Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Dick Cole stood unassuming in the open bay of AOPA’s National Aviation Community Center.

Flying Musicians scholarship winner solos

Article | Nov 04, 2015

Vero Beach, Florida, high school senior and jazz musician Drew Medina completed his Oct. 11 solo flight in a Piper Archer thanks to financial assistance from the Flying Musicians Association's first scholarship.

Able Flight accepting scholarship applications for 2016

Article | Oct 23, 2015

Able Flight, the nonprofit organization that helps people with disabilities learn to fly, is accepting scholarship applications for 2016.

WAI scholarship deadline approaching

Article | Oct 19, 2015

The deadline to apply for one or more of 98 scholarships offered by Women in Aviation, International is Nov. 16.

Scholarships to honor memory of two Sonex staffers

Article | Oct 13, 2015

Kitplane producer Sonex Aircraft and the Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Area Community Foundation have established two scholarships in memory of company employees who died in an accident.

2015 AOPA Flight Training Scholarship winners announced

Article | Oct 01, 2015

Twenty-four individuals have been selected as winners of the 2015 AOPA Flight Training Scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $12,000.

Aircraft maintenance students receive Lacy scholarships

Article | Sep 30, 2015

Twenty-four students studying to become aircraft mechanics in Van Nuys, California, will receive scholarships from Clay Lacy Aviation.

AOPA Foundation awards grants for training scholarships

Article | Aug 20, 2015

The AOPA Foundation has selected two nonprofits to receive the first $5,000 grants from a new program supporting organizations that offer scholarships to their members.

Aviation Legends: The world according to Clay Lacy

Pilot Magazine | Aug 10, 2015

Aviation legend Clay Lacy has become synonymous with jet aircraft and Southern California, so it’s with some surprise that when he appears at a Wichita Aero Club luncheon, he’s introduced as a native son.

How to share aviation

Article | Aug 05, 2015

Ceci Stratford, a pilot from Simi Valley, California, gives back to aviation by sponsoring Flight Training scholarships.

Jimmie Allen Flying Club Scholarship celebrates flight

Article | Jul 29, 2015

Sarah Wilson, the former corporate pilot turned open-cockpit barnstormer, initiated the $5,000 Jimmie Allen Flying Club Scholarship to encourage future pilots who also are looking for something different from their flying. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is Aug. 9.

Wipaire offers scholarship, Caravan interiors

Article | Jul 24, 2015

Wipaire now offers the Aurora interior for Cessna Caravans to include divans and cabinets. The company also announced a seaplane scholarship.

Embry-Riddle honors Baker with named airplane

Article | Jul 23, 2015

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is honoring AOPA President Mark Baker. The school is putting Baker’s name and the AOPA logo on one airplane each at its Daytona Beach, Florida, and Prescott, Arizona, campuses as part of a new program to name an airplane.

'You are your pilot in command'

Article | Jul 22, 2015

Sport pilot and motivational speaker Jessica Cox was born without arms, but that hasn’t stopped her from tackling everyday hurdles to live a normal life and earn her pilot certificate six years ago.