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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.

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.

High schools compete in aerospace challenge

Article | May 22, 2014

Two hundred Kentucky and Tennessee high school students participate in an annual annual wing design and flight challenge competition.

Las Vegas high school team to build Glasair

Article | May 14, 2014

High school students from Las Vegas are headed to Arlington, Wash., to build a four-place Glasair.

Group turns to GA to help disadvantaged youth

Article | May 12, 2014

East Bay Aviators, a nonprofit organization based at Hayward Executive Airport in California, is hoping to reach out to African-American inner-city youths to teach them how to fly.

AirSpace Minnesota, Museum of Flight partner for education

Article | Apr 23, 2014

AirSpace Minnesota has partnered with the Museum of Flight to create a new Aviation Learning Center.

Wagstaff to headline Teachers' Day at 2014 AirVenture

Article | Apr 21, 2014

Three-time national aerobatic champion Patty Wagstaff will speak July 29 at Build a Plane's 2014 Teachers' Day event during AirVenture.

Notable quotables from Sun ‘n Fun

Article | Apr 07, 2014

AOPA Online captures interesting quotes from the 2014 Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland, Fla.

Program promotes GA education in North Dakota

Advocacy | Jan 22, 2014

An education program in North Dakota helps promote general aviation.

AOPA Foundation grant funds Girls Inc. aviation program

Article | Nov 26, 2013

Girls in Oak Ridge, Tenn., learn STEM via the SkyGirls aviation program that recently launched thanks to a grant from the AOPA Foundation.

Nantucket Flying Association: No aircraft yet, but promotes GA

Article | Nov 18, 2013

Although the Nantucket Flying Association has no aircraft, it still considers itself a flying club.

NBAA to host Teachers' Day at annual event

Article | Oct 08, 2013

The National Business Aviation Association will host a Build A Plane Teachers' Day at its annual meeting.

Young blood

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2013

At 7 o’clock on a June morning—an hour when many teenagers on summer vacation still would be asleep—eight high school students form an attentive group around a Glasair Aviation employee.

Michigan teachers to learn how to bring GA into schools

Article | Sep 26, 2013

Teachers in Michigan will be trained in how to bring general aviation into the classroom during a day-long event featuring experts from AOPA.

AOPA Jay adds 'real-world excitement' to aerospace course

Article | Aug 08, 2013

A Florida school district’s newest career-education offering is an aerospace technology class that will put five AOPA Jay flight-training devices in the classroom.

Teachers learn about STEM resources for the classroom

Article | Aug 01, 2013

Teachers visited EAA AirVenture to learn about programs they can use in the classroom. From models to actual airplanes, there are many ways to include STEM education.

AOPA AV8RS in the News

Article | Jun 01, 2013

AOPA AV8R Tayler Evans of Middletown, MD was part of a seven-member team that won the prestigious Design Viability National Merit Award as part of the National Real World Design Challenge (RWDC) recently held in Washington, D.C.

Georgia pilots band together to inspire

Article | Mar 26, 2013

The distinctive paint scheme, along with patches and insignia, are used by TigerFlight both to capture the interest of children, and honor the Flying Tigers of World War II. Photo courtesy Phil Cataldo/TigerFlight Foundation.

Competition offers students chance to build kitplane

Article | Mar 14, 2013

Build A Plane, the nonprofit aviation education organization, has teamed with the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) to offer high school classes the opportunity to compete in an aircraft-design competition whose winners would go on to build a real aircraft.