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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.

AOPA ePilot Custom Content

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.

AOPA ePilot Custom Content

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.

AOPA ePilot Custom Content

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.

AOPA Project Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Oct 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 | Sep 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 | Aug 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

Article | Jul 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 | Jun 01, 2007

Where everyone mentors each other His face probably looks familiar. Is it Dexter Reilly? Jack Burton? Wyatt Earp? Snake Plissken? Captain Ron? Yes, all of the above.

AOPA Project Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Jun 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 | May 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 | Apr 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 | Mar 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.