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Scholarship to fund teenage musicians’ initial training

Article | Mar 16, 2015

The Flying Musicians Association has created a scholarship program to fund flight training for four juniors or seniors in high school through their first solo.

High schoolers earn college credit exploring aviation careers

Article | Mar 11, 2015

Twenty-seven students from nine high schools are enrolled for the initial, winter 2015 semester of the Aviation Academy at Community College of Beaver County, Pennsylvania.

Learning about aviation, animal rescue at Paws and Planes Day

Article | Feb 23, 2015

Children from the Frederick, Maryland, area got a chance to climb into an airplane, fly a simulator, and meet a flying dog during Paws and Planes Day.

Painting a life without addiction

Article | Feb 12, 2015

An airplane-as-metaphor for “the vast possibilities that a life without addiction holds” is helping a California nonprofit steer youngsters away from drug abuse.

Fresh Skyhawks for CAP

Article | Feb 05, 2015

Search and rescue remains a core function of the Civil Air Patrol, although the 21 new Cessna 172s recently purchased have a different mission.

Southern California schools embrace glider program

Article | Jan 29, 2015

A California charter school has teamed up with a glider school to give students a potentially life-changing opportunity.

Upwind private pilot scholarship open to teens

Article | Jan 23, 2015

The Upwind Summer Scholarship Program, which gives high school students a chance to earn their private pilot certificate in the summer between their junior and senior year, is accepting applications for its 2015 scholarship.

Van Nuys Airport spreads the spirit

Article | Dec 22, 2014

Each year, Van Nuys Airport sponsors a special holiday program at a local elementary school that features a visit from Santa Claus and friends.

Training Tip: Preflight perfect

Article | Nov 03, 2014

Remember your introduction to the preflight inspection of your trainer? This was an entirely new idea.

In Michigan, STEM education flies

Advocacy | Oct 22, 2014

On Oct. 18, STEM education moved from classrooms to cockpits in Lansing, Michigan, and made a lasting impression.

Briefing: ‘Battle of Britain’ movie airplanes sold

Pilot Magazine | Oct 03, 2014

The rare fighters from the 1969 Battle of Britain movie have been sold to restorers in the United States and Europe, according to the agent handling the sale.

Barrington Irving launches flying classroom

Article | Sep 23, 2014

Pilot Barrington Irving used an event at Ronald Reagan National Airport Sept. 23 to launch his Flying Classroom project, created to offer interactive science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education to children around the world.

Aviation expo highlights busy Kansas agenda

Advocacy | Sep 18, 2014

The 2014 Kansas Aviation Expo will reach far beyond geographic boundaries when it celebrates the state’s proud tradition of aeronautical enterprise.

University uses aviation to teach STEM to middle schoolers

Article | Aug 11, 2014

Massachusetts’ Bridgewater State University uses aviation to teach science, technology, engineering, and math in a two-week summer program.

Rev. White’s Air Force

Pilot Magazine | Aug 07, 2014

While the Rev. Russell White works on his latest model—a balsa wood F4U Corsair with a 30-inch wingspan—he launches into his well-practiced version of Eagle Flight Squadron’s birth.

WomenVenture participants swarm Boeing Plaza at AirVenture

Article | Jul 30, 2014

A throng of women in purple T-shirts arrived at Boeing Plaza on Thursday, July 30, ready to proclaim to everyone at EAA AirVenture that they love aviation.

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.

Building in memory

Article | Jul 24, 2014

Two nonprofit organizations dedicated to aviation education have opened a shop in Riverside, California, where kids will build and restore aircraft.

Disney’s 'Planes' at AOPA tent

Article | Jul 23, 2014

Kids attending EAA AirVenture can join crop duster/air racer/firefighter Dusty Crophopper from Disney's "Planes: Fire and Rescue" for activities on the AOPA campus.

Church aviation ministry offers education, careers

Article | Jul 22, 2014

A Maryland church is using its aviation ministry to teach youth and forge career paths.

Life-changing flights

Article | Jul 17, 2014

Challenge Air has given hundreds of children with special needs a brief flight in a general aviation aircraft with lasting benefits.