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Aviation camp offers glider training, college visits for Chinese students

Article | Mar 28, 2014

Chinese students get a flying experience and sightseeing opportunities in the United States through a summer aviation camp.

Turnout strong at 'Fly it Forward' events

Article | Mar 12, 2014

AOPA regional managers “flew it forward” to give women and girls their first taste of aviation during Women of Aviation Worldwide Week.

Flights introduce women, girls to aviation

Article | Mar 06, 2014

AOPA President Mark Baker flew four women and girls on two flights March 4 as part of Women of Aviation Worldwide Week activities designed to introduce more women and girls to aviation.

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.

Career Profile

Article | Jan 17, 2014

Francesca Canelon admits she didn’t have the best grades in high school. But she did have a determination to succeed, and that is taking her far.

AOPA Announces Regional Fly ins

Article | Jan 17, 2014

As a pilot or aspiring pilot, you know, there’s no better way to spend a Saturday than enjoying all things general aviation. That’s the experience AOPA is bringing to members and aviation enthusiasts nationwide with a series of six regional AOPA Fly-Ins and a special AOPA Homecoming in Frederick, Md.

Regional events bring AOPA to members

Article | Jan 06, 2014

AOPA has announced details of its seven 2014 Fly-Ins, which will include a “homecoming” in Frederick, Md.

AOPA ANNOUNCES DATES AND LOCATIONS FOR REGIONAL FLY-INS ACROSS THE U. S.

News release | Jan 06, 2014

AOPA ANNOUNCES DATES AND LOCATIONS FOR REGIONAL FLY-INS ACROSS THE U.S.

GA advocate Raviator to launch motivation tour

Article | Dec 18, 2013

A general aviation advocate hopes that a new tour will help give the industry a shot in the arm and attract more to become pilots.

Litchfield Hills Aero Club makes ballooning affordable

Article | Dec 16, 2013

The Litchfield Hills Aero Club was formed to attract more people into ballooning, and help them do it economically.

License to Learn: Confirmation bias

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2013

Have you ever flown with someone who agreed with every decision you made, even the ones that played out badly? I’m speaking of someone who kept saying yes to your every muse.

Rotorcraft Rookie: Helicopter flight controls

Rotorcraft Rookie | Nov 27, 2013

If you are going to learn to fly a helicopter you first have to learn how to control it.

Basics of the Robinson R22

Rotorcraft Rookie | Nov 20, 2013

The Robinson R22 is a fun and unique helicopter that is perfectly suited to training.

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.

Corporate Pilot-not your typical '9-to-5 job'

Article | Nov 19, 2013

Luz Beattie laughs when she says she worked in just about “every other industry” until she became involved in aviation. Ironically, she’s also worked in just about every facet of aviation, too. She got into aviation, almost by chance. Beattie graduated from college with a business degree and was working at a downtown Manhattan bank when she found a magazine lying about while she was eating lunch. “It talked about aviation colleges, and I read it from cover to cover,” she recalls. “I decided that I should look into it.” While she had always wanted to fly, Beattie says she never thought it could become a career. Finally convinced it was an option, she quit her job and enrolled fulltime in college, majoring in aviation management. But she didn’t start flying then. “My hope was to get into their college flight program, but I couldn’t get loans to cover everything,” she recalls. “So I decided to get the degree and learn to fly later.”

A Passion for Flight

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2013

Mark Baker’s entry into general aviation is classic, quintessential—a textbook case. As a kid he rode his bicycle to the airport and sidled up to the old guys there to hear flying stories while he freely poked around the airplanes, bumming rides when he could.

Flying Particles: Safe aircraft at a low cost

Article | Sep 27, 2013

One of the Flying Particles flying club's goal is to provide safe aircraft at the lowest reasonable cost.

Training Tip: One small step

Article | Sep 23, 2013

Remember how strange it seemed to learn that an aircraft is steered on the ground with foot pedals, and the throttle is worked by hand?

A passion for flight

Article | Aug 29, 2013

Mark Baker, set to be appointed as AOPA's fifth president and CEO Sept. 6, is committed to ensuring open access to aviation.