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Custom content for the July 1, 2011, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

Article | Jul 01, 2011

Training Tips: Knowing the 'why'; Flight Training Products: Pilot Training Solutions written test preparation; Final Exam Question: My friend hit a bird while flying the other day and was wondering if it was something he should report. How common are bird strikes, and what should I do if I have one?

Custom content for the April 1, 2011, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

Article | Apr 01, 2011

The following stories from the April 1, 2011, edition of AOPA ePilot were provided to AOPA members who expressed an interest in the particular subject areas. Any AOPA member can receive information tailored to their areas of interest by updating their preferences online.

Help is on the way

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2011

Landmark study reveals ways to enhance the flight trainign experience

License to Learn

Article | Dec 01, 2010

When country and western singers lament long enough, they’re often inspired to sing songs with snappy titles such as, “I’m So Miserable Without You It’s Almost Like Having You Here.” While I’m not about to make my thoughts go airborne, I do lament that student pilots seem to be taking longer to solo than they did many years ago. Perhaps this explains why some of them are singing, “I’m Feelin’ So Low Cause I Ain’t Nearin’ Solo.” In Barrett Studley’s 1936 issue of Practical Flight Training, he states: “Ten hours of dual instruction is considered the requisite amount to enable a student of average aptitude to solo safely.” Studley’s assertion assumes that students trained an hour a day or every other day (but no more than an hour at a time).

Custom content for the Oct. 1, 2010, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

Article | Oct 01, 2010

The following stories from the Oct. 1, 2010, edition of AOPA ePilot were provided to AOPA members who expressed an interest in the particular subject areas.

AOPA presents student pilot scholarship at WAI

Article | Mar 01, 2010

A student pilot from Fairbanks, Alaska, has received AOPA's first Student Pilot Scholarship, AOPA Foundation President Karen Gebhart announced Feb. 26 at the twenty-first annual International Women in Aviation Conference in Orlando, Fla.

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Article | Jan 01, 2010

The following stories from the January 1, 2009, edition of AOPA ePilot were provided to AOPA members who expressed an interest in the particular subject areas. Any AOPA member can receive information tailored to their areas of interest by updating their preferences online.

Student pilot gets lift from AOPA Flight Path

Article | Oct 01, 2009

A photograph a colleague brought to work one day was enough to prompt Jan Johnson of Portola Valley, Calif., to pursue a lifelong dream of flying. Now, Johnson has help with her training thanks to a cash prize from the AOPA Flight Path Sweepstakes.

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Article | May 01, 2009

The following stories from the May 1, 2009, edition of AOPA ePilot were provided to AOPA members who expressed an interest in the particular subject areas. Any AOPA member can receive information tailored to their areas of interest by updating their preferences online.

AOPA Project Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2008

Instructor Tom Cox: A good teacher makes the student want to learn more At 16 years old, Austin Coble of Henryetta, Oklahoma, had a desire, a dream, and a goal to learn how to fly. Fortunately for Coble, during an Internet search, he stumbled onto the Tulsa Technology Center, which offers the only aviation pilot program designed for high school students in the state.

AOPA Project Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2008

Student Brian Lisoski: Making good on a promise When Brian Lisoski of Montauk, New York, began his flight training in March 2007, he had to make a promise. That promise—to finish—was made to retired flight instructor, Tony Patrone, who became recertified in order to help Lisoski learn how to fly.

AOPA Project Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2008

Mentor Sean O’Donnell: Don’t let anything stop you It was a daunting challenge for mentor Sean O’Donnell of Wayne, Pennsylvania, to take new student, Tyler Ryan, from zero to pilot in three weeks. What should have been a four-week period was cut short when Ryan’s car window was hit by the wing of a Piper Navajo while being towed by a lineman at the airport.

AOPA Project Pilot: Mentor Jeff Gold

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2008

Jeff Gold of Greenville, South Carolina, took his first flight at 10 years old. Since then, he has always wanted to fly.

AOPA Project Pilot: Students and mentors

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2008

Mentor Elizabeth Gehman As a single, stay-at-home mom, Elizabeth Gehman felt like she needed something to help get her involved in the community, and keep her brain stimulated. She isn’t interested in pursuing Japanese, even though she studied the language at the American University in Washington, D.C.

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Article | Aug 01, 2008

The following stories from the August 1, 2008, edition of AOPA ePilot were provided to AOPA members who expressed an interest in the particular subject areas. Any AOPA member can receive information tailored to their areas of interest by updating their preferences online.

AOPA Project Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2008

Never too old—or too young: Mentor Kevin Bannon takes on the challenge Five years ago, Kevin Bannon of Chino Hills, California, was a 23-year-old flight instructor. He remembers being asked, “What are you going to do when you have a student who is 20 years older than you?” His response today, at 28, is still the same.

AOPA Project Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2008

Students and mentors: Just do it Mentor Mike Boudreaux shares his passion for aviation Following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Mike Boudreaux realized life is short. So, not long after, he began flight training at the Flight Academy of New Orleans.

AOPA Project Pilot

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2008

AOPA Project Pilot provides members with the tools to find viable flight-training candidates and support them as student pilots with the wisdom and encouragement of experienced pilots through mentoring. A student with a Project Pilot Mentor is three times more likely to successfully complete his or her training.

AOPA Project Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2008

AOPA Project Pilot provides members with the tools to find viable flight-training candidates and support them as student pilots with the wisdom and encouragement of experienced pilots through mentoring. A student with a Project Pilot Mentor is three times more likely to successfully complete his or her training.

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Article | Feb 01, 2008

The following stories from the February 1, 2008, edition of AOPA ePilot were provided to AOPA members who expressed an interest in the particular subject areas. Any AOPA member can receive information tailored to their areas of interest by updating their preferences online.

Project Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2008

AOPA Project Pilot provides members with the tools to find viable flight-training candidates and support them as student pilots with the wisdom and encouragement of experienced pilots through mentoring. A student with a Project Pilot Mentor is three times more likely to successfully complete his or her training.

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Article | Jan 04, 2008

The following stories from the January 4, 2008, edition of AOPA ePilot were provided to AOPA members who expressed an interest in the particular subject areas. Any AOPA member can receive information tailored to their areas of interest by updating their preferences online.

AOPA Project Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2008

AOPA Project Pilot provides members with the tools to find viable flight-training candidates and support them as student pilots with the wisdom and encouragement of experienced pilots through mentoring. A student with a Project Pilot Mentor is three times more likely to successfully complete his or her training.

AOPA Project Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2007

AOPA Project Pilot provides members with the tools to find viable flight-training candidates and support them as student pilots with the wisdom and encouragement of experienced pilots through mentoring. A student with a Project Pilot Mentor is three times more likely to successfully complete his or her training.

AOPA Project Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2007

AOPA Project Pilot provides members with the tools to find viable flight-training candidates and support them as student pilots with the wisdom and encouragement of experienced pilots through mentoring. A student with a Project Pilot Mentor is three times more likely to successfully complete his or her training.