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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.

Other cool stuff: NASA rocketry challenge

AV8RS | Feb 01, 2013

There’s nothing like dreaming high, reaching for the stars …. even blasting off.

Alliance brings 'STEM' education to deaf learners

Article | Oct 24, 2012

A program seeks to use aviation to help deaf and partially deaf students learn science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Print your aircraft? Technology offers new tools

Article | Sep 07, 2012

Aircraft and spacecraft designers are taking advantage of new technology that makes three-dimensional printing a cost-effective option for the fabrication of a wide range of parts. That doesn't mean you can "print" an entire aircraft - yet - but recent advances in this technology may soon drastically reduce the time required to build an airplane at home.

New high school leverages aviation to the max

Article | Aug 15, 2012

Imagine a high school that takes Fridays off and includes flight training as part of the curriculum. Ready to sign up? Some 300 Albuquerque students did just that at the new Southwest Aeronautics, Mathematics and Science Academy (SAMS) located at Double Eagle II Airport on the city's northwest side.

Homegrown effort builds aviation interest

Article | Aug 09, 2012

A group of pilots and airplane builders based at a small Wisconsin airport have banded together to help the next generation take to the skies. A nonprofit organization is building a kitplane with teens, who will learn to fly in their project airplane when the job is done.

AOPA joined by Cessna, Build A Plane for AV8RS launch

Article | Aug 01, 2012

AOPA is one of many organizations reaching out to the next generation of aviators, offering scholarships, free memberships, and other incentives designed to light a spark and stem the loss of pilots and other professionals that threaten the industry.

Sally Ride: Astronaut, pathfinder, scientist dies at 61

Article | Jul 24, 2012

Sally Kristen Ride took her place in history on June 18, 1983, blasting into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle "Challenger", the first American woman in space. Ride, 61, lost a 17-month battle with cancer on July 23.