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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.

Lakeland kids help build general aviation

Article | Jul 14, 2015

These young folks are going somewhere: Oshkosh, to be exact. They are helping keep general aviation strong and encouraging younger kids along the way.

Air Force grant helps Civil Air Patrol cadet campers

Article | Jun 29, 2015

A new Air Force grant opens the financial door for Civil Air Patrol cadets struggling to attend this summer’s weeklong camps highlighting leadership, physical fitness, character development, and aviation-themed educational experiences.

Maryland Cub Scouts take flight at AOPA

Article | Jun 24, 2015

Maryland Cub Scouts, their den masters, and an army of volunteers swarmed around AOPA’s headquarters for a week of traditional scouting day camp activities mixed with large doses of fun aviation events.

Women in Aviation names Sept. 26 'Girls in Aviation Day'

Article | Jun 17, 2015

Women in Aviation International has named Sept. 26 "Girls in Aviation Day," an offshoot of the organization's popular Girls in Aviation Day event held at its annual conference.

Pure joy

Article | Jun 17, 2015

Raphaël Langumier suspected his 4-year-old daughter Léa would enjoy aerobatics, though her reaction–captured on a video that instantly went viral–exceeded his expectations.

AV8R profile

Article | Jun 17, 2015

Ryan Flynn, 16, of Louisville, Kentucky, and his family have traveled the world in commercial jets.

Inspiration nation

Article | Jun 16, 2015

The airplane remains a potent tool for sparking inspiration, and AOPA is offering new support to the growing movement to bring aeronautics into high school classrooms.

Missouri Cub Scouts learn aviation at Zenith day camp

Article | Jun 15, 2015

More than one hundred Missouri Cub Scouts climbed into cockpits, pulled rivets, and learned about aviation from pilot and Zenith Aircraft Co. President Sebastien Heintz.

Perry joins CAP Board of Governors

Article | Jun 11, 2015

Air Safety Institute Senior Vice President and former Naval aviator George Perry has joined the Civil Air Patrol’s Board of Governors, CAP announced June 10.

Ninety-Nines solo scholarship applications due July 7

Article | Jun 01, 2015

The Ninety-Nines and Experimental Aircraft Association will award $3,000 to support one young woman’s flight training through her first solo and beyond through the 2015 Karen Johnson Solo Scholarship.

AEA, GAMA announce scholarship winners

Article | May 27, 2015

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association and Aircraft Electronics Association announced the winners of 26 aviation scholarships in May, including a pilot and students pursuing a career in the general aviation maintenance and aircraft electronics industry.

Applications open for AOPA scholarships

Article | May 22, 2015

Applications are now open for almost $120,000 worth of scholarships that will help student pilots and teens achieve their aviation goals.

11-year-old launches business to fund Embry-Riddle dream

Article | May 13, 2015

Trevor Simoneau is a kid with a plan. The 11-year-old aspiring pilot wants to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and launched a business selling custom-printed T-shirts to pay for fuel for flight training.

Aviate, educate

Advocacy | May 11, 2015

Jim Hanson demonstrates the link between aviation and STEM education with four sample aviation lesson plans he designed for age-appropriate presentation to classes.

Above and Beyond: Filling the gap

Pilot Magazine | May 06, 2015

A looming pilot shortage within the ranks of domestic and international airlines has the ingredients for creating a transportation crisis of global magnitude.

From good idea to mission

Article | Apr 23, 2015

JetBlue Airways is on a mission to inspire humanity to see aviation's best face: Ask any of the more than 140 participants from more than a dozen JetBlue Foundation educational partners in its third annual Sun 'n Fun airlift.

Raisbeck, Embry-Riddle establish professorship, scholarship

Article | Apr 14, 2015

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will offer a four-year, full-tuition scholarship for Raisbeck Aviation High School students and will soon have an endowed engineering professorship at its Prescott, Arizona, campus, Raisbeck Engineering announced April 6.

Pilot Briefing: Giving Back

Pilot Magazine | Apr 03, 2015

Aviation Adventures Inc. came about in an unexpected way.

Volunteers make Michigan airport a fun classroom

Advocacy | Apr 02, 2015

Pilots and other volunteers introduced aviation to about 80 students who took field trips to Michigan's Ann Arbor Municipal Airport.