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Meet AOPA AV8R, Ty'Niyah Harris

Article | Jul 24, 2014

Ty’Niyah Harris’ original plans were to become a marine biologist. But a trip to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia to learn about marine biology ultimately helped her find her passion in aviation.

Meet AOPA AV8R, Cory Orlebeke

Article | Mar 12, 2014

Cory Orlebeke is afraid of heights, but that hasn’t stopped him from soaring in the clouds.

AV8RS program awards four flight training scholarships

Article | Feb 27, 2014

The AOPA AV8RS youth membership program has awarded four scholarships totaling $20,000 to teens who are pursuing flight training in high school and college.

AOPA AV8RS announces new youth scholarship program

Article | Dec 04, 2013

Youths ages 13 through 18 who are members of the AOPA AV8RS program can now apply for scholarships to help them achieve their aviation dreams.

Member Profile: Matthew Cahn

Article | Nov 19, 2013

Matthew Cahn received Microsoft Flight Simulator as a Christmas gift one year. Knowing that the game had piqued his son’s interest in aviation, Matthew’s father arranged for him to go flying with a friend in November 2012. Less than a year later, Matthew is the one doing the flying. A freshman at Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, Matthew, now 15, has about 14 hours logged in a Cessna 172 and plans to solo on or near his 16th birthday on Nov. 7, 2014. He hopes to follow that up a year later and earn his private pilot certificate. His goal is to become a commercial pilot. “It would be cool to fly around the country and maybe the world,” he explains.

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.

AOPA AV8RS at Summit 2013

Article | Oct 03, 2013

AOPA and Youth Aviation Adventure (YAA) are sponsoring a free three-hour hands-on discovery program for teens ages 13-18 at Airportfest at Meacham International Airport on October 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Teachers learn about STEM resources for the classroom

Article | Aug 01, 2013

Teachers visited EAA AirVenture to learn about programs they can use in the classroom. From models to actual airplanes, there are many ways to include STEM education.

Member Profile

Article | Jun 01, 2013

With a mother who traveled for her job, Jacob Schultz spent a lot of time flying on commercial airliners. So he isn't sure what clicked on one flight about two years ago.

Work Behind the Scenes at AOPA!

Article | Jun 01, 2013

Do you have creative ideas you'd like to share and a passion for aviation?

Ministry offers teens free flight lessons

Article | May 15, 2013

Teens enrolled in Melbourne, Fla.-based Wings of Grace Ministries received free flight training and real-world life lessons.

Will fly for food

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2013

For the Sunday Morning Breakfast Club, breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

Meet AOPA AV8RS member Tyler Hoppe

AV8RS | Dec 01, 2012

Tyler Hoppe says he got hooked on aviation on his first commercial flight. But that feeling of flight is what has kept his interest soaring.

AV8RS teen members get free admission to Summit

Article | Sep 26, 2012

Teen AOPA AV8RS can hear tales of Arctic adventures from "Flying Wild Alaska" stars, jam with flying musicians, and get advice from instructors--for free.

AV8RS: New teen membership tops 950

Article | Sep 20, 2012

The new AOPA AV8RS program, which offers free youth memberships to teens, has grown to nearly 1,000 members. Find out how to share your passion for aviation with a teen.