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AOPA Project Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 1999

Mentoring program enhanced with magazine subscriptions You remember AOPA's Project Pilot Mentor Program. It was created five years ago to help AOPA members mentor friends, relatives, and coworkers interested in learning to fly.


Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 1999

The envelope seemed innocuous enough. The enclosed invitation to my high school class reunion, though, stirred up decades of memories.


Pilot Magazine | May 01, 1999

Sweet smell of new The March issue's cover photo received many oohs and ahhs from my classmates at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's flight school. Looking also at the increased number of student pilots, I begin to wonder how many of them (especially of the younger generation) will soon become proficient in the operation of systems before they become proficient in the theory of flight — if they ever do.

Realizing the Dream

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 1998

As pilots, we have much more in common than simply the ability to safely maneuver an airplane from takeoff to landing. For the most part, we also share a passion for this avocation or vocation called flying.

Pilot Counsel

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 1998

Here is an FAA enforcement case that suggests to us lessons to be learned about maintaining our pilot logbooks. For one thing, it shows us how strictly the FAA can construe the regulations requiring logbook entries.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 1998

Last month I testified on your behalf before the very important aviation subcommittee of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The subject was the National Civil Aviation Review Commission (NCARC) report on modernizing the nation's air traffic system.

AOPA Expo '97

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 1997

AOPA Expo '97 makes a splash in Central Florida From the exhibit halls at the Marriott World Center to the dance floor at the closing banquet — and from the sun-warmed ramp at Orlando Executive Airport to the cold seawater in Sea World of Florida's Shamu Stadium — members from across the country have voted. The verdict is in: AOPA Expo '97, held in Orlando from October 23 through 25, was a class act.

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 1997

My curiosity about the custom of clipping the shirttails of new solo pilots began on my sixteenth birthday, June 23, 1954. This is when my instructor destroyed my favorite shirt, adorned it with data, and hung it on the wall of my flight school.

Project Pilot Update

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 1997

The Next Logical Step For 51-year-old Bill McBride of Santa Cruz, California, learning to fly always seemed just barely out of reach. AOPA member Richard (Rick) Damon changed that with the help of AOPA Project Pilot.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 1997

Three years ago this month, my wife, Lois, was contemplating her solo cross-country trips, on her way to gaining her private pilot certificate. She was waiting for just the perfect day: clear, absolutely no wind, no clouds, and a forecast that provided her with another 24 hours of CAVU.

Project Pilot Update

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 1997

Revitalizing GA: It's Up To You You've seen the numbers, dismal numbers. Student starts are down, the number of active pilots continues to fall precipitously, and your local airport has once-shiny airplanes corroding among the weeds.

Project Pilot Update

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 1996

Project Pilot's Premise enduring On March 24, 1973, David Moeslein was an airplane-crazy 13-year- old who had traveled extensively — including a trip to Japan and back — aboard commercial aircraft with his grandparents. His grandfather, then superintendent of the Maryland State Police, founded its aviation department, and Moeslein was able to ride in a Hiller helicopter and a Piper Aztec.

Project Pilot Update

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 1996

Mentoring transcends generations The personal reflections of AOPA Project Pilot mentors and students are so eloquent that we often wish that we could print all the letters we receive. We knew that you'd enjoy this one from AOPA member Chistopher Ulibarri about how Project Pilot has become a tradition in one Abilene, Texas, family.

New Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 1996

Students share in flight-training responsibilities Flight instructors, like policemen, judges, and psychotherapists, hear many tales of woe. You learn never to say, "Now I've heard everything," but sometimes you are pretty sure nothing can top the latest little skit from aviation's ongoing melodrama.

Project Pilot Update

Article | May 01, 1996

Project Pilot becomes ticket to family togetherness What happens when a 40-year private pilot decides to reinvigorate his interest in flying by getting his wife into flight training? He calls on AOPA Project Pilot. Dick Abbott, AOPA 1101868, of Akron, Ohio, decided to ease off a little from work pressures, fly more, and encourage his wife, Mary Ann, to get into the left seat.

Project Pilot Update

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 1996

CFI program offers marketing tips Project Pilot Instructor is for CFIs, and they call me the CFI marketing mentor. My job is to help you — the CFI — build your business and your career.

Project Pilot Update

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 1996

Project Pilot CFI will win $10,000 King Air training package The CFI who enrolls the largest number of new student pilots in AOPA's Project Pilot Instructor program between October 1, 1995, and March 31, 1996, will win a six-day, all-expenses-paid Beech King Air training package at FlightSafety International. "This is a unique chance to win an advanced training program worth $10,000," said AOPA President Phil Boyer.