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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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Upwind, Whirly-Girls announce scholarship winners

Article | Apr 01, 2015

Four California teens have been selected to earn their private pilot certificates in the summer through the Upwind Summer Scholarship Program; Whirly-Girls International also announced its 2015 scholarship winners in March.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ready to Fly?

Video | Jul 17, 2014

Dream of Flying?

Video | Jul 17, 2014

Portable flight simulator rolls into schools

Article | Jul 14, 2014

A portable turnkey flight simulator designed for classroom use is showing students how much fun flying can be.

Cutting shirttails, passing it on

Article | Jun 19, 2014

Zac Davis’ tattered shirttail June 13 marked a milestone for the student pilot as well as for the program that helped him reach it.

Flight schools to host AeroCamps

Article | Jun 09, 2014

Flight schools around the nation will host summer day camps to allow young people to explore aviation and aerospace.

Attendees enjoy AOPA Learn To Fly Day events

Article | Jun 09, 2014

Free flights and a static display were among the highlights of AOPA’s annual Learn To Fly Day.

License to Learn: The four C-note lesson

Pilot Magazine | May 12, 2014

A friend recently took his first flight lesson at a Midwest flight school and paid $400 for 1.2 hours of dual instruction. Shocked?

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.