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Celebrate #GivingTuesday with AOPA Foundation

Article | Nov 30, 2015

AOPA members can support the AOPA Foundation during #GivingTuesday, a movement that celebrates and encourages charitable activities supporting nonprofit organizations during the holiday season.

First High School Aviation Symposium a success

Article | Nov 12, 2015

AOPA's first High School Aviation Symposium in Lakeland, Florida, drew more than 150 educators and industry leaders from around the country in support of science, technology, engineering, and math education.

Tuskegee University announces engineering scholarships

Article | Nov 10, 2015

Incoming Tuskegee University freshmen who have an eye on jump-starting their engineering careers can apply for a scholarship funded by Lockheed Martin that covers an intensive summer program of engineering-preparation courses.

AOPA announces 2015 AV8RS scholarship recipients

AV8RS | Nov 09, 2015

Four young people who are working toward goals in aviation have been named the 2015 scholarship recipients of the AOPA AV8RS Scholarship Program.

Cool ideas for aviation-related Halloween costumes

Article | Oct 15, 2015

Halloween is around the corner and stylish aviators, whether they are adults or children, should be looking for the perfect costume.

Delta funds a Skyhawk for Michigan high school

Article | Oct 06, 2015

Delta Air Lines Foundation surprised West Michigan Aviation Academy with a donation to fund a 1999 Cessna 172 for the young charter school’s aspiring pilots.

AOPA convenes first High School Aviation Symposium

Article | Oct 06, 2015

AOPA is inviting school administrators, guidance counselors, and aviation program directors to attend the first symposium of the AOPA Aviation Education Leadership Alliance.

WAI chapters hold special day for girls

Article | Oct 05, 2015

Women in Aviation chapters in the United States, Canada, Africa, and other locations spent Sept. 26 sharing the excitement of aviation with girls and women.

Girls in Aviation Day kicks off Sept. 26

Article | Sep 22, 2015

The aviation community will open its wings wide Sept. 26 to welcome girls ages 8 to 16 to the airport or into the cockpit as part of Women in Aviation, International’s Girls in Aviation Day.

Turbo the Flying Dog takes off on new adventure

Article | Sep 01, 2015

The next installment of the children's book series chronicling the adventures of Turbo the Flying Dog has landed on bookshelves.

Think Global Flight spreads education message

Article | Sep 01, 2015

California nonprofit Think Global Flight recently completed a "two-month around the world flight of adventure educating and inspiring" more than 20,000 students.

North Dakota teacher named Aerospace Educator of the Year

Article | Sep 01, 2015

North Dakota teacher Mike McHugh has been named the 2015 A. Scott Crossfield Educator of the Year by the National Aviation Hall of Fame.

'Little guy at the fence'

Article | Aug 26, 2015

A boy who had waved at airplanes from outside the fence meets an airline pilot, and flies in a Piper Archer with AOPA’s Yasmina Platt.

Friends promote aviation on celebratory trip

Article | Aug 25, 2015

Two college friends celebrated a recent graduation by flying the East Coast—and gave back to the aviation community as they traveled.

AMA issues drone challenge

Article | Aug 20, 2015

The Academy of Model Aeronautics is offering kits and education for student teams to compete in a search-and-rescue challenge with drones.

Planning for the future

Article | Aug 19, 2015

It’s back to school time all across the country, and some teenagers are finding something new in their curriculum—aviation.

High Hopes program: ‘You can’

Article | Aug 12, 2015

Convincing teens and wounded veterans that they can—not only fly but achieve their dreams—is the central purpose behind the High Hopes for Colorado nonprofit at Colorado Springs Municipal Airport.

Aviation caucus growing in California legislature

Advocacy | Jul 30, 2015

The California legislature's new aviation caucus is growing, with four members having recently joined the original 17 lawmakers who came together to found the organization in January.

The flying toothbrush

Article | Jul 22, 2015

Canadian pilot Raphaël Langumier’s 4-year-old daughter took a shine to aerobatics. Now, Léa wanted to know, how does a toothbrush float in outer space?

Mooney making strides globally

Article | Jul 21, 2015

The Mooney Airplane Co. is now Mooney International Corp., a nod to the Kerrville, Texas-based manufacturer’s global reach.

Club Spotlight

Article | Jul 19, 2015

Apparently Iowa is the place where dreams come true, whether it’s on a baseball diamond that Kevin Costner built in a cornfield or an airport operated by a flying club. In this month’s Club Spotlight, Green Castle Aero Club Chief Instructor Terry Koehn shares how his club operates the Green Castle Airport (IA24) where you must be a club member to be based there. It also maintains a fleet of seven aircraft ranging from an Aeronca Chief to a Piper Arrow, and has events like throwing pumpkins out of airplanes so they can raise scholarship money to teach teenagers to fly

CAP National Flight Academy solos cadets across the country

Article | Jul 16, 2015

Civil Air Patrol cadet Josh Thompson, 16, could barely contain his pride and enthusiasm after soloing a Cessna 172 during a National Flight Academy solo camp in July at Fort Pickett Army National Guard Base in Blackstone, Virginia.